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How much can I haul?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by redoak77, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Alright, heres the deal I got an S-10 in may thinking i would be haulin a smalll 5x8 trailer this year. Well, things have really taken of and i am often using my friends 7x14 car hauling trailer to tote my our mowers around. I know it probably isnt the best thing for my truck(since i dont have brake hook up yet) What i was wondering was hpow much can i pull with my S-10 when i do get a brake hook up? I have a V- 2-wheel drive and a hitch on the bumper that says i can pull 3500lbs. I want to get a big trailer but i just dont know how big?
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    That is probablyh a dual axle trailer rated at 7000# - too big for your tonka truck
  3. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

    Don't get a big trailer - get a big truck. Hauling a trailer that is going to overload your truck could be a real safety concern for you and other people on the road.
  4. redoak77

    redoak77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I know i have a small truck but i cant part with it (long story) I guess my final question is can i pull a utility 6x12?
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Your capacity should be listed on the tag inside your drivers side door jam. It will state your gross towing capacity. I would say a 12 footer with one commercial mower and various trimmers & blowers and such would be your limit with that truck. If things are taking off, better get a bigger truck or u will regret it.
  6. midtnstone

    midtnstone LawnSite Member
    from mid tn
    Messages: 76

    my concern would not be if it can pull it but rather can i stop it when i need to. i agree with everybody else get a bigger truck
  7. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Your truck may be able to pull that weight now, but it's going to tear your engine up. I'm sure it's not any bigger than a V-6 if it is in an S-10 pick-up.

    I would definately suggest a full size truck with a V-8 engine and maybe even four wheel drive.
  8. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    well u can not for long u prob have to give in and get a bigger truck
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    You'll be wearing out your transmission before you tear anything else up. Also, this bumper hitch you have is no match for a car hauling trailer. With everything you describe here, you have a recipe for disaster.

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