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Old 06-28-2012, 06:25 PM
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Some of these comments are really cracking me up.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 PM
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Accident waiting to happen.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:14 PM
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Not that it is right, but it is done all the time. A large farm down the road from me has a couple large liquid manure spreaders that they rent out through a dealer. They go up to a hour away and farmers that rent them usually tow them with pickups, they have lights but I am pretty sure they have no brakes. I see AG dealers and distributors pull large heavy tanks and implements with out brakes with 3/4 ton's. This is not just on side roads they run HWY's to. Like I said, it's not right but it happens all around us everyday.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 PM
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Like it was posted before drain the air out the tank and the trailer with free wheel, 9000 pounds isn't a whole lot of weight for the truck to free wheel in the grand scheme of things, is it the best idea ,not really but I'd do it and not think twice about it. But seeing how you have a big truck you should just take that , DOT won't bat an eye at you , the pick up looks like your trying to get away with something , they can't see in your pocket that's you only have a permit
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:59 PM
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Doesnt seem to be an issue anyhow. I made a CL add that says "eager beaver guy, you are not getting my emails" This guy must be pretty dumb.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:18 PM
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Some reasons why you shouldn't besides the obvious.

The trailer tongue will be to high off the ground for your truck unless you move the pintle down.

The trailer tongue weight is to heavy. Your truck is a 3/4 not even a one ton.

Safety chains are to large to go through the holes on your hitch.

The electrical is not a standard flat pin. Round pin.

A 12 ton trailer yes but a twenty ton completely different trailer.

You should go get it with your dump truck, cdl or not it is the correct way. You get pulled over the ticket is a lot less than wreaking your pickup, trailer, and killing someone. You will also be able to see if the trailer works correctly for you when you hook it up to the tow vehicle you plan on using.

You will need the practice driving.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bobcat_ron View Post
Anything is possible with today's advertised pick up trucks on TV. Hell you could roll into a gravel quarry and ask the loader operator to dump a ton of gravel from maximum height right into the unprotected box, then hitch up your trailer and pull a small tractor or skid steer out of a very poorly planned building site that lacks proper drainage for parking vehicles, then if you still need something to do, go down to the docks and haul a frigging massive boat on a 3 axle trailer, and don't forget to brag about your integrated trailer brake controller and built in exhaust brake while you pass fully loaded highway trucks with real loads going downhill, because you drive an AMERICAN built truck.
Oh, and don't forget your Viagra just in case you find yourself pulling a horse trailer in the mud and you decide to use the horse to pull you out, I don't know what that has to do with having a limp noodle and trucks, but it sounds and looks AWESOME!!!!
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this seriously made me laugh so hard
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:58 PM
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well i got my cdl a on tuesday so if i find a trailer i'll take the dump truck
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