View Full Version : pic of my part time rig

06-25-2004, 06:56 PM
It tows pretty good. I just hope my clutch likes it!!! Backing a trailer period is fun, but add a clutch, and trying to back is just plain mind boggling!! Anybody know what i am talking about??

Well later guys! snapper

06-25-2004, 06:58 PM
one more pic. man i hate this 15 or more words i have to babble!!

06-25-2004, 06:59 PM
i drive stick and backin trailers arent that bad or i dont think so at least

06-25-2004, 06:59 PM
so does your new trailer work out good?

06-25-2004, 07:01 PM
one more pic. man i hate this 15 or more words i have to babble!!
BLAHHH try again

06-25-2004, 10:51 PM
Old timer once told me, when backing up, with a trailer, steer with the bottom of the steering wheel the way you want the trailer to go.
and practice practice practice

06-26-2004, 12:07 PM
How hard do yall think this trsiler is goin to be on my truck?? I hope not too much. The only thing i am concerned about is the clutch. What do you all think??

Later snapper

Luscious Lawns
06-26-2004, 01:21 PM
Don't abuse the clutch by slipping it any more than you have to. That S-10 is a tough machine, it should take that light load like a charm. In the ole days I hauled a 16 ft dual axel trailor with 2 Lazers loaded. But it was a handfull. Thank God for NPRs

06-26-2004, 01:35 PM
Is that s-10 the 4 or the 6 cyl.????
the 6 will have no problem but the 4 will be rough getting onto the highway...

06-26-2004, 02:11 PM
If it's a six 2.8 or 4.3? The 2.8 are pretty feeble, but a 4.3 will roll out pretty good. Four or five speed?

06-26-2004, 02:25 PM
How much does that seat attachment thing cost?

06-26-2004, 02:31 PM
If I remember correctly, a rider sulkie like that from Exmark runs somewhere around $500. Not sure if it is more or less right now.

06-26-2004, 11:35 PM
it is a 2.8 v-6 four speed. I towed it today and it took a spell to wind up but did pretty good. I kept it in fourth on the highway. Lugged down to 45 up hill, would 60+ down hill, and 50 55 on the straights. So i believe it will handle it for a while..

Later guys snapper

06-28-2004, 02:09 AM

I use my s-10 to pull the outfit below. I do have the 4.3 so dont really have any problems (other than switching to stiffer rear leafs) . I also dont have all that hilly terrain you have in the Knoxville area. But if you should realise that its pulling down a little too hard on your 2.8, you could always opt for a slight change in rear-end gearing. A little gearing can go a long ways ... just dont forget to change speedometer gearing to match. ;) Glad to see another S-10 :) Good luck and happy mowing!

dustin ward
06-28-2004, 03:33 AM
got to start somewhere,i wish i had pic of my first rig,pretty close to the size of a shoebox...lol

06-28-2004, 03:44 AM
shouldn't be too bad, just use caution when backing up a hill (like a driveway), that adds a lot of stress when pushing the load. i have a '93 ranger 4.0 V6 with a 5 speed, i pull a 6x12, 52" lazer hp, 36" metro, trimmer rack that's loaded and blower and rack. stopping is worse than getting going with this little truck. i've actually had a yard of mulch and the loaded trailer before, that was fun!

06-28-2004, 04:09 AM
Good luck with the rig. Go easy on the clutch, that trailer looks heavy(saw the close ups in your first thread).
Don't worry about the backing up thing, In a few weeks you will not even think about it any more. Burger is right, -bottom of wheel to the way you want the trailer to go.