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 02-08-2004, 18:51 Post: 76375
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I checked out the recent posts and found only 1 but it did not answer what I need.
I believe the 8N ford weighs around 2450 pounds. I have a 4x4 ext. cab silverado. I need to do a one time move of 300 miles all highway and flat. Any suggestions on what to rent (if any are out there) For this move. 2400# is not that much but enough to ask the expersts here! Thank you
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 02-08-2004, 20:29 Post: 76380
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OH I can give them a make model and vin number! Laughing out loud.






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 02-08-2004, 20:40 Post: 76383
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I also see they have dual wheeled trailers that have a carrying weight of 3500# pounds (I think or it was close anyway) My buddy has a car hauler but I dont think he has it licensed, that really bites. I see this is going to be tougher than I thought. Suppose I better make a few calls tomaroo to u-haul and anouther place before I go crazy.






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 02-08-2004, 21:05 Post: 76386
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Before buying my trailer when I hauled my 9N I rented a car hauler from a regular rental place in Eau Claire WI. They had two different sizes so the small one was more than I needed.

If you ever consider buying a trailer they have nice 16 ft utility trailers at Johnson trailer in Colfax WI. They have 7000 lb axles and electric brakes for about $1200. You should be able to haul almost 6000 lbs of load. I've hauled my L3130 about 150 miles since I bought it and it handles the 4000 or so lbs well.
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Thanks, I keep telling myself that the 8n is only 2500 pounds!!! That really is not a lot of weight. Maybe I am making more of a deal of this than it will be. I remember when I was young the things I hauled behind my little ranger, WOW stupid and young, and now I think I am getting too soft and old, Laughing out loud
Thanks for the tip, I will look into other rentals other than u-haul. I need to clean up the old ford, paint her up and sell her to some yuppy in Il. with a hobby farm.
Sounds bad, but these old tractors still bring a good dollar in the right market.






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 02-09-2004, 06:47 Post: 76411
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I think most places have regulations that give a max combined vehicle plus tow weight. I'm guessing that wouldn't be a problem but it might be checked.

My tractor with loader runs about 3,000 lbs. with loader but not including fluids etc. I figured I'd usually wanting to be taking an implement as well and the weight was getting a little much for my 1/2-ton. I bought a utility trailer instead that's easier to maneuver at the dump and just drive the tractor 10-miles on the highway when I need it at out camp. I just pay a trucker when I need to get it to the dealer. The dealer gives me a deal by getting his trucker to extend a run going this direction and only charge me for the extra distance. You might be able to come up with a pretty good 'going my way' deal.

I have a Ford 302 highway 1/2-ton. The gearing on a 4x4 likely would be lower so there'd be less TX heating problems. However, stopping might be a problem and you'd want a hitch with adequate tongue rating and outlets for electric brakes. I seem to recall that loads should be placed on the trailer so that tongue weight is 10% or 15% of the load. That too shouldn't be a problem for the largest hitch rated for the truck.






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 02-09-2004, 07:59 Post: 76419
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Check with all the farm equip. dealers in your area. It's not uncommon for them to be sending a truck to make a long distance delivery or another dealer for a swap or used parts they might have. If they have such a trip planned they will often do the trip[ for a very reasonable price since the truck would be going anyways.

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 02-09-2004, 13:31 Post: 76433
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Your half truck is rated to pull 7000lbs with the small V-8 and 3.73 gear and 8000lbs with 4.11. The bigger V-8 is rated for 8000 and 9000lbs depending upon gear ratio. This data is from a chevy booklet. If you can find a small tandem trailer to rent and take it easy you should be ok, even without trailer brakes. Park the tractor over the tandem wheels making sure you have some tongue weight and strap it down good.






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Them rating's seem to be out landish, It will do it fairly well if your trip is on fairly flat road, but start hittin the hill's and your going to have to start running it harder then you want to. the Auto trans will need to be down shifted or used in (tow haul)as shifting in and out will be non stop, then milage starts suffering big time. After 3 or 4 200 mile trips like that in my half ton 350 I went to the deisel and problems vanished. now I can haul a lot more and get better milage.






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This may be the unpopular answer but your 1/2 ton pulling a tandem trailer, with or without trailer brakes, will be fine for a one time highway trip.
I once put 3000lbs of patio stone in a 2000lbs single axle trailer, behind my Jeep Cherokee for 60 miles. I wouldnt recommend that to anyone, but you will be fine with your full size truck and a tandem axle trailer.
Just take your time, leave lots of braking room, pay special attention to whats going on around you and it will work just fine.
If you go to Uhaul for a trailer, dont tell them what you are hauling. They will probably not want you to haul a tractor on it, I dont know the reason for this stupidity but Ive heard of people having this problem with them.






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