My 4760 with 4 in 1 bucket, Kubota bucket in front of rear tires. Truck is 2001 F-550. Trailer is 21' weighs 3200lbs and is 10k rated. First and last time I load my tractor rear end fwd.
With my other tractor that also had a canopy, I would place the rear tractor tires (Loaded tires, weighed 4500lbs) between the trailer axels. I towed 100s of miles and had no canopy issues. The 4760 with loader and tires loaded weighs 4500lbs. Not sure on loader w/bucket weight but I guestimate 1500lbs, so 6000lbs and add 700lbs for 4 in 1 bucket. Around 6700lbs all together. The truck had no problems with the tongue weight, the trailer was the problem. Putting that much weight that far ahead of the trailer suspension made the trailer feel like it was going to tip over. I was towing 40 miles at 50 mph but if I was going further and at freeway speeds I would have spun it around. When I got home I did unload everything and loaded up the tractor again and confirmed the improvements in trailer stability.F550 can tow over 20,000 lbs
with a canopy dont you have to load it backwards so the wind doesn’t take it? How much does that load weigh? Can’t be more than 40-50% of what that beast of a Ford can tow Eh?
awesome...gonna be a sleepless night for you.My B2601 loaded on the dealer's trailer with another tractor to come to my place tomorrow!
They have got the grapple and bucket I ordered at the front of the loader; the back of the truck has my snow blade. My other options are wheel spacers, filled rears, and additional front hydraulic.
It would be interesting to hear (ok, read) why you upgraded to a larger tractor with the same power.
Thank you.It would be interesting to hear (ok, read) why you upgraded to a larger tractor with the same power.
Oh, and congrats!
Thanks. Lots of new buyers concentrate on horsepower and lose track of ground clearance, lift capacity, lift height, tire size, etc.Thank you.
Same basic HP yes but it is a 1.0 vs a 1.3L with what feels like a much better lift capacity. For what I was using it for I wanted the higher ground clearance and larger lift capacity. The front axel on the BX has really low ground clearance. Using the same pusher on both tractors the B2650 with 3 speed trans feels far stronger. I haven't gotten to use it on a real storm yet but can already feel the difference. Plus I always wanted the 2650 but originally ended up with the BX. I went big as I can within reason and still have the option of a mid pto.