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My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:40 pm
by tncattle
We had 40 heifers delivered today, avg. weight 850 lbs a head. The truck sunk down in some wet mulch and wasn't going anywhere. That's me with my 2004 Dodge 2500, 5.9 Cummins with 274K miles--still runs great. The cattle truck was still loaded with the heifers and the driver said he was totaling near 70K lbs. counting cattle, trailer and truck. Of course that Peterbilt helped as I got it moving. But still a neat thing to do and see.


Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:00 pm
by Brute 23
Im always impressed with what a truck can do when you lock them down in 4L.

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:29 pm
by Nesikep
Didn't look like it took much.. just kinda had to get out of a rut.. Good thing you pulled when you did and not after he spun himself down to the axles!

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:46 am
by tncattle
Nesikep wrote:Didn't look like it took much.. just kinda had to get out of a rut.. Good thing you pulled when you did and not after he spun himself down to the axles!

Yeah, before I hooked up to him he was just spinning and going nowhere but you're right it didn't take much--once I got him moving he did the rest.

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 pm
by houstoncutter
Having had quite a few Dodges, and currently have my 2003 dually Ive had my last one. THe bodys and paint jobs just don't hold up and Dodge just doesn't care to solve the problem.

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:36 pm
by Workinonit Farm
Looks like an ad you would see on TV. :)

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:37 pm
by AdamsCreek
houstoncutter wrote:Having had quite a few Dodges, and currently have my 2003 dually Ive had my last one. THe bodys and paint jobs just don't hold up and Dodge just doesn't care to solve the problem.

Same here...i bought my first one a couple years ago. Gonna be my last one. Love the cummins but hate the cheap junky truck they wrapped around it.

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:17 pm
by snoopdog
Iam sure he appreciated the tug , that's all he needed. Ive been to farms so soft, they met me at the gate with a dozer. Sucks having to clean the mud outta your wheels though .

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:54 pm
by dieselbeef
cameraman stepped on something....sounded painful

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:21 pm
by tncattle
dieselbeef wrote:cameraman stepped on something....sounded painful

Yes, that was my 9 yr. old daughter and I don't know exactly what she did--I'll ask her.

Re: My Dodge pulling a Peterbilt cattle truck

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 am
by dieselbeef
good thing she didn't cuss huh?