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can an f350 dually haul a loaded 3 car trailer?

i am starting an auto transport business and want to use my 08 f350 6.4 dually to haul a 3 car trailer every day

can the 350 do this or am i goign to need a 450

i see ram 3500s doing alllll the time!
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i am starting an auto transport business and want to use my 08 f350 6.4 dually to haul a 3 car trailer every day

can the 350 do this or am i goign to need a 450

i see ram 3500s doing alllll the time!
You should be able to with no problem. Might want to put a set of helper air springs on the back and make sure your load doesn't put yu over legal weight limits.
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i was planning on getting the air bag suspension and a spartan tuner!
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You can do it but, you'll need all of your DOT requirements, plus, if your over 26,001 gross, you'll need IFTA also.


You will definitely need the airbags.

If I was you, I'd leave the 350 sit and go buy a used semi tractor for $15,000,trust me, you'll be money ahead.

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Cool

If your interested in a single axle semi tractor, let me know, I can get you hooked up with used ones that came off of a fleet lease. You can buy these for around $15,000 and you'll get close to the same milage as what you'll bet with the 6.4.

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It will do it no problems...but if your buying to hot shot with and use/abuse the truck like this everyday then I would also go with the single axle BIG truck and not a pickup....take my word for it...I did the hotshot thing myself a few years back.

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I'm starting to see alot more 3-4 car haulers with semi tractors pulling them, the market is flooded with trucks right now. The Pete I bought in my signature, I could buy 2 of them for what a new dually costs and it will last 5 times longer.

If you run steady at all, your pickup will be worn out in 2 years.

I hope you have a contract with someone as there aren't alot of cars moving right now and I know of several companies that have locked their doors because of low pay, no cars. I talked with a broker the other day that got stiffed by a client for over $40,000.

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