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Mini man
12-29-2008, 10:54 PM
Looking at a gooseneck trailer 7100 lbs (10 ton Cap )....to haul a 289 track skid steer....will my Hd 2500 d max handle that weight?:canadaflag:

TXNSLighting
12-29-2008, 11:07 PM
Are you kidding?

Mini man
12-29-2008, 11:33 PM
What kind of answer is that?

TXNSLighting
12-29-2008, 11:43 PM
Just didnt know if you were joking. Theres been alot of weird people on here lately. Of course it will tow it. You wont even know its back there.

Mini man
12-29-2008, 11:47 PM
Sorry to snap at you lol....
Just wondering if the 2500 HD is rated to pull that triler.....10700 lb skid plus the trailer is 7000 17700 lbs?
:waving:

Petr51488
12-29-2008, 11:58 PM
Sorry to snap at you lol....
Just wondering if the 2500 HD is rated to pull that triler.....10700 lb skid plus the trailer is 7000 17700 lbs?
:waving:

Legally, no. Can it do it? Yes. Depending on the style of your truck will determine how much you can pull with a goosneck. Minimum, according to the books, for a diesel is 12,500. Thats with the crew cab long bed. Maximum is 15,500. Thats with a regular cab long bed. Both are with 4wd. 2wd will hold a few hundred more.

Mini man
12-30-2008, 12:01 AM
So I am screwed

KrayzKajun
12-30-2008, 12:09 AM
DO IT! all of us have pulled more than we should have. make sure you have a good trailer brake controller

Petr51488
12-30-2008, 12:10 AM
So I am screwed

Legally, yea. I'm not so sure i would feel save with 18k behind me though. A dually would be nice.

Mini man
12-30-2008, 12:16 AM
If I do it and have an accident............................................................................................ .................................................................................................... ...................................................screwed:cry:

CALandscapes
12-30-2008, 12:17 AM
We've pulled close to 30k lbs. with a Dodge 2500.

Don't be scared!! :cool2:

SimonCX
12-30-2008, 12:26 AM
The truck will pull it fine with a good brake controller and timbrens/air bags will help. The problem is if something happens then you will be in deep sh!!, fines or prison don't sound so nice to me.

Gravel Rat
12-30-2008, 04:14 PM
Have you seen the 401 in Ontario :dizzy:

I know a few people from Ontario say driving the freeways is nuts :laugh:

A P/U with a gooseneck is safer than a bumper pull but with that kind of weight you should have a dually. I can't imagine what the sidewalls of your tires on the drive axle are going to do with that kind of weight. Start pulling hard you may end up with tire problems. Especially if you have a truck with 16 inch rubber.

If you really want to do it with a srw truck better look at Rickson wheels 19.5 wheels for p/u trucks.

02DURAMAX
01-05-2009, 05:41 AM
I have towed 25k with my dmax and had no problem...Do it.!!!

Just make sure you have good trailer brakes!!!

wellbuilt
01-05-2009, 11:36 AM
It seems like you have way to much trailer for the skid . I use a 1200lb bumper pull trailer 2400lb to move my friends skid . When i balance it out right i have 11800lbs on the trailer . If I'm moving it a long ways i can drop the bucket in the truck -400lbs 11400 . A 14000lb trailer would give you some wiggle room . When you start pulling that kind of weight you really need DRW its the difference of night and day.

Junior M
01-05-2009, 12:00 PM
It seems like you have way to much trailer for the skid . I use a 1200lb bumper pull trailer 2400lb to move my friends skid . When i balance it out right i have 11800lbs on the trailer . If I'm moving it a long ways i can drop the bucket in the truck -400lbs 11400 . A 14000lb trailer would give you some wiggle room . When you start pulling that kind of weight you really need DRW its the difference of night and day.
Whats wrong with having to big of a trailer? He might get into something where he needs a bigger trailer. Besides a 10ton tandem doesnt way that much more than a 14k trailer. Can I ask how you got 11,800lbs on a 1200lbs trailer? Maybe I misunderstood..

bobcat_ron
01-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Looking at a gooseneck trailer 7100 lbs (10 ton Cap )....to haul a 289 track skid steer....will my Hd 2500 d max handle that weight?:canadaflag:

Short term, yes, long term, no.
You are placing more strain on the tranny and rear end gears. You would be better off with a 1 ton rear end or even an F450 size like I pull my trailer with, my trailer empty weight is 6600 pounds empty, add the weight of my Cat (8500) and I am pulling just over 15,000 pounds, then add a jack hammer, 2 buckets and some other goodies and that adds another 2200 pounds.
It doesn't matter how you balance the load on the trailer, you are still pulling it behind you!

fool32696
01-05-2009, 10:31 PM
I've pulled 15k with my 2500 dmax and you will know the trailer is there. I wouldn't pull that kind of weight on a regular basis. As everyone else said, make sure you use a good brake controller.

Gravel Rat
01-05-2009, 11:01 PM
The weakest link is the U joints. Start pulling that kind of weight and get too throttle happy all you here will be a bang and the driveshaft flailing around under the truck and putting some dents into the fuel tank.

I don't know what GM uses for a rear axle under their trucks now. I think they discontinued the corporate 14 bolt.

I have heard of trucks sheering the bolts that hold the axle shaft into the hub. Then when you get allot of weight on the wheels you can have wheelstud failure.

Even with a dually P/U and the power these trucks have your stressing the rear axle pretty good. Atleast you have 4 tires sharing the load thou. A srw truck your putting your tire through pure h*ll. The only tires that would survive would be Toyo M-55, Michelin XPS or Bridgestone V-Steel. You need a commercial rated light truck tire with good sidewalls.