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Old 01-06-2014, 10:30 AM
TuffTurfLawnCare TuffTurfLawnCare is offline
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I towed a 48" plugger behind my 1991 deere 318 this fall. I asked aout it on here and everyone said the same thing, do it. I did it and the jobs went very fast. I had two bags of concrete on the tray, neatly wrapped up in a tarp them ratchet strapped down to keep them from moving or spreading concrete in the yards. It worked great.

That being said, I think it deserves to be said that the right tractor is needed to do this reliably. I wouldnt do it with a small tractor from lowes or HD or anything with a k46 rear end. They dont like pulling hard loads up hills for hours on end. My 318 has liquid filled ag tires and I can add 300lbs to the rear weight bracket if I need too. I never had a worry about slipping a tire or or not making it up a hill. The 318 is the size of normal riding mower, but thats where the similarities end. It is designed for ground engaging work, the big box riding mowers are not.
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