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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Jpeg lawn maintenance, May 2, 2010.

  1. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    I cant find anything on the search but want some opinions. Iam thinking about getting a 16ft trailer tandem axle brakes on both axle will a half ton be ok pulling that until i get bigger truck ? Dont wanna do alot of damage to my truck in the mean time. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    it depends on if it is a open or enclosed trailer or what you will have on it. figure out how much you will be towing and go from there
     
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    I would not feel comfortable towing with a half ton dodge on a regular basis. I am assuming you will be getting an open trailer. It depends on how much weight you will be putting on the trailer.
     
  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,536

    You're fine, especially if you use the trailer brakes.
     
  5. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    It should be okay, and the trailer brakes would be a very good idea.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The simple answer is no.
     
  7. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    It would be an open trailer with brakes on all axles and it would only pull it temporary until i get a new truck,
     
  8. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    It's fine. More than enough truck for the job
     
  9. VARMIT COMMISSION

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    I agree with f50lvr2, it's more than enough "IF" you not going to try to put a couple of 200 gallon spray rig's on it and a pallet of fertilizer.
     
  10. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,638

    Thanks for the replies guys.
     

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