Largest Thing you've towed

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by Jon, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    What's the largest thing you've towed with your Ranger????
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  3. Tonya Gilmore

    Tonya Gilmore New Member

    With the current Ranger, we used it while we were moving last weekend. Had a trailer hooked up to the back of it for the furniture. So yeah, nothin too dramatic there lol
  4. Sgtgoose1

    Sgtgoose1 New Member

    I had to once haul a 150 bushel wagon full of corn into the Elevator after my Dad's tractor broke down.
    That 4cyl. Auto /OD in my 1998 . Put Her in Low and Slow but She did it.
    People were :eek:.

    So I think that is a pretty good test of towing power.

  5. OP

    Jon Administrator

  6. Teamexploder

    Teamexploder Explorer Member

    Thats pretty good.

    Most I've towed with the ex was a trailer that probably weighs around 500 pounds had it loaded with .98 ton of rock. So nothing too much at the scales I all together weighed in at 7,020 Pounds and towed bout 15 miles home.
  7. Lenn

    Lenn Semper Paratus !!

    That's including your Explorer, right?

    I just read on an article here that the max towing capacity of the Ranger 3.0 is almost 6k. I'm impressed. Especially once considered that the 04-08 F150 short bed 4.2 is max rated at just under 5k if I remember right.
  8. Teamexploder

    Teamexploder Explorer Member

    Yeah that includes the explorer. The tow rating also depends on your transmission and differential gearing.
  9. Sgtgoose1

    Sgtgoose1 New Member

    All I can say It was a "Damn Good Truck" and I probably hauled more than I was supposed too more often .

    I had a pallet of stone walking pads 12x12" 50 put in the back and drove them home (40) miles at 55 in "Drive".

    I just know they were "Heavy " when I was putting them down (made out of concrete). Load of Cypress Mulch .

    I did break 1 leaf spring I didn't know about until I had my Brakes done.

    So If there still made that well there the best "Small Truck" Out There.

  10. OP

    Jon Administrator

    Wow...that's pretty impressive! :eek:
  11. venom97

    venom97 New Member

    ive towed a 30ft camper with my 91 ranger, and ive loaded my 03 to the bed rails with dirt and that was with a 4/5 drop.:thumbsup:
  12. balage

    balage the Hungarian

    Not this, but like this. Kamaz russian horror:D truck. It couldn't start the engine. had to tow. On grass! Yesss!;)
  13. CrazyCooter


    largest so far was an old floor furnace and all the stuff we pulled out to get the furnace itself out, not sure how much it weighed but before that all ive hauled/towed was bamboo from my backyard
  14. OP

    Jon Administrator

    Wow...that's a big truck to tow!
  15. CrazyCooter


    thats what i was thinking
  16. balage

    balage the Hungarian

    I just moved some feet, and it started his engine.
    But it was on grass, and the Kamaz was full loaded.
    I was hero, not question.;)
  17. WesternPaRanger

    WesternPaRanger New Member

    Have to scan in the pics if I can find them but we towed our race car (3200 lbs. dry) on a full deck 16' tandem alxe trailer with a full tire rack and tool box on the trailer with a bed full of spare parts every weekend with a 92 4.0 STX with absolutely no problems at all. I even think it was uphill both ways...........:rolleyes:
  18. OP

    Jon Administrator

    Just like when I had to walk to school as a kid. :thumbsup:
  19. kpdoucette

    kpdoucette New Member

    A 50 passenger Regional Transit District intercity bus that got stuck in a snow storm in Boulder Canyon
  20. OP

    Jon Administrator

    Dang..another impressive feat!
  21. famousffemt

    famousffemt KINGKONG

    i towed, 87 chevy van 1 ton cargo van with my 94 ranger, and everyone was :eek:!

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