/ Do You Block The Trailer Rear End Before Loading? #1
- Aug 11, 2013
- Brookshire & Cat Spring,Texas
- Kubota B2650 / Kubota L6060 / Kubota ZD2300
I appear to be the only person in my group of friends that places a large wood block under the rear of my 20 foot trailer before I drive the tractor onto the deck. Will the weight and leverage of 8,000 pounds do any damage to the trailer hitch ball or suspension on a pick up truck? None of these friends load anywhere this much weight on their smaller trailers and 2 in the group have never even towed a trailer much less load one yet seem to know everything in their opinion. I have loaded and towed trailers for over 45 years and have always blocked the rear end first not wanting to see the rear end of the truck lift so high in the air during the initial loading. Am I being a girly man about this?