1,260 Pounds!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Brian B, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    the other day one of my customers asked me if i would like some wood and i said well yeah, ill take it. it looked ok. some of it was rotted but there was what appeared to be good wood underneath it. well i got there to take it and it was all termite infested! being the nice guy that i am i took it anyway and took it the dump today. the only thing is that to dump it cost me $41.55. which i thought was a little high. they charge $50.00 a ton. i have a Chevy 2500 HD and all the wood together weighed 1,260lbs and it didnt squat even the littlest bit and it didnt even feel like there was anything even back there.:weightlifter: :weightlifter: :weightlifter:

    just thought id brag a little lol :waving: :drinkup:
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Sorry to burst your bubble. But, thats not much weight. I see guys carring around 2 pallets of sod all day long in their 3/4tons. and thats bouat 5000-6000lbs.

    Safe: NO.
    Legal: NO
    Will it work: For a little
    Do I Recommend it? NOOOOOO

    Again, I am not recommending to do this, because again, it is not legal, and it isnt safe.
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    we carry about 3K in ours.
    that's about the most we will haul.
  4. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    i realize that its not all that much weight compared to what some guys haul. lol. i just kinda wanted to see what people would say and stuff. i know that it could haul thousands pounds more

    by the way 200TH POST!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool2: :clapping: :jester: :)
  5. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    i carry 1500lbs in my half ton, doesnt squat.m 3/4 should be no problem,
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Yeah, I have done a lot more that that before. About 3K. I don't do that every day.
  7. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I have pulled a 4x8 trailer with a yard of aggregate(2300lbs+).....

    with my garden tractor!!!
    As for my truck, upwards of 2 yards and last winter, a sander with 2 yards+ of sand. I'm sure that was safe...
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    Best combined load I've done is 1 pallet sod in the bed and 2 in the trailer (trailer = 2500 lbs empty, 10kGW dump).

    Otherwise just loading up my trailer 7-10k lbs..........sometimes +
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Weighed in at the dump yesterday at 2800lbs of wet leaves in my 3/4 ton truck. Let me tell you a dump is in the near future.

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