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Jdwest

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Could I safely pull a 28ft steel cattle trailer with a 3/4 ton truck? Would there be a lot of sway when passing semis and would I be getting pushed around a lot? I have seen it done before but I would like to here from people who either have done this or are currently doing it.
 

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I pull a 20' with a 3/4 ton, and when it's loaded that's all I want. Of course the truck is a 2000 model, so that might have something to do with it.
 

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Yes, it will pull it. I'd make sure the trailer brakes are in top working condition though.
 

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What kind of truck is it? I would be nervous if its one of those 3/4 gas fords that have the 5.?L in it. You could get them with the same gas motor as in the 1/2 tons.

There is no difference between a 3/4 ton or 1 ton as far as power to pull or brakes to stop on the newer trucks.

If you pack it tight with cattle I bet you will bottom out your 3/4 ton. You may need overload springs or air bags. There is a lot of tongue weight with a 28'. A loaded 24' will put me a hair above the bump stops.
 

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JW IN VA":32ns6y75 said:
My late cousin used to say"it's not what you can pull-it's what you can stop".
:nod: :nod: YEp I've pulled a 32 ft with a 3/4 ton easy enough. Had to look way down the road and plan ahead to ever stop it though.
 

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Most newer trucks the brakes are the same on the 3/4 ton as the 1 ton trucks. Only difference is if you get a dually then you get that extra set of tires out back.
 

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If it were me, I would not pull anything more than a 20 foot behind a 3/4 ton.

If you go over 20 foot, I would rather have the dual's of a 1-ton to try to stop the thing.
 

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I've never pulled a 28' to speak of, but a couple of trailer dealers that I know and trust have always told me that a 28' triple axle works better on a single wheel truck than a 24' tandem axle (especially a wider one). They say that the triple axle takes a lot of weight off the truck and will pull better and they consider it safer. They both also said that a 6'8" (or wider) x 24' trailer is much harder on tires, because you can simply get so much weight on them. I do believe that, because I went with a 6' x 24' last time because I was driving a 3/4 ton truck, and hauling in and out of a sale barn every week, I knew it would get fully loaded regularly, so I went with a 6' wide because I figured that was plenty of weight for the 3/4 ton. I know that tires hold up a lot longer on the 6 wide than on my previous 6'8" x 24', and the other wider 24's I've been around. If I wanted more than a 6' x 24', especially to pull with a single wheel truck, I'd have to look hard at a 28' triple axle.
 

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A guy I know had a single wheel three quarter ton truck under a 28'. He wasn't a jockey, but he bought and hauled several loads a year. He traded to a one ton dually due to the truck walking too much in hills and curves. Flat ground you may not have too much trouble.
 

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roll. I pull a 28 ft enclosed car hauler with a pulling truck and all the crap that goes to the races all over the place. weight distributing hitch..git er done
 
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