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How much weight can my F350 carry?

 
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:40 PM
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How much weight can my F350 carry?

Just got a 97' F350 dually 4x4 with flat bed. It has the 4.10 posi rear. Is this a dana 60? Sterling 10.25?

How much weight can I carry on the flat bed. 1 ton truck, but have spoken with people that say they have put more than 2 tons of load on them. Is the 1 ton a safe carrying capacity, but these rear ends can carry much more?

thanks in advance, Chris
 
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But in all seriousness, these trucks can handle more than the rating on them. I've had my half ton loaded down with 1500 lbs. it wasn't a fun ride though.
 
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My buddy had an 03 F350 and I had a skid of concrete in the bed... Probably 3,500lbs. My F150 had 1,960lbs of scrap metal in the bed once...

Find a scale, get the truck weighed with you in it and deduct that from the gross. That's a good estimate of safe load. Yeah, it doesn't account for front/rear loading but it should be close enough for government work.
 
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Is this 3,500#?
 
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The best way to check how much you are allowed to carry is, Take the GVW, and subtract it from the weight of the truck. That will tell you how much you should carry.
But like Jarryd said, these trucks can handle more then they are rated for.
 
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they'll take way more than the brakes are designed for.
the vac system will be the first thing to let you down.
 
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So I'm understanding that the rear ends are pretty stout, it's just that you have to add helper springs/air bags/extra leafs and that way you can increase carrying capacity.
 
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Originally Posted by jibronee View Post
Just got a 97' F350 dually 4x4 with flat bed. It has the 4.10 posi rear. Is this a dana 60? Sterling 10.25?

How much weight can I carry on the flat bed. 1 ton truck, but have spoken with people that say they have put more than 2 tons of load on them. Is the 1 ton a safe carrying capacity, but these rear ends can carry much more?

thanks in advance, Chris
Legally? (have to check local DMV laws)

By Ford standards?(GVW is 11,000lbs - truck weight approx 7,000 = 3,000lbs)

Or actually capable of carrying 235/85 tires are rated at 2780 each x 4 =11,120lbs)
 
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About 350



But in all seriousness, these trucks can handle more than the rating on them. I've had my half ton loaded down with 1500 lbs. it wasn't a fun ride though.
I have a 05 f350 flat bed and I just hauled 11,340 lbs of tile to a job

5 pallets 36 boxes to a pallet. Each box weighs 63 lbs.
 
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How much weight can you carry? A LOT!

How much weight can you carry safely? Impossible to say. Depends on road conditions, condition of a 21 year old truck, traffic, your driving skills...

The only meaningful question that can be answered is "how much weight is it rated to carry?" Fastback460 and Diesel_Brad gave you the accurate and approximate answers for that.

But don't be thinking that "1 ton" or "350" has any meaning at all. "1 ton" is the name of a category of trucks that, for any given model year will have about the same rated payload. But that rated payload is not 1 ton. And "F-350" is just Ford's name for a "1 ton" truck.

And you do not have a Dana 60. I'm thinking it's likely a Sterling 10.25", but I think there's some possibility it could be a Dana 70? (someone will tell us if I'm wrong about that)
 
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Jay Dugas!! That's rad!! How far did you travel with the load and what speed(s)?
 
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97 F350 4X4 will have a Dana 60 front axle, and a Sterling 10.25 rear axle.
 
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6 Ton

I have a 1986 Diesel F350 and I haul 6 ton on it no problem.



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I have a 05 f350 flat bed and I just hauled 11,340 lbs of tile to a job

5 pallets 36 boxes to a pallet. Each box weighs 63 lbs.
 
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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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Originally Posted by Jarryd View Post
About 350



But in all seriousness, these trucks can handle more than the rating on them. I've had my half ton loaded down with 1500 lbs. it wasn't a fun ride though.
I carried 2,500 lbs of water in my 92 F150. That wasn't a fun ride lol
 

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