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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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    countryboy22

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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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    What's the weight including a trailer?
     
  4. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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  5. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    I wouldn't.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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  7. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  8. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    ^^LOL
     
  9. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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  10. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    I looked up the specs and the Bobcat S160 weighs in at 5965lbs and figure 1000lbs for the trailer. No thanks. I'm no derp.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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*
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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  16. 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.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    I'd double check your tires though. I run an LT D tire.
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Agreed, it's not that far.

    Tow the trailer with the Tacoma and have a friend drive the Bobcat.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Yeah but people are too cool for school so it will get towed by the Taco.:D
     
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