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bobcatboy
02-19-2005, 10:36 PM
hey guys what do you think the payload would be for a f-550 with a dump body on it. any input would be good

Eclipse
02-20-2005, 02:29 AM
GVW for the truck is 17.5k Depending on the size/style of the dump and if it is 4x4 or 2wd I would estimate the truck to be somewhere are 10k.

TerraVenture
02-20-2005, 02:37 AM
I have a 2004 f550 4x4 diesel with a galion drop side mason dump. It's empty weight is 10000 and it's registered gvw is 17500. It will take 4 yards of gravel but is overweight at that point.

D Felix
02-20-2005, 09:38 AM
There are some 550's that have a GWVR of 19k, but they are only available on 165 and 201" wheelbases.

The truck probably has a payload around 8 tons, give or take a little, depending on whether it has a gas or diesel. Diesel decreases the payload allowance slightly.

Take your empty truck to a set of scales and get it wieghed, then cubtract that number from the GWVR that can be found on the sticker on the "B" pillar on the driver's side where the door latches.



Dan

Eclipse
02-20-2005, 11:40 AM
There are some 550's that have a GWVR of 19k, but they are only available on 165 and 201" wheelbases.

The truck probably has a payload around 8 tons,

Did you mean 8 tons or 8,000 lbs?

I just looked at a 99, F550, 4x4, with a 165" wheelbase and GVWR was 17,500. Maybe there is a slight difference between years?

bobcatboy
02-20-2005, 12:18 PM
I was reading that also, you can get them in 19k packages

TerraVenture
02-20-2005, 08:01 PM
The 19k gvw is only available in 2wd.

yardscaper
02-20-2005, 08:27 PM
I have a 2004 F550 Dump that has the 19K gvwr. I regularly haul gravel from the quarry to our retaining wall jobs. I have a tare of 9,800lbs and I regularly weigh out at 21,000lbs. This comes out to be right around 5.5 tons and fills my bed almost to the top. I have a Henderson bed with fold down sides that is 12 foot in length. This is about all you can ask of a truck in this size, so we will be looking at the 650/750 on our next purchase. We just keep on getting into bigger and bigger projects! payup :D

Gilla Gorilla
02-20-2005, 08:53 PM
I know this is kind of off the subject but I had to ask to get some of your opinions.
My 2002 F350 Dually PSD has a GVWR of 12,500 on the door sticker but when the dealership registered it they did it at 14,000 on the registration. Do you think that it would fly with a road side inspection by the local PD with what the registration says it is rated for or just stick with the 12,500 rating?

Thanks for the input.

D Felix
02-26-2005, 08:54 AM
Yes, I meant 8k pounds, not 8 tons. Sorry.:)

TerraVenture- no, the 19k versions are available in 4x4 as well. We've been given a quote on one, and I've got a .pdf file on the Fords that tells the payload and GVWR of all the available WB lengths on all of the trucks from the F350 up to the F650. I can post it if you want..... I downloaded it from somewhere on the Ford website.

Yardscaper- how/where did you find a 12' Henderson bed? Our local upfitter carries both Henderson and Omaha Standard, but the Henderson's are only available up to an 11' bed, while the OS are available in longer lengths. BUT, the OS beds cost ~$2k more for that extra foot!

Justin- you'd probably be better off calling your state DOT and finding out what they do in that situation. My guess is that if you have heavier plates than what the truck is rated for, they probably won't care, just so long as you aren't heavier than the plates.


Dan

Gilla Gorilla
02-26-2005, 04:25 PM
Dan the plates are just regular plates that you can get on a car or light duty truck. When it was registered to the previous owner he did have truck tags on it though.

D Felix
02-27-2005, 08:59 AM
I'd probably try to get in touch with someone at your state DOT to find out.

Shadetree Ltd
02-27-2005, 01:35 PM
Right from the pages of the dealer order guide for 2005,
"Payload Upgrade Package (Regular Cab only 165" and 201" WB only) increases GVWR from 17,999 to 19,000 lbs. and is now available on 4X4 as well as 4X2"

Scott

TerraVenture
02-27-2005, 05:40 PM
The 19000 option is new for 2005. I have a 2004 and it was not available at that point. I would definately get the addditional gvw especially if you are getting a long chassis. You never have too much gvw. My next truck, hopefully this year will be a 33k gvw. Hopefully a breand new Mack granite.

yardscaper
02-28-2005, 05:04 PM
Yardscaper- how/where did you find a 12' Henderson bed? Our local upfitter carries both Henderson and Omaha Standard, but the Henderson's are only available up to an 11' bed, while the OS are available in longer lengths. BUT, the OS beds cost ~$2k more for that extra foot!


Dan

Yes, D Felix, you are right. My Henderson bed is an 11 foot bed. I mixed that up with my Isuzu Stake Dump which has a 12 foot Mchenry Stake Dump. :p

D Felix
02-28-2005, 06:57 PM
Do you have an electric/hydraulic pump with the Henderson, or is it a PTO? If it's an e/h, is it really 1/2 as fast as a normal e/h bed? If it's a PTO, is the extra money (~$1500-1800 here) worth it? Also, if PTO, is it an auto or manual tranny? Any problems with it not kicking in fast enough (1200 rpm on the TC lockup) if its an auto?

Several questions, I know, but we're trying to figure out what we're gonna do. How do you like the Henderson? Is it a drop side, and if so, any problems keeping the sides latching?


Dan