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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:16 AM

How much does one of these weight?

I plan to haul this and my Cub 129 with tiller, and my DB Super Power on the same trailer.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:22 AM

if they are the MF 2 piece weights they are around 40 lbs each half

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:24 AM

if they are the MF 2 piece weights they are around 40 lbs each half


I think he meant the entire tractor. Lol! Maybe he did want to know about the weights?

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:38 AM

My 6X10 trailer will handle about 2000#. I am going to pull it with a 1999 Dodge Dakota with a 4 cyl and 5 speed. I am using a bumper hitch with a cap. of 2000# and a tongue weight of 200#.

I believe the Cub with Tiller and filled back tires will weight close to 900#, the DB should weight maybe 300# with all 4 attachments.

My plan is to place the Cub and DB side by died at the front, and load the Massey behind the DB, with the attachments behind the Cub.

I know speed will be a problem, but I will leave early and don't have far to go, but I am worried about over loading the trailer.



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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:12 AM

I think you would be exceeding your weight rating. The trailer itself would weigh maybe 600 lbs. Those trailer ratings are usually optimistic in my experience. I think the bare mf10 is around 650 lbs. It sounds like you would have a lot of weight on the tongue with the Cub and tiller up front. Any chance you can put some of the stuff in the back of the Dakota. If the distance is short I'd consider 2 trips as I know several people who have had serious accidents involving overloaded utility trailers.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:27 AM

I checked the axle and it says #2000, so if I figure the weight of the trailer, I can probably load #1500 on the trailer. My tires are rated at over #1000 each.

I have hauled the Massey without the motor in it, and he DB loaded in the front without any problems.

I think what I might do is load the Massey in the back of the truck, load the DB in the front of the trailer sideways, load the Cub in the center and the attachments at the back.

The next show is 45 miles away.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:51 AM

I have a set of 2X8 wooden ramps how much weight can these handle? Normally I use them to load the Cub in the back of the pickup, but since it's a Hydro I stand yo the side and run the hydro that way, I normally have to push it because the turf tires will spin. I have ags on the Massey and its gear drive so I may have to sit on it and drive it up into the truck.

So how much weight can these handle? I weight #260 myself.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 01:24 PM

I'll agree that the weight of a bare MF10 will probably run 6-700 lbs. If your axle is rated at 2000 lbs, then you have to take the frame weight into account, so yes, probably about 1500 lbs max load for the trailer. 900 for the Cub, 600 for the Massey, that's about all you should load on.
Biggest question about your 2x8 ramps is "how long are they?" At 4 foot I don't think there would be a problem. Any simple way to support the ramps anywhere else besides the ends? If you can load your 900 lb Cub ok, then the 600 lb massey plus you should be ok. For your ramps, what about nailing a 2x4 along the edge to stiffen them?

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 01:37 PM

You could just leave one behind... yeah, I wouldn't do that either! LOL!

Are you able to fit one of the GTs in the back of your truck? I think that would be the best way to do it. In the past, I have diven the tractor onto the trailer then put the ramps from the truck bed to the trailer deck and load it in that way. This way, it is not as steep going into the truck. And if you have a hill or something you can back up to to make the ramps less steep it is always a good idea to do so.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 03:33 PM

The ramps are 8" long. I can try it before I load up. I still 3 weeks to go.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 04:51 PM

I wouldn't trust 2X8s on an 8ft span with 900lbs on board. The weight distribution will be different with you on the Massey than it would be on the unloaded Cub. You could stiffen those 2X8's by screwing a 2X4 on edge under the center 2/3 of their length.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 05:12 PM

I think I will do that.

Thanks!!!
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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:24 PM

As said, I think you'd be safer off, if you loaded the MF in the truck, and the rest on the trailer.
Use the ramps, from the trailer to the truck, like Ryan said.
Forty five miles, isn't a long trip, but it only takes a second to get in trouble.

Oh, what show are you going to in 3 weeks?

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:31 PM

I wouldn't trust 2X8s on an 8ft span with 900lbs on board. The weight distribution will be different with you on the Massey than it would be on the unloaded Cub. You could stiffen those 2X8's by screwing a 2X4 on edge under the center 2/3 of their length.


Ramps I use are 2 - 2x8 bolted together, 3" total thickness, bottom 2x8 is a little shorter that the top 2x8 by about 1ft.
900lbs of tractor doesn't bend them much at all.

Edited by DH1, August 24, 2012 - 08:32 PM.





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