92 GMC 1500 4WD long box

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by steelcity, May 5, 2002.

  1. steelcity

    steelcity LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 45

    your opinion on the weight capacity of this truck. i am looking to buy either a 6x12 or 6x14 trailer with weed wacker rack, tool rack and tool box with full ramps of course. equipment to go on it will be a 48" bunton, 32" toro, 2 toro prolines 21" 2 trimmers, back pack blower etc. i was just thinking about the stopping capability of the truck with this equipment on it. i was also thinking of getting a bigger suspension system on the back to deal with this weight.
    thanks for all your help!!!
  2. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I think the upgraded suspension is a good idea, a 6 X 12 full of equipment is pretty heavy. Trust me with a half ton you will be squating at the end of the day when you have a full load of grass. What kind of motor, please dont say you have the 4.3.
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Get a dual axle trailer, less weight on the hitch if loaded right. Get a trailer with brakes also.
  4. steelcity

    steelcity LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 45

    hey scagman i have the 305 v8 engine
  5. danzig

    danzig LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Make sure you have trailer brakes. do a little suspension upgrade but dont push that half ton. Your axle wont hold the weight of a heavyer truck. It should tow pretty good but get a 3/4 ton when you get the money.
  6. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I have the same truck, 1990 chevy. I tow a 6'x18' trailer, no brakes. I have 200K on it, and until this year was used daily. I also plowed w/ it from new, the doors are falling off, but no problem towing or handling weight.
  7. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    If you have the auto overdrive add a trans cooler and do not tow in overdrive, or you will lose the tranny fast!

    Also, the 305 is a really sick motor, actually weaker than the 4.3.

    I would dump that dog and get at least a 3/4 ton HD with a 350.

    Better yet, a diesel.

    And don't tow unless your axle ratio is at least a 3.42:1

    The 3.08:1 will be sick if that's the gear you have.

    Also, you don't have adequate brakes, and the 8.5" rear is weak.

    Need I go on?

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