Hauling 12k on a 3/4 t?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lyube, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    Getting a project vehicle (hopefully) at the end of the year. Weighs about 8 thousand pounds. I figure a 14 foot goose neck at about 2 tons? (probably wrong).

    This whole 50% off sale by Ford and dodge has me wondering. f250 with the 5.4l v8? Probably not, my guess...
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    youll want the diesel for that load...a 3/4 is fine just wrong engine.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    whats this project vehicle?
     
  4. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow... thats some project vehicle...intentions?
     
  6. MarcSmith

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    gonna try to threaten the hurricanes..:)or turn it into an amphibian and invade cuba
     
  7. lyube

    lyube LawnSite Fanatic
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    Need an economical daily driver.

    Can a gooseneck be used to haul lawn equipment too? Probably be a step up from what I use now, even if it isn't optimal :laugh: I've never seen anyone use one except for tractors and backhoes.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

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    ive actually seen many lco's use goosenecks.

    economical huh?? how bout a cummins powered jeep! thats economical!
     
  9. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I saw a guy the other day with 2 Wright or Great Dane standers on it. That was probably overkill, but he probably had a tractor or something to haul on it too.
     
  10. lyube

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    5.9 or 6.7?

    5.9 would be a diesel miser. The engine and tranny alone have to weigh more than the rest of the vehicle combined. I bet it gets 25+ on the highway though!

    If it's a 6.7 its gonna be a beast. I demand pics!
     

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