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Old May 4th, 2004, 01:10 PM
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I tried a search and couldn't come up with an answer.

What is the tow rating of an M715/25 with the stock 6 cylinder? How do you calculate the towing capacity if you swap engines and transmissions?

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I think the stock brakes might be one limiting factor...
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Even though I really HATE to do so, I'd 'speculate' that the pintle hook would be at least class 5 (10,000# rated) for towing and should go at least 750-1000# or more tongue weight. I pulled 8500# with a normal pickup and was wishing for my 715.
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technical specs on the left says 3590 for highway.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 03:37 PM
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3590 is the towed load allowance....the project managers manual, in the online manuals linked at the left, lists the pintle as rated for 12 tons.
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technical specs on the left says 3590 for highway.

Duh! Once again the obvious jumps up a kicks me in the a@#. Sorry about that guys!

I am famous in my unit for telling people to RTFM-Read The Friendly Manual, and here I go and violate my own rule. Please promise not to rat me out to my troops, they think I don't make mistakes!

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i dont know how things work, but a cummins 4bt is rated at 13500gvw which minus the truck weight says 7000. now that was in a frito lay truck. my gears, brakes,tires may mean more, or less.... i dont know
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Hey DocV, I wont tell....I do need a filling back on the lower right....make a ouse call o northcentral Wisconsin anytime soon??
I already have plenty of pain killers so dont sweat that!!
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I already have plenty of pain killers so dont sweat that!!
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Hey Brute! I'm a pain free dentist. " I promise........this won't hurt me a bit".

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