Largest drop for a hitch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, May 19, 2003.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I just bought a Dodge 2500 and need to find at least a 12" drop for the hitch. Do they make 'em with that much of a drop? If not... I'm in trouble!!! If anyone in Carroll, Baltimore or Frederick counties can recommend the first place to look... let me know. I need one asap.

  2. What is it lifted?
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I recently purchased a dodge 3500 4x4...a 4 inch drop hitch did the trick for me. And I thought my super duty sat high!
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Yes it's a little up in the air. It has added leaf springs in the rear.. called a camper special or something. My trailer tounge is a little lower than average too. I needed an 8" drop for my 1500.
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I think 8" drop is the largest I've seen. You can get one of those adjustable drop draw bars that go up to 11"( . Maybe you could lower the whole reciever hitch some how so that you you wouldn't need such a large drop draw bar.
  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Man.. this is gonna suck. I'll have to get a high/low drop and then an adjustable drop. :(
  7. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    they do make a 12inch hitch. i have a f250 with 6inch lift, i only have a 10inch drop, its plenty. i don't think you need more than eight inch drop if the dodge is stock.
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    It means the truck has been jacked up and up higher then it was when he got it from the dealer. :)
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I would try Tractor Supply, as they always seem to have plenty of trailer accessories in stock. I believe I have seen a 6" drop there.

  10. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Yes they do make a 12" drop. I got mine where I got my trailer from. Go to a local trailer dealer and they should have what you need.


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