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NPR/Cabover Trucks for Towing?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Tony Clifton, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    I wanted to know if any of you guys that have Isuzus or Chevy Cabovers use your trucks for towing skid steers or tractors. We have 2 with landscape bodies on them that the maintenance crews use and love them. We are planning on getting another for one of the landscaping crews, and putting a dump body on it. I just want to know how well these trucks would handle pulling a heavy piece of equipment. I have never seen one pulling a skid steer or tractor (our skid steer is a New Holland LS180 so its pretty heavy, our tractor is smaller so I am not as concerned about it.) Any input would be helpful, also I am not looking for answers related to the GVWR of the truck. Thanks
  2. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I was coming back from Florida on I-95 this past Wednesday, and there was an NPR box truck pulling a Dodge Ram quad cab pickup. It was moving along quite nicely, too. There were a ton of NPR's running around down in the Daytona area, along with several Mitsu Fusos. If only I could convince my boss at my full-time job that we need an NPR.
  3. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    we have an Isuzu NPR Turbo diesel and pull about 4000 lbs quite often with not a problem at all. I called Isuzu many years ago when I got the truck and they said 5000 lbs wouldn't be a problem with the truck fully loaded. I would say a tractor in the 3-4000 lb class would be ok, but a skidsteer and trailer would be pushing it unless you went with the FRR model.


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