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mow4cash
02-16-2011, 11:00 PM
I have a 2500hd with 6.0. Will towing a 20' enclosed trailer with two turf tigers be too much abuse on the truck? Will it handle it easily or should I be using a 1ton or greater?

SNAPPER MAN
02-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Your truck will be fine.
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BlackBirdWS.6
02-16-2011, 11:44 PM
Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.

mow4cash
02-17-2011, 12:23 AM
Thanks guys. Thats what I thought but wanted to make sure.

PLS-Tx
02-17-2011, 03:39 AM
Let us know what your in town mpg is pulling this with the 6.0

tjlco
02-21-2011, 10:44 PM
Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.

and don't do that....without tounge weight you will sway like crazy on the highway. In fact, I make sure mowers are as far forward as possible

bobw
02-22-2011, 12:39 AM
Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.


Whoa...dude!:nono:

Never get your weight to the back of the trailer axles. That's a heck of way to end up in a ditch from trailer sway.

Loads should be arranged so that you get about a 60/40 balance of weight to the front/rear. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of the overall weight.

castlerockmo
02-22-2011, 02:00 AM
Whoa...dude!:nono:

Never get your weight to the back of the trailer axles. That's a heck of way to end up in a ditch from trailer sway.

Loads should be arranged so that you get about a 60/40 balance of weight to the front/rear. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of the overall weight.

This!!!
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aarons lawn
02-22-2011, 02:07 AM
yup you'll be good, i'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.

do not do this unless you plan on getting new equipment

BlackBirdWS.6
02-22-2011, 04:50 PM
I've always parked like that with mowers, or any thing else hauling and have never had my trailer sway.

aarons lawn
02-22-2011, 06:04 PM
I've always parked like that with mowers, or any thing else hauling and have never had my trailer sway.
u probally have a single axle trailer

BlackBirdWS.6
02-22-2011, 06:31 PM
negative tandem axle

OKSooner
02-22-2011, 08:10 PM
I've always parked like that with mowers, or any thing else hauling and have never had my trailer sway.
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