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Lowpro trailer drags on ground when on hills, any thought?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TGramstorff, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    So i have a 16' open landscape trailer, dual axle. This is a car trailer that was made into a landscape trailer. I dont really like the trailer, but due to financial i cant afford to buy a differnet one right now. The problem is when on a slope the rear end of the trailer tends to drag on the ground, it is too low. Is there a way I can raise the trailer up? It only need to be raised a few inches and that would make a huge difference. Let me know guys. thanks!
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    how is it hooked at the truck, level, raised up or what.
  3. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Messages: 336

    maybe lower the ball on your truck, that might give you the difference you need
  4. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    thats not it. its the trailer itself not the height of the ball
  5. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Messages: 336

    Ok, I was just thinking that if the ball was too high, it would put the trailer at an angle causing it to drag. other than that I am not sure, you cannot do a whole to the suspension of a trailer. Maybe make a skid plate just to keep it safe???
  6. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Messages: 1,034

    How do you know its not that ball hieght?

    Did it drag before you converted it to a landscape trailer?
  7. AdvancedLawns

    AdvancedLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    pics would be nice to tell us what your working with..
  8. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Add a couple of inches drop on your tow hitch... Just a thought
  9. CoupesCuts

    CoupesCuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    Try this: If your leaf springs are mounted below the axles, unbolt them and bolt them to the top of your axles. That should buy you at least 3-4". I've seen it done before.
  10. GrasshopperLC

    GrasshopperLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    They make roller kits for the enclosed traliers that works real well,what it boils down to are two rollers one on each side under the rear of the trailer that will prevent you from getting hung up.

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