Operator's manuals do not contain towing information.
The general "rule of thumb" for towing capacity is total
tractor weight + maximum ballast + operator weight.
Factory recommended towing capacity is generally determined
by the total vehicle weight + operator weight + any
additional Factory approved ballast such as front weights,
suitcase weights or wheel weights.
Your tractor's weight can be found in the Specification
section of your Operator's Manual. Do not attempt to tow any
more than this weight plus that of the operator, unless
additional factory approved ballast is added.
Each model of tractor has different factory approved weights
that can be added. See your dealer to obtain
factory approved weights for your tractor.
To ensure proper operation and adequate braking, the weight
pulled should be less than (or no more than equal to) the
total vehicle weight as mentioned above. Most machines will
physically pull more weight than this, but you must be able
to adequately stop the machine with the load you are trying
The towing capacities referred to above assume flat dry
ground conditions on a hard surface such as concrete.
Always remember that conditions change and that just because
you can tow a certain weight does not always mean you can
safely stop the machine when towing.
Towing capacity should be adjusted for any conditions that
offer less traction. These conditions might include (but are
not limited to) wet grass, steep inclines, ice and snow,
These guidelines also assume the hitch portion of the
tractor has positive tongue (drawbar) weight. Negative
tongue (drawbar) weight can reduce traction significantly.