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Old 06-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Will this pull

Anyone know about a 1999 d444e shuttle bus? 26-30 passenger
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:49 PM   #2
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What is your question? Your post is too vague.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:20 PM   #3
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Wanted to know if it'll pull a trailer with a load very well? He only knew what engine it had and that he drove it at 65mph but didn't know how many rpm ! Its a two hour drive for me to go test drive it so I've been looking online for two days with no real info on that subject
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:14 PM   #5
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Figure the average weight of a full passenger load, 30 @ 167= 5010lbs. What are you towing?
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An 18 ft trailer loaded
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:29 PM   #7
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Loaded with what, pillows? Keep in mind what weighs 5k lbs sitting there, doesn't weigh the same once it's moving.
I pulled a 2k lb race car on an 20' tandem trailer with my F-150 half ton p/u.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:32 PM   #8
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I suspect you could tow with that regardless.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:36 PM   #9
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It'd be loaded with freezers and cooking equipment( fryers, table's, stuff for a food stand
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Good tires on your trailer and good brakes if it has them, and drive like a human and I'd tow just about anything you can fit onto that trailer. As long as the tongue weight/hitch class is proper and you keep a safe distance when driving I would have no concerns.
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My fear is going up hills so slow its dangerous lol I read that if the rps is @ 2600 at 65 mph its bad for it so I guess I'll just have to take the trip up there and test drive it to see! I hope its at 2000
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My fear is going up hills so slow its dangerous lol I read that if the rps is @ 2600 at 65 mph its bad for it so I guess I'll just have to take the trip up there and test drive it to see! I hope its at 2000
Go to the UserCP and fill out your profile so we know where you are. What hills are you talking about? When we talk hills, we really mean Rocky Mountains.
When you start to go slow up the hills, pull into the right hand lane and put on your flashers and you'll be fine.
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Just random hills in Mn, and, and Wisconsin
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:55 PM   #14
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As marc01 said , proper hitch weight and class as well as preferably two axles with brakes for stability.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:33 PM   #15
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If you have an AT545, you will need a BIG transmission cooler, other than that, you will just go up the hills slow
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Quick answer, no.

In order to tow anything that heavy is going to require some modifications to the cooling system and perhaps an upgrade to the pump and injectors.

Some of the hot rod pieces used by the Ford 7.3L crowd can be used on the IHC T444(E). But in most cases you won't be able to use the extra HP because you won't have enough cooling capacity.

If the transmission is an AT540 it definitely isn't going to have enough cooling capacity.

You also have to understand that with that power package it is going to be a slug going uphills towing a heavy trailer. Going downhill is going to eat up a lot of brake lining and other braking components. Without some sort of auxiliary braking system the AT540 is pretty weak when it comes to holding back on a downgrade. With a trailer of that size some sort of trailer brake is required which can help a little but it will mean using a lot of service brake to keep you speed down.

If the bus and trailer is used as support vehicles for a catering/party business you will run the real risk of being required to have a current USDOT number and CDL drivers. The weight cops are getting really persnickety these days. I sometimes wonder how much is safety related and how much is revenue generation.
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