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Re: 3.73 or 4.10

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PretendFarmer

02-25-2014 12:03:59
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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.
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The tractor vet

02-25-2014 13:15:20
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 Re: 3.73 or 4.10 in reply to PretendFarmer, 02-25-2014 12:03:59  
Are you talking up to 17000 on the deck or total?? Eugene's truck and trailer empty is 16800 my truck as it sets now is 10450 full of fuel and nothing in the bed extra. Old Ford and goose neck was 15on the money full of fuel with all chains and binders. Then i would throw up to 31000 or so on the deck . Biggest load hauled was a 806D loaded with ft. weights rear weight and Cal . in the tires and duals and a 1066 loaded same way with duals . hauled it just fine till i hit the first hill on US 30 off I71 she almost made the top in third but i had to drop to second . also use to haul 27 round bales on my gooseneck . and i can tell you this that your 97 Dodge would not have kept up with the old Ford . At the stock setting or even turned up a little . I ran with guys that had New Dodge diesels back then and the old 460 would plum eat them alive . I would haul two tractors to the pulls and all the weights for the tractors to pull in two to three classes . We were down in Carrolton Ohio for a pull one day and only pulling two classes and that evening there was a pull in Lisbon that evening . Made the pull loaded up both tractors snagged them down put the ramps away and out the gate i went . I had the MM U and the S/MTA both at 7500 so 15 on the deck and a 15 lightweight total 30 grand . Not much get up and go room from the north gate to the first hill but i was running close to fifty when i came up on TW0 Dodges one a 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel with and M on a tandem and the one ton 4x4 being a 98 24 valve dragging the hill . The devil made me do it i did not pass them i smoked them took both of them and was GONE only to come up on another guy with a 97 3/4 ton Dodge diesel and him dragging on the hills . I had to wait till the rail road tracks to get him before the next hill due to traffic . And the one thing i never did with the ford was use over drive even with the empty trailer . I put 287000 miles of hard running on that truck hauling iron and never once had a transmission problem U/ Joints Yea one clutch due to the throw out bearing freezing up one ring and pinion due to the anti loc stator ring coming off the carrier and going thru the ring and pinion.

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02-25-2014 14:50:30
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 Re: 3.73 or 4.10 in reply to The tractor vet, 02-25-2014 13:15:20  
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Trailer has a GVW of 17000. Truck is 8800. Puts me at a max of 25800.

I cant really debate weather or not my Cummins would get outhauled by a 460 gas job but it sure would surprise me if it could.

If your buddy is blowing NV4500's because he's hauling 30,000 lbs then that doesnt surprise me. I would consider that a non-designed use as the NV4500 isnt designed to tow that much.

Its not even intended for what I tow but I feel confident in it for what I do.

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