F-250 For pulling dump trailer?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by N.H.BOY, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes I did a quick search for this info and didnt find much. I plan on getting a down easter 12' dump trailer double axels with 12,ooo weight. I have a 2002 F250 crew cab (4 full doors) V-8 short box. I plan on hauling leafs and mulch and sometimes cord wood. I'm quessing my truck will not perform well what do you guys think???

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    Hey we have F 250 we pull Bri Mar dumps ours are deisels. I think you will be ok just watch the weight.
  3. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Weight of what? The materials right? leafs and mulch should be alright your saying. Thanks for the reply
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    Youll be alright. Just keep in mind that you have the ability to have some serious weight behind you, so make sure your trailer brakes are always working, and drive as if you know you have some weight behind you. I have a Cam 10' 12kGVW and i love it. Just keep in mind the trailer will weigh in almost twice your trucks weight and youll be all set.:dancing:ENjoy
  5. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    What gears do you have? You will be fine no matter what as long as you stay in the limits no matter what I would say. My V10 pulls my 10' CAM Superline loaded with 8K lbs. (11K lbs. total) without an issue and I only have the 3.73 gears.
  6. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    i am guessing your truck is a 5.4 with a 3.73 rearend. if so your max towing capacity will be around 6500 lbs with a crew cab. it will tow that kind of weight but you will know the trailer is behind you and you will not win any races, especially on the interstate. if you are going to be hauling leaves and mulch i think it will handle that fine, i would experiment with the trailer and see how much wood, gravel and such you can tow without killing your truck. i have almost the same truck but mine is a extended cab......clay
  7. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Yea thanks for the replys my truck does have the 5.4 and Ill have to check the gears, Ive got a 20 foot landscape trailer that I haul my stuff with no problems, but I tote around my 1979 chevy nova on the trailer and I can fell that when Im pulling. All well I quess Ill try her out.:clapping:
  8. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    You should be fine - my dodge with a 5.9L gas engine does alright pulling my dump trailer with mulch. Usually we use the diesels, but once and a while the dodge comes out.
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    How about an f150, short bed, heavy duty, 5.4 v8?
    Anyone have any insight on this combo with a 10' or 12' dump trailer, light loads of mulch only.
  10. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I have pulled around a 10' U-Dump dump trailer with my F-250 for 4 years now with no problem. Leafs, mulch, stone, firewood, and lots of brush.

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