Question about towing capacity - F250 4.9. 6cyl

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OKSooner, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. OKSooner

    OKSooner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    This is the deal... I've been working with a 1993 F250 with the 4.9l 6cyl, towing a 5x10 trailer that weighs (let's say) 1500 pounds.

    I'm looking at some new equipment that's eventually gonna require me to upgrade the trailer, to probably a 6'4" x 14' which will have a total weight of (let's say) 3000-3500 pounds.

    For those who are familiar with the Ford 4.9l, I don't need to tell you that it's a torque machine, but it's slow. Another thing I expect to be a problem is the clutch, which I had replaced with a parts store replacement package. I've since found a heavy-duty unit that I can get if I need it, but of course that's gonna cost over $1000 installed. Also does it have the cooling capacity to pull this kind of load, and run the AC and stuff here in Oklahoma.

    I'd like a new truck but I don't want to spend the money for a new truck, not just yet anyway.

    Anybody have experience or opinions that might help?
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Well, if it really is a 250, then it should be able to tow the extra weight without damaging itself. It probably will be really slow with that engine, though.
  3. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Messages: 2,408

    I love that motor. :rolleyes:

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