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Ford Ranger

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wayne Landscaping, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    I was wondering if any LCO's have had any experience w/ Rangers & trailers. I am under a tight budget and it seems that the Ranger is the right pick. My question is if the Ranger can tow a trailer w/ a JD 757 and some hand tools on it. Thanks.

  2. Show-Me Lawn Care

    Show-Me Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    has it got a 4 cyl or 6 cyl?
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    If it's a 4L/V6 then Yes!
  4. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    So, I need a V6?
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Talk to qualitylandscaping. he ran rangers for a few years i believe.
  6. Show-Me Lawn Care

    Show-Me Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I wouldn't think the 4 would like pulling much at all. I drive an Explorer with the 4.0L V6 and pull a 48" & 36" WB, two 21"s, a trimmer, blower, edger, gas cans, tools, etc. You can feel it straining when going up inclines...
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    A guy that I worked for for 6 years used a small '94 Nissan with a 4 cyl. in it and it was awesome. We would pull a walker and a 21" JD on a 5' x 10' tandem trailer with assorted blower, edger etc. in the box. Also handled towing 3 yards of mulch pretty well too although it could have used some extra suspension with the heavier loads.

    I'd suggest if you're getting a small truck like that to get a standard.
  8. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    I've been using a 4cyl 5 speed ranger for over 2 years, pulling a 5x10 trailer with a 48" scag wb, 22" craftsmen, blower, trimmer, etc, and it really didn't do to bad. Definately would recommend putting on a good hitch, as the weight is a much for the bumper. It is a bit gutless, but gets the job done.
  9. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I started out with a 6 cyl. Ford Ranger and still have it as a back-up. Use every so often when the F-150 is in for oil changes etc.
    It pulled my 10x6 trailer with a John Deere 36" wb and a Wright Stander, 2 trimmers, 2 push mowers and a bunch of other tools.
    Great little trucks for the money.
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    The truck in the picture can tow a 5 x 8 or 5x10 with a Z and trimmers, tools, etc. It gets work done, not problem as long as you don't do fast or hard driving. The hard part is when pulling sods or mulch the truck is not strong enough to handle that kind of weight, you then need a 3/4 ton truck like F 250.

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