20' enclosed trailer what to tow with?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mow4cash, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. mow4cash

    mow4cash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I have a 2500hd with 6.0. Will towing a 20' enclosed trailer with two turf tigers be too much abuse on the truck? Will it handle it easily or should I be using a 1ton or greater?

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Your truck will be fine.
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  3. BlackBirdWS.6

    BlackBirdWS.6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.
  4. mow4cash

    mow4cash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Thanks guys. Thats what I thought but wanted to make sure.
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    Let us know what your in town mpg is pulling this with the 6.0
  6. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    and don't do that....without tounge weight you will sway like crazy on the highway. In fact, I make sure mowers are as far forward as possible
  7. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807


    Never get your weight to the back of the trailer axles. That's a heck of way to end up in a ditch from trailer sway.

    Loads should be arranged so that you get about a 60/40 balance of weight to the front/rear. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of the overall weight.
  8. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. aarons lawn

    aarons lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    do not do this unless you plan on getting new equipment
  10. BlackBirdWS.6

    BlackBirdWS.6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I've always parked like that with mowers, or any thing else hauling and have never had my trailer sway.

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