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Old 04-15-2013, 05:39 AM
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1997 f250 hd 4x4 ext. cab long bed payload

Hey guys, I am needing to payload around 56 bags of quikrete. The load will be right around 3400 pounds. My
truck empty weighed 6700 on omnisource scales. GVWR is 8800 whick leaves me 2100. Not sure about hauling the whole load. I know ford underrates the truck for safety reasons, very understandable. If anyone has experience in this situation im all ears. Also anyones .02 is welcome.

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John
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:21 AM
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I have the exact same truck. I think the truck will handle the load just fine, you would just have to be mindful of the extra weight for stopping purposes and handling changes etc. However, that would exceed your gvwr and rear axle rating leaving you at fault IF something were to happen, or the mto etc were to pull you over. I put 2 yards of limestone sittings in the back k of ky truck, im willing to bet I was over payload too, truck drove just fine, the suspension even handled it very well with minimal sag.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:30 AM
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the truck can do it, but it is far from recommended, know anyone with a small landscape trailer? just spread the load between the truck and trailer, you don't have to put it all on the trailer, but it would make it not sag near as much and be safer in the end
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