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Jpeg lawn maintenance
05-02-2010, 09:57 PM
I cant find anything on the search but want some opinions. Iam thinking about getting a 16ft trailer tandem axle brakes on both axle will a half ton be ok pulling that until i get bigger truck ? Dont wanna do alot of damage to my truck in the mean time. Thanks in advance.

STIHL GUY
05-02-2010, 10:24 PM
it depends on if it is a open or enclosed trailer or what you will have on it. figure out how much you will be towing and go from there

nepatsfan
05-02-2010, 10:30 PM
I cant find anything on the search but want some opinions. Iam thinking about getting a 16ft trailer tandem axle brakes on both axle will a half ton be ok pulling that until i get bigger truck ? Dont wanna do alot of damage to my truck in the mean time. Thanks in advance.

I would not feel comfortable towing with a half ton dodge on a regular basis. I am assuming you will be getting an open trailer. It depends on how much weight you will be putting on the trailer.

GravelyGuy
05-02-2010, 11:04 PM
You're fine, especially if you use the trailer brakes.

rcslawncare
05-02-2010, 11:50 PM
It should be okay, and the trailer brakes would be a very good idea.

topsites
05-03-2010, 05:17 AM
The simple answer is no.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
05-03-2010, 08:46 AM
It would be an open trailer with brakes on all axles and it would only pull it temporary until i get a new truck,

f50lvr2
05-03-2010, 09:26 AM
It's fine. More than enough truck for the job

VARMIT COMMISSION
05-04-2010, 04:49 PM
I agree with f50lvr2, it's more than enough "IF" you not going to try to put a couple of 200 gallon spray rig's on it and a pallet of fertilizer.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
05-04-2010, 05:08 PM
Thanks for the replies guys.

crhoades68
05-05-2010, 01:44 PM
I think it's alright as well. I pulled a 7 x 16 enclosed trailer (total weight w/ equipment approx. 4500 lbs) with trailer brakes and didn't have any problems. Just don't push the truck i.e. take it easy. I wouldn't do it long term but as a temp solution you'll be fine. Of course, I am assuming the truck is in good shape without any transmission problems.

Impressions Landscaping
05-05-2010, 02:10 PM
My half ton pulls my 16 open w/brakes perfectly fine. It works harder than my 3/4 and 1 ton obviously, but it does just fine. Just make sure you get yourself a brake controller, only because its not the getting going, but its the slowing down you gotta watch out for. By the way, I tow a Scag Cougar, Walker, and a Toro Proline walk behind with a few push mowers and other tools in the bed of the truck. Plus the wieght of the trailer and grass if I have any.

Jpeg lawn maintenance
05-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Thank you i really appreciate the feedback. I am going to buy a 16 foot as soon as i sell my 12 foot.