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need trailer advise

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Turfrific, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    i got a s10 2.2 4 cylinder,think i could pull a trailer and equipment no more then 2000 lbs?
     
  2. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    haha im on top again
     
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    I pulled a 7'x10' utility trailer with my s10/2.2/5speed and it had two 4x4 atv's on the trailer(about 1100lbs), got almost 20mpg on a highway drive. I could use 5th no problem.

    I also once pulled the same trailer loaded with 1300lbs on it, and 400lbs in the truck box, got about 16mpg on that trip. It was working hard, to maintain 65 I had to keep it in 4th, because in 5th it would drop speed on any hill.

    So from that, I would say that 2000lbs would be a bit much for a 2.2

    mine was in great shape too, only about 20,000 miles on it then. (35,000 now)
     
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Maybe for a week or so...depends on age of the truck
     
  5. CuttingEdgeTM

    CuttingEdgeTM LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 11

    It also depends on how far you are pulling this trailer and if you have a lot of hills. Had a similar setup when I was racing ATV's. The track wasn't far and it was pretty flat, so not a big issue, but pulling that 2,000 pounds up and down hills for a distance may be.

    Just food for thought.
     
  6. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    its a 95. thanks alot for the help, also has just over 100,000 miles on it.
     
  7. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Can you afford the down time if it fails on you?
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    dude, those engines don't have what it takes to handle 2000 payload daily nor does the tranny. You'll be looking for a different truck before the summer is over.

    Auto tech here for the past 25 years.
     
  9. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    how about a small trailer and like a 48 inch bob-cat walk behind or z rider
     
  10. Turfrific

    Turfrific LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    lol, the v6 car my sister gave me could probably pull more.
     

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