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Old 05-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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rollback truck for moving equipment

I am trying to decide between a 3500 series new dump 6 ton deckover trailer

I believe with a gas engine and 4.10 gears i can tow 14,000# with a 3500.


or a used cheaper rollback truck like this



1 how can i tell how much weight the rollback truck will hold?

7.3 diesel engine 5 spd, non cdl, non airbrakes

2 can i fit a cat 6500# mini ex and a 55 hp tractor with loader on a 24' rollback bed? I realize the loader may have to be over the truck cab to fit length wise.

3 loading 2 machines at once on rollback... i know this is possible as Bobcat delivers our equipment with similar truck ( i think dual rear axle tho)
and often has more than one thing, but do I need to add more than one winch to it to do this?
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:11 PM
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That would be a good decent enough setup. Years ago the John Deere dealer had a setup like this. However, it was a tandem. They could haul a 13,000 tractor with tandems.

It will work, provided you don't exceed the capacity of the truck. I am guessing you will have 7,000 pound of carrying capacity. Again that will depend on weight of the truck with the bed, and staying at 25,999# or less.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:27 PM
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No u will ise one winch to tie down first machine. Then 2i bindets on rear of it. And the second machine will use 4 binders like if it was on a trailer.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:30 PM
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I think you would be maxed out on weight with one machine on there. Now you could tow up to 10K lbs behind it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:11 PM
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You determine the weight capacity by subtracting the empty vehicle weight from GVWR. The empty weight should be on the registration. A 6500 lb. ex and a 55hp tractor with loader will probably weight 13 or 14K combined and will be likely too heavy for the rollback. Going to be tough to legally move those two machines at the same time without straying into CDL territory. One way as mentioned above would be hauling one machine on that rollback and towing the other on a trailer rated at less than 10K.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:27 PM
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One thng you might consider is how do you plan on moving material around dirt,stone etc if you decide to get the international ?
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