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Old 09-14-2014, 05:58 PM   #31
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maneuverability is not his issue though. Traction is...front hitch IMO will make it worse
Traction would be a problem if the OP had 2WD. He has 4WD so he should have the same or more traction in forward with a front hitch.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #32
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Traction would be a problem if the OP had 2WD. He has 4WD so he should have the same or more traction in forward with a front hitch.

I believe the TW would unload more weight off of the rear if it was hitched to the front than the front end would if hitched to the rear. The weight of the engine keeps the front end down pretty well. I think the truck would have better 4wd traction hooked to the rear.

but like you said it should be the same hence a front hitch wouldn't help the OP
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:14 PM   #33
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....The driveway is packed gravel, and the wheels seem to spin more in reverse (although I use low gear and 4 wheel).....
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...."If" conditions allow, dis-engaged the WDH spring bars (leave hanging), this will return weight over the TV's rear axle. Make sure there aren't any ground clearance issues if you attempt this.....
In addition, "If" the truck has a limited slip rear end, you can partially set the parking brake. This will provide some resistance to the wheel with less traction so it should not break free.

Above all watch for transmission overheat. If you do not have a water cooled or fan cooled transmission cooler this can happen very rapidly while backing a heavy load uphill.
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