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4Runner towing question...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HEM, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. HEM

    HEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Did a search, couldn't really find what I was looking for so here goes: I have a 95 4Runner. How feasible is it to use to tow a Bobcat or Case skid steer? Looking at getting into the skid steer business but I want to rent before I buy, I figure I can line up jobs for the same day and pay the daily price, like $180. Let me know. OH yeah it's a V6, not a 4 banger. Auto tranny too.

    Chandler
     
  2. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    Don't even try it. There is no way it is going to work. I really hope that you are joking. Your front tires will be off the ground.
     
  4. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    If the transmission doesn't cook the weight of the load will probably push you right through the first stop light.
     
  5. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    you kidding when you said you wanted to commit suicide....? right?...
     
  6. HEM

    HEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    got it, thanks.
     
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Bad, bad, very bad idea. With a skid loader you will want at least a 3/4 ton pickup or larger.

    Its not safe
    The vehicle is not designed for that kind of work.

    Its a poor idea.
     
  8. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    HEM, sounds like a great idea! You can tow two skidsteers with that truck. Also, can I take out an insurance policy on you? Also, a list of your current customers would be nice!:) Seriously though, I've towed a perfectly weighted skidsteer with an s-10(4.3)...but, it was kind of hairy. I would not recommend it. Especially if you're using it for business, you'll melt that truck to the ground hauling a skid. A 1500 will work, but you'll have to be careful.
     
  9. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    I would still say nothing less than a 3/4 ton for a regular sized skid steer IMO.
     
  10. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    ive towed a couple skids with my half ton and it is nerve racking. I have a few suspension upgrades as well, bigger braking system, and the 6.0 and its still ruff.
     

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