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How Much Can You Safely Tow With Your ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr. Big, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31


    Quite a Bit!
  2. MONTE

    MONTE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 793

    I pulled a school bus about a half mile with mine worked fine!
  3. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31

    Lets see a pic.

    I did a search and found this guy towing about 2k.

    I need to tow about 3.

  4. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    I'd say that my 48" steel drum watered filled aerator rivals a 3k lb load. Use a super z and you'll be fine.
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    For some reason, it just doesn't seem like a good idea.
  6. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    WOW that pic was funny....
    I don't think my V6 ranger could pull that load unless, I was going downhill ;)
  7. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    The last time that pic showed up a Hustler rep said "you can pull anything with it you can pull with a XXhp lawn tractor. My Huskey manual on the other hand says "don't ever tow anything because you will jack knife and kill everyone within ear-shot".

    Because I'm a lazy bugger who was sweating to death wishing I had a walking tractor, this week I experimented with dragging dead palm trees with my Toro W/B. Sorry no pics available. After I daisy-chained the two trees together with cargo straps and hooked them to the velke, put my fat a$$ on board and hit go; it still went. Goes better on pavement though.
  8. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31

    So at what point do you damage the hydro pumps?
  9. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Shortly before the grinding noise commences...

    Sorry, what's your manual say? That's what they will warranty it for. Otherwise, work your way up to find the limit I guess.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The heaviest things I ever pulled with my Dixies was a 17 foot boat and my daughter's 98 Cavalier.

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