Towing a gooseneck with isuzu npr?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KrayzKajun, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    How are the NPRs at towing? Thought about going the flatbed route, that way i can tow my open landscape trailer. Even thought about putting a recessed gooseneck hitch to tow my 25' deckover. So lets here the input from yall who have towed with one.
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  2. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    should be very maneuverable, not sure about the power for the npr. i would guess a manual transmission would be a must. with your highest mountains to climb being the river bridges it could be doable.
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    anyone else?
     
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think it would have to much of an issue... You won't be flying down the highway at 80 but should be all right
     
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My concern would be enough horse power for pulling, but I don't think you'll be able to run 80 mph either.
     
  6. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
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    my old F350 diesel probably has less HP and torque than the Isuzu, I regularly tow 12,000# with it. I think you will be fine in traffic and where it's flatter roads. I don't see much problem keeping up hwy speed under those conditions. you wo't win any races but will get there. Also, I believe the Isuzu has a higher rear end gear ratio which will work in your favor.
     
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sure you can do it well enough. It won't be a powerhouse.
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw a company last fall in orlando with a crew cab isuzu and pulling a fifth wheel trailer behind it similar to a tractor trailer setup. The trailer was about 25' long, 8' wide with a ramp like a landscaping bed. It had large ZTR's front to back. It also had a single 12K axle with dual wheels under the trailer.
     
  9. aird208

    aird208 LawnSite Member
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    What year of NPR are you talking about? We have a 93 with the 3.9 diesel, 12' flatbed that we use as our lawn rig towing our 7x16 enclosed. It can be slow going, especially up hills. Our 2001 NPR Spray rig has the 4.8 diesel and has much more power.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a 94' that im fixing up.
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