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PostSubject: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 8:54 pm

i have a 12 horse powere briggs and i was wondering on how much it would be able to pull
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:26 pm

That question would depend on what that engine is in (how strong the driveline is) and how much traction you can put down. Weight & tire type would be key...
What do you want to pull?
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:29 pm

well we have a traler that is farley big and i would like to haul our wood with it and im scared that if i maby pull to much it will damage my trany or my engine
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:39 pm

in my opinion id only be worried about, making sure there is air in ur tires.. cuz to low and you could cause the walls to crack, to much cause a blow out because of weight on the trailer. make sure ur tow spot on the tractor isnt bending. make sure you keep her in a lower gear like 3 maybe 4th, and dont rev ur engine all the way up but dont keep her low. keep her just over half throttle, and only other thing would be ur belt possibly stretching but there easy to change and only about $15 depending on the place you go to. other then that i wouldnt worry about the tranny because the belt is gonna stretch and slip before ur tranny gives. hope this helps bud!
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oh and in case ur wondering, ur belt will just stretch over time.. wont happen at first. i pull my 18ft starcraft boat with mine.. iv pulled it around the yard all year round and havent changed a belt yet. keep in mind were lookin at about 2000 pounds there.
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:50 pm

thanks i just want it to be able to pull a trailer SAFLEY without breaking anything because i work on a farm with my pappa and we haul some stuff with our old fourweeler and it is starting to get to smoke if you pull somting heavy with it because i was pulling our small rake with it and it stated to smoke and i was wondering if it would pull that. it's not a big rake at all i can pull it on my own.
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:53 pm

I think you will lose traction long before you damage anything... even a belt. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:55 pm

ya hopefully i just ddn't want to break my engine or my tranny when im pulling
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 9:58 pm

If the engine bogs down & stalls, or the tractor stands up then stop lol ...otherwise give her hell
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 10:02 pm

is only has stock speed until i get some other puleys and then i can get my parents wored about that
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 10:18 pm

o and also what would be the max wait 4 a lawn tractor to pull
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 1:51 am

idk about the max you could tow.. like i stated i pulled my 2000 pound boat with mine.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 1:48 pm

The most I've pulled with an LT is a round bale & wagon, so figure around a ton. I've used GTs to move alot more than that. A big concern is how much you can stop on a hill... if you're working on flat land it's not much of an issue.
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 9:57 pm

yea its hard to say how much it can pull. I know a guy whos tractor is stock and can drag his minivan while in park and E brake on. (obviously the tires spin but still) when i go mudding i pull down small trees (4inches thick at most) and but i depends on your engine. mines 21hp so i have ALOT of tire to ground torque
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PostSubject: towing??????   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeSun Dec 11, 2011 5:10 am

big difference between rolling weight and dead weight. I have a shaft drive gilson that will pull over 1400# on a sled. most throw away mowers wont pull the 300# empty sled.
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeSun Dec 11, 2011 2:00 pm

I towed my friend's 1991 Camry AWD about a 1/2 mile up the road and up my driveway with my Rally, years ago when it was still stock and used for mowing the lawn. (his car broke down)
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PostSubject: Re: How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull?   How much weight can a 12hp Briggs pull? Icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 12:04 pm

i had a 10 hp Montgomery word that i pulled a full size Chevy truck out of the mud the truck weighed about 3600lbs dry but idk with mud
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