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Posted: 3/15/2011 5:33:45 PM EST
Just curious as to who gets the record for max load with a regular pickup. It can be diesel, gas, 1/2 ton whatever just as long as its a regular pickup not a truck.

Also post up your tow vehicle specs.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:38:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Just curious as to who gets the record for max load with a regular pickup. It can be diesel, gas, 1/2 ton whatever just as long as its a regular pickup not a truck.

Also post up your tow vehicle specs.


2002 Ford Ranger towed a Caviler on a pretty hefty tri-axle...on the bumper ball.


I was nervious as he'll the whole way home.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:40:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By haydendavid380:
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Just curious as to who gets the record for max load with a regular pickup. It can be diesel, gas, 1/2 ton whatever just as long as its a regular pickup not a truck.

Also post up your tow vehicle specs.


2002 Ford Ranger towed a Caviler on a pretty hefty tri-axle...on the bumper ball.


I was nervious as he'll the whole way home.


Damn bud, what were the vehicle specs? 3.0 v6? In any case that would not be fun....
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:40:34 PM EST
Certainly not the heaviest load here, but the heaviest load I towed was my 10-cubic-yard dump trailer with either a) two pallets Timberline shingles, or b) about 6 yards of wet red clay. I think the dirt won, as it squatted the truck pretty good, and it took the truck a lot to get going on the short drive I took. I had no idea dirt weighed that much! (No idea how much it actually weighed.)

Truck was an 03.5 Ford F250 4x4 with the 6.0/auto.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:43:36 PM EST
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:45:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:47:20 PM EST
I pulled a 1972 12x65 Mobil home 40 miles with a 1977 1 ton chevy
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:47:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By haydendavid380:
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Just curious as to who gets the record for max load with a regular pickup. It can be diesel, gas, 1/2 ton whatever just as long as its a regular pickup not a truck.

Also post up your tow vehicle specs.


2002 Ford Ranger towed a Caviler on a pretty hefty tri-axle...on the bumper ball.


I was nervious as he'll the whole way home.


Damn bud, what were the vehicle specs? 3.0 v6? In any case that would not be fun....


Yeah, 3.0 2wd with an automatic



Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:49:46 PM EST

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:50:52 PM EST
2000 Ford F150 extended cab pickup with a 4.6

I used to regularly put a battery powered golf cart in the back & packed all kinds of firewood & junk around it while simultaneously pulling a pop-up camper.....

I've also had close to a yard of gravel in the back of that bad boy (air shocks helped with that) it was interesting driving like that, but I only had to go a few blocks ( was putting in a brick patio)

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:50:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.


Son of a bitch that is impressive? A 5.9 with auto in that?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:51:06 PM EST
I always matched truck to load. Call me silly that way. I bought an fleet sell-off F250 strictly to haul the boat.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:00:47 PM EST
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:02:20 PM EST
210 48 x 40 wood pallets on 25 ft gooseneck trailer with 85 Ford F-150 300 cid 6 cyl and 4-spd 12 miles each way 4 times a week was the largest load. About 9 ton gross. Truck and trailer ran loads twice a day all over SE Nebraska.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:05:24 PM EST
When I was in the Army I witnessed a M880 pull a M920 with a D-7F dozer on a lowboy trailer up a hill on a snow covered road at Ft Greely.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:07:45 PM EST
$2k worth of 6x8 dogear privacy fencing, approx. 10 miles from Lowes to my house, packed to the top of the cab in the bed as well as pulled behind in a 8' trailer stacked equally as high. I believe it was two pallets in the truck bed (loaded by forklift), and two or three in the trailer, along with the 4x4 posts and 2x4 runners.

Took it SLOW along a highway rather than the freeway, was really really probably over the safe limit for my truck, although the bed was not quite low enough for the rear tires to rub.

2003 extended cab, regular bed z71/4x4 Silverado with 4.8L and towing package. It had sufficient pull, but the braking was scary.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:10:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:12:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
I pulled a 1972 12x65 Mobil home 40 miles with a 1977 1 ton chevy


shoulda known I wouldnt be the only house with wheels puller.....

Pulled 10x50 mobile home through the mountains of NW Arkansas, with a 1971 F-100.....90 miles of W.T.F.!!! I was 17 Dad said it would be ok..........it was a white knuckle ride down some of those grades....

Used to haul lumber for a local sawmill...... 97 F-350 and Gooseneck, regularly grossed 50,000.....way avoided DOT.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:13:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.


Son of a bitch that is impressive? A 5.9 with auto in that?

'97 model, 5.9 auto 4x4 ext cab.

The damage was... extensive.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:15:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By OKZJ:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.


Son of a bitch that is impressive? A 5.9 with auto in that?

'97 model, 5.9 auto 4x4 ext cab.

The damage was... extensive.


Jesus christ son! I hauled a flatbed pickup bed here last week I was squatted on the bumpstops and it weighed pry a k or so and I was still freaking out and nervous. 55 max the entire way home. I backed it up the hill and damn near burnt my clutch. It was smelling really bad but luckily wasn't totally gone.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:15:56 PM EST
Rode with a buddy to deliver a bulldozer to Hannibal, Missouri. (hills & hollers) Truck was a Dodge Dually, with a diesel inline 6. About 3-4 hrs one way.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:16:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Pilk:
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
I pulled a 1972 12x65 Mobil home 40 miles with a 1977 1 ton chevy


shoulda known I wouldnt be the only house with wheels puller.....

Pulled 10x50 mobile home through the mountains of NW Arkansas, with a 1971 F-100.....90 miles of W.T.F.!!! I was 17 Dad said it would be ok..........it was a white knuckle ride down some of those grades....

Used to haul lumber for a local sawmill...... 97 F-350 and Gooseneck, regularly grossed 50,000.....way avoided DOT.


How in the hell did you stop that some bitch? Btw is that the prime reason for a gooseneck is better weight capabilities than a fifth wheel hitch or bumper pull?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:18:04 PM EST
Pulled 5 pallets of retaining wall pavers about 20 miles with an 04 chevy extended cab. Don't know how heavy it was but it was scary trying to slow down going down the grade.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:23:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 6:40:08 PM EST by goodoleboy]
9,000 LB total weight with trailer trac-hoe (backhoe) with a 99 suburban and 97 expedition..20 miles one way and no problems even after going up and down a mountain. Brakes worked well, make sure you have trailer brakes for anything over4 K lbs on a fullsize truck and all will be fine.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:24:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 6:24:21 PM EST by goodoleboy]
DTap..
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:29:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.


Son of a bitch that is impressive? A 5.9 with auto in that?

'97 model, 5.9 auto 4x4 ext cab.

The damage was... extensive.


Jesus christ son! I hauled a flatbed pickup bed here last week I was squatted on the bumpstops and it weighed pry a k or so and I was still freaking out and nervous. 55 max the entire way home. I backed it up the hill and damn near burnt my clutch. It was smelling really bad but luckily wasn't totally gone.

We were living in WY and the job ended. Instead of getting a $1000 U-Haul, we just bought a $600 solid wood frame mid-70s 35' 5th wheel and loaded it down with a whole house worth of shit. Rebuilt the trailer brakes, new tires, a little paint, and off we went. 30-45 up the grades. Warped brake rotors, pads shot, needed a tranny rebuild.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:31:06 PM EST
With my dually
I pulled a mini van with 2 blown front tires , double axle roller trailer and a 26 ft boat ALL out of the water in one shot. In the middle of the night with a roady in hand.

Every weekend I pulled an enclosed race trailer , 3200lb drag car , golf cart , quad , full tool box , generator , spair parts , coolers , dog , fiancee and atleast a firearm or 2. Up the damn hills of upstate Ny.



Have also pulled a backhoe , compaction roller and hand tools on a flat deck with a 1988 chevy 1500 reg cab short bed step side pickup.


I know none will take the crown but whatever
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:34:17 PM EST
The first pic is probably the heaviest load - gross combined weight is right at 26,000 pounds....













Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:39:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By haydendavid380:
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Just curious as to who gets the record for max load with a regular pickup. It can be diesel, gas, 1/2 ton whatever just as long as its a regular pickup not a truck.

Also post up your tow vehicle specs.


2002 Ford Ranger towed a Caviler on a pretty hefty tri-axle...on the bumper ball.


I was nervious as he'll the whole way home.

Mine was almost like this. 2003 Ranger V6 manual tranny pulling a 30ft car hauler with a 1966 Ford 500 on the ball.

A half mile from home, I hit a bump and my front wheels came off the ground. I needed new seat covers after that.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:44:48 PM EST


Towed one of these on the reciever hitch. Had a 6" drop in upside down and the hitch was about 1' off the ground. Front wheels were floating on a 99 F-350. The transport tires are clear at the back and it weighs around 14K.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:46:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By OKZJ:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By OKZJ:
In '99 we towed a 16-18k trailer from Wyoming to Louisiana with a 1/2 ton dodge. Pucker.


Son of a bitch that is impressive? A 5.9 with auto in that?

'97 model, 5.9 auto 4x4 ext cab.

The damage was... extensive.


Jesus christ son! I hauled a flatbed pickup bed here last week I was squatted on the bumpstops and it weighed pry a k or so and I was still freaking out and nervous. 55 max the entire way home. I backed it up the hill and damn near burnt my clutch. It was smelling really bad but luckily wasn't totally gone.

We were living in WY and the job ended. Instead of getting a $1000 U-Haul, we just bought a $600 solid wood frame mid-70s 35' 5th wheel and loaded it down with a whole house worth of shit. Rebuilt the trailer brakes, new tires, a little paint, and off we went. 30-45 up the grades. Warped brake rotors, pads shot, needed a tranny rebuild.

Wow thats wild! Appreciate the great story though.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:48:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dragracer:
http://www.fastline.com/flimages/internet/024/227/2988412_3.jpg

Towed one of these on the reciever hitch. Had a 6" drop in upside down and the hitch was about 1' off the ground. Front wheels were floating on a 99 F-350. The transport tires are clear at the back and it weighs around 14K.


Yeah buddy pulled those are before and some headers.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:50:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.


That's pretty much what I told the guy when I saw the weight stamp.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:55:25 PM EST
3100 pounds of brass, about half of it in the bed, the other half in the utility trailer behind towed behind me.

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.9L V6.

It was slow going.

LC
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:57:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


Shit, my grandfather used to own Chaparral . . .
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:58:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.


That's pretty much what I told the guy when I saw the weight stamp.


What did he tell ya lol? Any idea how far he had to go?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:59:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
3100 pounds of brass, about half of it in the bed, the other half in the utility trailer behind towed behind me.

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.9L V6.

It was slow going.

LC


Hahaha Yep I got the v6 too. I had it floored in 4th and was getting passed by semis lol.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:00:28 PM EST
Pulled one of these a few times.

http://www.jameshovercraft.co.uk/hover/html/ap188.htm

With a 1997 F350 4x4 CC long bed manual with 460,4.10 gearing.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:00:44 PM EST
My 98 Jeep Wrangler, 4-wheeler, and all my shit from my garage on 20ft trailer from College Station to Austin.

Class 3 receiver on 88 F150 4x4 with the 5 speed.

The truck has the 300ci I6 and pulled it like a champ
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:01:49 PM EST
20,000lb Cat on a 6,000lb triple axle trailer behind a 93 F-250 non stroker. Had to put new U-joints in it shortly after as that just about twisted them off.

Heaviest long haul was 10,000lb Cat on same 6,000lb trailer plus another 1-2K in other parts. Went from Rapid City, SD to Peoria IL, and back to Brookings SD without a break. That's right around 1500 miles. That was with my 96 F-350 powerstroke.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:10:49 PM EST
I towed everything I owned in a 14' enclosed tandem trailer behind a 2000 2wd Sierra with a 7" lift and 35s.
From California to Indiana.

Only had one blowout the whole trip.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:11:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
3100 pounds of brass, about half of it in the bed, the other half in the utility trailer behind towed behind me.

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.9L V6.

It was slow going.

LC


Hahaha Yep I got the v6 too. I had it floored in 4th and was getting passed by semis lol.


Yeah, it would make a good motor for a sewing machine, but not much else.

LC
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:15:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By LongueCarabine:
3100 pounds of brass, about half of it in the bed, the other half in the utility trailer behind towed behind me.

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.9L V6.

It was slow going.

LC


Hahaha Yep I got the v6 too. I had it floored in 4th and was getting passed by semis lol.


Yeah, it would make a good motor for a sewing machine, but not much else.

LC


Haahha aint that the truth. I am almost scared to see how much more I can haul with my 460 in comparison.

ETA back to the guy hauling 50k with his PSD that seems incredibly rediculous even with a good trans, trailer brakes, truck brakes, and engine brake that really would be about double what should be hauled safely I would think...
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:18:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 7:18:59 PM EST by cruizer]
99 dodge 2500 ex cab long bed cummins, 24' gooseneck, + or - 10 tons of hay

grossed 32,760
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:22:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By TX_Metal:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


Shit, my grandfather used to own Chaparral . . .

Cereal?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:26:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.


That's pretty much what I told the guy when I saw the weight stamp.


What did he tell ya lol? Any idea how far he had to go?

The fellow seemed to be of the opinion that if the engine had enough power to move the load it was good to go. I don't remember for sure but I think he was going to or near Alvarado which is around 15 miles.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:28:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.


That's pretty much what I told the guy when I saw the weight stamp.


What did he tell ya lol? Any idea how far he had to go?

The fellow seemed to be of the opinion that if the engine ad enough power to move the load it was good to go. I don't remember for sure but I think he was going to or near Alvarado which is around 15 miles.


Boy I sure would have loved to hear that worked out for him.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:30:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By TX_Metal:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


Shit, my grandfather used to own Chaparral . . .

Cereal?


Super Cereal
granted, that side of the family, and my mothers side of the family don't see exactly eye to eye anymore, so none of that money came my way.
However, my Dad, and all of his brothers and sisters got a nice check when he sold Chaparral
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:34:54 PM EST
Pulled my BIL's 95? Dodge dully back to my house after it died at the end of my street with my 4cyl S10

Other than that maybe about 1200lbs of pressure treated lumber in my trailer
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:35:46 PM EST
I knew I was an amateur, but I never thought I'd be an amateur by 20 or more tons. Somehow I'm ok with that though.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:37:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Justin-Kase:
Saw a late 90's F250 powerstroke and gooseneck trailer take a load of I-beams for an employees barn out of Chaparral Steel in Midlothian Tx with a scale ticket that read over 38,000 pounds.
Yes even with a goose the bumper was damn near dragging the ground.


That would be a rather large non cdl ticket and good luck stopping that sumbitch.


That's pretty much what I told the guy when I saw the weight stamp.


What did he tell ya lol? Any idea how far he had to go?

The fellow seemed to be of the opinion that if the engine ad enough power to move the load it was good to go. I don't remember for sure but I think he was going to or near Alvarado which is around 15 miles.


Boy I sure would have loved to hear that worked out for him.

He came back to work the next day and I never heard anything more.
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