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Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader


 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:08 am    Post subject: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was hoping I could get info on trailering my Ford 2000 with front loader. Just what would you consider using to haul this ol boy...I have a Chevy 1989 small v-8 and a 14" tandem trailer.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tractordata lists the Ford 2000 anywhere from 3770lbs to 6015lbs.

3770lbs is a bare tractor with no fluids, wheel weights, or driver. 6015lbs is with the tires filled with fluid, and the maximum recommended number of wheel weights.

The loader can add 2000lbs to the weight.

This tractor could weigh anywhere from 6000lbs to 8000lbs as it sits.

Even at 6000lbs it's iffy for an old 1/2 ton pickup. The trailer is going to weigh 2000lbs by itself, so now you're at 8000lbs. Maxxed out and you're looking at 10,000lbs+ load behind the truck.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

that isnt going to do it if its a half ton, i tried it tonight as thanks to the county road dept idiots my dodge 1 ton is down with the whole front end messed up [ alignment] they left a foot deep hole in the middle of the road at night unmarked, and unlit, typical for around here, anyway i needed to haul my jubilee tomorrow so i put a 18 foot tandem trailer behind my '89 gmc 1500 ex cab 4x4, and loaded the jubilee, i promptly backed back off the trailer and got one of my other 1 tons, that jubilee weighs about 1/2 of what the 2000 with a loader will weigh, and it was way too much weight on the back of the 1/2 ton gmc, even bowed the bumper, i removed the receiver ball so that truck cant get hooked to a trailer, a half ton is made to ride in, not pull trailers with tractors, the guy i got it from had a small boat he pulled with it, boat, as in one like on 'grumpy old men'
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

very big difference between a 2" ball on the factory bumper
and a class 4 Reese hitch, 1200lb weight distribution hitch with the arms set right, 2 5/16" ball, good swaybar set tight and then tighten it farthur, good electric brakes on all 4 trailer wheels with a good brake controller set right for the load.
Also need a driver you has pulled a trailer before and nows how to load a tractor in the right spot for balance, along with 4 chains and binders.
Whole lot to doing what you want to do no matter what truck and trailer you have.
everything has to work together
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:33 am    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

interesting what some people do, i bought this '89 gmc just a few weeks ago, it has the 2 inch receiver sticking out from under the rear bumper, looks like a factory hitch, i crawled under it yesterday, and wow, some "mechanic" built this mess, and he had no idea what he was doing , connected it to the frame side to side with 1 inch heavy wall angle iron, 3 butt welded pieces if 1/2 inch plate to the receiver tube which is then secured to the under side of the bumper step plat of the factory bumper, no wonder it wont hold anything , it was towing a boat for its first owner, but i saw the boat too, its like the ones used on the movie ' grumpy old men" not much of a boat, loading a trailer and positioning the load correctly is critical, but after driving semi's for 35 years , 10 of them in heavy haul, i do know how to do that, i still don't like a 1/2 ton for towing, which is why this is the first half ton ive bought since the mid '70's lol
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A 1500 will haul that on a trailer. We have a 97 1500 and a heavy beaver tail trailer that has hauled many things over the years. We have elec brakes on it.
In the spring I have put 4 3000lb seed sacks on the trailer and delivered soybeans to people. You just have to be smart, balance the load properly and drive sensibly. Many don't know what they are doing with weight and balance.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Bare minimum trailering ford 2000 w/loader Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tractor weight of no more than 4000# and heavy frame mount factory hitch and 4 wheel brakes w/good controller and some brains an not a problem. What pi$$es me off is the guy with the ole one ton dually with junk brakes and tires that thinks all that matters is the "350" or "3500" on the side. To me those guys are more dangerous than the 7000-8000 GVW so called 1/2 tons with everything right and some brains hauling a 4000 load at 50mph.
 
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