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Old 04-22-2009, 01:39 PM
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I was talking with someone that said he had pulled 40klbs with a f350 with a 6.0. Is this possible. To me it doesnt seam possible with a 550 the motor and tranny is the same.
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I was talking with someone that said he had pulled 40klbs with a f350 with a 6.0. Is this possible. To me it doesnt seam possible with a 550 the motor and tranny is the same.
I dont see anyway possible! 40,000 lbs on a 40ft flat bed, with a freightliner hooked to it maybe! in 4x4 i bet a 6.0 could make a trailer move that weighed that much but there is no way it would just haul it around!!!!!
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was it a dually and had really low gears?
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Not sure about the gear but lets say it had the lowest would that help much
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He could move it but I dont know about actually towing it
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He said he hauled a dozer and some other piece of equipment at the same time on a fourty foot gooseneck trailer
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He said he hauled a dozer and some other piece of equipment at the same time on a fourty foot gooseneck trailer
what size of dozer? lets say the trailer weighed 7,500? thats 32,500 worth of equipment! with a gooseneck a lot of the weight will be on the truck so i think he would mess things up in a hurry with that kind of weight for sure! but power wise i think he could make it move, just not tow it
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i wanna see a picture of his loaded rig
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that would be good
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I don't know about a 6.0, but my neighbor routinely tows 25,000-30,000 on a gooseneck with a single cab 7.3L F-450 for his business. I know he has grossed around 40,000 at the scales before. I know 10k is a lot of weight, but I don't see why you couldn't tow 10k more if you weren't in a hurry and took it easy. If I were to bet on it, I would guess he has grossed over 35k at one time or another.

Regardless, it isn't something I would recommend very often or for very long/fast. I have no doubt it could be done if loaded just right.

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