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v-box capacity and truck and plow......

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Land Design, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Land Design

    Land Design Member
    Messages: 31

    i did a search but did not find all my answers so here it goes.

    I have a 02 1 ton f350 with the 9900# gvw rating. So the question is if i load my stainess v box (560lb. dry) with the recommended 2 yds. of salt (1600-2200lb. per yard depending where you look) in the v box then hook up my 780lb. boss poly v plow how do they recommend this. (they being salter company's recommending v-box's for pickups)

    Thing two is does the weight of the plow get inculded in the gvw? i ask this because it is hanging off the front springs and the rears i would think are the estimated "payload".

    third is i have a set of timbrins in the rear. they are rated at 6,000lb. i was told. Does this mean if my ford rated payload is 3700lb. and i have 6000lb timbrins on the truck that i average out the new payload capacity? meaning approx. 4500lb.? sounds like to much to me but thats why i'm asking. And yes up till this point i have run the truck with plow and full v box. just curious if this is all the normal wear and tear for a heavy duty work truck or if my E load tires/axles/bed structure/ etc..... is going to be severly damage soon.

    Thanks for the help

    Land Design :confused:
  2. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Ive Found that you can get away with alot when your hauling big loads of salt for a short period of time.....i have a dodge 2500 with a v-box salter loaded with 4500# of salt....i was tipping the scales at 13,000#. ...im sure it cant be good in the long run for the truck but i havent had problem related to weight yet:)
  3. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I'v seen city trucks around here either 250 or 350 (I forget which one) srw, with loaded v-box, and I mean loaded and with boss plows, and it was sagging in the back but it looked like it was handling it pretty good.
  4. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    There's a 01 F350 srw in my neighborhood that has a 3 yard V box in the back of it and a 8.5 Fisher V on the front. I've seen the truck loaded and it does sag but not as bad as you think it would. Actually I was quite impressed at how well it handled all that weight.
  5. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    I run a 3.5 yd cap V-box in both my Super Dutys. With the 03 fully loaded with plow, loaded sander (usually about 3yds), and 8.5 Pro plow I run the scales at about 14,000 lbs give or take a couple hundred either way. The truck has 9,900 GVW, it also has a 2.5" leveling kit in front and 5,000 lbs air bags in the rear.

    On my 99 I only have a sander but I run it fully loaded plus a little, with that truck I run the scales at about 15,500 lbs. The truck has all stock suspension, 11,800 GVW (I think).

    In my 97 I run a 2 yd sander with 8.5 Pro plow. This truck has the 9,200 GVW with add leafs up front, and a combo 5,000 lbs airbags with add leafs rear. This truck scales in at around 11,000 lbs usually.

    Granted I could get by without using airbags or anything on the SRW's but I like the way the trucks look with a big mound of sand in the rear, a plow on the front and the 03 sits dead level and the 97 still about 2" higher in back than the front.