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Top Kick c4500 Payload Capacity

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by J&D, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. J&D

    J&D Member
    Messages: 41

    To whom can answer would be awesome.

    I am looking into a 2003 GMC top kick c4500. It has a 12ft landscape dump on it.

    My question:

    Does anyone know the payload capacity on this truck? Or can anyone tell me, if you own one, how much weight you have loaded in it. Cause we all over load our trucks.

    I have tried to search this on the net and have not come up with many concrete answers.

    Thanks in advance
  2. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Not sure what it weighs but the GVW is probably 17,500. I have a 5500 and the GVW is 19,500. The way mine sits, I can probably haul 7-8 K
  3. dgterp

    dgterp Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    We have a 2007 with a 12' flat bed dump. We haul 4 pallets of salt(2500# each) routinely. Guessing we are severely over weight but the truck doesn't seem to notice.
  4. J&D

    J&D Member
    Messages: 41

    Thanks. Would you recommend buying?
  5. dgterp

    dgterp Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    With the Duramax and Allison transmission it has been a great truck. Turning radius is a plus as well
  6. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    There should be a GVW tag near the drivers door.
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    So does the truck hold more on lawnsite or plowsite? Will it carry 3 tons of bricks or 3 tons of feathers?
  8. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Just look on the door it'll tell you
  9. alfman

    alfman Member
    Messages: 32

    I also have a 2003 4500. My GVW on the door jamb is 16,000. Empty weight is approx 10,000. So legally a 3 ton load is max. I have had loaders at the stone yard put 6 in when I tell them 3 and the truck handles it fine even with a s185 bobcat on back, thank goodness the job was right down the street.
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I'd imagine you're not supposed to haul over four yards with a 4500 or a 5500 but, there is a guy in my area that puts six yards on his 5500's. I don't know how those small trucks can handle but, they seem to do okay.
  11. m297

    m297 Member
    Messages: 94

    They made 2 different rated trucks in the C4500, 16000 and 17500, depends how it was out fitted from the factory.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2015
  12. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    3 Tons legal, 5 tons max

    6 Tons if your going down the street..