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If you had to tow 30,000 with a SRW F350....

It's crazy, I know, but what would you think the chances of survival would be? What would break first? I was thinking the rear end might go into meltdown on long steep hills crawling along at 25 mph. I've never done anything like this and I'm not sure I ever will, but I'm curious about what other people think.

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Re: If you had to tow 30,000 with a SRW F350....

I think id find someone with a 6.0 and watch real power at work lol

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Well in a SRW 350 you'd probably wreck before you could break anything. A DRW would be 1,000,000 times better. 100% more rubber on the back end. I'd say you could probably make it up the hill without seriously damaging anything but you'd be screwed on the downhill.

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Yeah I think your front end would break when you run into something as it pushes you along.



Seriously though I've read of people on a couple truck sites I visit pulling grain carts that weigh more than 30,000lbs though.

There was a video of the Toyota Tundra pulling the space shuttle. Your F350 is much more of a truck.
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I've rolled over the scales at 36k combined hauling some equipment with the 6.0 yes it sucked no I wouldn't do it again. Sometimes things gotta go where they gotta go!


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Yeah I think your front end would break when you run into something as it pushes you along.



Seriously though I've read of people on a couple truck sites I visit pulling grain carts that weigh more than 30,000lbs though.

There was a video of the Toyota Tundra pulling the space shuttle. Your F350 is much more of a truck.

The total rolling resistance of the shuttle was something along the lines of 13k lbs. The trolley's the shuttle sits on did 99.5% of the work all the tundra did was provide direction it seems outrageous that Toyota can make such insane claims to the public without getting called out on it.


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I thought they shut off all the wheel pushers?
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If you had to tow 30,000 with a SRW F350....

Toyota can claim what they want. I'll never buy one.


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The total rolling resistance of the shuttle was something along the lines of 13k lbs. The trolley's the shuttle sits on did 99.5% of the work all the tundra did was provide direction it seems outrageous that Toyota can make such insane claims to the public without getting called out on it.
I thought I read something about 8.36 gears...

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My buddy has a Tundra, he pulls a 3500lb cargo trailer everyday with it. Never had a problem in 160k miles. It's a TRD 5.7.

Too light duty for me though. And ugly duckling.
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