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Old 04-06-2016, 12:57 PM   #11
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"Forums are full of opinions which to me if not based on first hand experience and fact are totally as bad as politics."

Probably sitting "in the background" is a good idea.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:06 PM   #12
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #13
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Lawn tractor tow vehicle

A lot of tractors have the power to do the job and with a twelve volt connection you could use the brakes to stop the rig. The problem is that most run of the mill garden tractors only have about a one inch or less axle and so while the power is there the rear differential is not likely to take the load. I have thought about using one of the heavy duty dollies to take the load and use the tractor for pulling power but not sure how well it would maneuver which is why I would consider it in the first place. Having said all this IF the tongue wt. was under 250 and you had a brake controller hooked up it would likely work, but I suspect your current tongue wt. is in the 600-800 lb. range. Even this is within the range of the high end estate tractors but they are high dollar items.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:10 PM   #14
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:13 PM   #15
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As I said in my original post - Has anyone used a riding lawnmower to position/park their TT? What can I expect? How big (hp) is required for a 6200 max gross TT?

I had all of my own suspicions and I am in the process of getting a Powermover. I wanted to hear from someone that ACTUALLY did it and what they discovered ....

Forums are full of opinions which to me if not based on first hand experience and fact are totally as bad as politics.

I've only been a member for a short time, but I will not say how I am feeling so far (Mom said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, ........"). I even tried once to assist others and wow - that won't happen again. I guess I will resign to just sit in the background and only read from time to time - possibly only as a guest.
People are trying to tell you here that this is a potentially dangerous, bad idea unless you have really ideal conditions. With one exception, they haven't actually done it because they value their--and their equipment's--safety. We have a riding mower, and for the reasons folks have given, I would not consider trying to use it for this purpose.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:14 PM   #16
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:23 PM   #17
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As I said in my original post - Has anyone used a riding lawnmower to position/park their TT? What can I expect? How big (hp) is required for a 6200 max gross TT?


I had all of my own suspicions and I am in the process of getting a Powermover. I wanted to hear from someone that ACTUALLY did it and what they discovered ....


Forums are full of opinions which to me if not based on first hand experience and fact are totally as bad as politics.


I've only been a member for a short time, but I will not say how I am feeling so far (Mom said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, ........"). I even tried once to assist others and wow - that won't happen again. I guess I will resign to just sit in the background and only read from time to time - possibly only as a guest.
First let me say, If your going to screw up your tractor and or your trailer this is where you want to do it. I have read many of the posts here with lots of good hearted comments on all topics.
The question may have been answered because the group thinks more of their equipment than maybe you do.
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As I said in my original post - Has anyone used a riding lawnmower to position/park their TT? What can I expect? How big (hp) is required for a 6200 max gross TT?


I had all of my own suspicions and I am in the process of getting a Powermover. I wanted to hear from someone that ACTUALLY did it and what they discovered ....


Forums are full of opinions which to me if not based on first hand experience and fact are totally as bad as politics.


I've only been a member for a short time, but I will not say how I am feeling so far (Mom said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, ........"). I even tried once to assist others and wow - that won't happen again. I guess I will resign to just sit in the background and only read from time to time - possibly only as a guest.
You will probably not get any replies of someone who has tried to move a 3 ton trailer with a riding mower (tractor is a different story). I would hope that most on here a little smarter than that. Give me a few beers though and I may prove myself wrong.
As far as the rest of what you said....
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The green paint is about $4K of that price. That stuff is expensive!


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