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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 am

Hey, Dusty! Right now I am planning to attend 2018 DSCF...wouldn't want to miss this one...or for that matter, Barnyard's Bash. I hadn't made plans yet as to whether or not I would bring a tractor, and therefor my 18' trailer (which holds 2 cubs). I bought a 2014 Ford Expedition to replace my 1990 Ford F250, but in order to pull more than 6000#, I need to add a levelling hitch. I DO plan to do this...just haven't yet.

If I only drag the empty trailer to DSCF (instead of driving my sister's little Toyota), no problem pulling the trailer with one cub (yours) back to NC, then I could take it to the Bash. This might get me to get off my arse to get the leveller!! :D

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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Peter Person » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:19 am

Don McCombs wrote:https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution/Pro-Series/PS49902.html :D


Don,
Interesting qualification on this particular hitch - "does not allow backing up".

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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Barnyard » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:33 am

Peter Person wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution/Pro-Series/PS49902.html :D


Don,
Interesting qualification on this particular hitch - "does not allow backing up".

Peter

What I see posted is "Note: This weight-distribution system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes. The sway control must be removed when you are going in reverse."
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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:10 am

I have that weight hitch on my camper. You have to remove the sway arm to back up into your spot, it won't allow for really tight turns. Other than that it's a good quality hitch. And Bill is right, can't use it on surge brakes, it would fight it.
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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 pm

My apologies for hijacking this post some more...

Chipmaker wrote:I have that weight hitch on my camper. You have to remove the sway arm to back up into your spot, it won't allow for really tight turns. Other than that it's a good quality hitch. And Bill is right, can't use it on surge brakes, it would fight it.

So ANY time you need to reverse (2', 20', 100'?), "you have to remove the sway arm"? How difficult is that?

Can the ball be changed to a 2", which is what my trailer uses? Guess it's time to head to the trailer guys! I'm just procrastinating!!

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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Shane Nelson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:16 am

Dale Finch wrote:My apologies for hijacking this post some more...

Chipmaker wrote:I have that weight hitch on my camper. You have to remove the sway arm to back up into your spot, it won't allow for really tight turns. Other than that it's a good quality hitch. And Bill is right, can't use it on surge brakes, it would fight it.

So ANY time you need to reverse (2', 20', 100'?), "you have to remove the sway arm"? How difficult is that?

Can the ball be changed to a 2", which is what my trailer uses? Guess it's time to head to the trailer guys! I'm just procrastinating!!

I'm not sure you would need to remove the sway bar every time you back up. I think it's more of just a jackknife position. I don't see why the ball couldn't be changed to 2".
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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Chipmaker wrote:
Dale Finch wrote:My apologies for hijacking this post some more...

Chipmaker wrote:I have that weight hitch on my camper. You have to remove the sway arm to back up into your spot, it won't allow for really tight turns. Other than that it's a good quality hitch. And Bill is right, can't use it on surge brakes, it would fight it.

So ANY time you need to reverse (2', 20', 100'?), "you have to remove the sway arm"? How difficult is that?

Can the ball be changed to a 2", which is what my trailer uses? Guess it's time to head to the trailer guys! I'm just procrastinating!!

I'm not sure you would need to remove the sway bar every time you back up. I think it's more of just a jackknife position. I don't see why the ball couldn't be changed to 2".
.....I had 2 sway bars on my trailer..The lever on the side is adjustable ....I never had any problem backing the trailer during normal maneuvering...If I thought I might making a sharp reverse turn, I either removed them or loosened the levers..Just two pins to remove them ( 1 inch ball) , loosen the levers and remove the pins..Maybe a minute or two....
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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:29 pm

OK, thanks for the info. I'll hopefully make time next week to get going on this project. I feel a bit more confident moving ahead. Is the assembly reasonably easy for me to install? Or would it be more prudent to have a trailer place order and install it? I have the tools and reasonable skills, so if it does not involve any "tricks of the trade" to install one, I would feel comfortable doing it.

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Re: Cub tractor - DSCF to Barnyard Bash

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 am

Dale Finch wrote:OK, thanks for the info. I'll hopefully make time next week to get going on this project. I feel a bit more confident moving ahead. Is the assembly reasonably easy for me to install? Or would it be more prudent to have a trailer place order and install it? I have the tools and reasonable skills, so if it does not involve any "tricks of the trade" to install one, I would feel comfortable doing it.

You want have any trouble doing it yourself. It comes with instructions on how to properly set it up and it's not bad at all.
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Re: Trailer Hitch

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks! OK, back to the original reason for this thread...

Dusty, if Barnyard has room, that would be the most direct path back to you. If he has his "Tractor Finder" with him, all bets are off for cub space on his trailer!!! :lol: I can't promise this early, but if I go to both, I WILL take my trailer with me.

Of course, that gives me a long time to get my OWN tractor finder!!! :tractor:


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