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#1 speedbird ONLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 07:50 PM

We wanted to move the trailer so I decided to use the one of the Speedex's instead of hooking up the truck. I felt the Gt would move it but I wasn't so sure the front wheels would stay on the ground as it lifted the front of the the trailer. Turned out to be no problem.P1080025.JPG

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:05 PM

Looks like the Speedex gets the Award, then.

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Posted October 11, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Think all in the Balance over the axles of the trailer.  I can use my big PK to move my trailer, sometimes better if loaded some than is empty with big tongue weight. I can usually pull the trailer, it's the lifting with hydraulics that is hard on tractor or does not work because of weight.


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Posted October 12, 2016 - 04:06 AM

My "toy hauler" weighs 6000# empty...around 7500# loaded...I know my tractors won't pull it!

Heck, my 1/2 ton Z-71 barely would pull it....Had to add another (3/4 ton) truck to pull it!

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Posted October 12, 2016 - 06:29 AM

Don't you just love the hydraulics for picking up and moving trailers?  My 1631 has a hydraulic lift and it gets a lot of use moving trailers around.

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Posted October 12, 2016 - 01:05 PM

Put a hitch on the front of the tractor then you can see where you are backing into. :D

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Posted October 13, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Several years ago I worked at a place where we had to move a lot of trailers around the lot. We had a JD  M  with a bar mounted across the hitch with a ball mounted on each end so that the ball was near the outside edge  of the wheels. This way you could look down the side of the trailer instead of staring at the front of it. Also by using the proper ball you could turn the trailer on the spot.