trailer drop hitch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greenman, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I have a drop hitch that actually makes my trailer lower in the front. I turned the the hitch around to where it is actually a little higher than the receiver. It makes my trailer about 1 or 2 inches lower in the back, which is the way I like it. Are these drop hitches made to be turned upside down like that? Are they reversible, so to speak, or do I need to get a hitch that is level instead of dropped?
     
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They can be used either way. ED
     
  3. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    thanks!

    a response in 7 minutes, wow.:)
     
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    What you really want is for the trailer to sit level when you have your average load on it. This may mean that without a load it will sit a little high in front. All has to do with tongue weight, tow vehicle capacity, trailer capacity, etc. Best bet though if you have only one truck and one trailer for most uses is to get it to sit just high in the front unloaded. This will allow for proper handling on the road and make the trailer easier to unload. A low front of the trailer means the back is higher off the ground.
     

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