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Dang, that Fords heavy!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Grant, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Grant

    Grant Member
    Messages: 51

    New '02 Ford F-350 4x4 single wheel pickup, 9'900 gvw, 7.3 diesel, automatic trans, Fisher 8'6" V plow, Warren 2 yd. stainless sander. Just weighed it empty---9'460 lbs. WOW, those diesels and V plows sure are heavy! Lets see, I can put 540 lbs. of material in the spreader...might not go far!
  2. PAPS Landscape

    PAPS Landscape Member
    Messages: 51

    Yeah... puttin a V-box on a pick-up truck is not the way to go with the GVW. With that V-box loaded... you'll sure be over weigh.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Id that truck a reg cab? BTW do you have axle readouts,or the total GVWR only? I d like to see how overloadedthe front axle is.My 2000 Ram 2500HD quad cab 4x4 weighs 6860 empty.With 1 yard SS V-box,9.2"Boss V plow,and me in it,also shovels tools etc it weighed in at 8670.My V box only weighs 420 lbs,your must weigh at elast double that.Do you have a headache rack,or body insert?that sounds aweful heavy for being empty.Mine weighs about 10700-11000 loaded,and sits perfectly level,drive,and stops excellent,if you didnt weigh it,you'd never think it was overweight.Your truck is heavy!
  4. Grant

    Grant Member
    Messages: 51

    Plain jane regular cab, no rack, no liner, nothing but the plow and spreader. Will see what it weighs empty sometime in April or so when I strip it. Maybe it will actually snow sometime between now and then.