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Old 02-16-2010, 09:05 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.
do you have a mason or stakebody? also how many yards of mulch can you carry?
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:18 PM
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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.
Our F350 with a dump bed weighs in the neighbor of 7000 lbs, maybe the newer F350's are heavier.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:09 PM
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You don't want to fool around with a 1 ton they don't have the payload, the brakes are too small and the tires are usually not heavy enough.

I don't know what year range your looking at or a brandnew truck.

Myself I gave up on 1 ton trucks 10 or more years ago started with a 88 F-Superduty which is a F-450 in that year.

The 99-02 F-450s are not as heavy as the 03-09 F-450s. The F-550s from 99-04 have the Dana 135 the 05-09 F-550s are very similar to the F-450.

The 99-02 F-450 has a modified Dana 80 its not as strong as the Dana S110.

The 99-04 F-550 with the Dana 135 is a heavy axle it can take some weight it is a little heavier than the current S110 that is used in the F-550.

A 99-02 F-450 uses the same brakes as a 99-04 F-550 and 03-04 F-450.

Anyhow if your looking for a truck with a 7.3 then look at a F-550 if your not scared of the 6.0 a 05-07 F-450 F-550 is good.

Like I said there isn't much difference between a F-450-550 in the 05-09 year range. The rear suspension is slightly heavier in the F-550 unless you go with a 19,000lb gvw.

Most F-550 trucks have the 17,500 gvw.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:06 AM
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I've got a f350 mason dump...for mowing/landscaping, where all your really hauling is clippings, debris & mulch for the most part, its definately a solid truck, but we do a lot of hardscaping, its too small for that, but all I could afford at the time. If you're into hardscaping, or do a lot of work with stone etc, I would go with at least a F450, maybe even a 550
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:13 AM
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i would definitly go with the F450 or 550.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:41 PM
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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.
The truck by itself weighs 5897lbs. The dump body weighs 1600lbs so that leaves about 2.5 tons for carrying. So yes I am slightly over but I rarely carry that kinda of weight.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:44 PM
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do you have a mason or stakebody? also how many yards of mulch can you carry?
I have a mason. The most mulch I have carried so far has been about 6 yards.
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