Your towing rigs and trailers

nisaacs

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Snowflake, Arizona
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970 John Deere, 4320 John Deere, 995 Case/IH
I think those Fast Tracs are very cool. If only they had more crank surface area! Seriously though, a turned down 5.9/6.7L Cummins will last about forever.

As mentioned, I have several newer Ram 2500/3500 diesels for tractor delivery trucks, but owning a Raptor as my daily driver has given me a ton of respect for the twin-turbo 3.5l Ecoboost. I think each has its place. I won't tow heavy or often with the Raptor, and I won't jump the 3500 dually.

My brother had a Raptor with the 6.2? He hooked it to sled at the truck pulls a couple of times and gave my '75 F-250 with a tuned up 428 fits, Lol My class was 6500 lbs and that Raptor was so heavy he had to remove the spare and tail gate to make weight. He traded it on a '20 F-250, 6.7 with the 10 spd, he says that is one fast rig and tows like no tomorrow. He said when you nail it to pass someone you better change lanes first or you will hit the vehicle in front of you, even loaded. He said you do have to keep the rpms up on the exhaust brake to get any hold back.
 

Hay Dude

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BANANA REPUBLIC OF AMERICA (BRA)
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Massey Ferguson & Kubota
Dang! That is a bad azz tractor. Does it have both pto speeds or just 1000 rpm? I would also guess with 200 hp it will be the large pto 1000. My Case/IH 995 only has 104 hp with the 540/1000 small.

One is a 185/65 and the other is a newer 3230. Those tractors have just about everything you can imagine. Funny thing is, they arent really technically a tractor. They are a truck with military grade truck front and rear differentials, front & rear driveshafts, air ride suspensions and air brakes on all 4 wheels. :thumbsup: They have double front PTOs spinning in either direction with both 1000 or 540 interchangeable stubs. Back is 540/1000.
The older one was less refined, but pretty simple to work on. The cabs are amazing.
 

groundcover

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southwest NH
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Kubota L5240
See a lot of them snow plowing in Europe. Wonder why they haven't gained a larger following here, price , dealer support ? Pretty slick setup !
 

Hay Dude

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Massey Ferguson & Kubota
See a lot of them snow plowing in Europe. Wonder why they haven't gained a larger following here, price , dealer support ? Pretty slick setup !

They have gained slow growth. More popular in Europe because tractors are roaded there a lot more, so higher speeds are needed to get from one field, down the road and to the next. They dont have the huge farms we have here in the US. Also, if youve ever been to Europe, you’ll notice tractors are used a lot more like trucks are here. They pull loads of lumber, dump trailers as well as farming.
I have a lot of territory I cover with tractors so higher road speed was great, but the repair costs on them were high. I replaced the JCB with a road speed MF7495. Itll do 35MPH. Not as fast as the JCBs but still about as fast as you want to go in a tractor. :steeringwheel: The JCBs had a nicer ride and stopping power with 4 wheel massive disc air brakes was sick.
I could have easily plowed with it. They even make large snowblowers. We just don’t get the snowfall here to justify the expense.
 

Bearsixty7

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St. Paul TX
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LS MT240HE. JD LA145.
... He traded it on a '20 F-250, 6.7 with the 10 spd, he says that is one fast rig and tows like no tomorrow. He said when you nail it to pass someone you better change lanes first or you will hit the vehicle in front of you, even loaded. He said you do have to keep the rpms up on the exhaust brake to get any hold back.

I thought my 06' studded and tuned 6.0L F350 CCLB 4x4 was a pretty stout engine and pulled like crazy but our 2019 6.7L F350 CCLB Powerstroke stock is even better!

The exhaust brake works really well I thought, It down shifts as needed and holds speed very well at any rpm down to about 1000, then it down shifts. But our heaviest trailer only weighs just over 15K. Maybe that's the difference.
 

Hay Dude

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Heres some loads I pulled with the 5500 6.7 Cummins late this summer. My empty weight is about the same as a 3/4 ton pickup towing at max capacity.
 

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dodge man

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West central Illinois
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JD 2025R
Pretty clean truck, very nice. I had to look where you were from because if that was in the north half of Illinois it would be full of rust holes.
 

USMC2001PSD

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Elkmont, AL
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Kubota BX2360
Pretty clean truck, very nice. I had to look where you were from because if that was in the north half of Illinois it would be full of rust holes.

Yes I’m very grateful to not have to worry about vehicles rusting out here. Closing in on 300k miles and runs great, it’s my daily driver for an 80 mile round trip commute.
 

nisaacs

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Snowflake, Arizona
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970 John Deere, 4320 John Deere, 995 Case/IH
I thought my 06' studded and tuned 6.0L F350 CCLB 4x4 was a pretty stout engine and pulled like crazy but our 2019 6.7L F350 CCLB Powerstroke stock is even better!

The exhaust brake works really well I thought, It down shifts as needed and holds speed very well at any rpm down to about 1000, then it down shifts. But our heaviest trailer only weighs just over 15K. Maybe that's the difference.

He said it works good just not as good as a Cummins, maybe he just needs to learn it. Here is his '19 F-250 w/27k gcw. I sold him my grader and flatbed and met him halfway to Montana. We towed the load with a '19 F-350 dually w/4.10s and on a 6% grade it dropped to 5th and 55 mph. His pulled the Raton, NM. pass (6%) in 4th @50 mph w/3.55 gears. He loves his Fords:)
 

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