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How many 50lb bags can I carry

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Smitty58, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Does anyone know the carrying capacity (weight) for a Ford F-350 srw? I have a 6x8 flatbed (see Brutus). Now I'm trying to figure how many 50 lb bags I can load on without overloading it.
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Look on the drivers door tag. It will list the carrying capacity of your truck.
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Your truck can handle a full pallet (50 bags). It'll make it squat a little bit but she'll be fine.
     
  4. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I could carry almost 2 skids in my 06' F-350 but that was pushing the limit. I only did this to get salt to my guys in town. My truck is a single rear wheel just like yors so it should be close.
     
  5. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Its a FORD for crying out loud as much as you are willing to put in there.wesport:drinkup:
     
  6. Smitty58

    Smitty58 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Sometimes it's fun to post questions just to see the variety of answers.

    Here's one, "which weighs more a ton of salt or a ton of feathers?"
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Salt














    :jester:
     
  8. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    You could not fit a ton of feathers in the truck bed. It would take up too much space. :jester:
     
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    ya, I'd say that they both weigh the same lol. But I would imagine that their volume would be slightly different haha.
     
  10. ronnie dobbs

    ronnie dobbs Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Had a 97 F250 7.3, routinely carried 5,000+ pounds of salt plus 8' blade, no problems. Truck rode better than a Cadillac, but only when loaded. A buddy of mine has a 2004 F250 gas that he has had pushing the scales at 14,000 pounds total with driver and blade. One of the harder thing on these trucks when loaded like this is if you do lots of turning at a stop. 99% of the time our lots were straight and wide open, so we were usually just going straight or moving pretty good while plowing/ salting.
     
  11. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Weigh your truck at a cat scale and get weights for front and rear axle. I wouldn't worry about going over the GVWR of the truck, but I wouldn't go over the RGAWR (rear gross axle weight rating).
     
  12. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Yeah, really. If you ever see my F-150 without 1 ton of stuff in the bed driving down the road, call the cops because it has most likely been stolen.:D
     
  13. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    If I am carrying salt in 50's it's 49 bags. If it's ice melt it's 56 bags. I usually have 80's though 30 of them( because I don't want to pay for 50's) !!! Oh yeah my truck is an 07 f-350 SRW. Load it up and just keep going untill it sounds expensive !!! Good luck !!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  14. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    I have a 2005 F350 4x4 King Ranch CrewCab Powerstroke shortbed. I carry 70 - 50# bags and a full spreader when I leave the house ( spreader holds 650# ), for a total of 4150# and have never had a problem. I have done this with my last 4 trucks and have never had a problem. wesport