hauling weight

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

  1. cebe800

    cebe800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    What size dump truck will I need to haul around 5 ton?
  2. waltero

    waltero LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Probably around a 26,000 lb GVW truck.
  3. cebe800

    cebe800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Would that be 4500 or 5500 series?
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    To legally haul 5 ton your going to need a minimum F-650 Ford or 6500 Chev or a 4400 International. A F-550 or 5500 may haul 5 ton but its not legal.
  5. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    I don't know what you would need to legally haul that, I know that back before DOT got serious, whatever the hoist on the old 1 ton chevy's could pick up is what we would haul. This was at least 5 tons, but you probably want to haul it legally, so the 350's/450's are out of the question i would imagine.
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Lol funny you would say that, a few weeks ago i hauled several 6ton loads in my old K-30 GMC, hauled it like a champ.

    But to be legal He is gonna need like a 6500 topkick or something.
  7. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    my 3500 gmc hauls five ton but im sure its not legal but it cann haul and dump fine and its an electric hoist

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