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5000 lbs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cebe800, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. cebe800

    cebe800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    what size truck has a 5000 lb hauling capacity? Sorry about the 5 ton thread little brain hiccup on my math
     
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    a 1 ton should be able to handle that...depending on how heavy the bed is.

    Might need something like a F450.
     
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    an F350 regular cab diesel w/dump body weighs in around 9600lbs (half fuel and driver..me 160lbs) and with a GVWR of 12500 you can keep it "legal" by hauling a little less then 2 tons or 4000lbs. You can get away with 5000lbs depending on how often you are hauling it..if its a daily chore get an F450 or you can save a little weight by going with a gas engine over diesel.
     

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