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01-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Did a search, couldn't really find what I was looking for so here goes: I have a 95 4Runner. How feasible is it to use to tow a Bobcat or Case skid steer? Looking at getting into the skid steer business but I want to rent before I buy, I figure I can line up jobs for the same day and pay the daily price, like $180. Let me know. OH yeah it's a V6, not a 4 banger. Auto tranny too.


Total Landscape Solutions
01-15-2007, 06:54 PM
No way to do it safely.

01-15-2007, 06:57 PM
Don't even try it. There is no way it is going to work. I really hope that you are joking. Your front tires will be off the ground.

01-15-2007, 07:16 PM
If the transmission doesn't cook the weight of the load will probably push you right through the first stop light.

01-15-2007, 07:22 PM
you kidding when you said you wanted to commit suicide....? right?...

01-15-2007, 07:26 PM
got it, thanks.

01-15-2007, 07:27 PM
Bad, bad, very bad idea. With a skid loader you will want at least a 3/4 ton pickup or larger.

Its not safe
The vehicle is not designed for that kind of work.

Its a poor idea.

Accu-cut Lawn Care
01-16-2007, 05:02 PM
HEM, sounds like a great idea! You can tow two skidsteers with that truck. Also, can I take out an insurance policy on you? Also, a list of your current customers would be nice!:) Seriously though, I've towed a perfectly weighted skidsteer with an s-10(4.3)...but, it was kind of hairy. I would not recommend it. Especially if you're using it for business, you'll melt that truck to the ground hauling a skid. A 1500 will work, but you'll have to be careful.

01-16-2007, 09:23 PM
I would still say nothing less than a 3/4 ton for a regular sized skid steer IMO.

01-16-2007, 10:56 PM
ive towed a couple skids with my half ton and it is nerve racking. I have a few suspension upgrades as well, bigger braking system, and the 6.0 and its still ruff.