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Old 04-19-2021, 01:20 PM   #1
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Would I be ok towing a 16í tandem axle trailer with a 4x6 deer stand with my Polaris Ranger? 2020 XP 1000 crew. Mostly flat ground except one decently steep bank coming out of a creek. Just donít want to damage the belt or something by overloading it.


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Old 04-19-2021, 01:31 PM   #2
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We have hauled more on buddies....it will be a load depending on how heavy blind is and type of ground/dirt hauling on top of.

Good news belts are cheap and easy to change on the Ranger. He keeps an extra belt on the unit just in case.....
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:34 PM   #3
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You should be fine. I would just tow it in low gear and when going up the hill put it in 4wd low.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:43 PM   #4
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I've pulled our 16ft tandem axle (3500lb axles) with all kinds of randomness on it. Should be fine depending on the weight of the stand.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:00 PM   #5
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Iíve hauled a HEAVY pipe made blind and base on my 12í tandem axle with 800 lbs of deer corn to set up. Hs to cross a couple steep canyons that require me to put my F350 in 4wd to make it up when unloaded. That was with a 17í Can Am Defender 1000. Just put it in low and go. For the canyons I put it in 4Lo.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:01 PM   #6
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itll be fine, just dont do anything silly.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:29 PM   #7
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I think the weight should be fine, I would be concerned about the angle of the bank coming out of the creek. You need to make sure you dont get your jack and or trailer tailgate caught on the ground.
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Old 04-19-2021, 03:15 PM   #8
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Just try to minimize the tongue weight. Put it in low and 4x4


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Old 04-19-2021, 03:54 PM   #9
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i pulled a 21 ft bayliner through the mud a few years ago when my wifes yukon got stuck coming back from the lake.

it'll do fine
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:06 PM   #10
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Just go in low, I wouldn't put in 4x4 unless it is needed. Just lock the rear and go.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:35 PM   #11
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Iíve used mine for very similar situations. The main thing I had to watch wasnít enough power to pull in low, but enough weight to stop without sliding down extreme steep hillside and switchbacks. It worked fine but went slow as possible on steep downhill areas. That was with a one seater Polaris 500 full size. Iíd agree with others that itís fine just slow and low gear.
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Old 04-19-2021, 05:37 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like low and slow is the name of the game.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:04 AM   #13
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We haul 1-2 cottonseed totes all over on a 6x10 flatbed all day long, just know your terrain for your gear selection, load the trailer right and your good.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:18 PM   #14
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Low and 4x4. I moved a 30 foot bumper pull travel trailer with my 700
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:30 PM   #15
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Yup. Tongue weight is your main concern.
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