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post #1 of 37 Old 10-30-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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How much weight can our tractors pull ?

Looking to tug a 14' enclosed car trailer into a tight spot that my truck can't get.

How much tongue weight have you put on your tractor ?

Tongue weight is 450lb, trailer weight is 3100lbs. Think I could move it with the Custom 6 with 12hp Tecumseh ?

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

on flat ground, probably so. on a hill, absolutely not since you won't be able to stop it or control direction of travel.

the big killer is the tongue weight, i don't know if it will bend your hitch or not. if it doesn't bend it, you will need a good bit of weight on the front to hold it down.

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

If you got the tongue weight down to under 100 pounds, and you are on hard level ground the weight wouldn't be an issue at all. You could even put something (or a few people) on the very back of the trailer to bring the balance back. Keep the jack stand on the trailer down most of the way too, that will keep you from ending up on your head if it does pop the front wheels up.

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

Forget the pics I want videos of that move!

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Forget the pics I want videos of that move!
All cameras will be checked prior to attempting this, even making sure neighbors don't have anything rolling.

I need to move the trailer about 20' between a house and a fence with about 2" on either side to spare. Level ground, just very tight and not my house.

Might have to find somebody with a small p/u truck or a UTV to move it.

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

Will you need to back it through the tight space or can you pull it straight through? I have a 28' snowmobile trailer that I keep in the garage. I have just under 1" on each side of the opening to back it in. The first time I backed it in my son was guiding me and I didn't touch either side all the way in. My son was shocked. I haven't been so lucky every time since!

Having the video will help everyone know where any week spots might be (after the fact)! It could also prove what these tractors are capable of.

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

Well weight wise, I have moved 4800lbs dead weight with a decked-out Suburban. I have also towed my 6500lb truck up my driveway with a stock Suburban. So weight shouldnt be an issue. Tongue weight will be. If you have ANYTHING to put on the front, plow, blower, etc, put it on. Make sure your brakes are adjusted properly too.

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Having the video will help everyone know where any week spots might be (after the fact)! It could also prove what these tractors are capable of.
It could do that, or it could make me the most laughed at on youtube.

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Well weight wise, I have moved 4800lbs dead weight with a decked-out Suburban. I have also towed my 6500lb truck up my driveway with a stock Suburban. So weight shouldnt be an issue. Tongue weight will be. If you have ANYTHING to put on the front, plow, blower, etc, put it on. Make sure your brakes are adjusted properly too.

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Just do it. Than post the video of it, or post look what I broke today.



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Forget the pics I want videos of that move!
yep yep and this day and age someone somewhere will have a camera, they never video the good stuff just the bad things

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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

I would try it. Ive moved campers and empty car trailers around with them. Also pulled vehicles around the yard. I would probably put the snow plow on though and use the lowest gear.

Here is another on youtube.
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Re: How much weight can our tractors pull ?

Have someone sit on the hood of the tractor, put it in 1st and let 'er rip. feather the clutch so the person on the hood doesn't end up on the hitch. It'll pull it. I think you'd be shocked what that little tractor could do.

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Wow that tractor moved that Dualie on a trailer, with no problem.

I might be a little high on the tongue weight. I think I might give it a try. I'll post a video...if it works.

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I was collecting square bales of hay with my 1969 SS12. I was towing a 5x10 trailer. I probally had 18 bales on the trailer. I got on the tractor, put it in gear, and slowly let out on clutch. The front end lifted off of the ground in a hurry. I jumped on the clutch and the tractor came back to earth.
So, my safe load would have been 17 bales

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