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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:58 AM
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tow a skidsteer and trailer?

I'm about to do some yard work on my house. I am goin to rent a skidsteer and trailer with a rockhound attachment, in all it weighs about 8000 lbs.

Trailer has surge brakes.

Is it safe or possible to tow this with my 84. 110? 200tdi lt77 lt230. Factory style rear crossmember dropped tow hook.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Scary. I would make an effort to find someone with an F250. I think you're a little light on your weight estimate. That said, as long as you are towing on relatively flat terrain and there is light traffic you should be OK on a short haul. Give yourself plenty of braking distance. Go slow.
The thing with surge brakes is that they REALLY surge. You step on the brakes and it feels like the trailer is coming thru the windshield.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:22 AM
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Yea I thought it would be pushing it. I can avoid the mountain pass if I take the long way, then it s a 25 min ride, on pretty flat terrain.

I towed a military 1.5 ton with surges before with gravel in it , but that was about 4k lbs.


WE will see...
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Will the rental company deliver? The one I use will drop the Bobcat (or whatever else) off right at the driveway. I know there is a delivery charge but weighing the cost vs time and hassle it is not that bad.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Yeah I would get it delivered too. Especially if the vehicle is as rough as you made it sound in some of your previous postings.



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Will the rental company deliver? The one I use will drop the Bobcat (or whatever else) off right at the driveway. I know there is a delivery charge but weighing the cost vs time and hassle it is not that bad.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:44 AM
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rent a uhaul or home depot rental pickup or truck to pull it. and toast that transmission, not yours!!!!
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:29 AM
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rent a uhaul or home depot rental pickup or truck to pull it. and toast that transmission, not yours!!!!
awesome idea, never thought of that..there is a uhaul right near my place
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Isn't it still a little moist for a Rockhound?
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:17 PM
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You're rated for nearly that much but not without electric linked brakes. I wouldn't risk it.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:19 PM
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Isn't it still a little moist for a Rockhound?
Yea just planning
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