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Old 07-17-2013, 09:01 PM
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Trailer Gate

Just bought a new 18' landscape trailer and the gate when down is almost at too high of an angle to get the mowers on & the decks slide on the pivot point where the gate hit the trailer... has anyone encountered this? Could be fixed by a longer/taller gate it seems, but am I the only one with this problem?? How did you guys remedy this?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM
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First start at the other end. What kind of drop hitch you using? Could you go up a couple inches? Usually been able to compensate with just that.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:16 PM
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using a 2" drop right now. I could throw a rise on there i suppose
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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Well is the trailer riding level? Try dropping a 2x4 under the gate to help with the angle. Its a hassle but better than ripping up the tailer and mowers
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:25 PM
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Seems to ride level. Back even drops because of mower weight. Looks exactly like all the other open trailers around town too. MAybe I'm just unlucky?

Before this trailer we had only used enclosed trailers and never had a problem.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:46 PM
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Could try running higher air pressure in your mower tires.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:03 PM
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Bolting a 2x4 to the end of the ramp can be a quick fix too. Generally the hitch can solve the issue the cleanest.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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Trailer Gate

My trailer did that I added a extra section onto the back like a beaver tail haven't had a problem since and also flipping the hitch helps I did both
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:19 PM
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If you put a rise on your hitch you will put more wear on your back tires. Best option is to either get your gate lengthed or add a 2x4 or something to the top of the gate to get some extra height
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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I flipped my hitch to a 2" rise this morning and it works great. I think in the near future I'll be lengthening my gate as well. Thanks for the help all.
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