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Old 12-21-2009, 02:20 PM
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Hi,I am buying 1948 F-6 flat bed dump,any idea on the weight of the old girl,trying to figure out if I can haul or if I need to have it shiped. Thanks
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Great another 48 F-6 with flat bed dump! Assuming you already have a trailer, do you know the trailers capacity?
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Just as important as the trailer is the vehicle you're going to haul it with. From my expereince I wouldn't go with anything smaller than a heavy 3/4 ton truck. I hauled a '48 F-4 400 miles with my 1/2 ton 4X4. I would never do that again. My truck had plenty of power to get it up and going but the first time I got it up to 55 mph going around a curve it got aweful scary. I ended up going on two lane roads for 375 miles going 45 mph, it was a very long trip. I've hauled big trucks, F-5 and F-6s, behind a 1/2 ton truck plenty of times without a problem but they were all just across town or a little ways out in the country until the above mentioned F-4.

The F-6 is going to weigh a bit more than my F-4 and mine didn't have a bed on the back. All of the trucks I've hauled fit on a standard car trailer, some of them hung over the back edge of the trailer.

Some one will be along soon to give you the specific weights.
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Good point Bob, I hadn't got that far out yet. It's amazing how big these relatively small trucks get when up in the air a bit. I have a F-250 diesel / smaller trailer and elected to spend $300 to get my F6 hauled 250 miles home. I wish I would have got a pic of it up on the 3-car ramp type trailer the guy used (too nervous and excited to think about it at the time). It looked like a monster up there with the front tires sitting over his pick-up bed.

Something else that you may run into, pending your trailer width and type, is getting the rears duals to sit right on the trailer. My trailer width was off and one would have been outside the frame and one on the angle. I could have pulled one and been okay, but didn't want to open that can of worms.

Speaking of rims, you'll need to determine what type of rims you have on your truck. There are a number of posts here dealing with the Ford 2-piece rims from this era.
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Hi,I am buying 1948 F-6 flat bed dump,any idea on the weight of the old girl,trying to figure out if I can haul or if I need to have it shiped. Thanks
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I never weighed mine but I estimate between 6,000 and 6,500#
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Here's the chart for a '52 F-6 which should be the same as your '48. The chart gives curb weight for both the 134" and 158" chassis. Stu
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Why didn't I think of that earlier..... my 48 F6, 158" w/b, with a 13'6" flat dump bed weighs 7,300#'s according to the title. It should give you an idea.
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What publication did that come from? Just so I know what to keep an eye out for. I've a 52 brochure, a 48 F7/8 and 49 F7 brochure - none list curb weights. In the meantime I downloaded / saved to file the one you posted above. Thx
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Thanks guys,I think I'll go with having it transported. Trailer is only rated for #7,000 and driving distance is 930 miles one way.
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Bob - That's from the Dealer's Handbook. I've got the '52 version and Julie has a '51 version. I think her's is more complete than mine. Apparently Ford posted revisions throughout the year which her copy has. My pages are all dated March '52. Stu
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You'll probably rest easier in the long run getting it hauled. Keep us posted on it's arrival and this gang likes pics!

Thanks Stu, I'll have to watch for one.
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Some time ago,

I drove my 55 F-600 over a scale when it still had the old flat bed on it.

It was right at 7000lbs, same as my 3/4t Suburban!!

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Thanks all,when she arrives I will have plenty of pic's
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I towed my 52 F6 12' flatbed dump bed home with a 2005 3/4 ton Dodge diesel. I rented a 10,000lb equipment trailer for $60 to pick it up as I was worried about using a standard 7000lb car hauler being to small for the duals to fit as well as the weight concerns.

I only had to go about 60 miles of freeway driving and it pulled really nice. I wouldn't hesitate to pull a similar load farther if needed.
Good luck with it.
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