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Old 11-28-2009, 10:31 AM
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Exclamation Payload capacity of my truck

I was at a scale weighing the truck and was surprised to see the weight at 7900# (just over a half tank of fuel, with 3 passengers around 160# each). The GVWR specified on my truck is 8800#.

With a full tank of fuel and 2 passengers (about 160# each), it looks like a 1 ton load in the bed will exceed GVWR limit of 8800#. I was hoping I could put a pallet full of pellets in the bed.

This is assuming the scale was properly calibrated. Do you guys typically carry a 1 ton load in the bed of a CC/LB?

--Ry
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:25 AM
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I've been carrying 1 1/2 tons of gravel for my driveway. It's down on the overload springs and takes a little longer to come to a stop, as would be expected by adding another 3000 pounds, but it handles it just fine.
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yeah don worry youll be good, thats actually pretty light my standard cab weighs 6,900 with two people
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:15 PM
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got to agree with RJM06590 my reg cab obs comes in at 7100lbs
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:23 PM
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The 8800 lb rating is what the guy writing tickets would go by if they got you on scales. Doubt you'd ever have a problem. The door sticker on my truck is 12K, when I titled it, I bought 15K tags. The 12K is manufactur recomeneded rating. The 15K is what I'm alowed to weigh if they scale me. My truck is about 9400 normally, so a good 3 ton load of gravel and I've often been over that 15K title limit.
I would think you'd be safe with a ton easily.
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Thanks for the replies! Sounds like a 1 to 1.5 ton load isn't an issue for the truck. I'll keep an eye out on the helper spring when loaded.

--ry
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:40 AM
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Now you know why they make F350 SRW trucks. My F350 truck is a CC/SB and weighs 7500#s empty with a 9900# GVWR so I can haul the 2400# load legally. You can't haul it legally. Sure you can haul it safely and many do but you aren't legal and keep that in mind if you plan to get in a wreck, you will be the "overloaded" truck.

Other than GVWR you also need to consider axle weight ratings and tire ratings.

My last truck was a 1500 chevy and weighed 5800# empty. The GVWR was 6200#!!!!! That's right, 400 lbs of legal cargo. Two fat chicks.

You can always get a trailer and load several pallets of pellets on it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:14 PM
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Loaded up a 1 ton pallet of pellets, a roll of fencing, and a couple bags of grain. It just touched the helper springs.

Truck did fine like you all said she would!
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