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superlawn truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by James Cormier, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Looking for some info on this truck, would like to talk withsome that are using one of these trucks.

    Was wondering if the ramp is strong enough for a fork truck, carrying a pallet of fert? I know regular ramps ( like enclosed trailers ) are not strong enough. They can handle a car because by the time the back wheels get on the ramp the front are on the trailer. Fork trucks are alot smaller and usually are carrying a load.

    I have other questions as well
  2. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i doubt the super lawn truck can handle that load most fork trucks weigh over 2000lbs empty and super lawn trucks hydra ramp only holds 1500lbs
  3. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    One of our guys tried it last year and crushed the ramp.

  4. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Thanks guys, I thought it would be too heavy
  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    fork truck gererally weigh about twice what they can pick up. So, if you have one that can pick up a 2000+ pound pallet of fert. it is gonna weigh about 5000+ pounds. I would guess around 8,000 pounds total.

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