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Truck and Trailer?

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

  1. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    I just bought a 6 by 12 trailer and I have a toyota tacoma v6 which can pull up to 5000lbs. The trailer weighs 1200 empty and I haven't towed it yet but would you guys suggest getting the transmission cooler from u-haul which is where I purchased my hitch. If not what would you guys suggest if anything to help cool the tranny etc.
  2. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Well weigh your options...

    Cost of a tranny cooler (good insurance)
    Cost of rebuilding or new trans. (bad position to have even in the off season)

    For the price of a cooler it's cheap insurance, That truck could haul it without a cooler and may never have a problem the entire time you own it but with anything mechanical... Things break...

  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 595

    On a Tacoma the cooler isn't really needed, however if your going to buy one, get it from the dealer, your safer, it WILL fit, and shouldn't be hard to install.
  4. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    First check to see if the truck is already eguipped with one.:) If it is not and you decide to buy one DONT BUY IT FROM UHAUL! Just head to your local auto parts; they're easy as hell to install. Only 2 hoses to connect.

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