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How much weight can my F350 carry?

 
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:13 PM
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agreed. the 2011 F550 4X4 crew cab has a 19,500 GVW. i am registered for 32,000 lbs, but that is for truck tailer and machine on trailer.
most i will put in the dump body is 5 ton, and that puts me at 22,250 without me in the truck.
and that 5 ton is only for local work, under 5 miles from the asphalt plant. over that i will only put 4 ton in it.
20,000 lbs is about the limits of the brakes on the truck. any more than that, and the brakes get real funky.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:36 PM
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I used to own vertually the same truck. I the dump you could legally carry about 1 ton , comfortably 2-3, could and did max short haul 4-5 ton.

2 ton was a very comfortable level.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:23 PM
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Lmao yeah I canít imagine anyone would say itís a
good idea but going only a few miles with it and not driving like the tires are on fire she does good. Itís a traditional PTO hoist, not electric, and she wont lift 6 without my pulling up on it with my hands. But other than that I havenít had any issue with it. The motor pulls just as good with 6 as it does with about 4.5 on her. Now that Zoresco dump body cams off our old gas model 350, it was a 5 speed 1988, and thereís no way in hell Iíd put 6 on that but I did have 5 once and that was a pretty intense ride. Second gear almost the whole way lol. I live in WV so we donít have any flat roads lol

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Yeah that's not advisable lol. The F-super duty / F450 of this era ('87-97) don't even have a payload around that.Depending on your setup.Mine has a 2 1/2 ton (5k lb) payload capacity since it weighs 10k lbs and has a 15k gvwr. So your setting upwards of 3 times what I should set on my F450 on an F350.Not good.That sterling 10.25 just wont live long.Modern F550's ain't even big enough trucks for you guys.Looks like they have a 19.5k rating but I dunno what they weigh.Say 8k lbs and your at 11.5k and you would of overloaded an f550 by 500 lbs.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:32 PM
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A 550? Id have that sucker loaded down lol. Itís all what youíre comfortable with though. The last thing you wanna do is haul something out of your comfort zone cause thatís when stuff happens. Iíve seen 550s with 8 on them before. Not me personally but Iíve seen it and it didnít even break a sweat. Now I wouldnít run that EVERY day but no more than I haul stuff Iím pretty comfortable with it

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agreed. the 2011 F550 4X4 crew cab has a 19,500 GVW. i am registered for 32,000 lbs, but that is for truck tailer and machine on trailer.
most i will put in the dump body is 5 ton, and that puts me at 22,250 without me in the truck.
and that 5 ton is only for local work, under 5 miles from the asphalt plant. over that i will only put 4 ton in it.
20,000 lbs is about the limits of the brakes on the truck. any more than that, and the brakes get real funky.
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:12 AM
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hauling it is not a problem. i can run down the road at 35,000 with no problem at all................as long as i don't try to stop.
and the 3 axles of brakes better be working on the trailer, otherwise it will not stop.
 
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I agree. I donít go fast at all with that kind of weight plus itís a 4 speed so I use the tranny as brakes too. And I certainly donít carry a trailer with that weight on it lol. Iíll put maybe 4 ton and carry my bobcat behind it which yes is illegal but backwoods West Virginia, thatís just kinda how we do things lol but safe about it by all means. And I mean not going over 25 MPH like that. No need to be in a hurry when ya leave a little sooner

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hauling it is not a problem. i can run down the road at 35,000 with no problem at all................as long as i don't try to stop.
and the 3 axles of brakes better be working on the trailer, otherwise it will not stop.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:31 PM
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A little over 4k worth of car batterys in the back of my 99 f150 once and 2-3k in prepared steel weekly for a couple years. Never had any problems but i went back roads to the scraps yards as much as possible. That started back when scrap prices was 14c a pound for prepared steel and batts were 25c coppers was right at 5$ a pound. In fact i didnt leave the house unless the truck was sitting on the bump stops.....Recommended no...safe....probably not but gotta do what you gotta do and dont get ina hurry.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:37 PM
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Yeah.. exactly. Itís called knowing how to drive lol.


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A little over 4k worth of car batterys in the back of my 99 f150 once and 2-3k in prepared steel weekly for a couple years. Never had any problems but i went back roads to the scraps yards as much as possible. That started back when scrap prices was 14c a pound for prepared steel and batts were 25c coppers was right at 5$ a pound. In fact i didnt leave the house unless the truck was sitting on the bump stops.....Recommended no...safe....probably not but gotta do what you gotta do and dont get ina hurry.
 
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[QUOTE=Jarryd;13331698]About 350



Classic. I bet not too many get this reference
 
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Could not tell you the weight, but when I was a teen on my first job we overloaded our f350 daily. It had a custom dump bed8'6" wide 10ft long, and 3ft tall sides. We had three sections of 4ft diameter 12ft long maple tree trunks chained down in the back. And the boss said to stack the smaller stuff in the empty spaces. Went to take off and couldn't because the tires were touching the bed. So like a responsible boss he picked the back of the truck up with the boom truck and jammed a log between each side of the frame and axle.
Scariest thing I've ever driven in my life. And in the last 20 years I've done some dumb things..
And that truck was cobbled to... 361FT engine out of a cab over grain truck struggled to pull that load. You could steer with one finger...
 
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The thing you've always got to keep in the back of your minds guys,is that something happens and the results of your actions is taking someones life,law repercussions aside,your going to be haunted for life.There's pushing the limits and remaining safe but there's also times where it's best to just pause and say; you know what? I'm just going to make it two trips.Be safe.
 
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Originally Posted by FORDF250HDXLT View Post
The thing you've always got to keep in the back of your minds guys,is that something happens and the results of your actions is taking someones life,law repercussions aside,your going to be haunted for life.There's pushing the limits and remaining safe but there's also times where it's best to just pause and say; you know what? I'm just going to make it two trips.Be safe.
^^^^ This Exactly.

Everyone these days are in a rush. I've been guilty of it too. If you don't value your life, then respect other human beings lives that you endanger when you're in a hurry. We all have time, and if it doesn't get done today, one more day or trip is a small price to pay for what could be a lifetime of devastion for you, others, or both.
 
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What it will carry vs. what it should carry may be very different. If you have a lot of hills carry less so you keep the ability to stop. Losing brakes sucks.
 
 
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