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Old 02-16-2010, 04:12 PM
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dump truck question

i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:10 PM
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i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?
A freind of mine got a 07 3500 gmc gasser. He was put rearwheel bearings, trans etc. I always say if you get the best to start with it will last longer.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:48 PM
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I think a F350 would be fine
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:57 PM
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The one ton dump is the most commonly used dump truck in the industry. I would say it is fine, but to make sure you don't wear it out prematurely I would stay within the payload.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:12 PM
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i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?
How soon are you looking to buying the f350? If you give me another week I will be able to tell you how it pulls an 18' trailer with equipment in it. I just have to finish painting the inside of my trailer. As far as grass, mulch and leaves go I have no problems carrying that. However the most topsoil or stone I will carry is 3 yards.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:42 PM
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How soon are you looking to buying the f350? If you give me another week I will be able to tell you how it pulls an 18' trailer with equipment in it. I just have to finish painting the inside of my trailer. As far as grass, mulch and leaves go I have no problems carrying that. However the most topsoil or stone I will carry is 3 yards.
3 Yards of stone or dirt is in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs, way over a 1ton truck rateing.
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I'd say no. We had a f350 once and by the time you figure the bed's weight you have little left for material. i all you're doing is grass it'll be fine but whynot spend the little extra it takes for a real work truck... it'll pay off in the long run.
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3 Yards of stone or dirt is in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs, way over a 1ton truck rateing.
It carries it no problem. The total rating for my f350 dump is 13,000 gvwr
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:28 PM
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Do not buy a 350 or 3500 dump. Go with a 550. Like folks have said, you will quickly reach your payload with the 350.

If you're hauling 6000 lbs. of soil in a 350, I pity your brakes and those on the road around you. My dump weighs 10,300 empty!!
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It carries it no problem. The total rating for my f350 dump is 13,000 gvwr
So for you to be legal hauling 6,000 lbs your truck could only weigh 7,000 lbs. I don't think any f-350 dump body weighs 7,000 lbs.
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