This is dad typing, not that it matters. You will want need at least a class 6 or 7 truck. None of these class 4-5 ie f 450-550 trucks or equivelent POS. GM, Navistar, Frieghtliner, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and others all make trucks of this size. A used model 7-10 yrs old should not be too hard to find of these brands. Older models you will be stuck with Navistar(International), F**D or GM, Maybe a Dodge or two. Titanic hit truck weights pretty good depending upon lift and meat sizes etc. Trailer weight I'm guessing to be closer to 8-10,000 lbs. Going by the fact I'm looking at purchasing a 20' flat bed trailer and I'm getting quotes of 4-6K lbs for it. You will need something approx 40' long @ 150-200 lbs a foot. Lots of truck and trailer weight to pull. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT PULLING WITH A 1 TON. The trailer and 2 trucks will weigh more than any 1 ton on the market's gross combined weight rating. I would peg closeer to 20,000 lbs total trailer weight, plus truck at 12,000 = 32,000 lbs of rig.
GM has a 8.1 L deisel that may work. If you can find a 6-10 Liter I-6 deisel, this would be better, as it more than likely will be turbo'd. Most of the V-8 deisels like GM's 8.1 , Navistars 6.9, 7.3, 8.1 are non turbo'd. They will pull a load but verrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy ssssssslllllllloooooowwwwwwwwwww. My N/A 7.3 Navistar goes up 6-7% grades in 3rd gear (of 7, granny, 1-6) at about 30 mph+/- pulling a 12K trailer with the truck weighing in at 11,800 lbs. Not bad for a whopping 175 hp and 336 ft lb of torque, ehh. Keep shopping for the biggest truck you can. Do not for get the CDL-A license either. Or the DOT can stop you right where you are and you will not be able to go any further with out you or someone else driving that rig of yours that has a CDL-A. The A stand for trailer endorsment over 10,000 lbs. If the truck has air brakes, do not forget the air endorsment too. We have not been the bearer of too much bad news, Have we?
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