Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Dusty B » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:47 pm

Have used the 5x9 ramp trailer several times - no problem. Depends on mower width as to removal!
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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Crimson Tim » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:31 am

I’m just reporting what their website calculated. 5000# was the largest capacity hitch option they had to choose from. Yes, I’m sure their lawyers have been all through that calculator and made sure there is ample safety factor assuming most of their customers have never pulled a trailer before.

For what it’s worth, the last time I checked (ie, 15 years ago), all RVs that were not purpose built for towing, defaulted to a 3500# tagalong towing capacity. We had to look long and hard before we found a Coachmen rated at 10k to pull the horse trailer. Maybe they are just working on that same wrong assumption that 3500# is all anyone should need.

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Robert Cool » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:03 am

TSC is where I rented trailer to bring my cub and implements home,$15 for 4 hours... can't beat it!

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Crimson Tim » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 am

Robert Cool wrote:TSC is where I rented trailer to bring my cub and implements home,$15 for 4 hours... can't beat it!


I can recommend this deal, too, but not for Cubs in my case. My local TSC only has one trailer available for rent. It is physically big enough, but only rated for 1200# or so.

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Robert Cool » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:03 am

The trailer at my local TSC was 2000 lbs rating

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:55 am

Robert Cool wrote:The trailer at my local TSC was 2000 lbs rating


That made me double check what TSC was offering. They either told me wrong before, or I remembered it wrong. It is at least 2000#, and if I am reading the label right, more like 2294#. There is plenty of room, as it is 6x12, with a full-width ramp. It does NOT have brakes.

I just brought a Cub 2 hours home yesterday on this trailer and it did fine. Keep in mind you are at the upper limits of its capacity (I just put the wheel weights in the truck bed, not on the trailer), all braking has to be provided by the tow vehicle, and tow carefully (as you always do, I’m sure!) and you’ll be golden.

Here’s a photo after straps were removed but before unloading.

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:33 pm

Yep that trailer can easily handle a bare cub. Haha. No pun intended.

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Re: Trailer size for 1948 Farmall Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Keep in mind you get to subtract the tongue weight out of that cause it's not being carried on the trailer as rolling weight. Think of it this way. If you roll across a scale with just the trailer tires on it, it will show the weight 9n the trailer axle. Which is the total weight minus the tongue weight. So if you pulled that cub all the way forward it might be as high as 500 pounds. Less, maybe more like 200 to 250 if you centered it over the axle.


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