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Ive got a 20 HP prestige, what do you think about pulling my boat or trailer around with it?

Im not talking about a yacht, im talking 17' bass boat and a 6*9 trailer (empty)

It would be easier to get my tractor to where they are and move them to a convenient spot..

do you think i would be putting undue stress on the transmission or tractor?

I tried moving my trailer once with my toro 266H 16 HP and it was just too heavy for me to pull without worrying about blowing the transmission.


do any of you guys use your garden tractors for this?
 

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I use my 8N to move my horse trailer and boat trailer around.
Never wanted or had to use my GT for that. I guess the tranny would be just ok with it, but kinda makes it much easier (height issues etc) to use the N for it.

(of course this is just sometimes, like when it is not up in sickbay getting a new radiator)

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I used to pull my 20' cuddy cabin all the time with my Mom's old JD112. Only flat ground, but it did it.
 

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do you still have a warontry on it l pulled the people movers (large trailer) at the farm show with my 212 no problem but the newer tractors are not as well built as the older ones
 

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Originally posted by Chief
I use this

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damn Chief, i gotta say, im a bit jealous... you've definetly got a bigger tractor, come to think of it youve got a bigger boat & truck too...


pardon my ignorance here.. is that a 3 point hitch? what do they cost approximatly, any idea? maybe cheaper to get one of those than to bend the hell out of my tractor reciever...
 

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That is a hitch adapter that attaches to a 3pt hitch. I believe Chief's is a unit that is manufactured by Summit Fabrications who is a sponser on this site. I have a similar setup that is a different brand, but I am not supposed to talk about it on this site.
 

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I use my older GT3000 to tow my 16 bass boat and a 5x10 trailer all the time. I've been doing this for several years now and it has made life alot easier.
 

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I've pulled a 6' x 10' stake side utility trailer with stuff in it with my old Deere 316. I have a 2" ball mounted on the back of the tractor through the original hitch hole and a piece of 3/8" thick steel flat bar with 2 holes in it, one for the ball's threaded shank to go through and the second hole extends back so that I can still use pin type connections. My trailer weighs about 800 pounds empty and I have had it loaded up with maybe 1000 pounds more while behind the tractor. I don't go fast or stop quick as that is where problems develope. I would think your boat would not be a problem.
 

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if it cant pull it, That K46 or whatever is in that thing will hold up but the tires will just spin and you will go nowhere.
 

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It should be fine, I used to use an old Craftsman Lawntractor with a 12.5 Briggs to move my john boat around and it lasted 13 yrs cutting 2 acres
 

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Me and my uncle use his 20hp John deere riding mower to move his 5X10 with wooden deck around on occasion. Weighs on it is about 1200lbs.It will pull SMALL hills with it but the tranny is surely the week point.
 

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Pulling OK, but what about STOPPING!!!
 

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If asking me,it's not the best...if going down hill it will push it.I wouldn't go down hill with much over 500.I wouldn't go up anything over 5% with over 500 either.The tractors have the power but the hydro tranny isn't good enough and plus it is too lite and just gets pushed around or looses traction.
 

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I bought an old craftsman 12hp-38" really just to pull the trailers (small boat trailer, 4x8 utility trailer and 6x14 enclosed trailer) around our other small yard since it is much easier to manuever with the tractor.

I have also pulled the 6x14 enclosed trailer loaded (2800lbs) with little trouble other than getting traction, it either spins the wheels or wheelies either way it was a fun ride.:lmao:
 
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