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How Many Texas Longhorn Steers Can I Transport with the 2019 Nissan Titan XD?

By Product Expert | Posted in Nissan Titan XD on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 3:54 pm
Texas Longhorn grazing

2019 Nissan Titan XD Towing Capacity for Transporting Cattle

Back in the early days of Texas history, the economy was built on cattle and today, the Lone Star State is home to more cattle than any other state in the U.S. And the face of the Texas beef and cattle industry is the hearty Texas Longhorn. Weighing up to 2,500 pounds and boasting a set of horns that can measure more than 80 inches from tip to tip, the Texas Longhorn is still a favorite choice for the grill and in the show ring. If you need to transport some of your prized Texas Longhorn cattle, you don’t need to do it with an old-fashioned cattle drive – you can do it with the 2019 Nissan Titan XD!

White 2019 Nissan Titan XD parked in front of a barn

Engine Options and Towing Capacity of the 2019 Nissan Titan XD

The 2019 edition of the Nissan Titan XD comes available with two engine options:

5.6L V8

Horsepower: 390
Torque: 394 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity: 10,950 to 11,680 pounds

5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel

Horsepower: 310
Torque: 555 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity: 11,960 to 12,710 pounds

Please note that towing capacity may vary due to your chosen cab size, the addition of 4WD, axle ratio, etc.

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Number of Texas Longhorn Steers That Can Be Transported with the 2019 Nissan Titan XD

Before we can provide a relatively accurate number, you first need to take into account the type of trailer you will be using to transport your Texas Longhorn steers. A 16-foot livestock trailer can typically accommodate four fully-grown bovines, though it might be a tight squeeze if your animals are impressive when it comes to body size and horn width. That 16-foot trailer (bumper pull-style) will come in at around 3,000 pounds if it is made of steel. An aluminum trailer will usually be about 10 to 15% lighter, so we can assume that it will be about 2,700 pounds if you go with a similar size.

We would like to note that while more expensive, many livestock owners prefer using aluminum trailers because they are easier to maintain and provide a more comfortable and smoother ride for the animals.

Next, you need to determine the weight of your steers. A really hefty Texas Longhorn steer can weigh up to 2,500 pounds, so you would only be able to transport three animals – and that would be pushing it for some Titan XD models by the time you include the aluminum 16-foot trailer. If your steers are closer to 2,000 pounds, the conventional Titan XD models can transport three animals more easily, and the diesel models can transport four animals. Younger (and more tender) Texas Longhorn steers are ready for market when they reach 1,400 pounds, so the conventional Titan XD can transport approximately five animals, while the diesel version can transport six animals (though you will need a bigger trailer to accommodate the animals and you might push the maximum towing capacity to the limit with the increased weight).

You also need to consider how much feed, bedding, and tack you need to bring along. While the beds in the 2019 Nissan Titan XD are spacious, you may need to utilize your livestock trailer to transport the remaining items, and it can affect space dimensions and towing weight.

To learn more about the 2019 Nissan Titan XD, please visit us here at Charlie Clark Nissan-El Paso today!

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