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Old 07-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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Loading a small trailer.

Recently had it suggested to me by a guy that sold trailers for 20 years, to load a Z on the front of the trailer rather than over the axle. Said it was to "let the truck share the load". Experience has taught me to keep the weight centered on the axle, just forward enough to maintain 200+ lbs of tongue weight. Have I been doing it "wrong"? Since he said this I've seen that a LOT of you guys do just this.

Thoughts? Opinions? Is this trailer guy yanking my chain?
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:53 PM
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I think he is full of quack. Do that with a skid steer, I dare you.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:25 PM
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Recently had it suggested to me by a guy that sold trailers for 20 years, to load a Z on the front of the trailer rather than over the axle. Said it was to "let the truck share the load". Experience has taught me to keep the weight centered on the axle, just forward enough to maintain 200+ lbs of tongue weight. Have I been doing it "wrong"? Since he said this I've seen that a LOT of you guys do just this.

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It depends on what else is on the trailer too. It makes sense though since ztr are heaviest at the rear
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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In this case just a 21" mower, just over 100 lbs.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:42 PM
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In this case just a 21" mower, just over 100 lbs.
Were talking about a push mower here? I thought we were talking 1200-1600lbs
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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Sorry, Hustler super z and a 21"
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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I try to balance 60% front 40% rear on my single axle trailers.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:40 PM
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Loading a small trailer.

I think he's wrong. The truck will drink more fuel with the trailer loaded that way.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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I think he is full of quack. Do that with a skid steer, I dare you.
That's how I haul my Skid Steer in front of the axles
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:59 PM
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That's how I haul my Skid Steer in front of the axles
That is freaking stupid unless its a short trailer or a small skid. If its a 20 or 24ft trailer your front of your truck is so light in rain if you have to turn hard you will go stright. Plus the most weight a tongue is suspose to have is 1200lbs and that's about the heaviest ball hitch you can get. Most are 600lbs and under tongue weight.
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