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 02-12-2002, 10:08 Post: 35521
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This is a cross post from the JD Owner/Buyer forum. Should have gone here first maybe.

We are looking to buy a trailer for our 1990 JD 1070. It has a model 80 loader on it. What weight requirements do you recommend. I've read your post and it is full of info but wanted to make sure it applied to our tractor as well.

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 02-12-2002, 12:25 Post: 35529
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Do you know the tractor and loader weights? I would think you would need a 10K GVW trailer. If your tractor is over 82" wide you will have to go to a deck over trailer.






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 02-12-2002, 14:49 Post: 35532
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I have a 20 foot long by 8.5 foot wide homemade trailer. That I tow my 970 on, with a loader and 6 foot brush hog attached and decent tongue weight the tail wheel completely hangs over the back. You can avoid this situation if you have flatbed truck of course. dont go over 10,000gross trailer weight capacity if you dont want to get CDL.






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 02-12-2002, 17:45 Post: 35538
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We know the tractor weighs 3000 according to the specs but do not know the loader weigh. The loader is a model JD 80. The tractor and loader are each 5' wide.

Wow, that is good info about the 10,000 gross weight. We don't want to get CDL's.

We will try to find out how much the loader weighs.

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 02-12-2002, 18:36 Post: 35539
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I have a 18' dovetail-16' bed 2' dovetail and 8'6" wide, 82" between the fenders. It has 2 5k axles and empty weight is about 2500 LBS.
3K tractor
1K loader appox.
4K total with 2500 LBS trailer puts you at 6500 GVW on trailer now this gives you 3500 lbs for extra equipment, provide it would be a plus for you. If not a 7K trailer would work for you aswell. Look at some trailers above and below. make up your own mind.
I hope I helped.






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 02-12-2002, 20:05 Post: 35542
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When you get into this weight range you need to check all the components you have. You need trailer brakes. You need 10,000 gvw hitch components, most hitches, recievers and balls are not rated this high. You do not want to pull with a 3500lb 2 inch ball a 10,000 gvw trailer.
If you are pulling regularly I would consider a goose neck trailer. They are easier to pull and manuver.
I have a trailer similar to Dana's. It will handle your tractor but I would not load on too much additional equipment. Once you go beyond this size you need to change out all the other components as most hitches and recievers are not rated that high.
My truck is rated for 12000 gvw but I would need to change recievers and balls to go that high on the bumper. My goose neck is no problem.






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 02-13-2002, 11:33 Post: 35565
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I'll pass this info along to hubby.

We have a 97 Ram 4 x 4 with the heavy duty towing package on it so it should handle the load just fine on a trailer like Dana has. We have just purchased a Bush Hog finish mower that would also fit if we needed it to. We have a permanent topper on the truck (to heavy to take on and off) so a goose neck would not work for us.

Probably wouldn't be hauling much. Only to the shop for necessary things. Hopefully not many.Laughing out loud

We'll check out some trailer places around here and see what we can find.

Thanks for all the info. I'll post back when we get one.

Peters, Good luck with your new Ram. Watch out for Transmission problems though.

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Farmgirl
I don't think you will have any problems with the trailer and the weight of the tractor if you look close. You might look at the other my other post to review what you are looking for in a trailer, tires etc. I have hauled a Ford 4000 on mine which is slightly heavier than yours with no problem.
I would look for the 3500lb axels on the trailer. If possible I would buy a trailer with the slide in ramps. My ramps tilt up and with the wind resistance the gas milage is the same unloaded as loaded.
I realize the 5 speed in the Dodge has a flaw. The 5th gear keeper ring is light and sides out necessitating the removal and repair. The truck is drivable but no 5th. I have not had any problems yet. I am not sure what the story is on the 6 speed yet. I guess I don't buy blind.
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 02-13-2002, 17:20 Post: 35575
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Whatever you buy, make sure you at least buy a trailer with a 10,000 lbs. gvw. You wear the spring bushings out in about 2 years of normal use. I have a 14,000 lb. gvw. on my trailer. You can haul just about anything. And you don't need a CDL! You only need a CDL if the trailer, load, and tow vehicle are over 26,000 lbs. But you do need a brake control on the tow vehicle if the trailer is over 3,000 lbs.






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 02-13-2002, 17:47 Post: 35576
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I agree with doug. I live in Maine and you only need a CDL if the vehicle your driving, or vehicle plus towing is 26,000 or over. Trailers 3000lb GVW and over must have brakes on each axle. I like and have a deck-over trailer because if one wants to put the rear tires in the wide position or have chains on the rear tires one cannot fit in-between the fenders of a regular trailer. My 2 cents,

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