truck trailer and equipment

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bobbyg18, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    so i decided the V10 6.8 L F250...i found a 2004...i plan on towing a 14' dump trailer (weighs 3600#)...and a skid steer loader (5500#)

    from my research it looks like i'll be good, right?...GCWR for the F250 is 17,000or 20,000 (depending on the axle size, i need to check that tomorrow hopefully its the 4.3 axle size)...
  2. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I would chekc all your axle ratings again, something doesn't sound right, especially for a f250. Either way, you'll be very close to that trucks limit with the skid steer and trailer together and forget about hauling materials and/or attachments all at once. That v-10 sucks up the gas especially when towing, if that bothers you.
  3. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    just call Ford...the axle rating was actually the lower of the two at 3.73 which gives only GCWR of 17,000...the 4.3 axle rating is 20,000 GCWR

    im over that(truck weight 8800# plus trailer weight 3600# plus bobcat weight 5500#) , my combined weight is 17,900 before me and anything else on board...

    now i'll need to find the Lariat edition, it looks like they have the higher axle ratio...
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Messages: 248

    what is the GVW?
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    If that truck only has a 17,000 gvw and the truck empty weights 8800lbs, you'll be overweight by 900lbs. Forget about materials or attachments as was stated earlier!
  6. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    well, im not getting the dump trailer...over my GCWR, back to more research on a 14' equipment trailer...thanks all

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