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Old 05-12-2022, 07:31 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Bcc75 View Post
I move my 25í with a 5045E with the ball attached to the drawbar extended out as far as it will go. As others have said, backing up is hard because you canít see around the trailer. Iíve often wondered if there was a way to attach some mirrors to the tractor that could help with this.
That's what spotters are for.
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Old 05-12-2022, 07:44 PM   #22
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I move our 28í FC with a John Deere 2320 compact tractor. I built a receiver that goes on the three point hitch. You can buy those already made off the internet.
I put 4 50# suitcase weights on the front when I am moving the Airstream. I always have it in 4WD when moving the trailer, go very slow and have a spotter.
I think using anything smaller than this tractor is pushing your luck.
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:03 AM   #23
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I use a New Holland 1715 (27hp) (I never looked up my lift capacity, it's 1632lb) I use my tractor for wet conditions and/or short yard pulls, it's much easier to hook up. I ALWAYS use my wife for a spotter when backing. After years of practice we seem to be a good team.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:04 PM   #24
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I have been using my 1958 Massy Ferguson 35 deluxe! I can use this small tractor as our airstream is only a 23 footer. I also get my wifey to spot for me, works for me.
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