f350 towing questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 04-12-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Powerhead357mag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 127
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
f350 towing questions

Ive got a 03 f230 with the 6.0 now but i need another truck to pull my fruit loaders from grove to grove. Im looking at an 03 f350 6.0 single cab dually automatic with a flat bed its got 43k and fleet maintenance. the guy wants $5500 for it so im taking it to the dealer tomorrow to have it checked out. my question is the loaders weigh in at 23k plus a goose neck. Would this truck be capable of pulling these or do i need a 450? i planned on adding a 4in exhaust and gauges but that's it. and no long distance maybe 50 miles at a time.

Tim
Powerhead357mag is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mustangman02232's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ludlow MA
Posts: 932
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to mustangman02232 Send a message via Yahoo to mustangman02232
it will pull it, not sure about stop it though.

what else do you need the truck for? with that weight PLUS a trailer you are on a tipping point of buying a dually to overwork or a T300 KW, or 330 pete that can be set up to do anything you need


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2009 F350 CCSB Lariat 5.4
fisher MM2, 20% tint, leveled

2003 mustang cobra vert
SLP LM1, CAI, diablow tuner

2004 F350 reg cab 4x4 6.0 (SOLD)
exhaust/tune/deleted, dieselsite coolant filter, CAT ELC, blue spring, fisher MM2,
13.9 @95 mph

2002 Mustang 3.8 auto vert boltons (SOLD)
90 F350 RCLB IDI (SOLD)
mustangman02232 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-12-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Powerhead357mag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 127
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
the trailer has air over hydro brakes so i think stopping should be ok and i wouldnt used it that often maybe once or twice a month
Powerhead357mag is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mazsecond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
You'll be fine but with that kind of weight you might want to look into a custom towing tune with exhaust brake. You can contact one of the many custom tuners on here and they will hook you up.

Vivian@Quicktricks
Matt@Gearhead
Eric@Innovative

Its amazing the power these trucks can put out with just a tune, for $5500 I say go for it as long as it checks out good at the dealer.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mike
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mazsecond is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome