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Old 02-14-2011, 02:21 PM
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I have a dodge dakota 2005 with a v8 tow pkg equipped I pull 6.5x12 with upto 4 yds mulch, a WB 48" and a 48" riding ZTR and a 21" push mower I have racks for 2 trimmers and blower rack on front I have carried a ton and a half of gravel with no problems I have been operating it like this for over 2 year just about 80,000 miles since purchase and have been using it to haul for six years previously I only had a 5x10 with the WB on it. I also use a 3.7 dakota periodically and have only had it hooked up fully loaded once..wouldn't want to make it a regular hauler...I started 10 years ago with full size Ram 1500 and periodically will use it to haul I feel the 05 dakota is well equipped for all that i haul and just as good as the Ram 1500 except for the brakes need replaced more often than I'd like to have to
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:26 PM
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Nope they are right. The trailer is an open trailer, dry weight is 2880lbs...I have the CAT scale weight slip to proove it and the trailer is 83" between the wheels and has an 18' long deck. The ztr is a John Deere, roughly 1400lbs for just the mower, just over 300lbs for the bagger, 160lbs for front ballast, plus a 11.5 gallon tank of gas which is 92lbs...added together that is 1952lbs, I rounded up to 2000lbs.

Those weights are correct though.
Ok, so I was wrong.... sorry, that just sounded heavy to me. Maybe my loaded trailer is heavier than I think
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:43 PM
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i dont know what my 18 foot big tex weighs but it feels heavy.gotta be 6-7k loaded up with all my stuff.
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