Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-24-2004, 09:36 AM
jsfrk jsfrk is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 126
Truck

I have a 95 chevy (1500) Z71. Is this enough to pull a 7 x 14 or 7 x 16 trailer, with a Lazer z and Turf tracer on it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-24-2004, 09:38 AM
Bolts Indus. Bolts Indus. is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sacville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 42
What size engine?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-24-2004, 09:38 AM
Runner's Avatar
Runner Runner is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 13,494
You shouldn't have any problems....the only thing you'll wear on eventually would be the tranny, and much of that can be avoided by not using overdrive when doing most of your towing (off highway).
__________________
Joe

Thank you, Dad - for always being the dad that you were. You truly are my hero. You always were.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-24-2004, 09:39 AM
GreenMonster's Avatar
GreenMonster GreenMonster is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 2,705
Likely it is. Total weight of trailer and equip stated is maybe, somewhere around 4k lbs? Towing capacities vary by make/model, 2wd vs. 4wd, what you have under the hood, auto/std transmission, gear ratio, etc. Check your owner's manual and see what your capacity is.
__________________
Mark
Green Monster Landscapes

"Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl.... oh oh oh the sweetest thing"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2004, 10:14 AM
Mikes Lawn Landscape's Avatar
Mikes Lawn Landscape Mikes Lawn Landscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 458
GET TRAILER BRAKES
__________________

Get out NOW
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-24-2004, 10:16 AM
GreenMonster's Avatar
GreenMonster GreenMonster is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NH
Posts: 2,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikes Lawn Landscape
GET TRAILER BRAKES
Agreed. I'll never be without them again.
__________________
Mark
Green Monster Landscapes

"Blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl.... oh oh oh the sweetest thing"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2004, 10:27 AM
jsfrk jsfrk is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 126
The engine is a 5.7l V8.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-24-2004, 11:57 AM
Eric 1's Avatar
Eric 1 Eric 1 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toccoa Ga.
Posts: 1,223
Guys, the Z71 is the 4x4 package.

It should be fine.

I have a 92 chevy 4x4 and i can pull up to 5000*
__________________
"Now thats cool"----- Blue County
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-24-2004, 12:45 PM
work_it's Avatar
work_it work_it is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 1,245
That truck should work great for you. The 5.7L is a work horse and shouldn't give you any problems. Like others have said, use a trailer with brakes since the factory brakes on a 1/2 ton pick-up aren't made to handle heavy loads. The brakes on my trailer have saved me from a couple accidents this year.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-24-2004, 12:49 PM
Lux Lawn's Avatar
Lux Lawn Lux Lawn is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 2,296
I pull a 7x16 foot with a 97 Z71 so you should be fine I do have trailer brakes.
__________________
Luxury Lawn
Larry

www.luxurylawninc.com

http://www.facebook.com/#!/LarryN828
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 PM.

Page generated in 0.09630 seconds with 7 queries