Is this safe?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jf69, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    MY trailer is sitting a little higher at the tongue.. a friend gave this trailer to me and was gonna use it this coming year.


  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    More likely to bottom out. Get a drop hitch if your really worried.
  3. z71tiger

    z71tiger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I preferred my trailer to sit this way so my mower wouldn't bottom out. Never had a problem.
  4. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    spend the couple bucks and get a drop hitch trailer should sit level or be lower in front. nose up causes trailer sway
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Drop hitch for me too.
  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Get a drop hitch. I read somewhere that you want the front of the trailer to be just below level.
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  7. slowleak1

    slowleak1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    Drop hitch is no more than $40 at any auto parts store. You want it level, or just nose down in the front. Remember to load it properly (evenly) and she will tow great.
  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Should be fine as long as you have good tongue weight and it's not scraping. I run my trailer like that, but not quite so much, to reduce the gate angle. I back my Z rider in since the rear is heavier and that gives some tongue weight.
  9. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    the truck has a pintle/ball hitch bolted to plate, its not a slide in reciever. i have never seen a drop hitch for that type.
  10. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Look on the plate where it is mounted you maybe one of the lucky ones that offered an extra set of holes lower to mount to.

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