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I LOVE my 7.3 even more!

I hauled a load of bricks in the bed of my truck the other day (~500 bricks), and I was impressed. Now this is my first 3/4 ton truck and my first diesel, I'm sure this load is small potatoes for most of yall, but its the first haul I've made w/ this truck that any weight to it. I can't imagine making this haul as easily in any of my previous 1/2 tons. I could barely notice the weight in the curves, but I was most impressed w/ the motor. Other than looking in the rearview and seeing the load, there was absolutely no sign in the motor or throttle response. Like I said, this is probably nothing for a lot of yall, but I was impressed. I love my truck!

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When you have 16K worth of cars on a trailer going thru New Mexico you can tell something is there, but it still powers thru fine.

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I carried a few memorable extreme loads in the bed, one was a forklift and some scrap metal we had to clean up at the shop we had, another was a Detroit series 60engine. I think the motor was 3500lbs and the forklifts counter weight alone was 4100lbs. These trucks can do it with very little issues. I wonder how much weight the load of bricks was, regardless I know these trucks make easy work of it.

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I just got back from Towing my 10K TT for the first time this year. Funny you forget over the winter how much fun it is to tow with a 7.3!!!

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thats why i love my 7.3.... it does know when you have 30K behind it but it does just fine
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Had 1200lbs of scrap metal in mine last week. Made the rear end feel more like a Cadilac!


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I was curious, so I weighed one of the bricks (4.8 lbs). So if I did the math correctly, it was ~ 2400 lbs. Not much compared to most of yall but I'm still impressed with the truck.

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I love my 7.3. I towed 17K lbs. with it and pulled fine.
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Hauled a pallet & 1/2 of tile last week, a little over 2800#......piece of cake.




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