Originally Posted by caseysmowing
That doesn't sound like fun. 32hp kubota is a pretty good size tractor to be pulled by a half ton. Did your insurance company drop you??? You have to be very carefull when using a half ton passed its limits.
No they didn't drop me, I had helper springs on the truck to help level out the load, and the tractor is a B3200 that weighs empty 1964lbs..... all within the limits of the truck a lot lighter than a dump bed insert loaded into the back of a truck. The problem was all that weight was pushing on the truck and it didn't have anywhere to go so the pawl inside just snapped from the tension and took off. Just remember what you said above "you have to be very careful when using a half ton passed its limits..."
I'm amazed at the number of 1/2 trucks I see around here pulling 5th wheel campers and the such.