|The tractor vet said: (quoted from post at 20:53:25 02/25/14) Well for you it maybe a fine transmission as i do not know where you live but over here in the hill country they suck on a diesel . The gear ratio needs to be closer and ya need more gears to WORK in the power range . Now my truck does not do a lot of towing as it is primarily a service truck and the only real towing is pulling a fertilizer buggy with up to six ton or 11 4x4 round bales on the bale wagon . I have not pulled my gooseneck since 2001 . Now if i got my Jollys off working on cars and trucks like i use to there might have been a couple changes made to my Goat (1) atleast a 8 speed with a divorced NP 205 transfer case and a swap to a danna 60 with LOCK OUTS (2) a gear change in the rear ends to atleast a 3.73 -8. And(3) a better heater core . at one time i even kicked the idea around of a air ride suspension . But working on my own stuff does not pay the bills .|
Last year I pulled around 10,000 frequently. This year it may be as high as 17,000 but it will usually be around 14,000. I am in the northeast.
I pull through flat areas and steep mountains. I guess I could find something to complain about but it pulls the loads well and impresses people every time. This post was edited by PretendFarmer at 12:10:11 02/25/14.