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    Towing a 2025R with a Toyota Tacoma

    A new truck is in my semi-near future, and I think I want to go smaller. I'm coming out of an older Tundra, and part of the compromise of downsizing is going to be getting nice utility trailer. This leads me to thinking that it would be great if I could hall the tractor on a rare occasion. I've been driving it down the road 4-5 miles occasionally and there are a couple other places I'd like to be able to take it.

    Does anybody tow their tractor with a tacoma? What size trailer are you using?

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. At only 1800 lbs. I could tow a 2025R with my Highlander and a landscape trailer.
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    The Tacoma will have plenty of towing capacity. The trailer would require more thought IMO. Are you going to have an implement on the back, FEL on etc.. then you will need a trailer with slide out ramps, I know my tractor with FEL/bucket and my 60" rotary cutter is one long sun of gun. I wouldn't think twice about pulling mine with my Colorado and that's basically the same size truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    The Tacoma will have plenty of towing capacity. The trailer would require more thought IMO. Are you going to have an implement on the back, FEL on etc.. then you will need a trailer with slide out ramps, I know my tractor with FEL/bucket and my 60" rotary cutter is one long sun of gun. I wouldn't think twice about pulling mine with my Colorado and that's basically the same size truck.
    Yeah, I'm wondering about the size I need. I want to keep it down to single axle for weight purposes and the package gets pretty long. When I go places, I have: bucket, forks, york rake, and ballast box. I usually put the forks on the tractor and load the bucket in the bed of the truck. Then, the rake gets strapped to the forks and the ballast box stays in place. I drive that package down the road right now. But, the tacoma is too narrow, so it all needs to go on the trailer. I'm thinking a 14 footer, and with all the implements and the trailer, I think it starts to get heavy...
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    I agree with Pat.
    Depending on configuration, you may end up pretty long, and if the trailer is steel, that may end up being a limiting factor weight wise.
    Aluminum trailers are great, light weight, etc, but limited in what you can add on, at least from my standpoint of being an amateur welder who doesnt weld aluminum anyway.

    I was looking at an 18' trailer for mine, but may need to go 20 should I decide to do work with it, because Id need to haul a few implements at once, and thats hard to do on a small trailer.
    As it sits now, my 2025 with backhoe will fit, barely, on a 12' single axle. I would not consider it safe to haul for any distance on the highway though. A tandem is just about a necessity at that size/weight.
    Figure out what the biggest overall size of your tractor could be, and get the trailer based on that, if you dont already have one.
    If you do, its a moot point, unless things change in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listen_Up_Sonny View Post
    Yeah, I'm wondering about the size I need. I want to keep it down to single axle for weight purposes and the package gets pretty long. When I go places, I have: bucket, forks, york rake, and ballast box. I usually put the forks on the tractor and load the bucket in the bed of the truck. Then, the rake gets strapped to the forks and the ballast box stays in place. I drive that package down the road right now. But, the tacoma is too narrow, so it all needs to go on the trailer. I'm thinking a 14 footer, and with all the implements and the trailer, I think it starts to get heavy...
    I know when I buy a trailer I'll have to measure with my rotary cutter on, but my guess it's all of 16'.
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    Tacoma rated at 6,400 lbs, you should be fine. My 3/4 ton 4x4 Silverado rated to pull 12k at the hitch, and the ATV trailer loaded comes in around 3k.

    Wife's Subaru Outback rated to pull 5k...but the Big Block is a much better choice.


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    Towing a 2025R with a Toyota Tacoma

    So is it safe to say you can haul a 2025R loader mower tractor on a 6x12 utility trailer? Which I have! Everyone has told me that I have to have a dual axle trailer to haul it on. My trailer has a 3500# axle under it.
    Basically identical to the atv trailer pictured in previous post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wvdeere View Post
    So is it safe to say you can haul a 2025R loader mower tractor on a 6x12 utility trailer? Which I have! Everyone has told me that I have to have a dual axle trailer to haul it on. My trailer has a 3500# axle under it.
    Basically identical to the atv trailer pictured in previous post.


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    With 2025R, MMM and FEL plus the weight of the trailer itself I think you be real close to max if not over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wvdeere View Post
    So is it safe to say you can haul a 2025R loader mower tractor on a 6x12 utility trailer? Which I have! Everyone has told me that I have to have a dual axle trailer to haul it on. My trailer has a 3500# axle under it.
    Basically identical to the atv trailer pictured in previous post.


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    As Pat said, you are going to be VERY close to the limit on the axle.
    You dont HAVE to have a tandem axle trailer, but they distribute loads better, and ride/pull better than single axles.
    If you have to have single axle, its best to have a 7k pound axle under it.
    As I said above, Ive hauled my 2025 TLB on a 6x12 single axle, but I dont consider it safe to do so. I know, based on what I know about my trailer and tractor, that I was at or just over the axles limit.
    I do NOT haul on the highway, or anywhere over 45mph doing this. I also dont travel more than a couple miles this way.

    Lots of guys consider "safe" to be a relative term. Ive seen all sorts of nonsense hauled around all over the country that the hauler considered safe, but was anything but.
    To me, "safe" means well within the load limits of the tow vehicle and trailer, and properly secured. If your load is all of that, then it should be safe to haul anywhere.
    I also prefer to leave myself a bit of a safety margin, where some dont mind riding right on on the edge.
    Trailers are rated as they are when new. Age takes a toll, and if you are anywhere where rust takes its toll on automobiles, it does the same to trailers.
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