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Old 08-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Towing a bobcat

I have a 05 4.0 v6 pre runner asking if the truck could handle a bobcat. The rental place told me the bobcat plus trailer weighs 8000lb. From my understanding the truck towing weigh is 6k. I havent towed anything more than 4k before. Just asking for advise.

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Eff that. 8k is a shit ton.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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My dad keeps telling me would be ok but I'm screaming no too.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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You'll be alright. What's your rear suspensions setup/look like right now? If you do keep it easy because breaking will be slow. How far will you be taking it?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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I have a 05 4.0 v6 pre runner asking if the truck could handle a bobcat. The rental place told me the bobcat plus trailer weighs 8000lb. From my understanding the truck towing weigh is 6k. I havent towed anything more than 4k before. Just asking for advise.

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8k is more than 6k, so no would be the correct answer.

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Eff that. 8k is a shit ton.
It's four ton to be exact.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #7
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It's four ton to be exact.


Touché my fine sir.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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Not a chance.

You can probably do it, but you'll be taking your life (and likely others) into your hands. I've seen those towed by larger trucks, and even seen those larger trucks get pushed around on the road and crash. As in, right in front of me...
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #9
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Not endorsing it, but I remember back around 10 yrs ago seeing a 1st gen pulling a bobcat on multiple occasions. Always thought it was crazy!
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I've pulled a tractor on a trailer with about the same weight... Just make sure it's evenly spread on the trailer axles and take it slow. Remember, it's not what you can pull its what you can stop....
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #11
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Remember, it's not what you can pull its what you can stop....
That is great.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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Yea I'm gona pass on this I'm not that well experienced for that much weight.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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Thanks to all as much as I respect my dad I'm gona disagree with him.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #14
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Well.. U could rent a smaller machine that's lighter.
Or drive it to your house lol.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #15
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Thanks to all as much as I respect my dad I'm gona disagree with him.

Good call. when I used one, they delivered it for me. That was nice.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #16
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Yep, have them deliver! I rent heavy equipment all the time where I work, trust me, if they want your business they will bring it to you. Even with a full size truck have them deliver it!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #17
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No legit rental outfit around here would even let you hook it up to anything less than a 3/4 ton.
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No legit rental outfit around here would even let you hook it up to anything less than a 3/4 ton.
ditto, I can tow the smallest bobcat and the ride behind bobcat

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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I have pulled a lot of skid loaders in my life and even in a F350 without trailer breaks I was pushed through an intersection. I wouldn't want to do it with any Tacoma but properly working trailer brakes would be the most important feature. If you are a auto and don't have a trany cooler then forget about it. Either rent a smaller piece of equipment or get it delivered. Most of these places only charge $50 to pickup and $50 to drop off.
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when i got a bobcat..i had to ask the rancher lady that lives across the street from me if she would go and pick it up for us. she has a big ford diesel.

i didnt want to risk it with my wee little truck.
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