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think i can tow skid steer?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by countryboy22, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Hey guys rented a skid steer this weekend and now need to take it back think I can tow it? its a bobcat. S160 I will go snap a pic. It would be 25 mile trip
     
  2. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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  3. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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  4. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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  5. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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  6. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    ^^LOL
     
  7. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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  8. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    I would say do it, just make sure u leave a lot of room to stop and turn over drive off if u have an auto transmission.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    That model weighs just under 6000 lbs add the trailer and you will definitely be overweight.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    So find out the total weight of the bobcat+trailer . See if the weight is more than the truck can handle. Looks like its a heavy tow, I wouldn't do it with my mini truck.
    Edit *others beat me to it*
     
  11. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    It will be more. With the trailering package these trucks are rated for 6500 lbs.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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  13. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Oh yeah... guess we thought the same thing. Whoops.

    Yeah though, I'd give it a shot. 25 miles isn't far. I mean not really.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    I'd double check your tires though. I run an LT D tire.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    Towing package is rated to 6500, but the gross combined vehicle weight is still under 12,000.

    You'll hit gross combined before you hit max tow rating.

    And that's with the towing package. Without tow package, you're limited to well under 5,000 and GCVWR around 8500.... that thing is going to be well over a ton above your limit.

    Without the towing package, even for 25 miles, I wouldn't do it. You'll overheat the trans on the first grade.

    Without trailer brakes, you'll overheat your brakes going down the first grade.
     
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    Agreed, it's not that far.

    Tow the trailer with the Tacoma and have a friend drive the Bobcat.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Just because someone did it and it turned out ok, doesn't mean it was a good idea. It wasn't a smart idea for Eric to have towed something that heavy and it's not a good idea in this case either.
     
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    I tow my bobcat 185 around with the Tacoma when I don't have access to the full size. It does it fine as long as you give it time to stop and aren't pulling up long steep grades.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    I didn't say it was a good idea. I'm not saying because Eric did it made it smart. I've never towed anything that heavy with my Tacoma, but Eric has, so it's been done. I would if I had to though. Especially with what RSC probably wants to come and get it.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    Great idea... risk an accident because the truck is overloaded to save a few bucks from having the rental company come pick up their skid steer.

    I'd get a vehicle rated to tow that kind of weight or have RSC pick it up. It's not worth the risk in my opinion...
     
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