dove tail on landscape trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sehitchman, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    I'm looking at a couple of used trailers. I like the idea of the dovetail, but do they drag and get hung up more than a standard trailer? If you have one, would you do it again?
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    I've got both and I guess it's never hit the ground.
  3. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    I get in some tight neighborhood areas & sometimes find I have to back in someones drive to get turned around & with the angles on some of the driveways there is no way I could do that with a dovetail. I see guys all the time dragging pulling out of gas stations also...
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  4. TPCLandscaping

    TPCLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    mine drags here and there but i have it set where the tongue sits a little lower on the truck and i run my zero turn in the middle and my stander at the back... walk behind and push mower at the front...seems to be working well and tires are wearing well...had it sitting higher before and dragged the back alot and bad wear on the tires. i wouldn't go without the beaver tail now. i never raise the decks to put the mowers on the trailer.
  5. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Got an 18 ft PJ with a 2 ft dovetail. Love it! Rare to scrape or drag it, but it has happened, but then so did a non-dovetail trailer I had. Wouldn't buy a new trailer without it.
  6. Bobcatter2

    Bobcatter2 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 21

  7. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    I had one on a 16 ft trailer with 3500 lb axles. I wouldn't buy one with a dovetail again, it drags everywhere. My 20 ft 14 k low pro gooseneck has one but it sits about 10-12" higher than my 16' did so it doesn't drag.
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