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Towing skid loader?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by mb911, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Jan 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    mb911

    mb911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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    DiggerGuy

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    what model is the loader? even the smallest ones are around 6k unless its real old.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2014 at 12:53 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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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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  4. Feb 5, 2014 at 1:57 AM
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    robssol

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    Do you have the towing package? If so, I'd do it. I would definitely use the trailer brake.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 at 4:46 AM
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    mb911

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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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