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Ford Ranger tow capacities

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GTLC, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    Does anybody know the tow capacities of a Ford Ranger with a 3.0 Liter V6
    and/ or one with a 4.0 Liter V6, both with manual transmissions???

  2. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    Supposedly 5890lbs.

    I own a 97 - 3.0V6 Auto and pulling a empty 6'x10' is a PITA on the interstate, not to mention if loaded.
    A V8 is in my future.

    One other thing that does hurts me is the over-sized tires, 235/15 when it came stock with 225/14's.
  3. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    All Rangers can tow max gross weight @ 3500 # ( 2.4L 4 bangers can do just 2000#, a Z and the trailer ), they printed higher for newer model but they can't handle more than 3500 #. The small V 6 or newer 4.0 v6 is okay to pull a Z and a hydro WB, and 6x 10 trailer with equipment as long as they don't go over 3500. If you go over, your clutch will be very shortlived.
    F-150 and up all the way if you want to do lawn service.
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    my 2.3l Ranger has pulled up to 3500 lbs on a few occasions. has been pulling 2000 lbs for a few years.

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