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dove tail

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Drew Gemma, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    What is advantage disadvantage to a split ramp dove tail trailer vs. non donve tail. Looking at a corn pro to put mowing equipment on.
     
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,534

    Well the obviuos advantage of a dovetail is you won't have to worry about your decks getting hung up as much.
     
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    right- you don't get hung up as much. Also- less tailgate area (a smaller, lighter tailgate). I think dovetails look better too.

    disadvantage- it eats away at your usable flat deck space.
     
  4. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    dovetails cut down on the ramp angle
     
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Cut down on ramp angle.

    I have seen dovetails that you and lift the deck to line up with the rest of the trailer. Handy for hauling materials.
     

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