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WK2 and capacity load

Ok fellas:

For fun and building off of the "what do you haul with your WK2" thread -- I'd like to share with you one of the reasons that I purchased this ride.

I haul stuff. Some stuff big, some stuff small. Here is my truck pulling an older bobcat so I could put some outcroppings at my house. Lets see what other capacity loads have been hauled by other WK2s....
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Re: WK2 and capacity load

That's quite a load. Have you checked the tongue weight?
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Re: WK2 and capacity load

The JGC with the Hemi or EcoDiesel has impressive towing capacity with the factory tow option and with a WDH for loads over 3500 lbs as required by Jeep. Like anything when you are pushing the limit, however, care must be taken. There's not a lot of wheelbase on the JGC as compared to beefier trucks for towing, etc.
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Re: WK2 and capacity load

I did not check the tongue weight on this load, but this is easily the largest load I've ever carried.

Due care was taken. I was not attempting to set any land speed records, and took care to leave a LOT of room for braking, not to mention the bumpy roads that I live on --- I did get passed by a street sweeper on one occasion.

The trailer DID do a little bit of pushing on the jeep, especially with the bobcat on there, but the point here is that the jeep did not really struggle in pulling this behemoth at ALL.

When I bought the WK2, I had an expectation that it would be put to WORK at times. Impressive things I've towed in the "heavy" department:

An enclosed car-trailer with a P-car
A utility trailer with 1.5 ++ yards of topsoil
...that same utility trailer with broken chunks of concrete (headed to the crush) that bent the axle on said utility trailer
Hickory logs to the saw mill (using the utility trailer...again)
Many (and I do mean several) trips to the landscape place to pick up retainer wall block (4klb per pallet) paver stones (near the same mass) one pallet at a time (still not sure exactly how that utility trailer's axle got bent....)

I do love this jeep. It doesn't tow every day, but when called upon to do so: there is nooooo problem with what I throw at it.
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