How many of you move a ton a pellets on your truck? Do you have a full ton truck?

doublewide Posted By doublewide, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:13 PM

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  1. doublewide

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    I picked up a ton on my truck from Home Depot. It is a short drive, but still a lot of weight. So how many others move a ton with a half ton truck? I got Stow Chow. I liked how it burned last year. It was $197 and I got 10% off so it came out to $177. They also had Presto Logs, but I was really satisfied with the Chow last year. Here is what my truck looked like with a ton on board.
     

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  2. jtakeman

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    I do!
     

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  3. burrman

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    i do also..and of course i drive a ford...built ford tough..heheh
     
  4. imacman

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    Uh Oh...the battle of the trucks....Part III
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  5. maple1

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    The terms '1/2 ton' and '1 ton' trucks are pretty misleading - a '1/2 ton' can carry a lot more than 1000 lbs, likewise with the 1 ton. We've got one of each, they've hauled more than twice the '1/2 ton' and '1 ton' quite routinely.
     
  6. doublewide

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    So, how much weight can a half-ton carry legally? I was also wondering how much a ticket would be? Anyone ever get a ticket for being overloaded? I'm sure some pellet pigs have!!
     
  7. nate379

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    Don't burn pellets, but have hauled 3.5 tons of gravel in a 1 ton pickup before.

    I have no use for a 1/2 ton truck, I'd probably break the frame in short order.
     
  8. PJPellet

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    Hey I don't have pictures but I hauled a half ton in my little Jeep twice. That makes a ton. :)
     
  9. imacman

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    Yep, I was right....here we go again..... :roll:
     
  10. IHATEPROPANE

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    Nice! My grand Cherokee hauled 25 bags at a time all last winter.
     
  11. RidgeRunner56

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    Did it last week. Truck has 240,000 miles. Not sure how many more hauling trips it has in it.
     
  12. smilejamaica

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    my buddy use to put 25 bags in his Mercury Grand Marquis untill home depot started letting him using the home depot truck for free
     
  13. 711mhw

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    It's usually your weight on your registration (that you legally are allowed) and that is for the truck and it's load. I think that most half ton's are registered in the 6000lb range. Your truck looks like it's very comfortable with that load and I doubt that it would make any LEO interested in anything more than a passing glance. It seems that they (Johnny law) are more interested in the big $$ fines that they can rake in from heavier commercial rigs, but they also seem to be cracking down on the heavier PU's especially ones with a trailer.
     
  14. nate379

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    Reminds me of when I went shopping with my little 2005 Jetta. Walked out of the store with 500lbs of waster softener salt, 2 bags of dog food, plus all the normal groceries. I thought the exhaust was going to rub through by the time I got home.
     
  15. fidiro

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    My truck can't handle 1 ton so I tag a 6 or 8 ton trailer, whichever is available.

    But I once had a rusty old 4cyl 5speed ranger with 6ft bed that handled almost a ton of mason sand for about a 2 mile trip, suspension didn't even budge.

    Oh, by the way, the reason is the bedrug carpet that is in the bed that can't handle the wood pallet and I don't want a forklift within 10 feet of truck. :) but I've had 50 loose bags back there.
     

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  16. DexterDay

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    I use a half ton also. If its only a ton. If more I will load one on the truck and one or two on the trailer.. Depends on how far away I have to go..
     

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  17. schoondog

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    yea I hauled ton of somersets the other night with my 1/2 ton chevy with 245,000 miles on her with a flat tire and still stopped to pull a ford out of a mudpuddlle.... :roll: (hows that imacman!!) :lol:

    Schoondog
     
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    sounds like a good excuse to buy a new dodge cummins 3500 4x4.
     
  19. imacman

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    You da man, Schoon! (Found On Road Dead) :coolgrin:
     
  20. BrotherBart

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    Does one ton of Stove Chow inside the Suburban and two tons on the trailer behind it count? Smoothest ride I have had in that Sub since I had a ton of bagged concrete in the back one time. When I got to that hill I call a 900 foot driveway the 454 just said "Let's go home.".
     
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    F'n Old Rebuilt Dodge.
     
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    I was always fond of GMC. Gotta Mechanic Coming.
     
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    In the trucking business some of our guys said GMC meant Great Mountain Climber.
     
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