Anyone use a Jeep Wrangler to pull a trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ealbertson, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am thinking about buying a jeep wrangler to use as a backup to my Ford F250. I would also use it to plow snow. I just wonder how well it would pull. I have an 18' trailer with two zero turns and a 48" walk behind on it.

    Thanks,

    Ed
     
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Wranglers are only rated to pull 2500lbs.With it being a short wheelbase,you'll have problems stopping as well as swaying.
    A Grand Cherokee or Liberty would do fine though.The Liberty is rated at 5000 lbs.,but harder to lift due to the IFS.All other Jeeps have solid front axles.
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  3. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks NickN. It's not what I wanted to hear but thanks!
     
  4. rogerslawn

    rogerslawn LawnSite Member
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    Even though it is a back up it not only would'nt look professional pulling up to a customers home in a jeep , but what if you needed to haul something that day?
     
  5. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Hey now!:D I pull up all the time in my Jeep to customers homes.(For estimates)
     
  6. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
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    Damn, and all of this time I was trying to be a pro. My TJ has been holding me back. I guess I will go buy a beater half ton like everyone else and forget about standing apart from the crowd.

    LOL

    I tow everyday using a 99 TJ. Trailer is a 16' single axle open. I haul a JD 737, 21'', Backpack, Edger, 2 Trimmers, Water cooler, Tool box, and all kinds of junk (supplies).

    No problems at all. Although I did add brakes to the trailer.

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  7. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
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    :waving: Jeep Wave :waving:
     
  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    And you aren't over the 2000lb( I was wrong.Thought it was 2500) towing capacity with what you listed.He's talking about 2 Z mowers and a walkbehind on an 18' trailer.
    Not that a TJ can't do it,but it's unsafe.Not to mention what your insurance company would say should you have an accident and you're beyond your vehicles towing capacity.
     
  9. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Nice TJ,btw!
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  10. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    No I am a bit over 2k. And with the equiptment he is talking about towing he would be way over.
    Like I said, I have added brakes to the trailer and feel just as safe towing with my TJ as I do an F150.
     

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