Precision Lawncare

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by spencer087, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    6 inch Drop hitches, dirt, a tractor, and half tons don't mix to well bro.

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  2. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    Lol ya your absolutely right. I made the decision to get a 2500 and a gooseneck dump big enough to fit tractor in rather than a 4500 dump truck. My business is continuing to grow rapidly and I have decided it would be more beneficial that way I can run a landscape crew and a mowing crew at once.
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  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    a easier and cheaper fix would be a straight hitch when that loaded.

    I'd run that half ton into the dirt.
     
  4. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    I have a shorter drop hitch like a 2" but I didn't want to unhook it all and do all that jazz. And I plan on it. It'll stick with toting around that 16' until it rusts apart. Engines can always be fixed and the magnums last forever
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  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    So your saying you would rather scrape your trailer jack on the pavement while moving then to pull a pin out and change a hitch out?

    not only that, you look bafoonish rolling like that.

    Wow.
     
  6. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    all my hitches are overbuilit,

    you should have gotten a hitch plate, solid 2" stock for the receiver then the big flat plate with four holes and throw a pintle combo on there at the correct height for a level trailer. my pintle is rated for 16K, ball is rated for 12K. I dont mess around with those stupid adjustable hitches, too dangerous.

    oh and a 3.92 axle ratio on a 17K gvwr truck? not my cup of tea.
     
  7. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    Ya ill save all that for the new rig though when I'm towing heavier stuff. And that's what I was thinking too but it also says it has the best acceleration of any truck in its class. It must be something with their new tranny. Great truck I want one but I just don't find that the best option right now. I can be more productive runing 2 rigs
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  8. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you planing on getting a mower deck for the tractor or any other implements for it?
     
  9. spencer087

    spencer087 LawnSite Member
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    Yes right now I'm planning on a. brush hog and finish mower. Also eventually a backhoe for it and I'm trying to figure out how to get either a 4 in 1 or a grapple to work on it. I have a set of pallet forks over at the farm that I'm going to rig to fit on it as well. Those things are handy
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