AnswerID: 204791 Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 00:40
Member - Royce
I've towed with 75 series vehicles for years. They will tow anything. Both the 2H and the 1HZ.
By 'gutless' you probably meant that it won't go fast or take off quickly. Well.... that's why we have a F350 to tow the goosekneck horsefloat.
The point is .. what do you need?
With three horses, I'm betting you will be exceeding the towing limits, but if the float is well balanced and you drive to the conditions using the gears, you will be fine. Slow... but fine.
A turbo only adds a percentage improvement.... so if you cruise at 90k on the open road.... you might get up to 95k or 100k an hour. They don't work miracles..
I've towed 6 head of cattle in my tandem trailer to market using 5th gear all the way... about 30ks. I estimate that the trailer plus cattle would total around 4,000kg. Both gearboxes doing fine still.
Use fifth gear whenever the speed is right, revs are right and goings good.
BTW..... strangely 2000kg vs 4000kg... doesn't seem to make much difference to the degree of gutlessness [is that a word?]. The old diesels seem to chug along happily..... slowly.
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FollowupID: 464670 Submitted:
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 01:20
V8 Troopie posted:
"the 2H engine will tow anything" Royce said, to which I put the proviso : on a flat road - perhaps. On a long hill
, you will be crawling up in first gear, watching the temp gauge creeping towards the red line and even pass it. I towed a 2.5 ton boat when that happened and I could not stop due traffic to engage low range to crawl up even more slowly. As it was I only just made it to the top before she boiled.
On flat roads, given a head wind, I would have the accelerator to the floor all the time to maintain a speed over 80kmh.
Needless to say my troopie now has the old 2H engine replaced with a 6.2 Chevvie and the towing problems are over.
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FollowupID: 464731 Submitted:
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 11:48
Member - Royce posted:
Klaus is right about the 2H.... but swap 3rd gear for 1st.... unless it's a really big hill
and then second will always get you there. Mind you... sometimes two engines are not the same. My tray back tows up anything without getting hot. The Supa Trupa however got hot whenever put under pressure. New engine okay. 1HZ... but wish I'd gone for the 6.5 Chev....
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FollowupID: 464812 Submitted:
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2006 at 16:43
thanks for the replies, i spoke to arb today & they told me i could fit a turbo for around 4-5 thousand, is that the going price? my engine is a 1hz & has done 198.000 km, im not looking for fast take off or to be doing 120km all day long, 95-100km would be quite sufficient and a little bit of power on hill
, im in adelaide
& travel via melbourne
a bit going up tunkillo & palmer hills, hence not wanting to be at a standstill! would a turbo help me in this situation?
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