Your towing rigs and trailers

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GreatWhitehunter

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I know this has been posted in the past but I felt it was time to revisit.
Lets see your towing rigs.(truck,trailer,tractor) the more pics the better.I know I never get tired of the pics you guys post.

Matt T.:D
 
  
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I'm having a tough time getting my pics sized right but here's the trailer.

Matt T.:D
 

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Here's a couple of mine I happened to be at a rest area with a new camera.

'03 silverado 6.0 gas 4:10 gears

L3710 FEL Woods 7500BH
 

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I don't have an actual side picture of my trucks with trailers but here is the TN loaded up being pulled by the 02 F-250 with 5.4L gasser.
 

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Hey Builder, what are the specs on that dump truck? Is it 4 wheel drive? I have a place up north and looking to dosome hauling and that is perfect.
 
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NFA Fun said:
Hey Builder, what are the specs on that dump truck? Is it 4 wheel drive? I have a place up north and looking to dosome hauling and that is perfect.

Yep, it's a rare 4x4. Read my signature for description. Lots of pictures, too.

 
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One of my truck and trailer. Sleepers a little oversized though.:D
 

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The truck is a 1990 Chevy 1/2T, 350, 5spd with 3.73 ratio. The trailer is a 7,000 lb 18' car hauler PJ trailer. I rebuilt the engine in the truck about 30K ago.
 

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E-450, 12,000 lbs Maclander, L3130, and my new 1009 Fel not installed yet.
 

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Well, here goes...L3830, GMC 2500HD, 20' BMF flatbed dumper trailer 14K.

1st is pic of truck, tractor & trailer.
2nd is tractor on trailer w/disk.
3rd is dumping.
 

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Redbug said:
Well, here goes...L3830, GMC 2500HD, 20' BMF flatbed dumper trailer 14K.

1st is pic of truck, tractor & trailer.
2nd is tractor on trailer w/disk.
3rd is dumping.

Dave,

Do you use a weight distributing hitch with your 14K dump trailer, or just a ball/pintle or just a ball hitch?

Our GM HD's are limited to 12K off the back bumper. I put a 15K Putnam on mine and can't decide if I should just use my ball/pintle combo, or add a weight distributing set-up like GMC recommends.
 

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Hi Builder,

I put a Putnam XDR on the truck, the stock one is too wimpy, (even dangerous). With the tractor loaded on the trailer, I use a weight distribution hitch. With lighter stuff, (such as a load of firewood, etc), I don't need the WD hitch and just use the normal 2 5/16 ball. I don't use a ball/pintle at all. After having experience with a WD hitch, I would recommend using one. Big difference in ride, trailer/truck rides level, and better steering, (more weight shifted to the truck's front tires).
 

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Redbug said:
Hi Builder,

I put a Putnam XDR on the truck, the stock one is too wimpy, (even dangerous). With the tractor loaded on the trailer, I use a weight distribution hitch. With lighter stuff, (such as a load of firewood, etc), I don't need the WD hitch and just use the normal 2 5/16 ball. I don't use a ball/pintle at all. After having experience with a WD hitch, I would recommend using one. Big difference in ride, trailer/truck rides level, and better steering, (more weight shifted to the truck's front tires).

Thanks for the helpful response! I wasn't sure if the WDH was worth the investment. I have the Putnam XDR, too and I think it's time to get the WDH.
 
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07 Dodge 6.7 3500 w/Bri-Mar 12,000 trailer and Kubota L48TLB
 

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And for some pics!!

I will add some more later today.
 

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Here's my 1 Owner 1997 F-250, and my 16' Rolls Rite Trailer.
 

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Come on we were on a roll here people. I figured this thread would be 5 pages by now. I want to see the folks who have new trucks posting show off pics. Like maybe JCMstevens or Lone cowboy. I know they've got new toys to show off. If someone can give me alittle help resizing my pics I'll surly post more.

Matt T.:D
 

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Here is my 2007 F350, 20ft Mac-Lander, & NH TC40D
 

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That's a sweet rig,is it a v10? That's exactly the type of pics I'm looking for!

Matt T.:D
 

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Dang mytruck ain't ever been that clean even the day I bought it. You guys must not have any dirt roads. Im gonna take one tommorrow but it sure ain't gonna be pretty.
 

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Yes it is a V10. This picture was taken when it only had 1500 miles and had just ben washed. The next day set out to put another 1500 miles on it pulling the tractor to help a friend clear her 14 acres. Trust me that the truck has not been this clean since.
 

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Mine: 2006 dodge ram 2500 cummins power!
Mine: 1983 Chevy 3500 2wd DRW dump 6.2 gutless power
Dads: 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW Cummins Power

20+5 Corn Pro 14K GN
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I feel a little out of place with all of these new rigs...

Here is my 1991 Chevy Silverado with 150k miles on the original 5.7 v8 and 4 spd auto. The trailer is a Pace 7000GVW... just big enough for the BX23...

Picture taken on the 4th of July in Oakland CA
 

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These weight distributing hitches, how does it work ?
I've never seen anything alike in Holland but it sure sounds interesting...
So if i understand it right, it just transfers hitch load to the front axle by a heavy spring on an arm ?
How much weight does it transfer, and does it need a reinforced hitch to deal with the bend forces on the rear of the chassis ?
 
  
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Flywheel how does your truck handle the GN trailer? I have the same setup and I'm thinking on the same trailer. Is your truck the 7.3PSD? What hitch are you running? I was think of a B&W turnover ball. Great pics so far guys.
Please provide as much info as you can on the pics.

Matt T.:D
 

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Here's what I tow with.
14 ft Wright trailer
2004 F250 5.4L
 

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Well, guys, FENCING_TRAIN_2_11069.JPG
It's my fencing rig: Kubota 5030 engine with FEL, hay fork on 3PH with carryall platform on it and trailer hitch, 18 foot flatbed hooked to the carryall has a trailer hitch on its rear to which a 20 foot cotton trailer is hitched.
FEL drives and pulls posts
tool box and counter weights on carryall
flatbed carries posts, wire, stuff, place to put trash
trailer carries fencing supplies, tools, chain saw, generator, power tools

When need be, I hook my old F350 (not shown) to the flatbed, roll the tractor on it and head out down the road. Seldom done... and at 55MPH max.
 

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Here's my 24' gooseneck trailer with my hydraulic dump bed trailer and JD 4210 loaded on it. I tow it with my Chevy 3500 dually.
 

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GreatWhitehunter said:
Flywheel how does your truck handle the GN trailer? I have the same setup and I'm thinking on the same trailer. Is your truck the 7.3PSD? What hitch are you running? I was think of a B&W turnover ball. Great pics so far guys.
Please provide as much info as you can on the pics.

Matt T.:D

Hi GreatWhite -

The Short Ribs are on the grill - so I might be brief....

Yes - the truck is a 99.5 CC long bed with a few mods, chip, etc - I have the x-springs and the F350 blocks as well as timbrens. The hitch is a B&W.

I regularly pull horse trailers 4H slant LQ as well as stock style along with the flatbed and a 32' float dually. Every GN trailer I pull is like a dream - much better than a BP trailer -since the bumper I have is a replacement and the hitch is a mile behind the rear axle. Honestly - this trailer pulls fine empty and full - but with my 790 on it tends to buck - I've tried a lot of positions with the tractor - but no luck.

I was thinking that if I had torsion axles it might be better. I've heard other folks having this issue with different trailers and different rigs, even with torsion axles - so I think it might be a combination of truck / trailer. The big float is about 7000 lbs and is a dually - so I think that pulls better anyway.

I was thinking of putting shocks on the axles - but we'll see.

The B&W hitsh is the best thing since sliced bread - goes in real slick and has a really good reputation. I have a long bed and put the hitch at 49" - that's like 6" ahead of the axle - pretty far, but like I said - it pulls better than my friends 250SB - just smoother - but my truck is pretty heavy too - about 8100lbs.

Anyway - if you go to dieselstop.com - I am "flywheel" and have a few pics on that server with the horse trailer.

I recommend that you get the hitch, get the wiring (wire the socket in FRONT of the wheel well in the bed), and then shop trailers - tell them you want to test drive empty and with a load.

Also - with the tires - make sure you get a trailer with decent tires - not carlisles and not d rated - you want 235/85/16 truck tires (all position).

When I pull the rig fully loaded - that's 200 square bales at 55lbs avg or 8 1200lb round bales - trailer weighs 4800lbs - so its about 15,000lbs on a 14k trailer - but it pulls great - full.

Also, I have heard problems with torsion axles on construction type trailers that tend to hit curbs, etc...but I say test drive..

PM me if you have any questions.
 

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Here's my new tow rig. Just picked up today.
2500HD Duramax Allison
 

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George, nice new toy. I just got a new 2500hd at work (but with the 6.0) and I can't believe how nice it rides for a 3/4ton. The fit an finish inside is really nice too. I noticed you went with the long bed this time,is there a reason? Best of luck with it.

Matt T.:D
 

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tlbuser said:

The "M" mode is this really cool feature where you pull the shifter stalk down one notch. Then the small transmission readout screen turns to"

"6-5-4-3-2-1"

You then toggle a paddle switch on the shifter stalk to whatever gear you want to be in and the transmission hold it there.

It turns the Allison 6 speed into a manually shifted transmission with no clutch and no rowing of gears. Just a "+/-" switch that you tap with your finger!
 
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My new Dodge has the same thing,, Makes it a lot nicer if you need to downshift for whatever reason..
 

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Matt,
I got the full size long bed because that's what the dealer had in stock so I didn't have to wait for an ordered one. I would have preferred the std. box. My previous 05 Dmax was on a smart buy plan and I opted for the early out plan for a new truck. I traded my 05 in with 29,000 miles. It was just broke in and I was getting 20MPG empty 14.5 towing. The salesman was going through the options with me on the new one when another customer he had talked on the phone with came in and bought my 05. It didn't last a half hour on his lot. The ink on the title wasn't dry yet.
New one has 65 more HP than 05 and more torque, a 2 1/2" receiver with 2" reducer, integrated trailer brake controller, XM radio (which took me a half hour to program 36 memory channels), power windows in the EC doors, the box is 1 1/2" taller than previous years, and tons of other features.

Tlbuser,
The M on the dash is if you want to manually shift it through the 6 gears and it will hold it in that gear till you shift.

By the way, for other 07 Dmax owners who haven't found it, My block heater 110V cord was on the passenger side zip tied under the coolant reservoir and not on the drivers side by the power steering reservoir as the owners manual says.

George
 

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I had a choice between the '07 classic and '07 new body style.

I actually like the classic better because I like the dash layout better and I like the fact that it has 5 guages instead of 4. I also didn't want any part of the exhaust DPF system on any of the newer diesel trucks.

The new body style would have been great, too, but I'm happy with my choice. I would have loved the integrated brake controller. Since mine has a utility body, I got my choice of recievers and went with the 15K Putnam XDR.
 

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My needs are smaller, and so's my rig. 2004 Dakota V8 QuadCab towing 14ft Hawkline 7,000 lb tandem-axle with electric brakes and load-levelling hitch.

My loads are typically 3,000 - 3,500 pounds but the distances are long. Whether hauling my old garden tractors to tractor shows 500 miles away (shown here), 900 mile trips (one way) to Tennessee hauling the PT-425, or the 2300+ tractor-hauling trip through the upper Midwest a couple years ago...

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Just took receipt of my new 2008 Ford F-250. I plan on eventually getting a 18' trailer to tow my B7800 Kubota and BH, et al. I had a 2004 F-150 not bad but the new Super Duties just caught my eye and wallet. Anyway I am enjoying it as much as the Kubota.
 

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