OK, I'll try to make this not too long. Today I installed two 10' crepes B&B. The ball is 30" and according to the nursery, each weighs about 800 lbs.. So on the New Holland I have the front end loader and the post hole digger in back. Well, once the holes are marked and dug, it's time to get the trees. I know the NH can handle it with my 5K capacity chain. No problem except, remember all I have in back is a post hole digger. Not much butt back there. Here's the question. Where in the heck is the best place to haul these muthas around in relation to the ground? When I had them about 2-3 ft. off the ground, the rear tires were scary light. A few times they would come off the ground a little and I'm thinking, "Here I go!". When I took the second one off the truck I kept it high in the air and it was way more stable. Since the tree was closer to the tractor and the weight was pushing more downward at the center of the tractor, it felt much more sturdy. The big problem there is if I do get into a jam, I can't drop the tree in a hurry. Face it, the key is having way more weight back there but I was in a tight spot and had to make do. Either way, the trees look great and the New Holland is asleep still on the trailer.