Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jsfrk, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    I have a 95 chevy (1500) Z71. Is this enough to pull a 7 x 14 or 7 x 16 trailer, with a Lazer z and Turf tracer on it?
     
  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    What size engine?
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    You shouldn't have any problems....the only thing you'll wear on eventually would be the tranny, and much of that can be avoided by not using overdrive when doing most of your towing (off highway).
     
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Likely it is. Total weight of trailer and equip stated is maybe, somewhere around 4k lbs? Towing capacities vary by make/model, 2wd vs. 4wd, what you have under the hood, auto/std transmission, gear ratio, etc. Check your owner's manual and see what your capacity is.
     
  5. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 458

    GET TRAILER BRAKES :waving:
     
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Agreed. I'll never be without them again.
     
  7. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    The engine is a 5.7l V8.
     
  8. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Guys, the Z71 is the 4x4 package.

    It should be fine.

    I have a 92 chevy 4x4 and i can pull up to 5000*
     
  9. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    That truck should work great for you. The 5.7L is a work horse and shouldn't give you any problems. Like others have said, use a trailer with brakes since the factory brakes on a 1/2 ton pick-up aren't made to handle heavy loads. The brakes on my trailer have saved me from a couple accidents this year.
     
  10. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I pull a 7x16 foot with a 97 Z71 so you should be fine I do have trailer brakes.
     

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