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93 chevy 1500 vs skid steer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by STRINGALATION, Mar 28, 2008.


    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    with a 93 1500 v8 1/2 ton can i pull a skiddy. getting tired of subbing so i was thinking about the rental game with my skid-steer work but i keep getting told i cannot pull one. i'm coming out of a jeep and this is my first truck so i thought i was huge and could pull the world .....until..... a whale pulled up next to me a f-350 dually 4-door duramax................:hammerhead:

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    a 1/2 ton cannot pull a skid steer most rental yards will not even let you hook up with a 1/2 ton. alot of places will deliver though.
  3. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    It's not so much pulling....ITS" STOPPING!
  4. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I have 94 5.7 350 and they only have 220HP and 330 torque. Small power band. Its gotta eat so much gas
  5. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    ya most 1/2 tons dont have brake controllers. if u could get it moving ud probably blow a few lights and stops signs. well actually my 04 will pull 9000lbs the 2 wheel drive will pull 9500lbs the 08s will pull 11,000lbs thats a ford thou which is better i just had to say it.
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,992

    I pull a 4500lb tractor with my half ton 1988 Chev with no problem.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    I have seen plenty of half ton's with trailer brake controllers.

    Depends on the size of the skid loader. Most of the time I moved em with either a 3/4 or 1 ton.

    There have been a handful of times I have seen a 1/2 ton do the job, but they were not the really big skid loaders.
  8. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    My story... '99 1/2 ton chevy, 16' equipment trailer, Bobcat S180? (rental unit, cant remember for sure), 3 miles towing on secondary rd., = broken frame, both sides, right at rear shackles. Not a good day.
    I know, before all you FERD guys chime in, the frames on the Chevies are junk, I know this. I have two of them, I am answering the original posters' question. (On a side note, I still wouldn't own a FERD)
  9. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Ford has the powerstroke, Gm has the dmax. Sorry had to correct u, but as a dmax owner i felt compelled:gmctruck:

    As far as towing a skid, i think its a little much. Put a break controller in the truck even if towing smaller loads. Good luck

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    Man, I can't believe no one got to that before bowtie.

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