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Gooseneck verses pintle hitch

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GreginAlaska, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    Here's a question for all you towing experts. Would a triple axle gooseneck trailer have less tendency to sway than a triple axle pintle hitch trailer when the weight on the trailer is somewhat aft of where it should be?

    I put a hydroseeder on a 22 foot triple axle pintle hitch trailer and I had to bring it further forward than I wanted to keep it from swaying. I wonder if I could move the hydroseeder toward the rear if I had a gooseneck put on it?
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    The gooseneck will be far more stable than a pintle hitch trailor.
  3. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    the gooseneck is far superior like stated above, the seeder should be placed over the axels to keep from swaying.
  4. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    You always need some tongue weight to tow safely. No tongue weight means that the trailer is balanced on its own axles which is like towing wagon behind your truck. Its even worse if the trailer is lifting the back of your truck up from to much weight on the a$$ of the trailer.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    It won't matter what kind of hitch setup you have, not enough tongue weight makes for an unstable ride. The gooseneck will be far more stable, that's for sure, but putting the load behind the axles on either setup will result in swaying. I have noticed, however, that on goosenecks the swaying occurs in a lesser degree.
  6. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    a gooseneck by design had the axels further back because you can put alot of tounge weight on a truck when it is right on top of you axle
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The only time I would want a pintle hitch trailer would be a equipment trailer you pull behind a dump truck.
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    Tandem duals are the way to go.
  9. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    Thanks for the info guys. :)

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