I see Matthaus already posted a pick of the sissor hoist. I use my navigator to pull the dump trailer around. It regularly pulls 10k lbs or better with no problems. Of course its got the optioned factory tow package with the larger 5.4 (?) gas motor, after market heavier duty air bag suspension. The dealer told me it was rated for 8k lbs, but that I could do 10k if I was careful, and I am. I'm a sight to see on sites in the mud in 4 low working the lincoln & dump trailer like a rented mule. I get plenty of comments from the trades guys how impressed they are that the truck does what it does.
Just about any large suv (american) can can pull them. my concern is stopping power, enough weight for breaking traction, good breaks & GOOD trailer breaks are a must.
JB Sparks wrote:Hey George-nj,
Nice looking trailor, any chance you could take a pic with the trailor in the dumping mode so as to see the sissor mechanism?
Also have any idea what it would take for HP to pull that trailor to Pa. and back to Mass. with three tons of coal. Need to figure out cost, but thinking about going to Pa. and get my own coal and maybe haul some for others around here.