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  1. malibuman00

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    2200 pallet 2006 f150, no issues
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  2. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Id check the load rating on the tires of any 1/2 ton truck before i would overload it. Even if you dint blow a tire you might be doing damage that will show up later. weakening the springs,tearing belts in tires,premature bearing failure ect
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    I think this is incorrect (If you mean legally)!
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    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    My truck has a 12000 Lb tow rating some 3/4 tons have up to 160000. Not sure if you can load the bed too but i dont see why not.
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Don't want to argue, but 5 ton of pellets plus a trailer that can hold 10,000 of payload will most likely put you over 12,000#.
    Need to look a your GCVW I think) to see how much you can tow combined. I only said my comment because you said just about any 3/4 ton could tow the load. The curb weight of any trailer that can tow that much should be at least 3,000#.
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    yeah sure... [​IMG]
  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    My son 3/4 tows 16000,iv never had an occasion to tow that much , the trailer is 4000 so i could only legally tow with 4 tons on it 8k+ 4K
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  9. DemonGT

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    exactly what i was thinking, i know i could haul a ton in my F150 but i do not have the plates for it. I have a
    co worker who has a 2500 Ram and had the wrong plates on it and ended up with a pretty heavy fine.
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    You're starting to sound like my wife!;)
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    Every time this topic comes up I sit back and read all the macho man posts about how 'my 1/2 ton pickup hardly squats at all when I put that 2200 pounds back there'. :) The biggest worry besides the fines and truck confiscation in some states is the heat build up in the tires IMHO. Once when I was young and stupid, I hauled green firewood in my old F100 to where it was down on the rubber stops. I even had 3500 of coal on it one time. It sure felt like it had power steering during the 1 1/2 hour ride down from the coal regions! THEN I FELT THE BACK TIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were hot as hell. Never did it again. Now I have an enclosed trailer rated for 3500 pounds. It weighs 1200 pounds.
    Having a big stack of pellets up there in the air for every cop to see is just asking for problems, especially when every state, county, township and city is looking for revenue. At least break the stack down. Out of sight is out of mind.
    But, hey, what do I know? I just enjoy all the pictures and comments. :) Didn't notice anyone talking about trailer brakes..................... Maybe I missed it.
  12. nate379

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    Overloading something can get expensive in a hurry.

    This summer I hauled some topsoil to my place. I was using my bosses truck, a 2000 something GMC 2500 gas job.

    Got the trailer loaded down with about 9 yards. Wasn't quite full, but the girl working the counter said it was about 1200lbs a yard so I was sitting at about max weight for my trailer (12k)

    I ended up blowing a tire, bending that trailer axle and breaking the hitch on the truck. (wasn't cheap to fix all that!)

    Come to find out it was more around 2000lbs a yard so I had about 18,000lbs on my trailer. Counting trailer I was pulling about 21,000lbs.

    Actually pulled it very well all things considered!
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    That's funny!
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    Sure your truck can PULL it ,but can you STOP it. What happens when someone pulls out in front of you and you got 1+ tons in the back of your 1/2 ton truck with the 1/2 ton tires and the 1/2 ton brakes and the 1/2 ton axle. What happens is that unlucky person(and you) gets t-boned. ANd you get fined (If your still alive)
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    AMEN!!!
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    Hello , home depot / lowes could you deliver 6 tons of pellets $55-79 delivery charge plus min 6 months to pay for it with special financing (everyday deal ) ummm ok no wear & tear on my truck ,no lawsuits , less of a broken back plus i save on my fuel costs ummm :cool: I `ll take option 2.:ZZZ
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    That's the easy way...Don't make me take away your man card!:cool:
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    Safety? We Don't Need No Stinking Safety!
    Where did all of the mother figures come from? I was enjoying all the reading about DMV and DOT violations.
    Like I said earlier, my Dodge B1500 Van hauled a ton. I was smart enough to drive slowly and avoid possible fines and wrecks.
    I am sure that most here will not travel at 95mph while loaded to the gills!

    Bill
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  20. nate379

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    I could also get ran over by a busload of nuns while crossing the road tomorrow. Many "1/2 ton" trucks can haul 2000lbs without much trouble. Better yet get a trailer that can hold 5-6 tons and use that instead.

    Coming home last night met up with an F350 putting a "dumper-roo" trailer. The bottom of the ball mount was maybe 2" from rubbing the ground, front tires of the truck barely touching the ground. The trailers tires were set at about 20* from being straight, the axles were bent that badly. Tires were squashed down so hard that the wheels were hitting the pavement on bumps. It was rolling out smoke from something on the trailer... wheel bearing locking up maybe.

    Not sure what he was loaded with, but I do know he passed me doing 80+mph. :eek:

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    Back when I could only get Okies in the 1.3 ton pallets, I'd pick those up in my Ram 1500 4X4. No issues. I don't even notice it when I have a ton back there. My old Dodge, however, got pretty 'swimmy' with a ton in it.
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    Probably Smoke Show with his F350 Camo on the Old Burb!;)
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    I agree, my local co op only charges $25 for local delivery. Pay a extra $25 or put wear on my truck and a possible fine?

    when i bought my Ton of pelelts from the co op i hauled them myself but only half at a time. when i told the guy working i could only take half he look pretty confused. When i explained that i dont have the plates for it he stood there looking confused still so my guess is alot of people haul a full ton with out proper plates and dont think twice about it. The kicker is the police station is right next to the co op. :eek:
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    04 GMC Sierra pulling 1 ton of pellets on a trailer.

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