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I have new carbides on my cat, but i do not have a snowmobile trailer. I use a utility trailer with the steel drop gate. It has fairly thick steel mesh in between. My issue is..when I load the sled the carbides tend to catch the edges of the trailer and the gate. The carbides bite a little peice out of the trailer each time, and usually get stuck. I bent some steel plate and bolted it down where the skis go in hopes that it will not catch as easy.

Will driving the sled up on the trailer like this ruin my carbides, and besides buying a new trailer are there any cheap alternatives to rigging the trailer so the skis dont catch the edge?

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Even a piece of wood bolted there for the carbides to ride on will make loading easier.
I have a fold up ramp the I attached 1"X6" strips to for the skis.
 

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Responding to the original topic title: "Trailer vs Carbides"...

The carbides will win, the trailer will lose. The carbides are a lot harder than the steel trailer - they will cut it to pieces. It might dull the carbides slightly over time, but it will certainly destroy the trailer deck.

Like others have suggested - plywood or plastic will save the trailer.
 
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