would a 2.8 turbo manage to pull a1.8 ton comb?

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Can a 2.8 ST turbo nissan pull a 1.8 ton comb up gravel roads on hilly country well? The distance is only short eg 30/40 km 3 to 4 times a day for 6 weeks only per year?
If the towing capacity is 3.5 ton can it actually do that ?
Is the 3L turbo much different in pulling power or just pay the extra and get a 4.2L nissan
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 00:12

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 00:12
Lookin at some of the prices second hand 4.2 GU;s are going for, Id grab one of them!

No problem at all
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Reply By: Mick - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 08:03

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 08:03
Traction would be your only hurdle to get over - very hard to stop any 4wd in low range if its got traction so it depends on the condition of the roads. The real towing test is how well it tows at speed. I had a Pajero years ago that would tow my caravan easily up steep suburban hills at low speeds but put it on the highway with a long hill and it would drop back very quickly. Therefore in my opinion it was a poor tow vehicle.
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Reply By: Luke - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 08:50

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 08:50
I had a 2.8TDI GU, and it will tow the load you describe just fine. It will however lose some momentum when climbing hills at speed, but other than that it will have no trouble with that load.

The only complaint I had in relation to the 2.8 apart from a bit underpowered on the highway was the $1200 clutch replacement at 80,000kms. IMHO the clutch should have lasted a whole heap longer than that.

Cheers,

Luke.
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:30

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:30
the 2.8 and the 3litre have no low down pulling power or torqe as both motors rely on the turbo to get them going which is about the 2000 revs mark which in turn makes it harder on the clutch, you would be better off with the 4.2 turbo. Col
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Reply By: Mick - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:58

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 14:58
Dont be silly, get a 4.2 turbo diesel!!!
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