why cant Cab Overs tow Anything?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    I think you will change your mind real fast when you see how much payload you loose to the split (4+4) front axle!
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I know a guy with a 4x4 Mits cabover the truck is high off the ground with a dump deck the floor of the deck is chest height too d*mn high to lift anything on by hand. The truck is also rough riding you have a heavy front axle right under your azz.

    If you want a cabover buy a 2wd your not going offroading with it you want the payload capacity and the turning radius.
  3. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    Agreed! Don't think that you cant pull anything with a cabover, as i already said, i pull my machine with my npr often and i know people that pull maintenance trailers with them every day. If i was hauling heavy equipment 5 & 6 days per week, a cabover would not be my first choice. For everything else, they are very versatile and reliable, good on fuel, easy to service,great visibility & turning radius etc. How often do you see them being towed?
  4. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    I went from an 89 Ford SD(14500GVW) to a 1999 Isuzu NQR (16500GVW) last Oct. and very happy. I tow an 18' enclosed and use the truck lane on long hills. I realize the grades are not as steep as some of your locations but it works fine for my application. The old Ford had more snot but drank the gas. I know the diesels in Detroit trucks have more power but there was nothing to be found that I could put my stakebody on and afford the price. Matt
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,606

    optimus prime might disagree.

  6. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I know my 6 spd, 6 cylinder, turbocharged FRR would side with Optimus......:weightlifter:



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