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I live in Georgia but own a 1949? Farmall Cub in Upstate NY (Ithaca). I need to transport it to Georgia (Claxton). I'm looking for suggestions. Most professional movers wont' touch it. A U-haul Truck cost 1,000+. I can't put a trailer behind my Ford Explorer. A truck and trailer rental would be 1,000K plus. Any suggestions?
You might try http://www.ytmag.com and look on the left side of the page for the hauling schedule. Many times you can find someone with room for an additional load at reasonable rates.
I am curious as to why you can't put a trailer behind your Explorer.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
I know very little on towing, but have seen people on here towing with ford rangers and even a vw camper, are you sure a ford explorer will be over the towing limit ? Some folks rent 5 by 10 or 6 by 12 trailers from uhaul, that can't cost a thousand can it ? Wiat for the pros to step in here, but I would check the towing capacity of your vehicle again. Paul K in N.H.
I used these guys about four years back to haul one from N. Michigan to SE Arizona. They charged me $650. I had to repaint both the rims. They strapped through them to anchor the tractor and wore all the paint off. Other than that there was no damage to the tractor and they came in on time.
Now I am a professional Cub gitter and haul my own...Its fun
Use your Explorer. Maybe you are saying you can't use it because you don't have a hitch? It would be MUCH cheaper to have an hitch installed and go get it than to have someone else haul it for you.
I use my Ford Escape with a single axle 7' x 12' with no problem.
The Escape only has a tow rating of 3500lb. I would think your Explorer would be up around 5000lb.
Look at John's set up. (Missy-ippi Trip) He has a nice dual axle trailer that he pulls with his Ranger. The Explorer and Ranger are probably tow rated the same.
**By the way John, you state the weight of your trailer, what is the load limit? Nice looking set-up.
'55 Cub, (but always shopp'n!) '02 Kub, '57 Ford 640
Gross weight is 7,000 pounds, so the trailer can handle 5,500+ of cargo. My 2001 Ranger with a 4 liter (244 cubic inches) is rated for a 5,000 pound trailer. If I remember correctly, the Explorer of the same vintage was only rated for a 3,500 ir 4,000 pound trailer.
As a side note, since everyone is thinking about gas prices, the Ranger gets 20mpg on the highway. Going to Mississippi, using the cruise control and running the speed limit, I got 16.2 mpg. On the return trip, I turned the cruise off in the hills, and drove with a light foot. I also kept my speed at 65 or below. With the cub and about 400 pounds of extra parts and old castings on board I got 15mpg on the return trip. I was satisfied.
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I have used my 91 explorer V-6 to pull a 2,450lb horse trailer with a 1100lb horse + junk (hay grain saddels ect). Going through hills you would want electric trailer brakes. USE DRINE NOT OVERDRIVE or you will smoke the trans.
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