- May 7, 2010
Rider you are 100% correct, and the part about weight distribution on your trailer is very important. If you're loading a single mower you don't have the problems with weight distribution like you do with two. I found that out when I added the GS and ended up with my 48" ZTR in the front of the trailer. Had to compensate big time for that move.Is your trailers floor level when it is attached to your tow vehicle hitch. If not you will need to get the proper lift or drop for your drawbar ball mount so that the trailer sits level. This will also help in the handling characteristics of your trailer though not as much as proper weight distribution on your trailer. Mount the ball to one side of the drawbar for lift or flip it and mount the ball for drop. They also make a drawbar that you can mount the ball level with the receiver. If your equipment still will not clear the pivot point of your ramp once it is level you will either need to extend the ramp or back up to where the ramp will sit on ground that is uphill in relation to the level trailer. If you are loading really heavy equipment such as a large tractor etc, you should have the front wheels of the tow vehicle chocked and jack stands or comparable support under the back end of the trailer to keep from picking the back wheels of the tow vehicle off the ground. If not you can create a condition I call trailer surfing. I have seen it happen and it is not a pretty sight.