Just got my 7x16 in, but my 6truck wont pull it.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by instyle, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    I got my 7x16 enclosed trailer in. On Friday I bought a 94 Chev 1500 4x4, I hook it up and pull it down the high way and wow, I have to keep it in 3rd gear to keep 62mph. The truck has 5 gears (auto). This thing pulls like 3 tons of bricks. Not to mention the trailer is empty right now.

    Should it be this hard or is there a problem with my truck?
     
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Look at it this way, now you have a great excuse to get a new truck.
     
  3. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    But, I just bought the damn thing. :)

    I kinda like it.
     
  4. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    My 7x16 only weighs 2000 lbs or so empty, and my truck does not even know its there ('01 F250). So, I would have to say its your truck.
     
  5. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many miles on the truck?:confused:
     
  6. topdog

    topdog LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 205

    sounds like tranny problems to me, but i am no expert.

    it shouldn't have a problem pulling even with a load on the trailer.
     
  7. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    wht kind of motor u got?
     
  8. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    That's what I was wondering. Even the 6 cylinder W/T's shouldn't have much of a problem pulling an empty trailer. Next question....what's your differential gear ratio?
     
  9. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Parking Brake on?

    Trailer brakes draging?

    Overdrive turned off?
     
  10. velocicaur

    velocicaur LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    You will need to stay in third to carry any speed and its better for the tranny to do so rather than shifting all the time everytime you need to gain some speed.
     

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