How much have you towed before ?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Jeremy1977, May 4, 2009.

  1. FlameRedTJ

    FlameRedTJ New Member

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    Cool, is that a 25' 7T trailer?
     
  2. cj5 buggy

    cj5 buggy Member

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    24+4 7T trailer.
     
  3. FlameRedTJ

    FlameRedTJ New Member

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    Close, seems to be about what i'm looking for in a trailer. I'd like a 10T but I doubt I could load it to that with my truck.

    And i just reread your post and saw the golf cart, i'm an idiot:rolleyes:
     
  4. Archdukeferdinand

    Archdukeferdinand Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, towing heavy equipment adds up fast. We had a case trackhoe with 60' reach and articulated dump truck brought up the mountain when we dredged out our snowmaking reservoirs, that was probably close to 150-200k lbs of equipment. Left some SERIOUS gouges in the pavement at a set of tight S-turns, took a police escort and then some to get them up. Don't recall the setup but it was def a tandem that lugged them up.

    Fun machines though, the case truck probably could've fit the f-750 we'd been using in its dump bed. We also had a daewoo 010 solar compact excavator at the time so we had a trackhoe that would actually fit in the bucket of the big case (cx 350 or something like that).
     
  5. carthief007

    carthief007 Member

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    heres what i tow on a daily basis
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    these mixers loaded weigh up to 91k,this one had a broken drag link
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  6. vanguard

    vanguard Well-Known Member

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    Keith, how much torque/horsepower does that tractor have?
     
  7. carthief007

    carthief007 Member

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    its a 500hp 60 series detroit(not a detroit fan) company truck but she'll pull,i cannot recall the torque,i do know its got 390 rears with a 10 spd tranny(wish it was an 18)
     
  8. OnlyOneDR

    OnlyOneDR Well-Known Member

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    Looks like small time for me:

    Bone-stock '06 Hemi 2wd LB CC 2500 with my 7k 16' loaded with my Frontier out to Arizona in March. Was probably pulling 6.5k with a load of gear in the bed. With the Reese SC W/D hitch and electric brakes the thing really did let you forget you were towing anything. Of course to most of the people on here, it was like I wasn't towing anything!
     
  9. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    this wasn't heavy but it was stupid......Unbreakable and I did this yesterday ai36.photobucket.com_albums_e39_1stgenxxx_badidea2.jpg

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    It's a 36' MH frame with no axles...It took a 2inch ball and there was no way to lock it on the ball. We had to take it down the road about a 16th of a mile and then turn around on a side road.
     
  10. 84crawling

    84crawling throw $ at it like u got it, and give it hell.

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    Me and my dad pull 33k on a 34' tandem axle gooseneck pulled it down 321 with his 97 chevy 2500 with stock 6.5..and a 15k tag lol talk about sweating it
     
  11. witchdoctor

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    pulled a 1000 komotsu track hoe on a regular tri axle low boy witch will only handle 110,000 lbs gross weight (truck,trailer and load) 1000 komotsu weighs 130,000 lbs by itself,got caught 5 miles from galveston where i was headed. had to bring another low boy remove the bucket the stick and the counterweight.
     
  12. moldman05

    moldman05 Well-Known Member

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    Towed an IH school bus with a 72 c30 and a Uhaul tow bar. Had to have someone steering the bus because I couldn't turn. Went past the local police station, nobody even noticed.
     
  13. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    They probably figured the p/u broke down, and the bus was pushing. ;)
     
  14. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

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    towed approx 18k, with another 10k in the bed.






    With a M977 :flipoff2:
     
  15. cranberry

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    Nice Jerrdan. How do you like the integrated boom/wheel-lift compaired to the separate units? (I used to be a mechanical designer for a super-duty wrecker manufacturer) I have heard that the integrated boom "moved" a little more due to the pivot point being closer to the cab.
    Again...nice tow rig!

     
  16. Shannon

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    It's not a cement dumper, but fun none the less.
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    This one was back on the trailer this weekend. Suddenly lost all power with bronco on trailer coming down the mtn in Asheville. Never would even try to start, just crank, crank, crank. Replaced CPS, took off chip, nada. Turns out the IDM died. KB6677 drove over to Johnson City, TN this morning for me to pick up a new IDM so I can go to Gore for the Bronco Roundup this weekend. Thanks KB! That hurts in the wallet though.
     
  17. Jeremy1977

    Jeremy1977 Well-Known Member

    Thought I would bring it back and see if their were any big loads since summer :popcorn:
     
  18. userbmx1315

    userbmx1315 builds more then wheels

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    not anything special. but this is my worst haul.
    98xj 4.0 88 yota a buddies 'mower' trailer
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  19. cj5 buggy

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    well i beat the 23,220 lbs...
    4,580 miles... 25,640 lbs... KOH and back... 8.5 mpg avg.
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    now i know i met up a few folks, and i think they were from here... anyone remember meating up at a fuel up? i think it was on I10 out west. this might jingle your memory.
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  20. cheapcherokee89

    cheapcherokee89 Active Member

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    30000lbs everyday with frieghtliner tractor trailer for work:huggy:
     
  21. witchdoctor

    witchdoctor Well-Known Member

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    use to leave new york going to san fran grossing between 110000 to 130000 about twice a month for around 7 years.not a big deal till you get out west going around the scales in the rockies.(makes black mountain look like a speed bump) once hauled a komotsu 1000 track hoe only about 2 miles on a regular lowboy. a 1000 komotsu has to be disasembled and does not fit on a lowboy.it must be hauled on a rail trailer because the tracks are too wide to fit on a regular lowboy. it weighs around 165000 lbs.we walked it sideways on a lowboy and away we went for about a mile and got caught,boss man ended up in jail because he could not keep his mouth shut,company paid nearly 6000.00 in fines,but we got it moved without calling in their hauling rigs.
     
  22. 1980CJ7

    1980CJ7 If it don't go, chrome it

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    used to tow a 38' toy hauler with a Dodge 2500 24V/6-speed/5th wheel. When fully loaded with all the racing gear, the trailer was just over 20k. Towed nice with the Dodge and the 5th wheel.
     
  23. mudslinginyota

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    f350 dualie and a 28klb 40ft goose
     
  24. rustyolred

    rustyolred New Member

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    7400lbs give or take a couple lbs. 5'x10' homemade single axle trailer pulled by a 1993 ford ranger 4cyl 5spd. I had to end up replacing the clutch in the driveway with the trailer still hooked up. :-(
     
  25. 250f4life

    250f4life New Member

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    2001 F250 CC 4x4 lb, 7.3, 6 speed, power hungary 40-60-80-120 chip, 4in magnaflow. Towed 24,700k to Moab and back at just under 10mpg.
     

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