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Old 03-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Mark Oomkes Mark Oomkes is online now
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Originally Posted by Furness & Sons L&L View Post
Had the same thing happen with a pallet of fert, the weight of te fert on the back of the trailer caused the hitch to malfunction, had a semi behind me lock up his wheels as to not drive threw me.......we now use bulldog hitches...Every morning, i check the ball and hitch with my own eyes......i was also on a bridge. I had to stop at a gas station for awhile, to kinda recover from the deal.
#1 You had a really crappy hitch to begin with.

#2 You didn't have a pin to lock the hitch.

#3 You didn't properly attach the trailer.

One or more of those is true. The other fact is you didn't load your trailer properly.

I had one come off once, and it had nothing to do with the hitch, it was my own stupidity. I didn't make sure it was properly attached. No way I could\can blame the hitch.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:44 PM
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im glad nobody got hurt. it could have ended up much worse. i always make sure everything is hooked up properly before taking off
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