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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nothing wrong towing with a 1/2 ton pick up as long as the load being hauled is reasonable, you can over load a 3/4 or 1 ton truck just as easily.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-D beatty wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:21:19 01/29/1Cool I am saying from experience that a 1/2 ton truck is not cut out to pull a 6,000lb. tractor and trailer. My GMC K1500 4X4 with only 75,000 miles on it is in shop right now getting a new remanufactured trans and complete rear end rebuild ($5,600). The only heavy thing this truck hauled or pulled was tractors to 10 or 12 antique tractor shows and pulls a year. The truck was serviced every 3,000 miles and GM dealer contributed failure to pulling trailer and tractor. I am right now looking for a 1 ton or heavier to pull trailer from here on out.


The last K1500 GMC 4x4 was in 2000.
The max. FACTORY tow rating was 6000lb.

Now you can get a 2017 with tow rating twice as much.
Your statement does not appy to current model 1/2 tons.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The trucks after 2000 used the same identical engine and automatic transmission as the trucks prior to 2000.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not the Fords
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote


They are not going to listen to Reason...someone will need to Die, for them to Smell what we are Shoveling..

'Course, we arent exactly dealing with "Rocket Scientists" here, are we...!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-D beatty wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:47:05 01/29/1Cool The trucks after 2000 used the same identical engine and automatic transmission as the trucks prior to 2000.


Does not matter what engine and tranny combos were offered when.

The fact remains the factory tow ratings of the current GM 1/2 tons are twice what they were back in 2000.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now here we are starting to get a little heated over what we use for trucks to haul our equipment. Sorry if you certain few do not approve but it happens to be the choice I made since there are no shortbed standard cab 3/4ton trucks available. No matter I appreciate your concern it will not change the way I have done things for the last 12 yrs or so with the same 1/2 ton truck. Really looking forward to this coming season the 70 is getting a new pair of shoes 16.9 Firestones. We have a Farmall Super M that is making waves and needs to be made nervous.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Just don't go putting on 26" aftermarket rims and 30 series tires on it. Especially when towing your tractor!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've pulled my 7000 lb rated bumper type hitch trailer with a 6200 lb. John Deere G on it to several shows for the past 11 years, Truck max. Tow rating is 8000 lbs.. it's a '95 F-150 XLT 4 wheel drive SWB with the 5.8 engine and AOD tranny, now has 192,000 miles on it. I always make sure the trailer brakes are working properly. With around 500 lbs tongue weight the load on the trailer axles is right at 6900 lbs according to the local elevator scales. It's been a good fairly decent handling trouble free rig, but I'm always very careful with it, never following close and never over 50-55 mph even on Interstates. I would never consider using it in heavy traffic areas, extremely hilly areas or in winter like conditions. I guess all I can say is so far, so good. I guess I should mention I have quite a bit of medium to heavy straight truck driving experience...up to 60,000 gross. (10 wheeler with tag axle).
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: Half Ton Pickup pulling a tractor to the pull Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Same here our Ram 1500 has been doing a great job since 06 hauling our 7500lb Model 70 and our 10klb camper. I too have a truck license drove bucket trucks and tractor trailer most of my life. Equipment is always maintained meticulously.
 
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