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Old 04-06-2016, 01:42 PM   #21
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The green paint is about $4K of that price. That stuff is expensive!


I suppose you could buy a mahindra
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:42 PM   #22
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I don't view tractors as riding lawnmowers. I could probably move my trailer with my ferguson 20 but I wouldn't be able to back it up cause no mirrors and if I hooked it up backwards I wouldn't be able to see around it.

This thread is pretty silly, and then get chewed out on top of it.

My labrador retriever can pull my bicycle but he can't pull my silverado.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:53 PM   #23
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" and then get chewed out on top of it "
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:55 PM   #24
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I don't view tractors as riding lawnmowers. I could probably move my trailer with my ferguson 20 but I wouldn't be able to back it up cause no mirrors and if I hooked it up backwards I wouldn't be able to see around it.

This thread is pretty silly, and then get chewed out on top of it.

My labrador retriever can pull my bicycle but he can't pull my silverado.
Agree, common sense isn't so common now days!
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" and then get chewed out on top of it "
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OP didn't like the answers he was getting.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:05 PM   #26
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Riding mowers in the 18-22 HP range have sheet metal chassis bent at 90 degrees for a "hitch" and a hole for a pin. I put a ball on our JD to maneuver a 12' utility flat bed trailer. They just are not made to do that. If you had a Cub LoBoy or a compact tractor with a substantial chassis, I would say yes provided you are on a flat surface.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #27
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I suppose you could buy a mahindra
I've heard they're made in the same factory, but I haven't confirmed that. I did use a neighbors 30HP Mahindra the other day that was very nice. OTOH, I've used my cousins ~80HP John Deere and it is really nice. Think the 50HP plus JD's are still made in the US, but wouldn't swear to that. I know that the ergonomics of the larger JD compared to other brands is significantly better, whereas the smaller Mahindra seemed to be on par.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:50 PM   #28
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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.
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There is really no need to get upset. Forums are going to offer opinions and advice based off of experience where it is practical. Sometimes questions may get asked, where there is in reality no practical experience that can be offered...which this could be the case here. When that happens, then opinions are the best case scenario that can be offered.

Our members here are doing their best to help, and as such, their time and effort should be appreciated as much.

Even if they cannot offer advice based from experience in this scenario, their collective wisdom should not be written off due to it either. Take for example someone asking if it hurts to stick your hand in a fire. Most people don't have to have first hand experience with it to know it would, and their common sense opinion is sufficient. We think that is the advice you are being offered, and doing what you are asking is kinda akin to playing with fire, and there are too many things that can go wrong where you may get burned.

You can accept their advice or not, and it is your opinion if it helps you. That's just how online forums work.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:50 PM   #29
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That's almost what I have Turbs. A JD 4310 and it works fine for the brother's pop up camper. My Sabre will never see this tractor attached to it!
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:17 PM   #30
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Just some food for thought. I have a John Deere 2320 Compact Utility tractor (weighs a little over 2200lbs with loaded tires)and the 3pt hitch is rated at 1150lbs 24" behind the lift arms, I also have an X485 HD Garden tractor (weighs about 900 lb) and the limited cat 1 hitch is rated at 685Lbs lift. I have lifted 1000lb hay bales with the 2320 so I have no doubt it is capable of moving a 6000lb trailer very carefully on flat ground. I would not under an circumstance try the same thing with my X485 and it is probably one of the finest garden tractor ever built. BTW just so I am clear I used the 3pt hitch as the reference as that is the only way I would attempt this even though I do have a solid draw bar and I keep the 3pt hitch below the centerline of the rear differential for safety.
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