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lildog132
01-17-2004, 09:26 PM
I sold my older 94' F-150 and bought a 98' Ford Ranger V6 3.0 L. All I have is a 36" scag that I roll up with aluminum ramps into the bed and a trimmer. I dont think it would be a problem for the truck, but just making sure? Tough Enough? And when I do decide to get a trailor, will it be able to hull that and maybe a 48"?

SHOW ME STATE RIDER
01-17-2004, 09:28 PM
FULL SIZE

Avery
01-17-2004, 09:29 PM
IMO you will be pushing it when you add the trailer and 48" And carrying you mower in the bed of a p/u is going to severly limit the work you can do.

satxmow
01-17-2004, 09:35 PM
i have a 32" gravely and a ranger. i also bought the ramps and drove the gravely up the ramps. its bothersome and time consuming. you have to make sure the ramps stay on tight. Its a long drop if your off:mad: i also felt it did not look professional imo. everything fits tight as well no room for much more. a friend let me borrow his trailer till i recieved mine.

lildog132
01-17-2004, 09:39 PM
yea, well im not really thinking about going any further then just my 36". And all im going to be doing is the simple mow, trim, blow. So its not going to "severly limit whatever.....". so using the truck just to put the 36 in the bed and a few other things will be fine right?

FrankenScagMachines
01-17-2004, 09:42 PM
yes 36 in bed is no problem if thats what you wanna do. If you later get a trailer and a 48" keeping the 36", that would be the maximum I'd pull with a ranger on a regular basis. Maybe by that time you could get a bigger truck again.

chefdrp
01-17-2004, 11:24 PM
I had a ranger 4X4 edge. I pulled my 10 footer with a Z and my other stuff all season. I had no prob.

NCSULandscaper
01-17-2004, 11:32 PM
Dont worry you will be just fine pulling a trailer, with both mowers on it. Used a Ranger for 2 years pulling a trailer and its still going strong with almost 100,000 miles on it.

juststarting023
01-18-2004, 12:30 AM
I use a 98 ranger v6 3.0 also and I pull a 12 ft trailer and 2 bobcat 48 and 52 walkbehinds and all my stuff and have never had a problem yet and my truck has 75,000 on it and can probably get another 2 years out of it. You must do good preventive maintenance on it and all of your equipment.

lildog132
01-18-2004, 01:11 AM
I dont doing matinence on my equipment has anything to do with how well my Ranger will hold up

Envy Lawn Service
01-18-2004, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by lildog132
I dont doing matinence on my equipment has anything to do with how well my Ranger will hold up

That sounds a bit 'smart' to me. His whole post was good useful information and advise for you. My advise to you is to have a little respect for those who are trying to help you out.

With that said, the Ranger should be fine. Mine is older than yours but they should be pretty close. I've hauled heavier loads in my bed with no problems. Other than being cramped, I don't foresee any problems other than you missing the size of your old truck.

If an when you add the 48" it should do fine also. I can pull the Z and a lawn tractor with no problem. But remember pulling and stopping are two different things. I'd go with a trailer with brakes for the extra help stopping.

My specs
'92 Ranger XLT
3.0L
5 speed
2x4
0 mechanical issues
159,000 + miles

Regular Maintenance pays!!!

Soupy
01-18-2004, 02:28 AM
When I first started out. I had a F 150 and hauled a 38" walk behind in the bed. I had a roll out ramp (which was nice but took up about a foot of the bed). I kept having front end problems. Nothing major, Just be prepared to drop a little money in the front end every now and then.

mtdman
01-18-2004, 03:01 AM
I had a 97 ranger for 2 years, pulled a trailer for 1 1/2 with 54 inch wb on it. I never had problems. When we upgraded to a bigger trailer and another wb things got a little slow, though. And that was with a 4 cyl.

Soupy
01-18-2004, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by lildog132
I sold my older 94' F-150 and bought a 98' Ford Ranger V6 3.0 L. All I have is a 36" scag that I roll up with aluminum ramps into the bed and a trimmer. I dont think it would be a problem for the truck, but just making sure? Tough Enough? And when I do decide to get a trailor, will it be able to hull that and maybe a 48"?

Originally posted by lildog132
yea, well im not really thinking about going any further then just my 36". And all im going to be doing is the simple mow, trim, blow. So its not going to "severly limit whatever.....". so using the truck just to put the 36 in the bed and a few other things will be fine right?


Another 16 year old that can't make up his mind :confused:

lildog132
01-18-2004, 12:47 PM
17, to be exact...... and i've made up my mind already since I already have the truck

Potchkins
01-18-2004, 12:55 PM
in a ranger you should have got the 4.0