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Trailer Problems - Check this out

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smassengill, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    This ever happened to anyone? I about lost my religion when i heard my tongue dragging across the ground

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  2. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 831

    doesnt suprise me, those single bar tongues arent to strong, compared to the v tonges
     
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Yes...when I was new I put 4 oaks with the rootballs all at the tonge end of the trailer. Driving down the road over bumps, I noticed an alarming amount of flexibility over bumps! Mine was a 16ft double axel.
     
  4. smassengill

    smassengill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    It sucks...luckily I'm a decent welder and got it put back together with some angle iron

    Funny thing was to get it back home i had to C-clamp the tongue to the frame..it was really jank
     
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    I had a V tongue..and it wasnt strong enough...you have to push it sometimes. Make sure you add extra support.
     

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