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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by exmark72, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. exmark72

    exmark72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    could a ford f 450 crew cab, desial,dump body, haul 4tons of mulch.
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    YES, but maybe not legally
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    My old F-Superduty which is the 2wd 450s carries 8000lbs and its almost legal. The problem is you will not beable to get a body large enough to hold 4 tons of mulch.

    Most crewcab F-450s only are able to run a 9' box.
     
  4. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I have a 2005 f-450 (2005 has new suspension then old ones) with a 11x8 stake side bed and it will hold 8yards nicely 10 heaping. I have no problem with it. Normally it is hauling the 3 ton enclosed trailer at the same time. Just take your time around corners.

    Jim
     
  5. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    You can haul it assuming the rubber band drive transmission does not snap along the way. Cab, frame and suspension on that truck are very strong. Tranny is the weakest link because they took a tranny from a Ranger, beefed it up and added it to the F series.
     

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