I once towed a landscape trailer carrying probably a dozen and a half adults with by B2301 (using drawbar). The only part that was scary was turning downhill on grass I felt the trailer push me just a little. That I would avoid in the future!
If I were in your shoes, I would do it. (Except I don’t understand the lack of drawbar… I’d do it assuming I had a safe hitch of some sort.) Sure we live in a litigious society, but ya can’t do nothin’ for fear of a mishap and lawsuit, right?
Be smart, don't drink, it'll be fine and fun.I appreciate the opinions on both sides. I wasn't thinking I would get so many responses in either direction.
I tried to think like that and I'd think it'd be best to " go" doing something you love. A million thoughts rushed through my mind in the seconds I heard the 16 year old accelerating towards me watching the cones getting stuck under his vehicle and the passenger side going up the trailer ramp. 1 was saying bye to the family, another was " wow am I really going to die at work?" On a lighter note getting dragged I was getting mad my brand new carhartt jeans were getting ripped and burned off but glad for some odd reason I didn't wear my tethered, ripped ones.Be smart, don't drink, it'll be fine and fun.
I would rather show up at the old Pearly Gates with smoking tires and fuel leaking out o the rail saying "holy shit! Whatta ride!!" Than arrive safely at deaths door.
any idea what happend with the green tractor ?Reading more and comments. I totally agree with the memory making and having fun and sometimes those out weigh the risk factor. Having my 7 year-old on equipment or the atv is a big risk factor seeing him doing stuff his city friends can't, seeing him smile, makes me smile, and it helps me out around the farm. In the back of my mind I do think of the what ifs . I think the topic is kind of getting away from the original question or thought of an over sized lawn mower pulling a tandem axel trailer which leads to the cycle of fun and memories but not the right tractor which could lead to a miss hap. Could it happen yes, what are the odds? Everyone thinks " no not me" it's interesting Reading yes and no replies on the thought. I personally wouldn't do from my farm experience hauling wagons, driving pick up truck with loaded fertilizer spreaders behind them, or a semi with a tanker and knowing how the towing vehicle can get played with if it's too small but that's just my opinions, if it was a bigger tractor a bigger more enclosed wagon with working lights I'd be more for it but it just doesn't seem like the right tractor or set up, all we can do is state our opinions and at the end of the day it won't be our guilt or insurance. I'm guilty of doing stupid stuff and cutting corners to save 1 or 2 seconds. Looking back of being in high school and a little past, I wonder how I made it past 23 some days, but comments or jokes of " hold my beer and watch this" isn't all that funny when something actually does happen to you, and you can't provide for your family, pay bills, or play with your kids like you use to . All that got taken away from me and the 16 year old driver on his phone not paying attention had no idea or care what he did and living his life just fine and normal. It comes down to in this situation using the right tool/tractor for the job. View attachment 111445 View attachment 111446 View attachment 111447
Braking, obviously. If you’re on pavement and you have to stop quickly, you’re gonna skid. Towing anything only makes the problem worse. Lock the front end in and now you have at least one front tire in the braking mix. I do it every time I haul my firewood trailer. I makes a big difference, especially braking decending grades."breaking" or braking?
OP- you do realize that towing something with a BX in low range is frustratingly slow correct?
The John Deere was on a busier high way towing a large disc. Someone climped the corner and pushed him out of control.any idea what happend with the green tractor ?
the weight of the spreader pushed the tractor over as he wasn't going straight down the slope ?
The loader dumped too fast, onto the left side of the box ?
Hopefully the operator of the IH bailed before it got to the point it is in the pic.The John Deere was on a busier high way towing a large disc. Someone climped the corner and pushed him out of control.
The ih was too small for the spreader even empty and got away going down the slope.
The loader was on scene to clean up the spilled grain. Too heavy of a load and then truck got away the farmer tried to stab brake, skidded and tipped.
Fourms are great but it seems like when I'm being an internet or youtube mechanic and looking for an answer, most people post a question, members give suggestions, and the outcome/solution is never posted for others in a similar situation to know if it worked or not.Yeah I was wondering as well !