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Old 09-04-2010, 09:38 PM
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Ok guys, I feel a tade better, my 99 F250 just saw 5000 lbs in it today. I hauled some rock home, as I was locking rock quarry, I jumped on the scale, it read 13880 lbs, made me real nervous, I didn't realize that much weight was getting in there, the truck didn't even sqwat. I'd like to know how much bed load these trucks really should max out at if I have the overloads?
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Look on the door tag and see what the rear axle is rated at. Once you hit that number, you really start wearing stuff out faster. My truck is sitting outside with a skid of quickrete on it. 42 80lb bags so 3360lbs total. It sits level now (almost tripped myself getting out since its lower) but there is still 4 inches to the bump stops.
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So, it says GWAR 4970, that is the max load? If so, I was over by 110lbs, it was only a 10 mile trip, so I get all should be ok this time?
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That sounds like the front axle rating (yes, thats what the max recommended load is), but yeah, you'd be fine. I'm talking about doing loads like this on a regular basis, that would wear things faster.
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that sand load that was overflowing had to be 6k - 7k easy, 2 yards of road mix was 4200 lbs in my truck last month, and i had room for at least another yard, probably more. Sand is about as heavy/dense of a load you can put into the bed of a truck, short of a liquid load.
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It says 4970 in front and rear, so I feel better now.
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My 99 F250 says on the door sticker

Front 4400 GAWR
Rear 4970 GAWR

Does this mean I can load 4970 in the bed? Or does the weight of the bed and other components over the rear axle have to be subtracted from that number?

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Those numbers are the total amount of weight that axle can weigh. That includes the weight of the truck and whatever you put in it.
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My 99 F250 says on the door sticker

Front 4400 GAWR
Rear 4970 GAWR

Does this mean I can load 4970 in the bed? Or does the weight of the bed and other components over the rear axle have to be subtracted from that number?

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It's the total weight rating, including the weight of the rear end of the truck. I'm surprised my 1986 F250 has larger GAWR's front & rear than your 1999 F250.
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That's what I thought. My truck is 2x4, maybe that's the reason for the lower weight than your 86?

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Amazing to know how tough superduty is.

Most heavy load I put on 95 F250 was brick on pallet it almost 3500 lb it was SQAUST because it was landscape truck before I bought.

01 F250 5.4L 2wd. Most heavy load I done was Cement block that was almost 3500. It was touch overload leaf spring.


01 F250 V10 4wd. Most heavy load was Gravel that fill to bed. My Dad yell at guy who load 3 yards. He say you IDIOT that too much. Overload leaf spring were worn out.
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The heaviest load I've had in the bed on the PSD is what's in it on a daily basis. ~1250lbs of steel & tools and the truck cap, so I'd say around 1500lbs.

Rear GAWR 5922 lbs on my '86 F250. Sooperdootie!!!!
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I have had 4000lb in the back of my early 99 as well,not for very long distances but a few miles and it handled it.Be sure to carefully check your spring packs.!!!!!!! I was doing brake pads one day and noticed 2 cracks on leafs that were in the middle of the pack.When I went to my local spring shop to get it remedied I walked in and said "I have a pickup with 2 broken leaves on each side in the rear" the owners reply was "Let me guess a Ford!Gotta love it Mexican steel,puttin my kids through college on it."Seem s the mexican steel doesnt quite measure up to the stuff produced by the hard working people of the red white and blue.Ford saves money we get to spend money to fix them and the economy gets stimulated .The depression will be over in no time.Sorry I digress.Back to topic. SAFETY!I am all for loading them and pushing limits,just make sure you are safe.I have seen a broken leaf spring shoot out from another truck on the tunpike and that wasnt good.( I would say it was from a Dodge but who would believe me)3 foot long pieces of steel flying around at high speeds is more excitement than I need. Oh and it wont work its way out while loaded because it is under compression it will come out on your way home from the jobsite when you are running empty and gloating that your Ford just hauled in one trip what a dodge would have to do in three.

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Heaviest so far in my 2001 250 SC was 2000lbs of pellets, full tank of fuel and my Leer topper……..felt a little squirrely on the highway but not bad………..stopping distances were a little longer than normal but all was well. I’m not about to beat the hell out of it until she is broken in, she only has 87K miles now.
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I have hauled 5400lbs of sand before. Had to shovel it all out too. That kinda sucked.
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