f-550 dump truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobcatboy, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  3. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     
  5. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  6. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    I was reading that also, you can get them in 19k packages
     
  7. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
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    The 19k gvw is only available in 2wd.
     
  8. yardscaper

    yardscaper LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  9. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  10. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     

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