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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:17 PM

I bought my neighbors little trailer this week but it just didn't seem right sitting up so high . He said it was made to be able to " dump" ( tilt bed ) that's how he bought it ,looking at it today it seem like the axle was mounted the wrong way , , the axle was mounted under the springs , the "bow was the wrong way and the mfg plate was upside down . It was easy to flip the axle to the top of the springs . I can't figure out why it was put on like that , Al

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:23 PM

I completely agree, that was sitting way to high! It looks a lot better with the axle remounted where it belongs. It was probobly just easier to mount it like that at the time.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I can't figure out why it was put on like that , Al


Well, that's easy to answer. The lad that assembled it, didn't have the correct "app" on his
texting machine. :(

Looks right now though.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Axles on most everything are mounted on top of the springs.
With the axle mounted under the springs, the shock of hitting bumps puts more strain on the springs themselves and forces them to try and twist more than with the axle on top of the springs.

Someone has switched the axle around for a reasion known only to them.
It certainly looks beter with the axle switched back and it makes the trailer easier to load.

Edited by jdcrawler, July 14, 2012 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Yea I agree it looks a lot better. Working on mowers and tractors I often see one come in that was put together wrong.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:07 PM

It's possible that someone had a taller tow vehicle and no drop down hitch. Instead of lowering the hitch, they raised the trailer for a flatter ride?
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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:20 PM

It's possible that someone had a taller tow vehicle and no drop down hitch. Instead of lowering the hitch, they raised the trailer for a flatter ride?

That would be my guess! I wounder if he took it 4 wheeling and wanted the ground clearance?

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:22 PM

It's possible that someone had a taller tow vehicle and no drop down hitch. Instead of lowering the hitch, they raised the trailer for a flatter ride?



I bet you figured out the Rubik's cube too. LOL
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Posted July 14, 2012 - 09:31 PM

It is simple. It belonged to a Jeep owner and it was raised for more off road clearance at the mall.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Funny thing is that the fellow that bought it new only had it a few months sold it to my neighbor because " it was too hard to load his lawn mowers on " I could see why , Al

Edited by Alc, July 14, 2012 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:42 PM

I wonder if it was a Monday morning or Friday afternoon trailer.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 04:40 AM

Nice trailer Al. It looks like it's a galvanized frame on it. If so it will last a long time. I find most used trailers you look at are rusted badly after only a few years. Sometimes things get assembled wrong from the get go. When I picked up my new freshly assembled and safety inspected trailer from the dealer it didn't look right to me. The tongue seemed to be on an angle relative to the body. I towed it home (about 5 miles) and had a look at the assembly manual. The trailer tongue was still in the shipping position which was only a temporary setup with the bolts not tightened. An easy fix but how did it pass the safety inspection when not assembled correctly?
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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:02 AM

Brian that's a good lesson weather you buy used or new , check everything out you lives or someone else's might be in danger, Al

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:11 AM

Nice trailer, Al! It does look a lot better now. Enjoy it!

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 06:27 AM

Now you can Load-er-Rite. The decreased angle should make loading anything with a mower deck much easier.

Good looking trailer, should work for years.

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