8hp

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by McGaw, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    Not to sure if this is the right spot to post this but...

    I'm able to buy an 8hp Turf Trac from a neighbor for $60. Runs fine. Nothing wrong with it that I can see. Needs paint, and I will rewire it. Just wondering how much weight a 8hp can pull.
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Depending on the weight of the machine, tires, gear reduction, surface, friction. It may be able to pull a jumbo jet or another mower? Tell us all the parameters of the mower and what you want to pull?
     
  3. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    Not to sure what you mean about the parameters of it, but I would like to be able to pull a 32.5"w x 42.5"l x 12"h full of... dirt, rocks, mulch, plants, etc.
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Parameters would be just what you said. You want to pull a wagon load of rocks. 8 HP is really pretty powerful. Tell me about your transmission and weight of the tractor? So far I don't see why it could not pull it on moderate grades.
     
  5. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    Honestly I'm not to sure. I will be able to tell you in a week or two. Going over to pick it up. I figure at the very least repaint it and sell it. I just wasn't sure, like my snowblower is a 8hp. And they're selling 22's and stuff. Thank you for replying, I will post some pics of it when I go to pick it up.
     
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    All in all a 8hp tractor will pull your load.
     

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