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OrangeToys
06-19-2009, 01:56 AM
So Im going to be carrying A LOT of wieght in my truck bed on Monday morning and I was curious if anyone could tell me what they think the max is that I can put in the bed of my truck.

2004 Silverado 2500HD 6.0:cool2:L

MnGreen
06-19-2009, 09:19 AM
Don't take it for golden word, but I'm guessing around 3,500 lbs.

PROCUT1
06-19-2009, 11:42 AM
Take the GVWR of the truck, minus the empty weight and the difference is what you can carry.

Duffster
06-19-2009, 11:43 AM
So Im going to be carrying A LOT of wieght in my truck bed on Monday morning and I was curious if anyone could tell me what they think the max is that I can put in the bed of my truck.

2004 Silverado 2500HD 6.0:cool2:L

Legally???

seabee1
06-19-2009, 02:02 PM
2500,my guess legally is 3/4 ton ! 1500 lbs

MnGreen
06-19-2009, 03:30 PM
Payloads for Silverado 2500HD models range from 3,076 to 4,047 pounds.

doug1980
06-19-2009, 03:52 PM
My 07 GMC 2500HD can haul 3,500 legally. Should be close to that.

Gravel Rat
06-19-2009, 08:54 PM
If its a L.C.G. load you will be fine if its a H.C.G. then you will feel it. I would say 4000lbs is your max payload make sure the tires are pumped up.

gene gls
06-19-2009, 10:27 PM
The DOT will have a field day with some of you guys if they should stop you. Hope you don't have an accident first.

Duffster
06-19-2009, 10:56 PM
The DOT will have a field day with some of you guys if they should stop you. Hope you don't have an accident first.

Like who?

There hasn't been an unreasonable answer yet

GravelyNut
06-20-2009, 09:33 PM
Like who?

There hasn't been an unreasonable answer yetI think his point is, you look on the door for the GVWR and subtract your trucks weight from it. That equals total load including the weight of the driver. No guesswork, just plain math.

Gravel Rat
06-20-2009, 11:39 PM
When your putting a load in your truck go with your gut feeling if it looks like its bad don't do it. Go for a short drive if it feels unsafe take some load out.

The newer trucks have one advantage and that is better braking power. The older 3/4 tons they had troubles stopping especially if the rear brakes are out of adjustment.

Years ago when I worked at a building supply the guy wanted me to put a full skid of portland cement into his 3/4 ton Ford. That is 3200lbs of weight so I put it in his truck went down quite far truck was old. He left with the front wheels barely touching the ground.

A 3500lb camper is different than a 3500lb load of sand or gravel. The camper is top heavy its unsafe in a 3/4 ton. A load of sand is low it just pushes the truck down.

All common sense if it doesn't feel safe don't do it simple as that.

CarolinaClipper
06-21-2009, 01:58 AM
I have a 2003 2500HD and the GWVC is 9,200. Well, after going to a weigh station with the bed empty, and gas tank about half full I was at 5,675. All depends on the addons to the truck. However, I know I have loaded the truck with over 5000 pds of sand. Not legal, not safe, but done!!!!

hosejockey2002
06-22-2009, 02:22 AM
My 2500HD weighs 6400 lbs. with my dump insert installed. I have had over 4000 lbs. in the bed of my insert. With that much weight in gravel it doesn't handle too bad- power and braking is more than adequate. I once had 1 1/2 pallets of wet sod on board. I don't know how much it weighed but it was too much. The truck handles 3000 lbs. in the bed very easily. The only thing I really worry about are the tires.