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Steve (DE)

08-24-2006 16:19:27




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I'm still looking for something to pull my Case L on its trailer (about 9000 pounds all together). I have a chance at a Chev 3500 LS with a diesel engine and dual rear wheels. Wife asks how well will it go in the snow compared to a similar weight 4x4 ? Anybody out there got any experience with these larger pickups?




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53DC

08-25-2006 05:19:01




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Steve (DE), 08-24-2006 16:19:27  
What year is the truck you are looking at? You will be fine in the snow. Check to see if the truck has the G80 locking rear differential. That makes a big difference even in 2WD. I have an '02 2500 Duramax diesel and absolutely love it, although if I came across one it would be nice to have a dually. Good luck!



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Glenn F.

08-24-2006 18:11:31




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Steve (DE), 08-24-2006 16:19:27  
I would think an L and a trailer capeable of hauling it safely would have a combined weight more than 9,000#.

Glenn F.



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Steve (DE)

08-25-2006 07:35:14




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Glenn F., 08-24-2006 18:11:31  
The L on steel is supposed to be about 5700#, and the trailer, rated for 10,000# surely doesn't weigh over 4000#.

What do you think?



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Dave Olson

08-26-2006 18:10:32




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Steve (DE), 08-25-2006 07:35:14  
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Hello Glenn,

Just for your info. My '38 L on rubber weights 6500 pounds. The '30 C on rubber with cutoffs weights 3300 pounds. No fluid in the tires of either tractor.

I weighted them both at the local grain elevator.

Dave Olson - East-Central Illinois

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Steve (DE)

08-27-2006 08:52:04




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Dave Olson, 08-26-2006 18:10:32  
Thats about what I've read. The L on rubber is over 500# more than the L on steel. The idea of weighing them at the local grain elevator is something I hadn't thought of. But..they guys who till my few acres have a grain dryer and they must have a scale. So, as soon as I get the L mobile I'm going to take it over there.



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Glenn F.

08-26-2006 18:55:24




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Dave Olson, 08-26-2006 18:10:32  
Yeh I suppose. I never weighed my late model DC, but with two sets of weights, AWF, and 15.5's(no fluid) on 14" rear rims I figure it's about 5700#. My 12,000# rated trailer weigh's 3,000#. I've heard of LA's weighing over 8,000#, but I suppose that was with ballast in the rears.

Thanks for the information guys. Glenn F.



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Doc Larry

08-25-2006 16:48:16




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 Re: Goin in the snow in reply to Steve (DE), 08-25-2006 07:35:14  
If you"re pulling a bumper hitch trailer, I"d strongly recommend the 4wd. With a gooseneck you might be able to put enough weight on the drivers to get reasonable traction. In snow, weight on the drivers=traction. Bumper-pull trailers are dead weight, and can be a real pain.

Larry



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