capacity in my f150?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Tastroh, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Tastroh

    Tastroh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I have a '99 f-150, 2x4, 6 cyl. I am putting in a patio and was wondering how much paver (weight) can i haul at a time. does anyone know roughly?:confused:
     
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    you'd be better off using a trailer, you can probably tow 5,000 lbs, including the weight of the trailer. cause your payload in the bed is only 1,000 lbs.
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,260

    just show you know a pallet of belgard pavers weighs in at around 3200# so if you need a bunch get delivery
     
  4. Fatboy

    Fatboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Check the sticker on the drivers door frame for your truck's weight capacity. Also check the load ratings of the tires on the sidewall and don't exceed the total amount of all the tires.
    It may help to weigh the truck at a truckstop to give you an idea of the empty weight so you will know how much load can be hauled in the bed.
    Like said before a trailer is your best bet to be able to haul a useful load of materials.

    FatBoy
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    USe a trailer or get delivery!!!
     
  6. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    hey, get delivery. My local vendor charges $50 for what ever amount i get. But hey, if you are the guy my wife and I saw leaving home depot this weekend, then you can get an 3,400lb pallet of retaining wall units in the back of a dodge dakota pickup. needless to say his hitch was inches from the ground and his axle was minutes away from breaking.
     
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    To actually answer your question, you can probably haul around 2,000 lbs. without being insanely overloaded. Other guys have made good points, however, Lowes or Home Depot will deliver an entire semi truck load of pavers for around 50 bucks, and the driver will put the pallets wherever his forklift will fit.
     
  8. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Posts: 89

    I was taught that a 1/2 ton is rated for 1/2 ton/axle, so 2,000lbs. Do people think that a 1 ton truck will only carry 2,000lbs legal, it is more like 4,000lbs for a regular cab truck.
     

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