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Old 08-25-2010, 11:02 PM
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Thats a good size load . When pulling a load like that with the '95 , do you start off in 4x4 low ?
No. I usually park on a slight hill; definitely not a depression. when the ground is froze.... it actually works out well! One time, after loading, I found the trailer broke through the frost line. I just put the dodge in neutral, and 'pushed' the hay from behind with the loader tractor. 1/4 mile across the field, I was home free!
I try to 'time' all my turns.. etc, to avoid as many 'start and stops' as possible. I travel about 18 miles one way with this trailer, and once she is rolling, it's like a freight train. I will run up to 45 mph loaded, 60 empty.
There are no trailer brakes... so keeping alert pays big. LOL. (not really "lol")
I might 'meet' one vehicle in that stretch of road per trip.

Oh!! almost forgot! I did find out, that oil from the trans goes to the cooler ONLY when the torque converter is locked up. I added a switch that goes to the wire on the trans..... and closing the switch to ground causes the converter to lock up. (I put that switch in a 'hidden' place.... It would get pretty hairy if someone not familiar hit it) I usually keep it locked down in 2nd gear on gravel roads.... and maybe let it go into 3rd on the blacktop. half throttle is all I push it.

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:14 PM
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