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Three Cedars
09-26-2009, 02:09 AM
I helped out a fellow today , took his truck to pick up some gravel for a concrete project . It is a Ford F350 diesel . He said to get 2 yards of gravel , the guy on the loader put on a bit more . The load weighed 7980 pounds ! Shovelled it all off this afternoon .

TimH
09-26-2009, 03:41 AM
I used to put a ton of hay on my 3/4 ton Dodge pickup.

Those ratings are conservative.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-26-2009, 05:00 AM
I think those ratings are originally based on military ratings; how much you can haul under off-road, military conditions, on a regular basis, without too much detriment to vehicle durability.

Thus, on a smooth highway, I would expect that the military 6x6 5-ton truck would be capable of hauling much more than 10,000 pounds.

George Ray
09-26-2009, 05:16 AM
Ford f-350:

Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 10,100, curb weight (lbs) 5,813, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 11,100 and max payload (lbs) 4,287

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from:
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2008/ford/f_350/specifications/index.html

TimH
09-26-2009, 05:36 AM
max payload (lbs) 4,287




Not.

George Ray
09-26-2009, 05:44 AM
http://www.gmc.com/savana/cargo/specsCapabilities.jsp

My GMC 3500 van is manuf. rated 3,958 lb payload.
Could well be that the entire load can not be concentrated over one axel.

Henning 4148
09-26-2009, 06:54 AM
It seems that you live in a different world - in Germany, if you overload above what the manufacturer has licensed, your insurance may not pay in case of an accident. Reason enough not to overload. Is this not an issue in the US?

Ron Williamson
09-26-2009, 07:31 AM
I thought the military spec. was the airdrop payload.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHo4X0ob1c
R

bluedog225
09-26-2009, 08:06 AM
It seems that you live in a different world - in Germany, if you overload above what the manufacturer has licensed, your insurance may not pay in case of an accident. Reason enough not to overload. Is this not an issue in the US?


This is absolutely true in the US. However, many routinely disregard the gross vehicle weight rating because most ignorant rednecks believe they are smarter than the PhD level engineers who designed the suspension and brakes of the vehicle they are driving.

The same people believe pulling out is an effective method of birth control on the theory that "she didn't get pregnant last time."

In the event of an accident, insurance coverage may not be provided. But since the vehicle in question is usually an old POS, no significant financial loss to the owner. Just uninsured medical bills for themselves and the people they hurt. Possible criminal prosecution depending on the jurisdiction.

Running over the GVWR is criminally self-centered and stupid in any country.

It's ok though, when they are sued/prosecuted, they can blame the damn lawyers for creating such a litigious environment. Assholes.

Oh yeah.....:D

Tom

brad9798
09-26-2009, 09:02 AM
Is this not an issue in the US?

It IS an issue in the US!

And if TimH or Three Cedars was in an accident with an overloaded truck (based on Manufacturer's Specs) they may as well have caused an accident while drunk or high.

It is (potentially) VERY serious. The word negligence is a power word in the US!

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Thereís a yard that sells crushed limestone not too far from here. I used to have a 1975 Dodge half-ton pickup.

When I was a lot younger, I used to haul stone for the driveway. I would typically haul something like 2700-2800 pounds of stone at one time. Occasionally more like 3200 pounds. Rear springs were bottomed out, of course. I never had any control issues.

Only incident: Once when lugging my way up the steep hill leaving the stone yard, one of the spark plugs failed. The core and ceramic part blew right out of the threaded metal ring part. Drove the rest of the way home on 5 of the 6 cylinders. Replaced the plug. Went to get the next load. :)

Anyhow, on US trucks at least, the load ratings are printed on a label in the drivers door. Gross load for front axle, rear axle, and total. Total rating is less than the sum of the front and rear. I wouldnít worry about exceeding it a bit, but donít get carried away.

Wayne

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Abuse? Not me! Real work is what pickup trucks are for! :)

I paid less than $1000 for that truck in 1982. For 20 years, I not only used it to haul stone for the driveway, I drove it out into the woods to haul firewood with no concern about swiping a tree with it. Used it to haul any other nasty stuff as needed.

Painted it with floor and porch paint with a 4-inch brush. Replaced the rusted-away bed with a pressure-treated wood model of my own design.

After 20 years, I gave it to a young couple who needed a pickup truck for real work. (I had bought myself a new three-quarter ton pickup in 1998, and wasn’t getting much use out of the old Dodge.) Last I heard, it was still doing work for them.

Wayne

Jim Bow
09-26-2009, 12:18 PM
There is a place in Seattle called Salmon Bay Gravel.
You tell the clerk what you want and then pull under a suspended hopper.
The gravel drops from about 5 feet above the bed of your truck.
I was getting some pea gravel and the worker told me that they had a guy pull in with a Ford Astrovan. The top had been cut off, and the doors were welded shut.
They refused to serve him, but he raised such a fuss that they pulled out a waiver of some sort and he signed it.
The load dropped the vehicle down the full extent of his springs. The body was resting on the axle.
Off he drove, fat and happy.

Three Cedars
09-26-2009, 12:53 PM
It IS an issue in the US!

And if TimH or Three Cedars was in an accident with an overloaded truck (based on Manufacturer's Specs) they may as well have caused an accident while drunk or high.

It is (potentially) VERY serious. The word negligence is a power word in the US!


Yep , I would say that one yard of gravel is plenty on a F350

goodbasil
09-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Pickup trucks are like women. The rougher you treat 'em, the better they perform.

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Yep , I would say that one yard of gravel is plenty on a F350

Whatever youíre comfortable with. But thatís a light load for a one-ton truck. (IIRC, a yard of stone weighs about 2000 pounds.)

My C2500 (3/4-ton) is rated to carry just under 4000 pounds, and Iím sure that is a very conservative rating.

Wayne

Canoeyawl
09-26-2009, 01:40 PM
In California the legal limit is whats posted on the tires. They don't give a hoot about any manufacturers limits.
I think experience has shown that tires are the weak link.

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 01:55 PM
. . . I think experience has shown that tires are the weak link.

Depends upon the tires. The tires on my truck are rated for 3042 pounds each @ 80 PSI. Common Load Range E tires, nothing special. X 2 = 6084, which is more than the 6000 pound rating for my rear axle.

Wayne

goodbasil
09-26-2009, 01:58 PM
What makes a won ton a won ton is primarily the construction of the frame. First you get that right then fiddle with springs, tyres etc.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-26-2009, 05:07 PM
The GVWR rating on civilian vehicles is the normal max payload for "on-highway" conditions. If you are going off-road or on very bad roads, you should reduce payload (and drive slowly and carefully) if you don't want to destroy your truck. For military vehicles, it is assumed that you can load the vehicle at the payload limit and run off-road, and at minimum complete the mission. But even military vehicles run this way have a shorter life, they get beat to heck. I saw a Humvee that was decomissioned and available for purchase, man was it run out.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-26-2009, 05:11 PM
What makes a won ton a won ton is primarily the construction of the frame. First you get that right then fiddle with springs, tyres etc.

You betcha. After the pickups that the military ordered in the 70s fell apart, the next go around they specified minimum section modulus for the frame.

GM used to, I think still does, offer a "heavy" 3/4 that has the 1-ton frame and axles, but 3/4 ton springing and shocks, so it rides good but really holds up. And if you ever need the additional payload, you just swap out the springs and shocks.

Phillip Allen
09-26-2009, 05:22 PM
when I was 16 years old, I loaded about 3000 pounds in the bed of a 1955 F-100 (6 cyl) and took off down the hiway. Once I got up to 50 or 60 mph I found the truck did not respond to suggestions from the steering wheel...I slowed down and scooted foward in the seat to get to the job site...

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-26-2009, 05:27 PM
when I was 16 years old, I loaded about 3000 pounds in the bed of a 1955 F-100 (6 cyl) and took off down the hiway. Once I got up to 50 or 60 mph I found the truck did not respond to suggestions from the steering wheel...I slowed down and scooted foward in the seat to get to the job site...

That's why, as a general rule, engineers like to put the rear axle at least a bit behind bed center. But that is sometimes not possible with some of the new crew cabs with extra short beds.

Garret
09-26-2009, 05:33 PM
What makes a won ton a won ton is primarily the construction of the frame. First you get that right then fiddle with springs, tyres etc.

Yah, but how many wontons can a one ton haul? Say that 5 times fast... Of course, the # will be seriously affected by the quantity of soy sauce.

Seriously though, as a mechanic for 15+ years, & tow truck driver for many of them, I can attest to what overloading a pickup can do. Not only is overloading (by a decent amount - I'm not talking 100 lbs. or so) dangerous, the way it will shorten the life of all the truck's components is huge. Springs, differential, axle/wheel bearings, brakes, ball joints, the list goes on & on. If your truck can handle (by the door sticker!) 4,000 lbs. & you need 5,000 - do yourself (& your wallet) a big favor & get 2 2,500 lb. loads.

By the way (from Wikipedia):

A cubic foot of dry, loose gravel with 1/4" to 2" stones is 105 pounds per cubic foot. So, a cubic yard is that times 27, or 2835 lb.

That's dry! Most of the time when you go to the pit, the stone has water running off it as it's loaded. This can add significant weight.

Finally (& then I'll shut up, I promise), the load capacity for a tire is at a specific inflation pressure. Vary much from that 80 lbs & it's capability drops dramatically. Of course we all keep our tires pumped up (& checked) so we get better mileage, right?

[edit] I need to use more parentheses, don't I?

Phillip Allen
09-26-2009, 05:48 PM
That's why, as a general rule, engineers like to put the rear axle at least a bit behind bed center. But that is sometimes not possible with some of the new crew cabs with extra short beds.

it was an important lesson for me and I never forgot it...there were better things for me to do but I was 16...I drove to the job with my chest tight against the steering wheel

Bob Adams
09-26-2009, 05:53 PM
There is a place in Seattle called Salmon Bay Gravel.
You tell the clerk what you want and then pull under a suspended hopper.
The gravel drops from about 5 feet above the bed of your truck.
I was getting some pea gravel and the worker told me that they had a guy pull in with a Ford Astrovan. The top had been cut off, and the doors were welded shut.
They refused to serve him, but he raised such a fuss that they pulled out a waiver of some sort and he signed it.
The load dropped the vehicle down the full extent of his springs. The body was resting on the axle.
Off he drove, fat and happy.

The Astro Van was a Chevy, a damn tough little truck.

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 07:03 PM
That's why, as a general rule, engineers like to put the rear axle at least a bit behind bed center. But that is sometimes not possible with some of the new crew cabs with extra short beds.

Does anyone who buys an extra short bed truck use it to haul anything other than groceries or golf clubs? ;)

In my experience, loader operators are pretty good at putting the majority of the load in the front of the bed. I always carried a shovel to shift some weight forward if needed. Almost never had to do use it, except to knock the loose stone off the rear bumper before hitting the highway.

Wayne

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Does anyone who buys an extra short bed truck use it to haul anything other than groceries or golf clubs? ;)

In my experience, loader operators are pretty good at putting the majority of the load in the front of the bed. I always carried a shovel to shift some weight forward if needed. Almost never had to do use it, except to knock the loose stone off the rear bumper before hitting the highway.

Wayne

It comes into play more often if you pull a fifth wheel (a common application for a short bed crew cab) and the rear axle is so far forward that the pin mount is behind the axle. (I think I've only seen that on some imports, I think a Nissan truck, where the axle was right at the front of the bed, right up to the rear doors.) Of course that is still better than all that weight at a rear tow hitch, but at least there you can use a load distributing hitch. But often you'll see guys loading up that hitch so far the front tires are almost off the ground.

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 07:31 PM
In fairness, Bob, you said ďextraĒ ;) short bed, which I take to be the ones about 4í long. I have a hard time imagining that the folks who buy those are doing any serious hauling. Towing a camper maybe, but not hauling.

I do a good bit of camping, and yes people towing fivers with a short (6.5í) bed truck is common. I donít think Iíve ever noticed one where they couldnít get the pin over the rear axle. But I donít think Iíve ever seen an extra short bed truck towing a fiver.

I have seen too many rigs where the weight distribution hitch was not properly setup (much too little tension on spring bars.) Makes you wonder whether the folks doing the towing realize that the hitch weight at the back of the tow vehicle acts like a lever, with the rear axle as the fulcrum, to take weight off the front wheels Ė the ones that are supposed to steer.

Wayne

Three Cedars
09-26-2009, 08:51 PM
Whatever youíre comfortable with. But thatís a light load for a one-ton truck. (IIRC, a yard of stone weighs about 2000 pounds.)

My C2500 (3/4-ton) is rated to carry just under 4000 pounds, and Iím sure that is a very conservative rating.

Wayne

The gravel I had on the truck yesterday weighed 7980 lbs that is almost 4 tons on a one ton truck . I wouldn't have been able to make a quick stop or make a fast corner.

Wayne Jeffers
09-26-2009, 09:36 PM
True. 7980 pounds is too much. No argument from me on that.

But my post quoted your post that said you thought ďone yard of gravel is plenty on a F350.Ē

As I noted, I thought a yard weighs 2000 pounds. Turns out its more like 2750. I hauled about 2750 pounds dozens of times on my old Dodge half-ton with no harm.

My three-quarter ton GMC C2500 is rated to carry just short of 4000 pounds. I figure your F350 is probably rated for a cargo capacity of 4500 pounds or more. What does the sticker in your truck or your owners manual say about the cargo capacity?

One yard = 2750 pounds should not stress an F350 at all. Thatís only about a third of what you say you carried yesterday.

I think 4000 pounds would be a reasonable load for an F350. Turns out its closer to 1.5 yards than 2.

Wayne

coelacanth2
09-26-2009, 09:41 PM
Many moons back was building a stone retaining wall, wanted to make 1 repeat 1 trip to the stoneyard. I had an ancient, rode hard put away wet 74 Chevy "Heavy Half" , 3/4 ton rear axle and springs, 1 ton driveshaft and tranny. Oh, and a heavy duty 454:D. Went into the stoneyard at 3500 lbs, waddled out at 9000. Slow, low ride to the jobsite...

Boston
09-27-2009, 12:32 AM
I regularly run hard wood from Missouri to Colorado for my biz
I pay ~ $1.50 a foot for white oak at one of the back woods mills vs ~ $ 6.50 in Colorado ( ps, never buy wood in Colorado )
I never overload the truck
I got tong weight down to an art
last time through I got stopped at a weigh station
and Im talking about in my F 250 diesel with a 10,000 lb max capacity trailer
normally you wouldnt think a regular pick up would get pulled over but they sure yanked me off the road for a closer look
I was packed to the gills
but perfectly
they weigh you by the axle
my trailer was right on the money 10,000 lbs
my rear axle was also right on the money with about 1000lbs in the back and about 1 ton on the tong
my front axle had an extra 120 lbs I could have loaded
guy came sauntering out of the station
( he must have been board they normally dont do that )
said "MR if you had a passenger you'd be over the limit"
I said "I know"
he smiled and waved me through

its $250 fine for being overloaded and no
Ive never got the ticket
and
they make you unload the over onto another truck or onto the ground they dont care which but your not getting out of there overloaded
I never had to do that either but given how many times I make that run ( at least a half a dozen a year )
its bound to happen sometime
I just calculate the mass of the load by the moisture content and the cubic feet of wood in the load
sorta a miracle Ive been able to nail it so far

Three Cedars
09-27-2009, 01:28 AM
you're lucky.... without blowin' tires, bent axle, broken springs, and brake stopping without fade..
:eek:

I feel lucky .

had to drive easy coasting to a stop , no hard braking , nothing over 40 mph , about a 15 mile trip. The tires are rated at about 3415 lbs so yes overloaded there too.

Truck is a 2000 F 350 4x4 diesel rated at 9900 GVWR

at the scale truck was 7165 pounds ( including me and some gear about 220 lbs )

gravel weighed 7958 lbs , @ approx 2850 per yard = 2.79 yards = Too-f'n-much

combined weight is 15123 lbs ... hmm is it to late to buy a lottery ticket ?

Boston
09-27-2009, 02:58 AM
happens all the time
my roomies brother tore the axle off his truck overloading it
brilliant eh
then she asked if she could borrow mine
and this just after the last guy to borrow my diesel
put gas in it

the basic stupidity of people is genuinely frightening sometimes

PeterSibley
09-27-2009, 03:21 AM
The true fun comes when you blow a tire , hell even get a perfectly normal flat on a heavily laden vehicle that doesn't have duals .Getting a jack under the axle is impossible with the rim hard on the ground .I've you're smart enough to carry a pile of blocking it gets easier as you can drive the flat up onto a shaped stack and at least start jacking .

I learnt my lesson about the blocks a long time ago .The first time was no fun at all .No overloading ,just a badly shaped rock .

TimH
09-27-2009, 09:57 AM
Your average camper these days is 2100lbs to 4000lbs. They seem to design these to be right at the top of the rated limit for the truck they are intended. Add a horse trailer and you are over the legal limit.
The 3/4 ton we just got is a camper special - essentially a 1 ton. It will be carrying a 2200lb camper and pulling a 5000lb horse trailer. With the weight of our gear (probably another 1500lbs) and such it will be right at its legal limit or over slightly.

I have no bobt it could carry more safely, but that would null and void your insurance.

The tires are D rated.

Garret
09-27-2009, 10:17 AM
Your average camper these days is 2100lbs to 4000lbs. They seem to design these to be right at the top of the rated limit for the truck they are intended. Add a horse trailer and you are over the legal limit.
The 3/4 ton we just got is a camper special - essentially a 1 ton. It will be carrying a 2200lb camper and pulling a 5000lb horse trailer. With the weight of our gear (probably another 1500lbs) and such it will be right at its legal limit or over slightly.

I have no bobt it could carry more safely, but that would null and void your insurance.

The tires are D rated.

If you are right at the limit, one thing you might look into are overload springs (aka helper springs). Check your state's laws, but often you can increase the truck's capacity by 500-1000 lbs with them. Of course they have no effect on the tire limits - which may be a bit low if you have D tires. Make sure you check their capacity. Also note that if you do choose to upgrade to E at some point you also need to upgrade the valve stems. Most tire shops just use standard stems that are only rated for 65 psi unless you specifically ask for better ones.

An advantage to helper springs is that they only come into play when the truck is heavily loaded - so ride quality at low loads is unaffected.

HTH

Garret

huisjen
09-27-2009, 10:22 AM
Hey Boston, what do you do if it rains while you're driving that load?

Dan

TimH
09-27-2009, 10:24 AM
If you are right at the limit, one thing you might look into are overload springs (aka helper springs). Check your state's laws, but often you can increase the truck's capacity by 500-1000 lbs with them. Of course they have no effect on the tire limits - which may be a bit low if you have D tires. Make sure you check their capacity. Also note that if you do choose to upgrade to E at some point you also need to upgrade the valve stems. Most tire shops just use standard stems that are only rated for 65 psi unless you specifically ask for better ones.

An advantage to helper springs is that they only come into play when the truck is heavily loaded - so ride quality at low loads is unaffected.

HTH


Garret

The camper special has 2 extra leaves (mounted as overload springs). The D tires say something like 2600lbs. I guess that will put them at their limit.

Wayne Jeffers
09-27-2009, 11:01 AM
My 3/4-ton truck came with Load Range E tires. That's what I've always kept on it since. Rated at a little over 3000 pounds each.

Wayne

Paul Girouard
09-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Where that photo of the Geo metro with the unit of plywood on it?

Thats what this thread needs :D

Canoeyawl
09-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Steering problems can occur
http://www.tigerspring.net/wp-content/blog-tour-overload.gif

Boston
09-27-2009, 12:26 PM
I kinda thought of this one when I first read this thread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Xygo2054Q

coelacanth2
09-28-2009, 12:12 AM
Huisjen, I don't think he'll be doing any hydroplaning.

Boston
09-28-2009, 12:31 AM
nothing a bigger motor and some trim tabs wont fix

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-28-2009, 01:54 AM
I regularly run hard wood from Missouri to Colorado for my biz
I pay ~ $1.50 a foot for white oak at one of the back woods mills vs ~ $ 6.50 in Colorado ( ps, never buy wood in Colorado )
I never overload the truck
I got tong weight down to an art
last time through I got stopped at a weigh station
and Im talking about in my F 250 diesel with a 10,000 lb max capacity trailer
normally you wouldnt think a regular pick up would get pulled over but they sure yanked me off the road for a closer look
I was packed to the gills
but perfectly
they weigh you by the axle
my trailer was right on the money 10,000 lbs
my rear axle was also right on the money with about 1000lbs in the back and about 1 ton on the tong
my front axle had an extra 120 lbs I could have loaded
guy came sauntering out of the station
( he must have been board they normally dont do that )
said "MR if you had a passenger you'd be over the limit"
I said "I know"
he smiled and waved me through

its $250 fine for being overloaded and no
Ive never got the ticket
and
they make you unload the over onto another truck or onto the ground they dont care which but your not getting out of there overloaded
I never had to do that either but given how many times I make that run ( at least a half a dozen a year )
its bound to happen sometime
I just calculate the mass of the load by the moisture content and the cubic feet of wood in the load
sorta a miracle Ive been able to nail it so far

That's not luck, that's engineering buddy; the ability to predict the future, via calculation. Impressive.

Boston
09-28-2009, 02:41 AM
not sure where you are
I get a lot of wood from the St Joe's area Missouri
from Ohio and Arkansas as well
but thats about as far as I care to drive

funny thing was not long ago I went out on a lumber run and I used a new mill
those guys were great and really set me up with a pile of wood
it was more than I had ordered and so when I first loaded it into the truck
I just about sank it
had to go rent a bigger trailer

turns out the 8/4 was still a little green
only the 4/4 was kiln dried
white oak is slow to dry in a kiln or you wreck it
so its common for 8/4 to be a little green from the mill
anyway between the extra wood and the green 8/4 I was way over

Boston
09-28-2009, 06:30 AM
thats spooky I was just out there not more than a few weeks ago
Ill be heading back in about a month ( I think ) for some slabs


I expect they wont weigh more than the load capacity on the truck so this next trip will be a cake walk

cheers
B

switters
09-28-2009, 01:09 PM
thats spooky I was just out there not more than a few weeks ago
Ill be heading back in about a month ( I think ) for some slabs


I expect they wont weigh more than the load capacity on the truck so this next trip will be a cake walk

cheers
B

you bringing any of that white oak close to Fort Collins?

kingplanker
09-28-2009, 01:37 PM
Where that photo of the Geo metro with the unit of plywood on it?

Thats what this thread needs :D
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_swpbD3eCMCU/SCSWVEn7kpI/AAAAAAAAAAo/gfEnAscOOxY/s400/heavy_load.jpg

kingplanker
09-28-2009, 01:41 PM
Overloaded trucks are found worldwide...

http://english.people.com.cn/200608/10/images/xin_2108031011436242750022.jpg
http://english.people.com.cn/200608/10/images/xin_210803101143749547523.jpg

Boston
09-28-2009, 02:00 PM
yup and yup

why you work there
I probably met you when I picked up lumber last

I am not far from FT Collins

B

Captain Blight
09-28-2009, 07:51 PM
Steering problems can occur
http://www.tigerspring.net/wp-content/blog-tour-overload.gif
Asymmetric-arm independent suspension

Boston
09-28-2009, 08:34 PM
I opened a new thread as suggested and posted some picts about woodworking in general
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2334715#post2334715
(http://www.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?t=103200&goto=newpost)

seafox
09-28-2009, 10:52 PM
worst overload with a 69 ford f-250 registered for 9000 pound was pulling a 5th wheel with concrete blocks, estimated weight at 27,000 total top speed was 20 but after first stop sign I backed it off to 15mph. also had 4 to 5 yards of dirt on a single axel trailor when it started down hill at 45 it fishtailed me like craxy so next load I took a flater route. mobil home axel wheels one came off and bent the axel. after shoveling dirt off went home at about 10 mph to keep trailor from totally comming apart. previous weight on that trailor was 3600 pounds of garbage at the land fill think will keep that trailor under a ton in the future because of wire feed welds

PeterSibley
09-29-2009, 01:13 AM
There's more than one potential involuntary suicide on this thread .Darwin Award potential .

Boston
09-29-2009, 01:23 AM
so hey MR L Boyle
you were lucky to live there
its a beautiful area and good people to
those folks really have done right by me
set me up
I think last time I ordered 1200 feet of there best
and they set me up with 2000
needless to say I went out there thinking 4200 lbs and found myself staring at
7,000lbs
I might have gotten away with 4200 in a 3/4 ton truck that wil actually hold 3,000+ lbs
but no way was I going ot haul 7,000
I rented a trailer on that run as well

these days Im looking for a old beat up horse trailer
goose neck
maybe 4 or 5 horse
to haul lumber in

if anyone has one for under say $2500
sing out

cheers
B

kingplanker
09-29-2009, 12:59 PM
The Darwin Trucking Company makes a delivery...

http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/may2009/0/4/image-4-for-overloaded-delivery-drivers-from-around-the-world-gallery-809687174.jpg

Three Cedars
09-29-2009, 04:11 PM
worst overload with a 69 ford f-250 registered for 9000 pound was pulling a 5th wheel with concrete blocks, estimated weight at 27,000 total top speed was 20 but after first stop sign I backed it off to 15mph. also had 4 to 5 yards of dirt on a single axel trailor when it started down hill at 45 it fishtailed me like craxy so next load I took a flater route. mobil home axel wheels one came off and bent the axel. after shoveling dirt off went home at about 10 mph to keep trailor from totally comming apart. previous weight on that trailor was 3600 pounds of garbage at the land fill think will keep that trailor under a ton in the future because of wire feed welds

Sir , I take my hat off to you .... and give you a wide berth

Three Cedars
09-30-2009, 10:27 PM
Well.. Three Cedars,
Did you try yer luck at Lottery ticket(s)? :D

The durn truck broke down on the way

Iceboy
10-01-2009, 02:16 PM
No ladder Larry. They just shinnied up that light pole!