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wilber
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Has any one ever used a tow bar to move a 2n 9n 8n. if so how far and how fast can you go.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

yes,as far as you want,very slow.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes it can be done but your by far better off with A trailer because 15MPH is about as fast as you would want to go and even then it may want to pull hard one way or the other
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I move dead tractors with a tow chain around the yard and into the garage. I use my Jubilee, 11 hole hitch bar with a clevis and hitch stays for height stability. The dead tractor has a brush guard and trailer ball on it.
I have a small chain and hook the towed tractor about a foot from the clevis. It follows very well with minor weaving.
My garage is 24x26 and lined on 3 walls with "stuff". I open both overhead doors, drive in the one door until the dead tractor is inside on level floor.
I unhook, hold the right brake, then pivot and go out the other door. I have done that twice this past week.
Caution: the only hill that I have is the 60 foot ramp going UP into the garage. When the tractor comes out is is either under it's own power or someone is riding the brake.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found it helps alot to tie the steering wheel
with bungee cords. It stopped the shimmy for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My son lives about 15 miles away and the 2n makes the trip once or twice a year. like old said 15 to 20 mph and it works fine. any faster and the tractor starts jumping. good luck. Bob
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When you think about it, it was built for moving at the speed which it is capable of under it's own power. It doesn't make sense that you should tow it faster than that. Simple logic.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lot of old ladies on this board.
A few years ago I bought a partially burned tractor about 6 miles from my land up north. I had my brother pull me home with a chain. I kept motioning him to spin it up a little more and afterwards asked him how fast we were moving. He said about 30 mph. I do not do things that I consider unsafe. With a good tow bar I would have no qualms pulling it 35-40 mph - depending on how she wobbled of course.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ultradog MN wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:01:17 11/19/12) Lot of old ladies on this board.
A few years ago I bought a partially burned tractor about 6 miles from my land up north. I had my brother pull me home with a chain. I kept motioning him to spin it up a little more and afterwards asked him how fast we were moving. He said about 30 mph. I do not do things that I consider unsafe. With a good tow bar I would have no qualms pulling it 35-40 mph - depending on how she wobbled of course.
I towed a combine 75 miles a few years ago, but over 25MPH, it would sling oil out the differential vent.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ultradog MN wrote:
(quoted from post at 05:01:17 11/19/12) Lot of old ladies on this board.
A few years ago I bought a partially burned tractor about 6 miles from my land up north. I had my brother pull me home with a chain. I kept motioning him to spin it up a little more and afterwards asked him how fast we were moving. He said about 30 mph. I do not do things that I consider unsafe. With a good tow bar I would have no qualms pulling it 35-40 mph - depending on how she wobbled of course.


Well, here's hos this ol' lady thinks. If there is some reason you have to get from point A to point B in a certain amount of time and you're not worried about damaging anything, then go for it.

Me, I'd rather do it the safe slow way. I don't want to have to fix damage that I caused myself. I would be concerned about lubrication, seals and anything else that was not designed to run at high speeds.

But then if it's your tractor you can tow it at any speed you want.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Prudence dictates.
If she's slinging oil, I'd back her down too.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ultradog MN wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:47:17 11/19/12) Prudence dictates.
If she's slinging oil, I'd back her down too.


Yeah, I kind of figured you were a sensible guy. Wink
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: TOW BAR Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I always give my best advice here.
I've read your posts for a long time and know you do too.
I think it is important to know the limitations of these tractors.
Because the more you know the safer you are.
It seems our opinions vary so we'll have to let the fellow who asked the question make up his own mind.
Works for me. How bout you?
 
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