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mrusk
09-04-2006, 11:06 PM
As i am planning my next truck purchuse i am wondering how big of a truck i would need to pull both my 246b skid steer and a 4 ton excavtor?

Just curious if this will be possible without going with a tandem.

Matt

mow king
09-04-2006, 11:26 PM
F550 and a gooseneck trailer would handle that.

Mike33
09-04-2006, 11:27 PM
Im not much on excavaters models but i have a friend who really does things in the right manner , he pulls a large john Deere excavater at times with a single axle.
Mike

srl28
09-04-2006, 11:35 PM
If its single axle truck and bumper pull trailer, anything with a 19,500 gvw and up to 26k, so it's under cdl and tandem.

Travel'n Trees
09-04-2006, 11:36 PM
I would do a international, or 6500 with duramax with Allisons. I have a f-550 forget it not reliable, porwerful enough, without runing too many egt's at 55 mph and burning it's motor and turbo up.

mrusk
09-04-2006, 11:42 PM
I was looking at Under CDL 25999 GVV Int 4700s. I know i would need a class A to tow a trailer, but atleast my workers could drive it without a one when it isn;t towing.

So will a 26k gvw be enoug or should i bump up to 33k?

Matt

nac
09-05-2006, 05:46 PM
a 25,900 gvw truck wont work beacuse if you do tow 18,000 lbs i hope the truck wieghs under 7,900 lb or you will be over wieght. You have to remember when ou register the truck at 25,900 GVW that is also registed for 25,900 GCVW.

FearThisDeere
09-05-2006, 06:08 PM
I would go to atleast 33k and you should not have to worry about it.

Scag48
09-05-2006, 06:34 PM
You already have to get your class A, might as well get a single axle 5 yard dump rated for 33K. That will handle all your towing needs and Internationals in good shape can be had for $10-15K. Your guys won't be able to drive it, but that's how it goes sometimes.

Stafford Landscaping
09-05-2006, 08:55 PM
As i am planning my next truck purchuse i am wondering how big of a truck i would need to pull both my 246b skid steer and a 4 ton excavtor?

Just curious if this will be possible without going with a tandem.

Matt
To bad your so far away up in Jersey because I'm thinking of selling mine. I have a 87 international S1900 DT466 10 speed road ranger 12 foot dump telescopic hoist, air brakes, air gate, air pto, and air to rear for trailer hook up.

Electra_Glide
09-06-2006, 09:39 AM
You already have to get your class A, might as well get a single axle 5 yard dump rated for 33K. That will handle all your towing needs and Internationals in good shape can be had for $10-15K. Your guys won't be able to drive it, but that's how it goes sometimes.


Agreed...

Funny thing about the 33k GVW trucks is that a lot of times they can be had cheaper than the 26k GVW trucks. Must be that "supply and demand" thing with everybody trying to stay under CDL.

Like Stafford, I'd be looking for something on air with a "real" transmission (8LL, or 9 or 10 spd). In my mind, when it comes to towing, bigger is better.

Joe

mrusk
09-06-2006, 07:28 PM
The thing is, i want a truck that the guys can drive to the job each day in. If i have to have an employee get a CDL so be it. I just think having employees drive out to a job in a 33k gvw truck everyday is alittle over kill.


Hmm maybe if i put in my employment add that all workers must have CDL i might get someone beisdes boneheads replying.

murray83
09-06-2006, 07:39 PM
doing that you'd get bonehead truckers applying lol :nono:

Gravel Rat
09-06-2006, 08:41 PM
You are screwed any way you look at it because you do have to keep under the dumb 26,000lb CDL rule if you don't want to send your guys to get a CDL to operate a sissy 5 ton truck.

So option 2 would be have two 10,000lb gvw trailers to pack the excavator and one for the skid steer pull them behind P/U trucks.

A 33,000-35,000lb single axle truck is no difference in cost to operate a unless your buying a low pro 3 ton truck.

With a single axle find one that is a heavier duty model something with a L-10 Cummins or a 3306 Cat with a 8spd behind it. If your looking at International a 2500 or 2600 series truck is better. If you look at Fords try find a L-8000 you can find them with a L-10 cummins.