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Weight of small crawlers

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Frank in WV

10-23-2008 10:08:30

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I am looking for a small crawler and need to know the appx weights to determine if my trailer will haul them. My trailer GVW'S at 9900# and weighs 2700" leaving me roughly 7000# of weight that I can legally haul. I was thinking something like an OC3, IH T-340, or JD 350 or any other suggestions one may supply?

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10-24-2008 16:25:01

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 Re: Weight of small crawlers in reply to Frank in WV, 10-23-2008 10:08:30  
I've got a case 450 crawler loader with a counterweight on it. I haul it around on a ten ton tri-axle float with no problems at all. Mind you I wouldn't put anything heavier on it or go very far with it but it does the trick. There is three 7000 pound axles on it with brakes on all axles. I pull it with a GMC Sierra 3500 diesel dually. Pulls and stops fine. If i need to float my backhoe i still use my same float but hire a dumptruck to pull it down the highway. Good luck!

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Frank in WV

10-24-2008 10:27:48

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 Re: Weight of small crawlers in reply to Frank in WV, 10-23-2008 10:08:30  
Looks like I will need a bigger trailer if I opt to haul one of these small crawlers.

Thanks for the info.

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10-23-2008 18:07:00

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 Re: Weight of small crawlers in reply to Frank in WV, 10-23-2008 10:08:30  
OC3 and a Deere 350 aren't in the same class. A Deere 420 outweighs the OC3.

An OC3 bare weighs around 3800-4000 lbs. An OC4 5300 lbs. An IH T-340 weights 7000 lbs. bare. A Deere 420 bare weighs 5000 lbs.
A Deere 1010 bare weighs 7500 lbs.

When I say bare, I mean with no dozer, loader, etc. - just the bare crawler. An HG with an Anderson dozer on it can weigh over 5000 lbs. and a lot more with a loader. My Deere 1010 crawler loader weighs 9,350 lbs. without the standard rear counterweights.
My Allis Chalmers HD4 with a 6-way blade dozer weighs 8800 lbs. A Deere 350 with a 6-way dozer weighs close to 10,000 lbs. My Oliver OC-46 crawler-loader weighs 8,100 lbs.

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Fred Burchfield

10-23-2008 14:00:30

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 Re: Weight of small crawlers in reply to Frank in WV, 10-23-2008 10:08:30  
You are borderline with all those. I have a Mitsubishi BD2G and I have a 26ft flatbed that has tandem 4000lb axles but I can haul it and have had a Case 310 G loader(9500lbs) and an 500C at 9800lbs with no trouble. Just use very good tires (trailer) rated for the weight and run good air pressure. You can see the trailer start to flex if you are too heavy but most likely you will break a weld somewhere first. I did that with a standard 16ft and a case 350 dozer on it, lots of welding to do. Stay safe tho, if you get too heavy you will get a lot of sway on the road, no fun at all!!

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