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F150 Hauling

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by American_Lawn, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Yesterday I hauled a full pallet of the wider fence panels. I think it was about 280 of them. I also had 33 2x4 under the pallet also. Anyways, when everything was loaded, I thought my truck was going to do a weelie. Is there, and about how much is it beef up my rear-end (suspension) and what are the pros and cons of doing so?
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    There are air shocks, timberns, and others.
    The major problem when hauling the weight you were is stopping. If you get it going the brakes will not be able to stop you in a situation, and the compromise in handling.
  3. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 729

    Start taking 2 trips to pick stuff up or get a trailer, timbrens or air shocks will help but if you overload it that much all the time your going to break something it's just a matter of time.
  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

  5. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I did not plan on hauling that much, I was just told a few things, but I guess maybe they ment 2 items, just alot of them. I never haul things that heavy, I was just wondering what were somethings I could do to beef up the suspension. thanks for the replys. I would have done it in two trips if I know that was what I was hauling.
  6. AtoZ

    AtoZ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    A set of Timbrens will cost you around $180... They work great for what their intended for... I have them on two of my pickups...
  7. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Super springs are only activated when a heavy load is present. I had them on my 1500 with a flatbed before I opted to add some leaf springs. I think I may have overloaded the ss a little bit... But that truck was hauling a 1200 pound ztr. If you want some extra spring every now and then; the super springs are great. If you plan on hauling a lot of weight often; add a couple of leafs and some airbags.

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