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Trailering Case L

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Steve (DE)

07-16-2006 12:44:03

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I can see in the not too distant future that I'll actually finish my 1930 L and will want to get it to a show or two. I bought a 16' trailer with a diamond steel deck. The Case L on steel should weigh about 6000 pounds, so say both together I've got 9000 pounds. What do I need to pull this load? Who uses what? I need to get some initial thoughts here so I can start to think about what to buy. My 2000 Jeep Cherokee can pull that trailer with my 2400 pound Ferguson TO-20, but it ain't gonna haul that Case L.

Thanks, Steve

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Walt Davies

07-20-2006 11:18:59

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
Get a 1 ton Pickup with a large diesel any brand with a fith wheel hookup and a good trailer and you you can haul that little tractor anyplace with good mileage and no braking or pulling problems. Also you will get pretty decent mileage without the load for just running around town.

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pat maplehillfrm

07-19-2006 06:52:18

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
as was stated you are going to need a truck to haul that trailer and the tractor, with brakes on both axles, the going part isnt the problem its the stopping and controlling part thats scary, with that much weight your front wheels will have less traction too, causing more skid and less control, the weight will also push you down the hills and thru stop signs and such,

I would also be concerned that your 16 foot trailer which is rated at the most 7000 lbs will be way overweight, 9000 lbs tractor + the 2000 lb trailer, you are up to 11000 lbs,,, the weight the trailer is rated for has to include the weight of the piece being hauled as well as the trailer itself,, you need more trailer and more truck, be safe and be careful,

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Steve (DE)

07-19-2006 08:56:31

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to pat maplehillfrm, 07-19-2006 06:52:18  
Thanks for your concern Pat. The total is about 6000 for the tractor and 3000 for the trailer (probably high estimates) and the trailer is rated for 10,000 so I'm probably OK there. I am checking into the whole brake business. The trailer was originally rated for 10,000 with brakes on only one axle. I'm starting to think that it might be better to get brakes on the second axle too. Still haven't decided on tow vehicle. Don't want to drive a big behemoth on a day to day basis, but not sure I can afford a tow vehicle which does nothing but rust between shows.


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07-17-2006 05:19:36

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
I'd be a little Leary of using a Grand Cherokee for pulling that much weight. They are have a short wheel base and if you had to make any quick maneuvers, it could be all over for you real quick. Definitely needs brakes on both axles.

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Mark in Iowa

07-16-2006 16:26:10

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
I pull my La with my 94 Suburban.. on a car trailer...BOTH axles has BRAKES and they will drag or stop you... Thats my 2 cents... MV

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07-16-2006 13:37:09

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
You need to be more concerned with stopping that load. Your Jeep may pull it OK if you have a V8 in it but I would worry more about stopping. You may want to consider adding brakes to your flatbed.
The biggest problem with pulling in my opinion is wind drag. I have a cargo trailer with a big square front on it and with no load, it is still hard pulling with my F350 Power stroke because of air drag. However, with my flat bed, I can pull a heavy load with no air drag and once up to cursing speed, it pulls with no problems.

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Steve (DE)

07-16-2006 14:54:44

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Tuggle, 07-16-2006 13:37:09  
The trailer does have brakes on one of its two axles.....but I just discovered last week that they aren't actuated by just plugging in the "trailer plug" at the back. So, I'm now getting one of those electric brake controller boxes, but it has to be hard wired into the 2000 Cherokee. On and on and on and on and I just wanted to play with my tractors.

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07-16-2006 19:14:39

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 14:54:44  
Get brakes on both axels Required in many states. Where are you located as I found a good supplier for brakes to fit most axels in ogden utah. Will send you phone if necessars However most good farm stores will getr additional brakes Plate and hub.

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07-16-2006 13:35:18

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to Steve (DE), 07-16-2006 12:44:03  
I haul my LA on a 18' trailer, LA at about 8000lbs w/wheel weights and loaded tires, trailer about 3000lbs with an 05 Ram 2500 5.7 4x4 5 speed auto and 410 rear. Beleive it or not the 2500 was only about $50 more than the 1500 at the time I bought it. The truck has no problem at all with the load and costs less than a Chevy or Ford, by the way I am a Chevy man myself - just can't see spending that kind of money on a work truck...

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07-16-2006 16:29:19

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to scott6143, 07-16-2006 13:35:18  
what milage do you get, with and without trailer

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07-16-2006 17:39:57

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 Re: Trailering Case L in reply to amo, 07-16-2006 16:29:19  
14.5 w/o trailer, 12.5 w/ trailer

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