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Greg Anderson

06-04-2002 20:05:37




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Does anyone know the approximate tow weight of an AC-WD? It has hydraulics and a bucket if that makes much difference. I've never seen it and will be towing it several hundred miles. It also has a brush hog mower, model/width unknown. Any information is greatly appreciated.
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GlennD

06-07-2002 21:31:40




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 Re: WD tow weight in reply to Greg Anderson, 06-04-2002 20:05:37  
With the loader and bush hog, I'd estimate it at 5,000lbs, depending on how much has rotted awayż Don't forget to figure the trailer weight as well.



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James (MO)

06-05-2002 20:51:52




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 Re: WD tow weight in reply to Greg Anderson, 06-04-2002 20:05:37  
I'd recommending hauling it instead of towing. You will have to tow slowly and will wear out tires, maybe gears, bearings, etc - that just weren't meant to run at highway speeds. FWIW!



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Greg

06-05-2002 20:33:39




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 Re: WD tow weight in reply to Greg Anderson, 06-04-2002 20:05:37  
My Operator's manual lists the WD shipping weight on rubber as 3975 lbs. You'll have to add the other equipment you have to get closer to your actual towing weight.



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Jim (Mi)

06-05-2002 05:30:17




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 Re: WD tow weight in reply to Greg Anderson, 06-04-2002 20:05:37  
Just had mine weighed (48' WD) Sunday. Approx 8 gallons gas. Narrow front, unloaded 13.6 tires. With me on 195lbs===3620lbs.



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JMS/MN

06-04-2002 21:01:16




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 Re: WD tow weight in reply to Greg Anderson, 06-04-2002 20:05:37  
WD45 weighs about 4600 pounds. Loader will add some additional, but not a great deal. WD is similar in weight.



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Don C

06-06-2002 06:20:26




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 Re: Re: WD tow weight in reply to JMS/MN, 06-04-2002 21:01:16  
You are asking the total weight of this equipment.....so you will take the proper hauling equipment,to haul it home,---right? My guess is the total wt. would be around 5500# ....the tractor probably has water in the tires and weights .....can't tow it on the road very far ....recomended tow speed with tractor on the ground is 20 MPH max.......



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JMS/MN

06-06-2002 21:25:04




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 Re: Re: Re: WD tow weight in reply to Don C , 06-06-2002 06:20:26  
Good point on the tires having fluid in- towing distance is limited. I pulled (not trailered) one about 140 miles once, and the fluid caused a rear tire failure.



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