Just bought a newer 2015 cab 4052R (230 hours - more than I'd like but the unit looks good) - it is an off rental nursery gondola tractor out of Central Florida - got 0% and the new warranty. Paid 41,300 with a new H180 loader and a 2072 cutter - perhaps could have gotten a little better deal - but still think I did OK. Unit had R1s on it - they switched them out with new R4s.
Curiosity - gondola tractor - I guess it was used to pull wagons around?? Is use as a "gondola tractor" common?
Anyhow - want to get a trailer for the rig. Dealer has a 20 foot big tex (10et-20) with 5K axles (10K total load) on the lot.
I'm figuring the tractor with a H180 loader and 2072 cutter weighs around 6500 pounds - do you think that's accurate? I can't find a weight for the darned loader - I'm thinking with the bucket it must be 1000 pounds (tractor 4700 and cutter 800).
The trailer weighs about 2500 - thus total load would be about 9000 pounds - would everyone be happy with that with a 10K trailer. Dealer tells me it's fine.
Lastly - does anyone know how long the tractor with loader and cutter is - how much do you think will be hanging off the back of the trailer? The trailer has lift up ramps.
Thanks in advance for everyone's efforts!