tow - machine tows level when traveling

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by ClimbEveryMountain, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ClimbEveryMountain

    ClimbEveryMountain Senior Member

    Murray, KY
    Español
    Hi there,

    I wonder if you could give me a hand with this sentence which I don't understand.
    Make sure the towing eye is at the proper height so the machine tows level when traveling.

    Mi intento:
    • Asegúrese de que el anillo de remolcado está a la altura apropiada... what comes next, I don't understand.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SydLexia Senior Member

    London, EU
    UK English
    The 'towing eye' should be the part on the trailer (the 'machine', in this context?). I understand it to mean that you should adjust the coupling so that everything is level. This means 'the machine' will 'tow/be towed level' neither low at the front or the back, nor perhaps 'porpoising' unstably.

    syd
     
  3. ClimbEveryMountain

    ClimbEveryMountain Senior Member

    Murray, KY
    Español
  4. SydLexia Senior Member

    London, EU
    UK English
    Come to think of it, the main problem is probably the load on the rear wheels of the towing vehicle. If the front of the trailer is high it will tend to lift the rear of the towing vehicle, making things 'interesting' when you try to brake and turn at the same time.

    syd
     

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