Originally Posted by Pine Sap
I should be more specific. I would be towing a 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser with a curb weight of 4,426 pounds. So, if I am understanding this correctly, when considering the towing capability of a given transmission, both the towing and towed vehicle weights must be taken into consideration?
ECCB is absolutely correct about the engine being able to haul that load fine, but the transmission may be
marginal for your purposes.
Well. let's do the math.
Specs on that vehicle state:
Curb weight 18,000–35,000 lb (8,164.7–15,875.7 kg) (GVWR)
Tow vehicle 4500 lbs
Allison 2500 trans is good for 33,000
Do you plan on adding any cabinets or water tanks or anything, or is it just an empty shell?
I guess we need more data about the bus. If we average the curb weights we get 25,000 + 4500 lbs = 30,000 lbs, which is under
the max they recommend.
Tell us how heavy your bus is and what your build will have.
Love Land Crushers- found how capable they really are while doing volunteer work in Ecuador. You'd look at a mountain trail and think- "no way", but it'd crawl right- up.
I had a 1959 FJ40 That was heavily modified and a 1981 FJ40 bone stock w/ hardtop and ambulance doors. Best truck ever, except rust- and I've had all the jeeps.