3 Midsize Trucks That Are Capable Enough to Tow All Your Equipment
Your Kubota tractor is the prized jewel of your equipment. It offers the power and capability to get the job done. You also need a truck that can haul it.
Regardless of whether you have a Kubota tractor like the B2601 to help with chores around the farm or a B2650 backhoe that earns its worth on the job site, or anything in between, here are three mid-size trucks that help you get your Kubota tractor where it needs to be to get the job done.
The Chevrolet Colorado
When you equip your Colorado with the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, you’ll enjoy a max towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. With a solid 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be able to haul your equipment with ease. To max out your towing, make sure to get the crew cab with the add-on trailering package.
If you’re transporting a smaller piece of equipment, the gasoline version of the Colorado should do the trick and save you a few bucks. The standard engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is less than half of what the Duramax can handle.
The Colorado’s cousin, the GMC Canyon, has a similar build and diesel engine option.
The Ford Ranger
Ford has a long-standing reputation for bringing muscle to the mid-size truck lineup. The Ranger is loaded with a 2.3-liter turbocharged gas engine that can tow up to 7,500 pounds. While the Ranger’s towing ability is slightly less than that of the Colorado, you don’t have to jump up to a diesel engine to get it.
This pickup is known for being a great work truck, which means you’ll get more use out of it than just using it to haul your tractors.
For drivers looking for a snazzy new Ford, the new Maverick is also set to hit the market soon. Its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine can only tow up to 4,000 pounds, but the hybrid powertrain option will help save on gas between job sites.
The Toyota Tacoma
Regardless of which Tacoma model you choose, you’ll be treated to a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This truck uses a two-wheel-drive configuration that can tow up to 6,800 pounds. This engine produces 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty to tow most medium or small trailers.
Drivers love the newest edition of the Tacoma to pull their Kubota tractors because of some recent upgrades like a new limited-slip rear differential and a 1.1-inch suspension lift. These improvements provide more ground clearance for off-road travel. You’ll be more comfortable getting your equipment right to the spot where it’s needed the most.
You Have Options
With so many mid-size trucks running wild on the highway, you can easily find the right one for you. Don’t forget to compare used models as well, since you can save quite a bit of money without sacrificing capability.
If you’re still not sure which truck is right for you, ask your local lawn equipment provider or local auto dealer for recommendations, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a mid-size truck that offers more towing ability than the Colorado, Ranger, or Tacoma.