towing a trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Services, Nov 23, 2000.

  1. Lawn Services

    Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    from DE
    Messages: 28

    just wanted to know if anyone put grease on the ball
    of the trailer hitch i've been running mine dry for sometime
    with no problems just wonderd if it was a good idea
    and if so what type of grease
  2. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    We grease certain trailer balls. Just the ones that have screw latches. The flip latches we don't usually bother with. It is something that doen't have to be done but a couple times a summer for us. We just do it to keep the balls from wearing out.
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    We only grease the ones that have the same truck/trailer combo all summer.

    Most of them we're using a different truck/trailer combinations and the grease messy.

  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

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  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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  6. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    lol, i remember the 1st time i read that tread, i couldnt stop laughing for 5 mintues! lol it still makes me laugh.
  7. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    like the jumping things
  8. Guest
    Messages: 0

    We changed all of our trailers to pintle type hitches, I feel that they are much safer and that way every truck will have the right hitch on it and would not have to change every time you change trailers. I think that the pintle types are much more heavier and every time you hook up you don't have to worry about the hitch coming loose or popping up. Just My Two Cents,
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Pintles are the way to go,I wish I had gotten one when I bought mine last year.
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Do you have a red Ford pulling a Big Tex by chance???

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