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#16 fonz3482 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2017 - 08:30 PM

I'm going to get ramps I think and put the 1256 in the bed of my truck and the 1900 on the trailer.


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 08:45 PM

Don't buy the cheapy tin ramps from HF or places like that. Won't hold up to those big tractors. I have nice pair of alum folding with the arc in them that you strap to the truck to keep safe. Even those kinda keep you alert loading with bigger rigs. OR, you might be able to go from truck bed down to the trailer  with them for less angle, have done that before.


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Supposed to be crappy weather across PA Saturday , dragging an empty trailer sucks, is your snowmobile trailer aluminum? not sure how your going I-90 to 79 -80 ? all three pretty decent in PA, if all the way down to turnpike toll are RIDICULOUS plus a ton of construction. I used to set up a rental as mentioned from UHaul at my pick up destination and only tow one way and loaded, but got dinged for mileage something to consider perhaps. Either way be safe, take your time ,as we all know our real precious cargo is riding up front with us.

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Posted February 22, 2017 - 08:57 PM

Supposed to be crappy weather across PA Saturday , dragging an empty trailer sucks, is your snowmobile trailer aluminum? not sure how your going I-90 to 79 -80 ? all three pretty decent in PA, if all the way down to turnpike toll are RIDICULOUS plus a ton of construction. I used to set up a rental as mentioned from UHaul at my pick up destination and only tow one way and loaded, but got dinged for mileage something to consider perhaps. Either way be safe, take your time ,as we all know our real precious cargo is riding up front with us.

I'll be driving down to reading pa friday afternoon/evening. I'll pick up the tractors on Saturday morning in Douglassville pa. it looks like i'll be running on 86 to 15 to reading pa?? These are the ramps I'm hoping to get by friday before I leave at 2-3pm.

 

https://www.amazon.c...s=tractor ramps



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Posted February 22, 2017 - 09:03 PM

Take the money your spending on ramps and rent a U-Haul at or near the pick up point.  Pull it one way, have a easy trip down, less messing around when loading and good trip back home.  Just my thoughts.   If you trailer has the 12" tires like most do, when your traveling 60 those tires are going close to 90 !



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Posted February 22, 2017 - 09:35 PM

I went to uhauls site and they want $214 to pick up the trailer there and drive it home. At that point I'm paying more for the trailer than the tractor I'm getting so I'd be better off leaving the one machine behind. Ramps seem more feasible at this point.  If I get ramps I will have them for the rest of my life to use as long as they hold up and they are almost $100 cheaper than renting a trailer. They are rated at 1500lbs, so they should handle a GT pretty well.  I also was going to purchase some in the near future so I could put my new atv in the back of my truck. So rather than wait till spring to buy them, I guess I'll buy them now.



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Posted February 22, 2017 - 10:00 PM

I'd pull 2 garden tractors plus attachments home on a sled trailer...

A few years ago, me and my dad pulled a 10 or 12 foot international vibrashank cultivator home on a sled trailer... behind a 1/2 ton dodge.

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Posted February 23, 2017 - 04:04 AM

Those are good ramps, I think, just about what I have. USE the straps or they WILL kick out on you.

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Posted February 23, 2017 - 07:53 AM

If they want that much to rent a trailer your probably right.  Especially if you have use for ramps later on.  My trailer is a low profile, 12' tilt bed.  Hauled 4 mowers on it for over  300 miles.  14" 6 ply. tires though.



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Posted February 26, 2017 - 05:50 PM

Well I made it! Both tractors loaded on the trailer and extras in the truck Bed. Luckily it wasn't all high speed highways, it rained and then snowed which probably kept the tires cool, and we made a few stops.

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