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Permagreen Rack on F150

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawntennis, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Has anyone ever put a permagreen rack on the hitch of a Ford F150? If so were there any problems?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,705

    250 or 350 would carry the weight better.
  3. rockymtnmf

    rockymtnmf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Not a good idea, do the math...
    50gal water = 400 lbs
    30 bags of fert = 1500 lbs
    Then the machine on top of it.

    Not to mention the machine is hanging (in an f-150 it might be dragging) off the back of the truck that will make the truck sag more than if the weigh was above or in front of the axle.

    Seriously I'd consider a 250, we ran an 150 we beefed up with 250 springs, and ended up blowing an axle.
  4. The Ranger

    The Ranger LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 208

    buy a small trailer or move up to a Z spray carry rack which has two wheels on the ground
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,573

    Have to agree with the others. Doubt if a 150 would handle it. Get a trailer or a bigger truck. 150's aren't made to handle that kind of weight.
  6. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Thanks for the input guys. I didn't think it would be strong enough, but sure was hoping. I guess I'll haul it around in a trailer for another year.

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