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#1 Buggyman OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:27 PM

I have a light weight trailer like most farm supply places sell with the drop down, drive up tailgate. It is rated for 1600 lbs. By measuring I see that my 2418 will fit on it with a couple inches to spare. It would be perfect to haul the tractor somewhere on and then pull the trailer after arriving. But it is a light trailer and I don't know what the economy 2418 weighs. Could someone enlighten me?

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:31 PM

I don't know what weights you have, or if your tires are filled, or what options you might have. In the manual for my '75 it says that a bare tractor with 24 inch rear tires is 937 pounds.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:36 PM

Im not saying this is a good idea. but i seen people put close to 2000 pounds on these small trailers and they were fine. I dont recomend this

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Before I upgraded to a bigger trailer I used one of those and it worked just fine except mine has a mesh floor so I always threw down a piece of plywood on the floor. Keep in mind though if your trailer has the 12" tires( They can be used as a power king spare BTW) that they're turning quite fast so stay at a sensible speed. BTW mines a 2414 with loaded tires and its heavy! If you use it I would just keep an eye on your wheel bearings from time to time but I don't think you'll have any problems.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Do you know how much the trailer itself weighs? I believe you have to subtract that from the 1600 to see what you can legally load on that trailer. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:26 PM

That's correct. Probably about 300 pounds give or take.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for the good information. I would have guessed the tractor at up to 1400 lbs. but glad to hear that I would have been way heavy. I like hearing less than 1000 lbs. My tractor is just the base version with NO wheel weights on it. I think that I have the same trailer mentioned by FARMER. It is the light trailer with a mesh floor. I do intend to put plywood or 2X6's down before loading my tractor to protect the mesh and for greater safety. I was wanting to use this trailer, and pull it after hauling the tractor, to take my grandkids riding in a local Christmas parade. I am glad to hear that it will work. Obviously it will be a very handy combination.
Thanks again.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 06:44 AM

Just a base tractor will weigh less than a 100. My 1964 16" wheel model that doesn't have transmission tunnels and a tiny hood probably does weigh much more than 500 if it does. I pushed it up on my pickup by myself.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Some of the load will be transferred to the haul vehicle in tongue weight.




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