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Old 07-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #61
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anyone know if f-150 would handle the load?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #62
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anyone know if f-150 would handle the load?
Yes and no.
If you get a f150 like somebody's friend has you should have no problems. If you get a f150 like everybody else has definitely not.
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A half dozen pumps and poles and several ladders, that's less then a thousand pounds, yea f150 would be fine. But always look to the future would be my advise, and have more then you need just in case.
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Yes and no.
If you get a f150 like somebody's friend has you should have no problems. If you get a f150 like everybody else has definitely not.
That model my friend has is fords best selling f150. All you have to do is add the HD package as an option to increase the Gvwr. Even without it your payloads are high. Just like any model though. You buy the king ranch or platinum in either a f250 or f150 their both gonna have low payloads if you carry stuff in the bed if the truck. In 3.5 years I gave only used my bed to its capacity once. Had 800sqft of flooring put on it with a forklift. I use me trailer 99.9% of the or get stuff delivered if its that much. In 5 years I have never need to use our f250 not once. The only time I been in it was for a test drive.
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A half dozen pumps and poles and several ladders, that's less then a thousand pounds, yea f150 would be fine. But always look to the future would be my advise, and have more then you need just in case.
what about pics,brake, saw table,tools,nails,pole brackets ,roof brackets and 6 sq of siding strapped to it

you need a 250 or better for any kinda of longevity..it's common knowledge
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I have a rack on my truck and I haul a lot of tools and matieal . And put a f250 to the limits all the time.
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What about 2500 on the chevy or gmc?
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I got 3500 dodge..never dies and handles weight and towing no problems..chevy is just a car truck and ford..coughcough...
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What about 2500 on the chevy or gmc?
Those would work too, any 1/2 ton or better as a general rule.
One thing you may not know is that many components are the same from brand to brand. Take transfer cases for instance. They are/were made by New Process Gear which was formed by the big three. Saginaw makes/made steering components that were cross platform. Dana as well. Rear axel assemblies in the 250/2500 and 350/3500 were in many instances interchangeable.
For loads, you want an axel that is NOT supported by bearings. That is what is called full floating. The hub/drum/rotor brackets are supported by the axel TUBE and have 2 beefy conical bearings instead of a single roller type. Also, once all that mass gets moving, something has to stop it. Size of the braking system is very important. The drums of older 350/3500 series are 12" in dia with a shoe width of 3 or 3.5 inches or more. The bigger the rotor dia. the greater the breaking force (generally).
Other drive train components are also beefier, such as drive shafts, u-joints, anti-sway bars, shocks, bushings, etc.

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Chevy's are frickn GAY!

I feel like I'm in high school again. Lol
HEY HEY NOW!!!!

Older(pre-1988) Chevys are bada$$! I do prefer the Fords for the later model stuff though!

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HEY HEY NOW!!!!

Older(pre-1988) Chevys are bada$$! I do prefer the Fords for the later model stuff though!
I was being cynical lol. I think all of them break and have problems. Dodge makes a really crappy product as evidenced by consumer reporting companies and truck sales but. Eventually they all have issues that are far from perfect.
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I was being cynical lol. I think all of them break and have problems. Dodge makes a really crappy product as evidenced by consumer reporting companies and truck sales but. Eventually they all have issues that are far from perfect.
I must agree Dodge does make some junk!
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I must agree Dodge does make some junk!
Every 50,000 miles new tranny. Just like a oil change. After this truck dies I am going back to the 86 chevy pickup. Easy to fix and no computer.
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I was in my GMC dealership today getting a lube, oil, filter. While I was waiting I browsed the lot. Lots of nice new fancy pickups. How nice it would be to drive one of those.

But my one ton van is the best thing for my work.

The point is - It's a WORK truck. Buy what's best for the job.

My personal vehicle is a jacked up Jeep Cherokee
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Every 50,000 miles new tranny. Just like a oil change. After this truck dies I am going back to the 86 chevy pickup. Easy to fix and no computer.
Amen!!! I've got 2 '86 Chevys a 3/4 ton and a 1-ton dually.....


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Amen!!! I've got 2 '86 Chevys a 3/4 ton and a 1-ton dually.....


Rust kills the trucks here. Those were the best chevy trucks made. A 1/2'' and 9/16'' wrench would take care of 75% of the bolts. Fuel pump on the engine block instead of in the tank. Easy to change out, only it took longer to get that pushrod to stay up then it took to bolt on that $20 part.
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If you put 5000 pounds in the back of a half ton you are an idiot, period.

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