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How much can your 1/2 ton tow?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hammerstein, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    This contraption passed me on the freeway today doing 70mph in the left. It was funny watching people move another lane over as he passed them. I don't even know where to begin.



  2. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    Holy cow I have abused my half ton before but holy **** that is just begging to kill someone.
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Motor carrier enforcement troopers would tear him a new one here. What a jackass endangering everybody else on the road. We have a lot junk like that running around here too.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Lets take the 1/2ton and the rolling train wreck out of the question for a second.

    Quad axles? Can you even turn that trailer without ripping stuff apart?

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    ive hauled both a bobcat and a excavator but it wasn't any fun, and it was in a van but it did the job
  6. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I think my two favorite parts are the 3rd tire on the trailer is bigger and you cant tell from the pictures but he had a ball hitch welded to the back of the trailer for when he need to tow doubles.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    WOW that's a DOT inspectors wet dream, mismatched tires, bent tongue, WAY over GCWR of the truck and I'm sure the list isn't even started

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i thought something was off just didn't want to start an argument lmao
  9. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Not to mention the Bobcat is only secured with ratchet straps!
  10. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Anybody notice the bent third axle?
  11. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Should be automatic license revocation for being an f'n idiot. He s going to kill someone.
  12. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I dunno if its bent it looks like the 3rd tire is bigger than the rest
  13. bbct001

    bbct001 Member
    Messages: 35

    Either his bed is filled with concrete, or he's got some serious rear suspension issue's. I've hauled a 773 with a 1/2 ton quite a few times. You feel it, but nothing like that pic!

    Guys like this piss me off. He probably made it to his destination without getting touched. Meanwhile, my guys are getting tickets for "unsecured load" for having a ratchet binder loose in the bed of a truck.
  14. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    I see that, could be making it look bent i guess.
  15. xjsnake

    xjsnake Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 40

    Haven't been to the Cleveland area in awhile but isn't there a state police post not far from there? I'd have called that IDIOT in...
  16. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    the empty "trailer" is probably too much for a truck in that condition.
  17. oldbluehairhemi

    oldbluehairhemi Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    that is absolutely ridiculous. people like him are a waste of air. and he'll get away with that all day long because theres no company name on the side anywhere.
  18. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    Im suprised its in the left lane :rolleyes:
  19. carkey351

    carkey351 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    just proves stupid still isn't fixed...around here he probably would have gotten away with it; but if he had a flatbed on the truck DOT would kill him. My friend just got a flatbed in August of this year and has been stopped by DOT 5 times for stupid stuff, where before with a 2500hd he never was stopped. Doing the same job with the same trailer; just proves that DOT doesn't know what they are doing...they'll never catch this idiot in the photo.
  20. BMB Plowing

    BMB Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    oh my god that is just ridiculous.
    are the ratchet straps even legal? I know that definitely wouldn't fly around here in my area.
    that guy was probably hauling ass down the highway to avoid getting stopped, I hope he did get pulled over and ticketed.