Originally Posted by bobski
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.