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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gutpiles, May 6, 2008.
How much will I be able to tow w/ a 1997 ford f-250 hd with a 7.3 powerstroke?
i have towed 12K with a bumper pull trailer before on a 97 Regular cab, 4x4, PSD.,5 speed
you'll be able to do a little more with a goose neck but she really didn't like that trailer at all...i would say comfortably you can pull 10K with a bumper pull...what will you be pulling?
16 foot landscape trailer w/ Zs and walk behinds, 20 foot enclosed w/ more lawn stuff, 12 ft dump, and occasionally a skidsteer...
should be fine, just don't get in a hurry.
yeh 11-13k is probably the max with the older trucks.
The big problem with the older trucks is braking capacity otherwise the truck should handle a 10,000lb trailer. Good trailer brakes and a brake controller is a must.
So long as you can stop it....I don't know what a 580K 4x4 Case backhoe weighs, but there is a guy here that has an IDI F350 he pulls one with, and a 97 FSuperduty powerstroke he does the same with. With my 96 I've hauled a gross load of well over 21K lbs, truck trailer and stone on trailer. I figure my truck weighs tops 8K, so 13K lbs of load, somwhere in that ball park. Pulled it at 75-80 for 200 miles, no problem. Stopping wasn't bad, like somebody said a good break control and trailer brakes are a must, just like with any vehicle. These trucks will tow more than they can stop by themselves, that is for sure. I basically tow what you are talking about with my 96, no problems at all, crowding 211K now.
12k on the bumper no problems. Just make sure your brake controller is adjusted right.
ya we have pulld just about everything with r 93 6.9 idi we also have a 96 5.8 its a turd