Trailer load of Trees

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grassbandit, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    looks like you need some air bags in the back of the big Ford:walking:

    Nice setup though!!!
  2. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    That truck and trailer are sayin ouch!!! that setup wont make it past 50000 miles if you keep doing that, but if its a opportunity you cant pass up, you take it. And theres something to be said about the ford v-10's. Those things are fierce...

    P.S. i love your signature quote.
  3. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Nice load of trees....I been towing trailers for 19 years...I drove a combo that looked similar to yours ONCE! Key word being ONCE! Stopping distance increase like 10 fold, Steering is decreased, Wear and tear on equipment...This was main reason I switched my trucks to GM. Now no matter what I load into them they hardly ever squat! Of course they are all 3500's...
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    I have all chevy HD 2500 - I see your hanging but were you on your overload's at all. I have once - but today for example, 2o ft trailer, skid, 100 sheets of 1/2 CDX plywood, 6 bundles of insulations, and 2 pallets of 6" block, 75 / pallet. Yes, my truck was hanging a bit - but 55 mph - handled ok I guess.
  5. grassbandit

    grassbandit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    that truck is just a 250 with overloads in the rear, and bags in the front for plowing. I pulled that load home at about 65 - 70mph no problem. Not too much steering play, just a lot more stopping distance.
  6. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 460

    another v10 owner and i bet that your mpg hurt on that trip!
  7. grassbandit

    grassbandit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Funny enough, my mpg didn't hardly change a bit. Weird
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Are we comparing apples to oranges here? Thats a serious load of crap in the trailer that would make any brand of 3/4 ton truck squat.
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    You sure the mpg didnt change?
  10. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Well yea Fords and Chevys are apples and oranges...I just like the oranges better. Chevys imo are build more heavy duty then a ford...I have seen so many Fords squat when loaded and it just doesnt need to be that way.
    Theres a guy in my home town that drives around pulling a skid steer trailer with a ford 250 and the front tires on the truck are almost off theground everytime I see him go by...
    If your gonna pull heavy trailers at least use weight distribution bars.
    I have had this discussion too many times...
    Just drive safe....argh...

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