What is the terrain? Pulling will be fine, it's the stopping that might be an issue on hills. I would say as long as nothing too steep your ok.We're having a fall party this weekend and the wife wants to do hay rides with the kids. I have a 6x12 single axle utility trailer. Do you see any issues pulling that around with a bunch of kids on it?
The be safe part is the most important. I would try to put some good railing around the trailer. If that isn't feasible, then make sure everyone is seated in the middle of the trailer, not on the edge. Do several dry runs on your path to find any dips, holes or other places that could potentially toss someone off the trailer. It wouldn't hurt to call your insurance agent and make sure you have coverage for it either. You really don't want to find out you don't have liability insurance when a kid is in the hospital.You will be fine pulling it. I would use four wheel to help with traction. Make sure passengers have a safe place to set and don't get too crazy. Do you have a hitch receiver for your 3 point hitch? I would keep the hitch low to avoid someone falling off the back. And I would get the rides done before it's too dark. Have fun. Be safe
We're having a fall party this weekend and the wife wants to do hay rides with the kids. I have a 6x12 single axle utility trailer. Do you see any issues pulling that around with a bunch of kids on it?
I have a trailer that size and pull it all the time, no problem. The lifting part happens even with nothing on the trailer if going down hill and the hill makes the weight transfer to the rear. Just to be safe, if you have something heavy for the kids to sit on I'd put it on the front of the trailer.I do have a 3 point receiver hitch. There are some small gradual hills on our property... mostly level ground though. I'll give it a try and see how it work!
Good call on lifting up the hitch if everyone stands on the far back!
The 1 series doesn't have a traditional drawbar like larger tractors, but you should have a plate attached to the rear of the tractor beneath the PTO with a hole in it. That's the drawbar.Most 1025R don't have drawbar. I would keep the hitch LOW to keep front of trailer low. Keep weight more towards the center over the axel. Maybe have some ballast on front of trailer because the 3ph won't have any downforce if the weight is behind axel.
Where did you get the receiver plate? Did you have to modify it at all to lineup?Another option for you that I did, I removed the JD drawbar plate just below the rear PTO and installed a 2" receiver hitch plate. Not only can I use this for my trailer, but I use this set up for some other attachments I have bought, such as a carryall and sprayer, and my spreader.