Towing capacity for GMC7500?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by superdigger, May 3, 2011.

  1. superdigger

    superdigger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Does anyone know what I could legaly tow with a 2000 gmc 7500?
    Curb weight of the truck is around 7200kg, has a cat 3126 motor, splicer 7 speed tranny.
    Any help is appreciated.
  2. 74inchShovel

    74inchShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    That would depend on if you have a CDL or not.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,103

    That would depend on the way that the truck is setup, flatbed, fifth wheel, dump? Do you have air plumbed to the back? What is it tagged (licesed) for? What kind of terrain will it be used on, hilly or flat? City or highway driving? What is the rearend ratio? With that truck I wouldn't want to do more than 40,000lbs on a regular basis, not to say that it won't do the job but if moving that much weight there are more effective ways of doing it.
  4. superdigger

    superdigger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I am from canada so no cdl here, but i have the canadian equivelant. (AZ liscence) I have found the answer to my own question. GVWR is 14,968kgs or 33000lbs and GCVW is 21,751kgs or 47,953 lbs. I guess that means I'm good to pull around 14,451Kgs.:weightlifter:
  5. bighornjd

    bighornjd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Well ya sure as hell ain't gonna pull it very fast with that little kitty and a 7 spd behind it but good luck to ya anyway.:)
  6. superdigger

    superdigger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Don't matter much how fast i go, as long as I make it safely and without any tickets/fines:)
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