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A 2 WD pulling an enclosed sled trailer - pic

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by scott3430, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    This past sunday we got about 8" of wet heavy snow after it turned cold enough to start snowing. The first bit of moisture was rain/sleet.....which made for slippery conditions!

    I was plowing one of my commercial gas station lots when I say this guy spinning on flat ground trying to get to the highway. :dizzy:

    Just when I was going to ask him if he needed a tow to get moving - he backed up and got a run at it and made it to the road.

    Would you guys pull a loaded sled trailer with this 2WD truck! :laughing:

  2. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Nope I dont drive 2wds period Unless its an heavy 1 ton with a dump body or flat bed that can be loaded for traction.
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Looks like there's plenty of tongue weight on those rear tires, and possibly not much weight on those cantilevered-up front tires. 4WD would have helped in that snow, sure, but the bigger issue here is probably the overloading.

    Should have taken the sleds out of the trailer and towed the truck. :jester:
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Sure but not in those conditions!
  5. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    instead of some sleds and a nice trailer he should of got a bigger truck. That almost as good as the clown that you would see at the boat launch ramp with a $1500 truck pulling a $40,000 dollar boat! LOL! I live by a small lake and see it several times a week during the summer.
  6. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    wait, they make 2wd trucks? lol
  7. gafred

    gafred Member
    from Boone
    Messages: 36

    That 2wd'er should be more worried when it's time to stop then going,,,,
  8. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I guess I can see him using it if the roads are all plowed, salted, melted off, and dry, but right during the rain/snow storm??? :confused:
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    That sucks........
  10. dave_dj1

    dave_dj1 Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 358

    It shouldn't be an issue. Those trailers don't weigh anything and two sleds only weigh about 1k. Unless they are Yamahas :mechanic:
  11. Vermontster

    Vermontster Member
    Messages: 64

    Don't forget, it wasn't that long ago that there were very few four wheel drive vehicles on the road. Yes, you had to put weight in the back and have actual driving skills.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    Yes Vermonter is correct when I was growing we used big old station wagons to haul trailers,

    But as he says you needed to know how to drive, when I ran my pick up I was always in 2 wd and 4x was to get farther off the beaten trail,

    It's all common sense
  13. R75419

    R75419 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I have had all 4wd trucks and from time to time all it has done is got me stuck worse.....
  14. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I don't know why you would own a 2wd truck and snowmobiles. I go to the U.P. a few times a year to ride and some of the roads up there haven't been plowed in days, if at all in winter.
  15. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    did it all the time in the 70's...however we used real snow tires back then in winter
  16. Brocky

    Brocky Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    It is all in your right toe!! Tape a rotten egg to the bottom of your right foot, and then DO NOT break the egg.. Easy on and off the throttle and brake and you can go a lot of places with 2WD.