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Scag Drag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A Cut Above Lawn Care, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. A Cut Above Lawn Care

    A Cut Above Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I love my new Turf Tiger. The machine is long...I have a four foot gate and have been stuck in mid-air with no rubber on the ground. The rear seems to hang on stuff when angled a certain way. I turned my hitch upside down to angle the trailer more, but only helped a bit. It still catches, the deck does not hit at all, but the rear end catches and scratches the crap out of the plate on bottom. Any way to fix this?
  2. M.M.A. Mowing

    M.M.A. Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Temporary solution....raise you jack up as far as you can on the trailer, that's how we get our T.T. on the little trailer at my full time job.
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  3. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    I use the same method to get my ZTR off my 16 ft. trailer. It hangs up on the spindles if I don't jack up the front.
  4. Nickcon404

    Nickcon404 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Try to extend your gate another foot. I just bought a new Big Tex with a 5' gate and it is a big difference. I still scrap once and a while if the angle is too steep. You can also try to put a 4x4 under the bottom of the gate to reduce the angle. The TT should be able to go over it. Good luck.
  5. Yep, you need a longer tailgate one way or the other. Extend the one you have or get another one made that is long enough.
  6. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 782

    In the meantime, how about laying a couple 4 foot 2x12's under the ramp, so you drive up on them first, then onto the ramp. If that doesn't do it, add another, stepped up. Just thinking off the top of my head for you, suggesting what I'd try to get me to work until I could get the trailer modified.

    BTW, I too have a 4 foot gate on my trailer, and have hauled a turf tiger on it. No problems getting on/off. My trailer floor sits level, 17 inches off the ground.
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    You just need an adjustable ball mount. They come in handy and easily adjust to what ever type trailer you are towing. Yes, a longer gate would help but a higher ball will lower the back of the trailer and you shouldn't have much problem. Just turning a regular mount may not add enough height. Scags are low in the back and can drag, but since adding the adjustable mount and raising the ball it has worked perfectly. Good luck.

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