Has anyone scaled their F250/F350 diesel? I'm looking for the weight of a supercab, 4X4 diesel Lariat or KR, full of fuel. A buddy is having a garage built and needs to know the weight to spec the concrete and steel for the floors which will be over an open space. CAT scale data would be great! Ford says 6700 pounds, but my 05 V10 weighs 700 pounds more than that!
There is an engineered in safety margin, but he'd like to know what the truck weighs to assess what number to start with. The difference in cost to go from 7K to 10K is significant (steel and concrete) so having the correct data to start with is important. Yes, he can shotgun a guess and get it right, but the cost is huge!
The only way to know the actual weight is to drive it over an actual scale. There are just too many variables. Regardless, I'd spec it to at least 10k. All he needs is to drive it in there once with a load in the bed and it'll cost him a lot more than the extra to build a better floor.
Per Ford specs it would appear the diesel weighs approximately 800 lbs more than the gas truck* (going by their published base curb weights). So, if you go by Thenewboss weight you'd be at approximately 8000 lbs but remember it depends also on the options. Not all Lariats or King Ranches will have all the same options (they'll have the options as part of the package but could have more or fewer overall options).
*For some reason in Ford's specs it fluctuates. The diesel adds ~600+ to over 800+ lbs in the same truck per Ford specs.