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4 seasons lawn&land
09-04-2010, 09:59 PM
Just looking at the manufac specs and finding no tow ratings but a GC of 3000 lbs more than the GV which is tow rating. Anyone have the explaination to this?

4 seasons lawn&land
09-04-2010, 10:14 PM
Just looking at the manufac specs and finding no tow ratings but a GC of 3000 lbs more than the GV which is tow rating. Anyone have the explaination to this?

3000 lbs is not much for a 16k GVW truck

P.Services
09-04-2010, 10:17 PM
you seem to be doing a lot of beotching these days. Is it that time of the month or what?

dont you have some nice bluestone work you can show off?

4 seasons lawn&land
09-04-2010, 10:22 PM
haha. This wasnt meant to be a bich'n. Just asking. I am wondering if cab overs are not meant to tow or something. Now I was deffinately bich'n about my truck body in the other thread.

Gravel Rat
09-04-2010, 11:17 PM
The trucks are designed to carry not tow a cabover will carry a gross amount of weght. For a example a GMC/Isuzu 3500 cabover will carry more weight than a 3500 dually cab and chassis truck with a flatdeck on it.

I know guys with the GMC W5 cabover trucks carry 6 tons on them. The limiting towing ratings is from the small engines your only dealing with a 6 cylinder engine putting out 150-175hp.

lawn king
09-05-2010, 10:01 PM
I tow my 8000 lb. machine/trailer on a regular basis with my isuzu npr diesel. Its not the truck you want if you need to haul a machine daily. My cabover is my everything truck from hauling & dumping to snowplowing & fertilizing. I prefer to tow with my duramax, but the isuzu dumps and has a huge toolbox & a legal payload over 6000 lbs.

4 seasons lawn&land
09-06-2010, 03:27 PM
thats awesome! lets see a pic with the plow

lawn king
09-06-2010, 06:51 PM
Go to plowsite,& look at any lawn king post, you will see my npr with a 9' plow.

4 seasons lawn&land
09-06-2010, 07:25 PM
small pic but i like the set up. I would be interested in a 4x4 fuso for the next truck.

wellbuilt
09-06-2010, 09:30 PM
I have a Ford lCF 450 16,000gvw 26,000gvw the truck weights 10,000lbs and the truck tow hitch is good for 16,000 =26,000 .
I pull 11,000/ 12,000lb every week and have pulled up to my GCWR no problem .
my new X and trailer are 14200lbs .
The truck has 35000mils and seems to be holding up fine. John

lawn king
09-08-2010, 05:06 PM
small pic but i like the set up. I would be interested in a 4x4 fuso for the next truck.

I think you will change your mind real fast when you see how much payload you loose to the split (4+4) front axle!

Gravel Rat
09-08-2010, 06:17 PM
I know a guy with a 4x4 Mits cabover the truck is high off the ground with a dump deck the floor of the deck is chest height too d*mn high to lift anything on by hand. The truck is also rough riding you have a heavy front axle right under your azz.

If you want a cabover buy a 2wd your not going offroading with it you want the payload capacity and the turning radius.

lawn king
09-08-2010, 08:08 PM
I know a guy with a 4x4 Mits cabover the truck is high off the ground with a dump deck the floor of the deck is chest height too d*mn high to lift anything on by hand. The truck is also rough riding you have a heavy front axle right under your azz.

If you want a cabover buy a 2wd your not going offroading with it you want the payload capacity and the turning radius.

Agreed! Don't think that you cant pull anything with a cabover, as i already said, i pull my machine with my npr often and i know people that pull maintenance trailers with them every day. If i was hauling heavy equipment 5 & 6 days per week, a cabover would not be my first choice. For everything else, they are very versatile and reliable, good on fuel, easy to service,great visibility & turning radius etc. How often do you see them being towed?

mmacsek
09-08-2010, 08:39 PM
I went from an 89 Ford SD(14500GVW) to a 1999 Isuzu NQR (16500GVW) last Oct. and very happy. I tow an 18' enclosed and use the truck lane on long hills. I realize the grades are not as steep as some of your locations but it works fine for my application. The old Ford had more snot but drank the gas. I know the diesels in Detroit trucks have more power but there was nothing to be found that I could put my stakebody on and afford the price. Matt

BrandonV
09-08-2010, 09:03 PM
optimus prime might disagree.

ConstSvcs
09-09-2010, 10:32 PM
I know my 6 spd, 6 cylinder, turbocharged FRR would side with Optimus......:weightlifter: