Trailer Issue

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mikbro, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. mikbro

    mikbro LawnSite Member
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    I need any suggestion on how to keep my mowers from dragging when unloading them from my trailer. Thanks.
     
  2. MAD87

    MAD87 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    A longer ramp might help.
     
  3. I.M. Green

    I.M. Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    a longer ramp or gate would definitely help, however you could put a 2x4 or something under the lip to reduce the angle. This can at least be a cheap easy fix until you get a new gate or ramps.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    raise your hitch on the truck so the front of the trailer is sightly elevated and it will give you less of an angle at the rear
     
  5. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    A longer ramp or raise your hitch on your truck to lower the back of the trailer.
     
  6. mtnzone

    mtnzone LawnSite Member
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    Good cheap call!!
     
  7. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you have access to a welder you can turn your trailer into a dove-tail. I did that to mine 2 winters ago and it was the best thing I ever did. My local trailer shop wanted $400.00 minimum. Granted my trailer has 2' mesh sides but I did it in less than a day.
     
  8. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you provide any pics?
     
  9. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    I can't right now it's at our storage facility. I'll try tomorrow.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Let us see some pics of it hooked up. the hitch mainly.
     

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