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Old 02-13-2013, 01:11 AM   #21
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Dont be a sissy..... You dont even need a trailer to haul a car....
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okay...i think you all are confused.
a tractor is something farmers use to plow fields. say like a ford 2000 series with a bush hog on it. thats a tractor.
now ole farmer boy drives his tractor up on to a (guess what?)...a 5 ton rated tractor trailer and ties down his tractor. then he backs up his trusty pickup truck, hitches up and brings it to another field to do chores.

so...farmer john with his 1500 suburban wants to pull his farm tractor on its 5 ton rated tractor trailer. this trailer is a dual axle type.

are we understanding now?
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Making a few modifications will not change the GVWR or the towing limits set by the manufacturer.
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okay...i think you all are confused.
a tractor is something farmers use to plow fields. say like a ford 2000 series with a bush hog on it. thats a tractor.
now ole farmer boy drives his tractor up on to a (guess what?)...a 5 ton rated tractor trailer and ties down his tractor. then he backs up his trusty pickup truck, hitches up and brings it to another field to do chores.

so...farmer john with his 1500 suburban wants to pull his farm tractor on its 5 ton rated tractor trailer. this trailer is a dual axle type.

are we understanding now?
Ah, gotcha, I was thinking tractor-trailer...

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I know a lot about those... As far as your trailer, don't know. But I do know that if you want a 3/4 ton truck it's easier to sell your 1/2 ton and buy a 3/4 than to try and convert it. Besides then you could have a diesel. And who doesn't like diesels?
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okay...i think you all are confused.
a tractor is something farmers use to plow fields. say like a ford 2000 series with a bush hog on it. thats a tractor.
now ole farmer boy drives his tractor up on to a (guess what?)...a 5 ton rated tractor trailer and ties down his tractor. then he backs up his trusty pickup truck, hitches up and brings it to another field to do chores.

so...farmer john with his 1500 suburban wants to pull his farm tractor on its 5 ton rated tractor trailer. this trailer is a dual axle type.

are we understanding now?
Is there supposed to be a question in that?
Like a couple other people said, 1/2 ton trucks and 3/4 ton trucks have completely different suspensions and frames, and generally different axles, and transmission.

From what I have seen a 1/2 ton (depending on year, make and model) can normally tow 6000# + or -. Of course the style hitch (fifth wheel, bumper, gooseneck,) can change that rating. Also with that sort of weight, trailer brakes are a must.
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okay...i think you all are confused.
a tractor is something farmers use to plow fields. say like a ford 2000 series with a bush hog on it. thats a tractor.
now ole farmer boy drives his tractor up on to a (guess what?)...a 5 ton rated tractor trailer and ties down his tractor. then he backs up his trusty pickup truck, hitches up and brings it to another field to do chores.

so...farmer john with his 1500 suburban wants to pull his farm tractor on its 5 ton rated tractor trailer. this trailer is a dual axle type.

are we understanding now?
Ok. I got it. See a tractor-trailer is another term for 18 wheeler. Now if you had said a trailer for a tractor that would have been better.

Is it a fifth wheel, or a gooseneck? Most of the time if you are going to be pulling that much weight it will be fifth wheel. And that could be a problem with a suburban.
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Plus I could not see a suburban pulling a tractor any way. And if you are doing 50 you will need about a 1000 yards to stop it without trailer brakes.
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In all reality its impossible because the frame of a 1/4 ton is not as heavy duty as a 1/2 ton so nomatter what suspensiomln u put on its its would just be a 1/4 ton truck with a heavier suspension
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