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Using “The Right Approach” While cribbing or ramping can help with changing the entry angle of the bed for exotic or other lowered vehicles, the Century LCG carrier goes one step further (literally) with “The Right Approach.” This option allows an operator to reduce the angle to six degrees, so ramps or wood planks are not needed. Available on Century 10 or 12 series carriers (with either solid side rails or removable aluminum blade rails), it features a hinged deck section at the rear of the bed. In addition, a guide inserted in the deck keeps the cable low while winching a vehicle onto the deck. Once the front wheels are on the deck, the hinged section can be leveled out and the cable guide removed, to provide clearance at the front of the deck. This same process can then be repeated for the rear wheels so there’s no interference with an exhaust system or extended rear overhang. 26 • November 2021 |

more versatile due to the unique dynamics of the truck. Every tow is generally different, depending on the angle of the bed, terrain, vehicle, and location. The LCG and XLP models have a different structural subframe than the standard models. This subframe mounting allows the bed to sit lower on the chassis, which can provide a better-balanced load because it makes loads less top heavy, due to the inches gained sitting closer to the frame of the truck. If you have a heavy, high-centered load, cornering and braking can be adversely affected depending on the weights. There are always ways to improve the height of your truck. However, if a bed is mounted higher on the frame it does have a different center of gravity when cornering, and can cause sway or a roll motion. If the bed is sitting lower, then some of that motion can be reduced. A lower ride height of the bed also allows for greater clearances for construction equipment, cargo vehicles, and provides additional height variances for more transport options such as sheds and sprinter vans. The bed height being lowered can gain inches to stay within legal limits for height restrictions when passing under bridges and overpasses. A lowclearance mounting can reduce the overall height by as much as of five to six inches. This new lower height also allows for easier access for tying down the vehicle while standing on the ground, without having to extend your body far or stand on something to reach over the rails. This can be a plus for an operator who is not six-foot tall, as their feet are firmly planted versus trying to balance