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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2017, 01:45:26 PM »
There are many two inch balls . First is shaft size diameter, also shaft length. Some two inch balls are made for quads and lawn tractors. My all time favorite comes apart and you can change the ball for 1 7/8 . I don't think you ever want that one. 
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2017, 02:42:56 PM »
There are many two inch balls . First is shaft size diameter, also shaft length. Some two inch balls are made for quads and lawn tractors. My all time favorite comes apart and you can change the ball for 1 7/8 . I don't think you ever want that one.

Your so right. I have a 2" ball with a bolt.
I think it's for garden tractors.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2017, 03:00:56 PM »
I'm only right twice a day like a Stopped Clock.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
A Google search shows 3,600 to 3,700 tow rating for Grand Caravan.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2017, 05:12:06 PM »
Should be fine, just make sure to add a brake controller and that the mill brakes are functioning.  I'd be more worried about the lifespan of that auto transmission than anything.  If it's the same as in the Explorers, they were notorious for failures. 

I pull stuff with our minivan all the time.  Goats, mulch, feeder pigs, feed, etc.  Used to be out of necessity, but now that I have a Burb and F350, it's more about saving gas.

It's rated 3500Lbs, but I limit it to about 2000 as I don't want to add a brake controller.  It's for light duty stuff and I want to keep it that way.  Pulled this home from Jefferson City today.  About an hour drive.  (If you like the image filter, it's called "worn flip phone lens".   :D)  Loaded, this trailer will NOT be pulled with the minivan. 

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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2017, 06:20:38 PM »
What's a "Burb", a big Suburban?
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2017, 11:05:08 PM »
Yes.  Suburban.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2017, 06:26:16 PM »
Rickcnc,
as a fellow ontario-ian, the bad news is you can't exceed 4500 kg GVW (approx 9500 lbs) .
Thats the combined weight of tow vehicle, trailer, load, and whatever you ate for breakfast. If you exceed that you need a commercial licence and a yellow sticker on your truck and trailer (annual safety) also look at the GVW capacity sticker on your drivers door, it might spoil your day with  a ranger. It doesn't matter what brakes, lights, trailer ball or anything else, don't exceed 4500 kgs
I'm only saying this from a very expensive experience  I had with a very young , O.P.P officer recently. >:(
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2017, 07:20:30 PM »
Rickcnc,
as a fellow ontario-ian, the bad news is you can't exceed 4500 kg GVW (approx 9500 lbs) .
Thats the combined weight of tow vehicle, trailer, load, and whatever you ate for breakfast. If you exceed that you need a commercial licence and a yellow sticker on your truck and trailer (annual safety) also look at the GVW capacity sticker on your drivers door, it might spoil your day with  a ranger. It doesn't matter what brakes, lights, trailer ball or anything else, don't exceed 4500 kgs
I'm only saying this from a very expensive experience  I had with a very young , O.P.P officer recently. >:(

Yes.. The rules in Ontario are confusing; I will check the GVW on the door... What were you towing when you had your incident!

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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2017, 11:51:14 PM »
I towed my LT40 hydraulic with a 1980 1/2 ton diesel pickup. It was rated to tow 2000 pounds.

Before I bought the mill I checked with a mechanic and he told me the transmission in my truck was built like a brick --------- but it would overheat. He suggested adding the biggest auxiliary transmission cooler I could find and I'd be OK. I checked with a GM mechanic friend and he agreed. I checked with the local GM dealer and he agreed as well.

So, with electric brakes and a massive transmission cooler, I hauled that mill up and down some of BC's finest "hills" (they tend to go over the tops of mountains) and I had no problems at all. Mind you, the people that got behind me going up the hills were sure happy when we finally got to a passing lane ;D.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2017, 11:40:15 AM »
I can well imagine. :D Those early Dodge and GM diesels were no powerhouses.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2017, 11:50:19 AM »
A factory towing package comes with good stuff like trans coolers, wiring for trailers, maybe an extra leaf spring. Sometimes you still have to put bigger trans coolers or a deeper trans pan.
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Re: Towing vehicle for LT40HD
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2017, 02:00:13 PM »
I mill only remote and have towed my LT40HD with an F150 a lot.  I did find it was a little under powered for me and I only managed 10mpg at best pulling the mill.  That and long steep downhill grades the trailer brakes better be working!!!

Now I use an F350 :)  It's a breeze towing 75mph on the highway :D  8) 8) 8)

Oh and I get as much as 11.8MPG towing the mill now with the camper on the pickup! lol  Have gotten 14.5mpg with no camper...ya I'm MUCH happier with the big diesel!
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