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ZTR towing capacity

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mac B., Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Dixie Chopper has a 2,000 tow rating. Some of the red mowers have a 100 pound rating. I pull a drag harrow, boats on trailers, yank small trees and bushes out of the ground etc. with my Dixie.
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    It all depends on the ZTR he wants...There are varying degrees of hydrostatic pumps both in quality and ability...The HD one pulling trees is a light duty pump where as the TANK is built beefier with higher quality/ability pumps...but not to tow things with...but to run daily...Towing...depending on how often and how much weight each time...with a commercial unit...in a homeowner environment...would be the safest way to go IMHO...But then again I couldn't imagine using anything less than a tractor to tow enough wood to justify getting the thing (tractor OR ZTR) out of the garage or barn...
  3. davidcalhoun

    davidcalhoun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,045

    Man's law # 681

    Man must AWAYS get out his toys from the toy shed to haul wood or anything else.
  4. Lumberjack

    Lumberjack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    The manual for my itty bitty 1434 Gravely says 300 lbs max... check the owners manual
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I agree, my Warrior 60" lists towing capacity in the manual but it has dual electric fans for the hydros. The capacity: UP to 500 lbs. but it also says it's not made for it, short distances, not recommended but if you HAVE to then we can't stop you, etc...

    p.s.: Wood is HEAVY, I can hardly cover the floor of my 6x12 trailer with wood before it has reached it's weight limit.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    Thanks topsites....

    Dunno how many times I have explained the BDP[ in BDP10 or BDP12 stands for BANTAM DUTY PUMP

    You can tow a little with them, particularly on favorable terrain... but they are not made for it.
  7. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Tell him to keep the tractor as a tow unit and buy a ztr for strictly mowing. If that's completely not going to happen, then just take twice the loads at half the weight.
  8. Mac B.

    Mac B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Thanks for the replies. I am going to tell him the bad or good news however he looks at it. I told him just to keep the mower he has now it already has a 60" deck.

    Thanks Mac
  9. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,277

    I used my eXmark Lazer 60/27 to tow my wifes tahoe the other day....

    Her battery was dead and I had to move it to the front of my truck to give it a jump. It towed it pretty easy.

    I have also used it to pull a walk behind that went head first over the edge of a pond on a pretty steep piece of embankment...

    KUBOTADAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Hate to say this, I used my Kubota zd-21 to pull my F-250 and trailer out of a slick yard twice. I couldn't get traction with the truck so I hitched the
    zd and pull it about 10 ft. i went and bought a 4x4 truck.

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