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Old 10-08-2006, 06:58 AM
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Dixie Chopper has a 2,000 tow rating. Some of the red mowers have a 100 pound rating. I pull a drag harrow, boats on trailers, yank small trees and bushes out of the ground etc. with my Dixie.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:23 AM
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It all depends on the ZTR he wants...There are varying degrees of hydrostatic pumps both in quality and ability...The HD one pulling trees is a light duty pump where as the TANK is built beefier with higher quality/ability pumps...but not to tow things with...but to run daily...Towing...depending on how often and how much weight each time...with a commercial unit...in a homeowner environment...would be the safest way to go IMHO...But then again I couldn't imagine using anything less than a tractor to tow enough wood to justify getting the thing (tractor OR ZTR) out of the garage or barn...
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:11 AM
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Man's law # 681

Man must AWAYS get out his toys from the toy shed to haul wood or anything else.
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:09 AM
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The manual for my itty bitty 1434 Gravely says 300 lbs max... check the owners manual
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:31 AM
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AN aerator will be fine, dump cart whatever. I mean what are you trying to tow? I wouldn't use it to make a boat around the yard or anything simialr in wieght. But a dethatcher, Aerator, roller etc... thats fine. Esp. for the ones with coolers for the hyd. pumps.
I agree, my Warrior 60" lists towing capacity in the manual but it has dual electric fans for the hydros. The capacity: UP to 500 lbs. but it also says it's not made for it, short distances, not recommended but if you HAVE to then we can't stop you, etc...

p.s.: Wood is HEAVY, I can hardly cover the floor of my 6x12 trailer with wood before it has reached it's weight limit.
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Old 10-08-2006, 12:52 PM
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I agree, my Warrior 60" lists towing capacity in the manual but it has dual electric fans for the hydros. The capacity: UP to 500 lbs. but it also says it's not made for it, short distances, not recommended but if you HAVE to then we can't stop you, etc...

p.s.: Wood is HEAVY, I can hardly cover the floor of my 6x12 trailer with wood before it has reached it's weight limit.
Thanks topsites....

Dunno how many times I have explained the BDP[ in BDP10 or BDP12 stands for BANTAM DUTY PUMP

You can tow a little with them, particularly on favorable terrain... but they are not made for it.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:31 PM
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Tell him to keep the tractor as a tow unit and buy a ztr for strictly mowing. If that's completely not going to happen, then just take twice the loads at half the weight.
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I am going to tell him the bad or good news however he looks at it. I told him just to keep the mower he has now it already has a 60" deck.

Thanks Mac
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:10 AM
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I used my eXmark Lazer 60/27 to tow my wifes tahoe the other day....

Her battery was dead and I had to move it to the front of my truck to give it a jump. It towed it pretty easy.

I have also used it to pull a walk behind that went head first over the edge of a pond on a pretty steep piece of embankment...
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:45 AM
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towing with ztr

Hate to say this, I used my Kubota zd-21 to pull my F-250 and trailer out of a slick yard twice. I couldn't get traction with the truck so I hitched the
zd and pull it about 10 ft. i went and bought a 4x4 truck.
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