Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lsu03, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    can you pull anything frequently(2-3 times a week, only about 20 miles) with a 4 cylinder?

    also, could you fit two kids along with the driver in a single cab? with auto? with manual?
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok maybe 1-2 times a week:waving:
  3. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    sounds good.
  4. Carolina Green

    Carolina Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I used to pull a 17 foot bass boat with a 4 banger. You should be find as long as you don't have a alot of hills. I would be more concerned with stopping power than pulling power. My 2cents :weightlifter:
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have sometimes 3 crew, and a fully loaded ranger, and one has a 4 banger, and all without problems.
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,722

    Have read on here some guys are getting upper 20s in mpg's with their 4 cyl Rangers...a good selling point for your folks, lsu03.

    My '00 4cyl Nissan Frontier (a solid lil truck, imo) is good for 22, maybe 23mpg...though I've never taken a pure hwy trip with it to see what she'd max out at.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Afaik some trucks like the Iveco Trakker have 4 cylinders, but somehow I think we speak of something lesser.

    All depends on the weight, the gears, the transmission bands or clutch type (heavy duty or not).
    Then it's not just pulling but stopping, too...
    Most passenger / smaller vehicles are rated to tow UP to 1,000 pounds total.
    And I wouldn't recommend it any more than a few times a year.

    I'm not saying you need an 18-wheeler here, but as for pulling landscaping trailers or weights, you need a full size pickup in comparison... Here's the type of truck that has a 4-banger (at least I think it does), but that's one stout compact truck:

  8. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    i even offered to buy a truck but my parents for some reason would rather pay their own money on a car that will get what, 5 extra miles to the gallon, maybe. i dont understand. i mean if i want to use my hard earned money on something so they dont have to, they should be willing, but whatever.
  9. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    they are worried that a reg. cab cant hold 3 ppl, but mom doesnt like the jump seat ex. cabs. some though, face forward not inward.
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    My 4 banger work fine......

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