What size truck

4Dtvman Posted By 4Dtvman, Mar 6, 2012 at 10:41 PM

  1. Eatonpcat

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    Love the Dump-A-Roo...But I think I would peel that sticker off!!!
     
  2. smoke show

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    Pics will come on the next opportunity.

    No appreciation for the fragrance of nature, jay?

    Eaton, I've painted that thing and purposely not covered it. :lol:
     
  3. DneprDave

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    I have an old Ford F350 4x4, it has overload springs on it. I wouldn't worry about hauling two tons with it. I think that is all that would fit anyway. I regularly haul two yard loads of gravel with it.

    Dave
     
  4. h2ochild

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    Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Magnum. Can haul 1 ton ( I think payload is 1990 lbs) Have two teenage boys to help unload into the sheds, who try to outdo one another..You don't suppose Dad would encourage that do ya? :)
     

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  5. jtakeman

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    Heck no! I'd rather kiss a fish!!
     
  6. Eatonpcat

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    Been there and down that... Back in my single days of course!! :)
     
  7. cms0553

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    Thinking of hauling a ton at a time in a 1999 Dodge Dakota 4 x4. Anyone's thoughts.
     
  8. kykel

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    Has anyone heard the expression "Work smarter not harder" 5 ton off loaded from tractor trailer right into my garage with my skid steer.;) Of course I have to put the other 17 tons in all the neighbors garages:confused: And I bought a ton of stove chow from HD and picked it up with my 3/4 ton 93 chevy 4x4 with no problem
     
  9. Augmister

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    1/2 ton in my Ford Ranger. Yeah, it is a few extra trips but it keeps me out of trouble.... Almost 30 MPG so big deal.
     
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  10. DirtyDave

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    06 silverado with canapy so I have to hand stack a ton in it, since i am too lazy to take the canapy off. no problem for 1 ton
     
  11. The Ds

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    Chevy S-10.....1/2 ton at a time.....Somersets{the best in our area IMHO} at 30 miles each way,is the farthest we have gone so far for pellets... being newbies.....120 miles for a ton at 20 MPG....Other than my time,its about 24.00 in gas......And the drive from Pa. into Ohio heading over to Columbiana is a very nice drive !
     
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  12. rich2500

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    Haul a ton at a time in my 2001 f-250 V-10
     
  13. ericofmaine

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    I've done it in my 2001 (she squatted, but not as much as the Chevy 1500 parked next to me!), but admittedly, it was only 1.5 miles to the Aubuchon where I used to buy them. Since them I've borrowed a buddy's trailer, definitely the way to go.

    Eric
     
  14. kofkorn

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    One ton at a time with our Highlander and a 6.5x10 trailer. Fork truck puts them on and an old International with forks takes them right off. The first time I touch the bags is humping them up from the garage.
     
  15. notch

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    Don't tailgate :)
     
  16. Cowdogz

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    I believe the total payload on my '04 Silverado Z71 is 1900lb, but I'm good for a duece myself. Add another buck-and-a-half if I take my kid with me. I usually take the first 20 bags off the pallet, then go back and have them throw the rest of it on with the forklift. But, my dealer is only 20 min. away. I would maybe do 2 tons in 3 trips.
     
  17. Seasoned Oak

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    Be careful overloading a small truck,sure you can add an extra leaf to anything to prevent squatting but remember that F250 also has larger heavier brakes,tires,axles,and a floating rear axle whereas on a half ton all the weight in the truck is riding on the wheel bearing. Overloading can be dangerous.
     
  18. bill3rail

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    2002 Dodge B1500 van holds a ton, and before I built the shed, it was the storage shed for the pellets.
    I have a trailer, but no hitch on the van.
    Looking for a pickup truck with a hitch.

    Bill
     
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    I work for a car dealer so i drive all sorts of trucks and borrow them all the time for hauling things since i one a civic and my wife has a prius. Its a sweet perk working there. I can say that by far the best hauling truck is the newer tundras closly followed by the chevys with the hd package. I hauled a few trees once with a newer f150 and with only a few thousand pounds on the trailer i wasnt impressed by its power and it stopped like total crap. When i picked up my pellets this year i grabbed a sequoia and for an suv it was amazing. I had 1 ton in the cab and nearly 2 on the trailer and it wasnt breaking a sweat.
     
  20. Bxpellet

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    Nissan NV 2500 HD, put 1 1/2 tons no problem could have put the othe half ton in!
     

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  21. letsblaze

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    I can shove a 1/2 ton in my Subaru Impreza sedan.
     
  22. smoke show

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    I forgot I promised pics. Here ya go Mr. T
    IMAG0516-1.jpg 3 tons on a 10' trailer.

    IMAG0707.jpg my 10 year old filling it with turds for the garden.
     
  23. jdege

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    All 4 tons hauled one ton at a time in my Chevy Avalanch. IMAG0118.jpg
     
  24. Seasoned Oak

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    I could not haul 5 cement blocks on my 1999 toyota tacoma without the springs hitting the axle,probably the result of a previous owner overloading it or design flaws.
    I dont put more than a ton on my silverado 2500, thats about the limit for the tires.
     
  25. Seasoned Oak

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    Dump trailers are nice,my son has one that will handle 5 tons in one trip plus a ton in the truck bed. Just about any 3/4 ton truck can pull it.Too big for half ton trucks to pull a trailer that big, the brakes are too small among other things
     

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