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Old 03-25-2023, 01:51 PM   #1
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Moving a 27’ Airstream with a John Deere 1025R tractor?

I have a ’20 27’ AS Globetrotter FBT. I would like to “scooch” it around in my 32’ x 40’ garage. The floor is concrete, level, and smooth.

I have a 2022 John Deere 1025R tractor, with a three-point hitch, draw bar, and receiver, w/2 5/16” ball. The tractor lift rating is 735 lbs.

I figure my tongue weight is between 1,050 and 1,125 lbs (too heavy for the tractor).

My question is, if I get a wheel for the power tongue jack, take the plate off the bottom of the jack, and put the wheel on the tongue, could I scooch it around a few feet?

I do not need to lift the trailer tongue. I would lower the trailer onto the ball just enough to get the ball in and flip the latch. I would keep as much weight as I could on the tongue jack/wheel. Could I move the trailer about 5-10 feet at a time?

I visited Jackson Center last year and looked out the observation window (couldn’t take the tour that day) and I saw two employees push a 25 or 26’ model from one station to another on the factory Floor. Any idea where they got their wheel?

I submitted a previous post when I was trying to move it around my paver driveway.

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Old 03-25-2023, 02:36 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=kylentz;2667461

My question is, if I get a wheel for the power tongue jack, take the plate off the bottom of the jack, and put the wheel on the tongue, could I scooch it around a few feet?



I do not need to lift the trailer tongue. I would lower the trailer onto the ball just enough to get the ball in and flip the latch. I would keep as much weight as I could on the tongue jack/wheel. Could I move the trailer about 5-10 feet at a time?



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On a level and smooth floor, sure! You’d be moving very slowly, under control, and able to stop when needed.
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Old 03-25-2023, 02:50 PM   #3
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That should work. I push vehicles around in my shop using Tire Skates. Just try not to stop on an expansion joint or it may take 2 people to get it rolling again.
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Old 03-25-2023, 05:03 PM   #4
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That should work. I push vehicles around in my shop using Tire Skates. Just try not to stop on an expansion joint or it may take 2 people to get it rolling again.
Actually I was thinking mount a block onto a tire skate and put the jack foot onto that would work well for moving the trailer around on concrete. If the jack isn't extended very far it shouldn't be nearly as easy to hurt the jack as it would be with a wheel on the bottom of it.
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Old 03-25-2023, 05:10 PM   #5
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You should be able to use your draw bar instead of the three point lift. I couldn't find what your vertical draw bar rating is but your rear axle is rated at 1,576 lbs. The draw bars are generally pretty stout. A swivel wheel on your tongue jack that can handle your tongue weight would work also.
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:26 AM   #6
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Hi

The big issue (as mentioned a few times above) is stopping once you get things moving. You don't have a lot of braking on the tractor and I doubt you will hook up the 7 pin and a brake controller. Even on a level floor inertia can be a gotcha ....

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Old 03-26-2023, 10:13 AM   #7
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Lift rating may only be 735 but I would not hesitate to drop it on the ball with the tongue jack. I have a John Deere 790 and you would be amazed at things we get done here on the farm with it. It may not lift it due hydraulic limitations but metal will easily handle the load. If too worried put 200 lbs or so in the back of your trailer. It is just an oversized teeter-totter.
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Lift rating may only be 735 but I would not hesitate to drop it on the ball with the tongue jack. I have a John Deere 790 and you would be amazed at things we get done here on the farm with it. It may not lift it due hydraulic limitations but metal will easily handle the load. If too worried put 200 lbs or so in the back of your trailer. It is just an oversized teeter-totter.
True and I have seen some tractors with chains to hold the 3-point hitch at a minimum height that the trailer could then be lowered onto it. The extra weight on the back probably isn't going to be enough to raise the front wheels off the ground.
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Old 03-26-2023, 03:58 PM   #9
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Both our trailers are light weight so the way we position them may
not apply. I also have a JD tractor. I cut a 1” hole near the front edge of the bucket. I place a hitch ball on the bucket and push the trailer into the barn. Then I let the tongue down on a SafWay Scaffold 8” caster. It fits perfectly.
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Old 03-27-2023, 06:07 AM   #10
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I use my 2320 to move my 28’. Even with suitcase weights on the front it gets light on the front tires.
Mount a trailer ball on the front of the tractor.
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This is how I move my AS around my property. Works very well.
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