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Old 01-21-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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Towing skid loader?

I have an older skid loader that weighs about 4000lbs according to the original manual. I also have tandem axle skid loader trailer with trailer brakes I move it around with. I have a need for it up north this spring about 180 miles each way. I would like to use the Tacoma to bring it up there. my truck is an 09 v6 4x4 double cab. What are your thoughts on using it? Im guessing trailer is 1500lbs
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what model is the loader? even the smallest ones are around 6k unless its real old.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:53 AM   #3
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I'd do it, just remember to take it easy on hills and in traffic. Acceleration and braking is limited a lot with that much weight on the hitch.
My old truck:
4740lb skid loader + trailer. Handled it great.
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I have a gehl HL4400 Diesel its early 80's but works just fine for my small needs.

I also found out that I do not have the towing package as it does not have the oil cooler setup under the oil filter like someone posted for me. It does have a hitch and a 7 pin round plug but I think the 1st owner added that
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