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Old 07-16-2013, 09:33 PM
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im needing to go pick up a load of crush stone with my truck tomorrow.... wondering how much i can carry in the box without doing any damage... online it says 1600lb but that seams a bit high.... and ideas.... i do have a 10'' lift i dont think that should effect it any. thanks
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Honestly 1600 lbs is not much at all. You'd be surprised at how little gravel you get for that weight. One cubic yard (approx one scoop) of gravel weights around 2800 lbs. Depending on how far you need to travel with the gravel I wouldn't be too worried about putting a whole scoop in your truck. If you have to go a long ways then half a scoop at a time may be a better idea.
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im pretty familiar with gravel and dirt weights being in the minning industry, im just wonderin if anyone has had an experience with a certain weight thats all.. thanks for your hep tho
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I've put 1,500-2,000 lb in my truck on a several occasions and it pretty much fully compresses the suspension but it is ok. Just drive very easy and carefully. The payload for my truck is listed as 1,650lb. Remember payload includes passengers and stuff in the cab too. I go by the look of the suspension. Once you hit the bump stops, that's it lol.
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lol i ended up putting 1 ton of rock in it. she was squat pretty good but i was impressed with how well she took it
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Good stuff man! Did you happen to take any pictures with that much weight in the bed to show how much it was squatting?
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I have had lots of heavy stuff in my truck, including a load of rock which I had to weigh to get paid. Came in at 3k. No pics, but I have TLC anyway so you wouldnt see much. Well over the payload, but with just 10lbs of air in my bags she was level and drove beautifully.
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some people like to load a bit too much on a 1/2 ton
1 ton is usually ok, if you are careful

this guy may have over done it
http://www.ctsblog.net/2011/01/indep...ension-or.html
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some people like to load a bit too much on a 1/2 ton
1 ton is usually ok, if you are careful

this guy may have over done it
http://www.ctsblog.net/2011/01/indep...ension-or.html
Nah, he's still good ^^ He's just taking that cambered tire look to the extreme
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Just be careful. God forbid something happens and your overloaded you could be found at fault regardless, people seem to forget that nasty little catch. Might be best to just rent a trailer and get all you need in one load.
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