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Old 02-08-2012, 06:52 PM
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Is this strong enough for a Mowing truck?

I have a 5x8 trailer and an exmark 36, a couple of 21s and weedwackers, blowers etc. Would this truck be able to efficiently pull all of that?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/2808063491.html

I really like the mileage (duh) and it apparently gets around 23 highway mpg, and I need to commute from Philly to Binghamton NY pretty frequently so I am looking for fuel efficiency. The fact that it's 2wd doesn't really matter that much since I don't do snow removal.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:59 PM
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Ditch the tall tires and it will be fine. No phone number. You sure that ad is for real.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:01 PM
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It will get the job done for that size trailer and set up. Not fast by any means. I would take those tires off and get regular tires. You will have no room for expansion or if you decide to get into larger loads to carry.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:42 PM
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How would smaller tires affect anything? I really like the tires and rims lol
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:52 PM
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You should be fine with that truck. My son pulled a setup like you are describing with a '85 Honda Accord with no problems. The larger than stock tires changes the rear end ratio casuing the engine to be less powerful. If you get the truck and it seems doggy try putting stock tires on it. One thing though, if it is an automatic you may experience early failure from towing with oversized tires. If it is a stick you may have problems with the clutch.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:22 PM
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will be fine but lame that it is 2wd drive w/ offroad suspension and those tires
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:24 PM
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Yeah I hear what you all are saying. I guess I'll just stick with my Dodge Dakota 4x4
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You might think about saving up for a Tacoma. They are pretty tough trucks and get decent economy.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:27 PM
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You might think about saving up for a Tacoma. They are pretty tough trucks and get decent economy.
Yeah I would love to get a tacoma, they get amazing economy and they last a lifetime. Except the price is very steep.
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How would smaller tires affect anything? I really like the tires and rims lol
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Those tires are going to wear your bearing lot quicker
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