Re: Need some advice on Towing
Yeah, if tongue weight goes much over 500 lbs. weight distributing hitch might be a good thing.
I tow an 8,000 load - 24 ft. equipment trailer with Kubota diesel tractor and any one of several implements attached - the multi-gang disc is heaviest. All tires are full of water for traction.
If I move the tractor too far forward on the trailer and don't have enough weight behind the axles, like when the tractor is loaded and a relatively light implement like a bush-hog is behind it, tongue weight gets pretty high (well over 10% of the load) and the weight distributing hitch is very necessary. With care, I can load with no more than 910 lbs. (10% of my total weight allowance) on the ball, even though total weight is "only" at 8,000. It does tow like a dream, however.
'04 Armada SE Offroad 4x4
Big Tow Package
K&N AirCharger CAI
Carbotech Bobcat front brake pads at 28K miles (no brake judder, just time to change pads)
Last edited by Armada; 03-31-2006 at 04:16 PM.