its 2x time the belt drive Craft/Murray. Its not the power but the hydro Trans lets you creep the ground speed.I am looking to pull my Chevy Nova out of the garage to work on it out side and pull fire wood and mulch around the yard. Sounds like it has a lot more power than a belt drive craftsman/murray That I have tried to use in the past.
My Truck in High School was a 78 Ford Custom with the 300 and 4 speed not ever fast but 1st gear would pull alot that was for sure. This was about as good as that truck every looked. I had just had it repainted. Same brush guard I kept that when I had to sell it.I had the same motor but with a 4 speed with granny gear. It would pull down a house and that is what they used it for when I sold it.
I admitted to it having been a bad idea! I wanted to prove that I could do it- and it wasn’t worth it. I only got it about 50 feet before I said forget this.Luke,
A 36 ft travel trailer likely weighs 8,000 to 15,000 lbs, so a 15% tongue weight would be in excess of 1000 lbs and be a serious overload on even a 3-pt hitch. My 17 ft cargo trailer weighs about 1,300 lbs empty, so its tongue weight in that condition is less than 200 to 300 lbs, even considering the forward bias of the unloaded configuration -- so the 3-pt is not too stressed for those conditions. Still, stopping such a load is worth planning ahead for with a garden tractor that has only mechanical brakes on just one axle. The retardation of the hydro is a plus, but once the rear tires lose traction excitement would ensue... (maybe even excrement as well...)