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Tjw1104
05-10-2009, 06:50 PM
got a big stone job comming up was wondering how many tons i can hauls in my 01 f350 grain body
thanks

LawnScapers of Dayton
05-10-2009, 07:11 PM
take the actual weight of the vehicle and subtract it from the Gross vehicle weight....that is your load.....

JB1
05-10-2009, 07:11 PM
try around 4 tons.

Tjw1104
05-10-2009, 07:21 PM
thanks guys looks like ill be upping the fuel charge taking 3 trips

PerfectEarth
05-10-2009, 08:46 PM
4 tons? Haha, sure.

F-350 dumps are not smart purchases- no offense... you can't put hardly anything in the back. Do you have access to a scale? Fill your truck with fuel, and the normal supplies- get weighed and subtract from your GVWR. You'll be suprised how little you can legally haul. Good luck!

gene gls
05-10-2009, 09:17 PM
got a big stone job comming up was wondering how many tons i can hauls in my 01 f350 grain body
thanks

A 350 size of any brand is a 1 ton truck. Thats around 2000 lb load.

MysticLandscape
05-10-2009, 09:21 PM
I tipped the scale at 16k before with mine. :weightlifter:

J&R Landscaping
05-10-2009, 09:38 PM
I tipped the scale at 16k before with mine. :weightlifter:

Perfectly balanced for an F450! A bit much for an f-350.

Duffster
05-10-2009, 09:54 PM
try around 4 tons.

A 350 size of any brand is a 1 ton truck. Thats around 2000 lb load.

Try somewhere in the middle of those 2 replies

nosparkplugs
05-10-2009, 10:17 PM
As BIG as your coco-nuts are:rolleyes: I have towed 13K of landscape rock, thats rock weight only with my 3/4 ton Dodge. That depends on your State. here in TN if you "look" legal (no sagging) the DOT will not mess with you.

Gravel Rat
05-10-2009, 10:21 PM
I would say 2 tons at the most there is no way you can put 4 ton in a 1 ton.

All it takes is to have a accident and your found to be overloaded and your insurance is null and void you ended up with a fatal accident because your brakes failed and you rammed into a car.

Don't run 1 ton trucks overloaded they have undersized brakes and tires that are maxed out.

GravelyNut
05-11-2009, 02:06 AM
A 350 size of any brand is a 1 ton truck. Thats around 2000 lb load.

2000 lbs only get mine down to touching the helpers. 2 ton on a
Chevy 3500 is closer. But it depends on your bed.

salopez
05-11-2009, 07:36 AM
might it be cheaper and faster to just have it hauled in on a tandem?

how long will it take you to make 3-5 trips? what is your cost for time, fuel, wear n tear?

then what is the cost to get it delievered? the stone will be the same...then you save half a day or so and have more time to grade it out....

hackalot
05-11-2009, 08:17 AM
might it be cheaper and faster to just have it hauled in on a tandem?

how long will it take you to make 3-5 trips? what is your cost for time, fuel, wear n tear?

then what is the cost to get it delievered? the stone will be the same...then you save half a day or so and have more time to grade it out....

Best advice!

TXNSLighting
05-11-2009, 11:36 AM
My thoughts exactly. Just get it delievered..

657
05-13-2009, 08:25 PM
we put 6 ton on are 97 F-super duty and it wieghts in at 20500# it is plated at 20000#

Duffster
05-14-2009, 06:28 PM
we put 6 ton on are 97 F-super duty and it wieghts in at 20500# it is plated at 20000#

Ya my biggest concern would be that it was 500# over license weight:dizzy:

Looking Good Lawn Service
05-14-2009, 07:05 PM
From my observation you can put 2 tons safely in a "1 ton", for example if your GMC 3500 weights 8000lbs empty and ur gvw is 12500, you are legally good for at least 2 tons, so 4k lbs plus u and fuel and some small hand tools. Your truck can take putting a 16K gvw once and a while like Mystic pointed out,( i have done it), but as Gravel rat pointed out, you need to be concerned with braking and your tires. If your truck is in tip top mechanical shape, you are most likely ok, but if it is if'y, I would refrain from overloading it, just charge the customer extra to get it delivered. Best of luck

CLARK LAWN
05-14-2009, 09:21 PM
legally about 2 ton but a few years back i scaled out at 23K. loaded with salt our F700 was broke down and i was headed out to a large warehouse that took every bit of 7 ton of salt and there was no time to make to trips. did it do it YES was it safe or legal NO.

SpruceLandscape
05-30-2009, 01:16 AM
Just had my "new to me" 07 Ram 3500 Hd landscape body wieghed before loading it with myself and a full tank it came in at 9600 lbs. (thats with a hemi not a diesel) GVWR is 12500. It took the third yard of topsoil in the bed before the helper springs were even engaged. That's about 5400 lbs. payload and the truck was riding and braking just fine. Also, for those of you with the chevys, be sure you know the difference between a 3500 series and a 3500HD. The GVWR is WAY different from one to the other. That's why I went with the Dodge.

Gravel Rat
05-30-2009, 06:14 PM
Just had my "new to me" 07 Ram 3500 Hd landscape body wieghed before loading it with myself and a full tank it came in at 9600 lbs. (thats with a hemi not a diesel) GVWR is 12500. It took the third yard of topsoil in the bed before the helper springs were even engaged. That's about 5400 lbs. payload and the truck was riding and braking just fine. Also, for those of you with the chevys, be sure you know the difference between a 3500 series and a 3500HD. The GVWR is WAY different from one to the other. That's why I went with the Dodge.

Holy crap why does your truck weigh so much ?

My 2003 F-450 2wd 6.0 PSD 6spd with a 12 foot steel dump bed I built its no cheap light gauge steel the truck weighs 9700lbs. The F-450 truck have a heavier frame and the rear axle dwarfs the Dana 80 in your 3500.

I would be putting your truck on a diet because you don't have any legal payload left which is ony 2900lbs or 1 yard of gravel. A third of a yard of topsoil doesn't weigh 5400lbs unless you meant 3 yards of tosoil then I can see it weighing 5400lbs if its wet soil.

Any 1 ton truck has a disadvantage is the brakes are still too small the tires are too light.

SpruceLandscape
05-30-2009, 11:43 PM
lol, not "a third of a yard"... It says that "the third yard" was the one that finally engaged the helper springs. the truck has a 12 foot ABC landscape body, barn doors in back, side door on passenger side, full cab shield, but with the poly composite floor and sides. You may be right about the rear axle in yours dwarfing the Dana 80, but I'm not sure if the Dana 80 is what comes in the 3500HD chassis cabs? It very well could be, but I can't verify it one way or the other.

Gravel Rat
05-31-2009, 12:30 AM
You will have to watch as to not add anymore weight to the truck like adding toolboxes etc.

Definatly a heavy beast for being a 1 ton :dizzy:

luis@NJ
05-31-2009, 12:42 AM
When my dad did demo and clean outs i remember this one time at the dump we were at 19,000 lbs with a Chevy 3500 dump:dizzy: That truck was so bad the tranny would overheat and it was so new

And this other time he rented the largest U-Haul and we had like 5 or 6 tons of sheetrock and plaster and we had to unload by hand :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

ProTouch Groundscapes
05-31-2009, 12:00 PM
3 yards of topsoil, 6 yards of mulch (volume limit, not weight limit), or 3 tons of aggregate are the max i ever ask for in our chevy 1 ton dump, it weighs about 8700lbs. with me, and tools in the L pack. good tires and air bags really help to make it "look" legal as the helper springs have just been engaged and the tires have no mushrooming.

LawnGuy73
06-10-2009, 07:46 PM
I have a Silverado 3500 with a Truckcraft insert and I can do 2 tons (4000lbs.) without sagging much.