Trailer accessories

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Vikings, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Is there a thing that would allow me to unhook from the truck and enable me to push the trailer into its spot?

    There must be, I just can't find it, I could probably make one if I had a welder though. I have a very small yard and wont be able to back a trailer in.
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    What your trying to do can easily be accomplished with a "trailer jack wheel". You can purchase one at almost any trailer supply store.
    They make one that bolts on to your trailer tongue and it seems like they start around $25.00
    Here's a pic of what they look like.

  4. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Trailer Dollies, that's them. Thanks guys.
  5. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 270

    Couple of months back I made one of those trailer dollys. It works great, ON LEVEL GROUND. I found that with any sort of grade, forget it.
  6. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Hi Wells, be careful with that sort of leg, I had one on my 12' trailer and needed to move it a few inches in my garage and the locking pin popped out and down it went and brushed my foot, with all the weight on the front with my Walker, I would have had a broken foot, I would suggest drilling a hole through the frame and insert a bolt so it can't pop out, if you have one you know what I am talking about, just some friendly advice.
  7. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    PS, The one I had was the type that could swing horizontal and lock into place when its hooked up and not the type that is a stationary, Just to clear it up from my last post.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I agree, those legs aren't made for actually moving a trailer around any distance. They're really quite flimsy.
  9. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    if i need to move my trailer arounf i just hook it to my mower and move it that way. and less work on my back
  10. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I have the one that JPP clipped in his post and it works great for what i need it for. I have a 20' trailer and when it is loaded it's pretty heavy. I would never ever be able to move this trailer out of the car port without it. Sometimes i want to move the trailer to do work on the ztr or organize the equipment on it or just clean it up a little, and this unit allows me to move the trailer with hooking up to the truck all the time. Now all i can do with it is pull and push with it and its a struggle but easier that hooking it up to the truck i am not able to turn the trailer at all when it's loaded and barely when its empty. :waving:

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