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    Default Tractor trailering

    I need to move my ck20hst about 2 miles to my daughters house. Here in CT it is against the law to drive your tractor on the highway unless you have it registered to a farm and then you can only move it from one field that you own to another field that you own. Since I may have to do this fairly often and a 3-6 ton trailer is pretty expensive, I was wondering if anyone has used a two wheel car dolly to move their tractor a short distance? Any problem towing the HST if it is in neutral? The FEL would have to be up above the pickup truck bed to get close enough to load it and tow it. The Farm Bureau suggested I chance it and just put the hazard lights and SMV sign on and drive it over during slow traffic times.
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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    I wouldn't think it would be a problem if you kept towing speed to 15mph or so as the tractor is designed to do that. I wouldn't want to even hit 30 mph though as a tractor rear axle is not designed for that sort of speed.

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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    That is good information, I had not thought about the speed- I will need an escort with flashers on- getting more complex all the time.
    ck20 hst - QA KL120B FEL - KB2465 BH W/16"bucket and Thumb, Rear Snow Blower. Post hole digger, Pallet forks, 3pt log splitter.

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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Case View Post
    I need to move my ck20hst about 2 miles to my daughters house. Here in CT it is against the law to drive your tractor on the highway unless you have it registered to a farm and then you can only move it from one field that you own to another field that you own. Since I may have to do this fairly often and a 3-6 ton trailer is pretty expensive, I was wondering if anyone has used a two wheel car dolly to move their tractor a short distance? Any problem towing the HST if it is in neutral? The FEL would have to be up above the pickup truck bed to get close enough to load it and tow it. The Farm Bureau suggested I chance it and just put the hazard lights and SMV sign on and drive it over during slow traffic times.
    Your tractor weighs less than 3,000 lbs. You can buy a new trailer to handle that weight for not much more than the cost of a car dolly. You should be able to buy a used one for less than $1000. Then you will be able to tow it at the posted speed limit and not have to be worried about getting rear ended by some jerk on a cell phone who isn't paying attention.
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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    Most tool rental agencies rent small equipment trailers; I'm not sure about U-Haul/ Hertz, etc. Given the option, I'd opt for a trailer rental
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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    you can haul that model on one of those small trailers that mowing businesses use, they are'nt that heavy. i don't think i'd tow it on a dolly, you might really screw the tranny up. if it was me, i'd drive it down th road, the cost of a ticket is probly cheaper that the cost of a trailer.

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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    Quote Originally Posted by jda1961 View Post
    you can haul that model on one of those small trailers that mowing businesses use, they are'nt that heavy. i don't think i'd tow it on a dolly, you might really screw the tranny up. if it was me, i'd drive it down th road, the cost of a ticket is probly cheaper that the cost of a trailer.
    I would just not want to run my tires on pavement if I could avoid it. Maybe it has something to do whith when I was a kid working on the farm. The man who owned the farm voiced his displeasure any time we drove his tractors with AG tires on the road.
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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    Quote Originally Posted by jda1961 View Post
    if it was me, i'd drive it down th road, the cost of a ticket is probly cheaper that the cost of a trailer.
    Tickets are cheap but if the vehicle is not licensed for the road, the cop is not only going to give you a ticket but will also call a flatbed to take the tractor away. That could cost a bit.

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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    What kind of roads are you going to travel??? Main roads, or secondary roads?? I driven mine on both several times with no issues, there have even been times when a cop has driven by and waved. I think as long as you don't screw traffic up you will be fine. Now if you were going to take it down 95 than there might be something to worry about. You really think a cop is going to pull a guy over that is driving a tractor down the road? Assuming that you are not going to screw the traffic flow up this should not be an issue?? Please.

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    Default Re: Tractor trailering

    Two miles down the road ain't going to hurt the tractor tires. I don't know about CT but in Ohio you can take the tractor anywhere you want as long you don't get on the Interstate and have a SMV sign on the back.

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