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 02-29-2004, 00:27 Post: 78231
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can anyone tell me if a 1994 f350 powerstroke dually 4x4 5 speed can safely tow a 15000lb gooseneck trailer? thanks joe






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 03-27-2004, 18:31 Post: 81335
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Wow...you're on the edge in terms of weight. I have a 2000 Ford F350 diesel dually and the owners manual recommends 13,500 lbs. The owners manual tends to be over ambitious in terms of weight.

It also depends on where you live. For instance, if you live in the hills of Pa., then you'd have a problem. Also, there's the weight combination of the truck AND the trailer, tongue weight, trailer weight, etc. Gets complicated, believe me...but it's best to be on the light side...especially if the State Police talk to you during your weigh-in.






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 03-27-2004, 20:54 Post: 81351
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Definately over the recommended limit. If the truck is not designed to tow that much you run the risk of twisting a drive shaft etc.






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 10-08-2004, 09:20 Post: 97912
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but it's best to be on the light side...especially if the State Police talk to you during your weigh-in.
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It's my understanding that pick up trucks aren't required to enter weight stations.






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 10-08-2004, 09:30 Post: 97914
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 f350 max. tow rating

Your understanding is wrong.

Any vehicle is required by law to submit for inspection when requested to do so. When it comes to inspections like primarily weight limit enforcement, they tend to intentionally ignore those requirements.

If they weighed every vehicle passing the scales the backup would be into the next state in short order. It's pretty obvious when a 1/2 ton P/U is overweight, it's usually going uphill, even on flat land, Laughing out loud. However a big truck can be SIGNIFICANTLY over its weight limit and you would never notice it.

Our drivers have had police or DOT officers chase them down when they drove past weigh scales that had the lights flashing, but usually only when it was really quiet.

Best of luck.






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 10-08-2004, 12:54 Post: 97926
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I just saw a Kubota B 2400 on a Ford flat bed
truck.

Th truck had dual wheels and the bed loked to be about 14 or 16 feet.

He had what looked like doubled 2x12s for ramps.






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 10-08-2004, 12:56 Post: 97927
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I just saw a Kubota B 2400 on a Ford 350 flat bed
truck.

Th truck had dual wheels and the bed loked to be about 14 or 16 feet.

He had what looked like doubled 2x12s for ramps.

Didn't seem to be any strain on the truck.






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 10-10-2004, 08:16 Post: 98017
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I just saw a Kubota B 2400 on a Ford 350 flat bed
truck.

The truck had dual wheels and the bed looked to be about 14 or 16 feet.
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If you had a truck like this why buy a trailer?






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