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Hello,

My Dad has a 2004 Recon 250ES and we've been trying to figure out how much he can tow with it. I'm thinking around 300lbs? I know Honda has a trailer hitch available as an accessory but I didn't see a tow limit on their listing.

Thanks in advance,

fbergski
 

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If you have the owner's manual that came with it, it will tell you.
 

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I can't find any info on towing capacity.
 

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Other than checking the manual, one could make an assumption based on the Ranchers towing capacity which is stated at 850lbs. Given the Recon is smaller and lighter, I would probably not tow more than 500 lbs with it, as it's own weight is around 450lbs I think.

The lit included with the hitch assembly will probably mention the capacity.
 

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I got a 07 recon without the electric shift and my trailor alone ways 300 pounds I live on and werk my farm with the recon an pull thousands of pounds at a time with it with no problems
keep in mind, it's not all about towing..alot has to do with tounge weight..if your trailor can haul 1k pounds..and hardley any weight is tounge weight..it's not so hard on the rear diff for most bikes..same thing apllies to reg cars..trucks..so forth..if you balance it out..your ok..if you put to much tounge weight on the atv..your begging for a mishap..lol
 
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Agree^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!
 

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Another thing to remember, they will pull a lot more than they can stop. Be careful and don't let a heavy load push you into something or over a steep hill. Also, if you're going to be going down steep hills, make sure you don't try to cut too deep. You might jack-knife and get pushed down the hill and possibly roll over. It almost happened to me before, when I was pulling a large two axle trailer, loaded down with cement block. I could pull it, but I didn't have the weight to stop it good. It jack-knifed and lifted the whole back of the 4-wheeler off the ground and almost turned over. I thought I was going to have to jump off, but I got it stopped just in time.
 

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Another thing to remember, they will pull a lot more than they can stop. Be careful and don't let a heavy load push you into something or over a steep hill. Also, if you're going to be going down steep hills, make sure you don't try to cut too deep. You might jack-knife and get pushed down the hill and possibly roll over. It almost happened to me before, when I was pulling a large two axle trailer, loaded down with cement block. I could pull it, but I didn't have the weight to stop it good. It jack-knifed and lifted the whole back of the 4-wheeler off the ground and almost turned over. I thought I was going to have to jump off, but I got it stopped just in time.
agreed ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^..don't pull what you can't stop !
 
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I used my honda recon 250es to tow another honda recon 250es up and down hills going through grass and i had no trouble at all, it was like there wasn't anything back there.
 

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Welcome to the forums, atvquads.
 

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I pulled a Kubota ZD326 zero turn lawn mover a for a foot just to see and it did pull it (I hooked to the back rack). Did some research and it weighs some 1,700lbs so.... I guess it doesn't matter if you pull it just a couple feet.
 

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I had an old 1994 Timber Wolf 250 that pulled a 16 foot trailer with hay and a bunch of kids for a hay ride. No problem once moving about 3 or 4 mph. Also I pull started a friends farm tractor once too. But like previously mentioned ...make sure you dont overload the tongue weight and make sure you can stop it.
 
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