dump truck question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Vogel-Landscaping, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Vogel-Landscaping

    Vogel-Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    thanks for all the replys!

    do you have a mason or stakebody? also how many yards of mulch can you carry?
  2. farmboy1285

    farmboy1285 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    Our F350 with a dump bed weighs in the neighbor of 7000 lbs, maybe the newer F350's are heavier.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    You don't want to fool around with a 1 ton they don't have the payload, the brakes are too small and the tires are usually not heavy enough.

    I don't know what year range your looking at or a brandnew truck.

    Myself I gave up on 1 ton trucks 10 or more years ago started with a 88 F-Superduty which is a F-450 in that year.

    The 99-02 F-450s are not as heavy as the 03-09 F-450s. The F-550s from 99-04 have the Dana 135 the 05-09 F-550s are very similar to the F-450.

    The 99-02 F-450 has a modified Dana 80 its not as strong as the Dana S110.

    The 99-04 F-550 with the Dana 135 is a heavy axle it can take some weight it is a little heavier than the current S110 that is used in the F-550.

    A 99-02 F-450 uses the same brakes as a 99-04 F-550 and 03-04 F-450.

    Anyhow if your looking for a truck with a 7.3 then look at a F-550 if your not scared of the 6.0 a 05-07 F-450 F-550 is good.

    Like I said there isn't much difference between a F-450-550 in the 05-09 year range. The rear suspension is slightly heavier in the F-550 unless you go with a 19,000lb gvw.

    Most F-550 trucks have the 17,500 gvw.
  4. DJJS

    DJJS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    I've got a f350 mason dump...for mowing/landscaping, where all your really hauling is clippings, debris & mulch for the most part, its definately a solid truck, but we do a lot of hardscaping, its too small for that, but all I could afford at the time. If you're into hardscaping, or do a lot of work with stone etc, I would go with at least a F450, maybe even a 550
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    i would definitly go with the F450 or 550.
  6. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,054

    The truck by itself weighs 5897lbs. The dump body weighs 1600lbs so that leaves about 2.5 tons for carrying. So yes I am slightly over but I rarely carry that kinda of weight.
  7. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,054

    I have a mason. The most mulch I have carried so far has been about 6 yards.

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