Have You Ever Weighed Your Truck?

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I have, and I was a bit surprised.

I went to pick up a free load of oak firewood awhile back. It wasn't far from a truckstop, so I decided to stop in and weigh it. My truck / dump trailer wasn't long enough to axle out, but the scale did weigh the two pieces individually. Honestly, I was quite confident that I had loaded the trailer a little heavy, but as it turns out I was right on the money.


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I have weighed the past 3 trucks that I have owned. 1st. 1992 Ford f-150 reg cab long bed 4x4 custom. 300 6 cylinder, 5 speed mazda, full tank of fuel. 4,556lbs. 2nd, 1999 Ford F-350XLT reg cab 8ft bed 4x4 dually V-10 Auto, aluminum factory wheels, 6,620lbs. 3rd 2003 Chevy 2500 reg cab 8ft LS 4x4, Duramax Diesel, Allison auto, factory alum wheels, 6,244lbs. I never had any good reason to get them weighed, I just always wanted to know.
 
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I was weighing mine on a weekly bases last year when scrap was high, The truck and trailer run 14,400 to 14,600 empty depending on the fuel I carry. The biggest load of prepaired iron I have had on it was 34,000 which seemed little much for my truck and trailer, but I got it there with out any issues.
 

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I weigh every truck I own. My 2006 F-350 4x4 Extended Cab Short Bed SRW with a Diesel weighs 7,600# with me and 3/4 tank of fuel. Our 2004 F-250, same setup as the F-350, is 7,500#. Our 2007 F-150 4x4 SuperCrew weighs 5,560#. Again I weigh them all with 3/4 tank of fuel and just me in them. We have a scale 1.5 miles from my house so its very convenient.

The heaviest I have ever been is 32,600# with the F-350. My normal load is 23,200# on a weekly basis in the summer with this truck.

Chris
 
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Just noticed you paid $8.50 to get weighed. It is $2.50 to $3.00 around here. One local place will weigh me for free if I do not want a weigh slip. Guess things are just more expensive in the NE than in Indiana.

Chris
 
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I weighed my dodge d 50 at the slag plant when i hauled some slag I got there.
It weighed 2910 pounds.
Later I had to weigh it when I took some trash to the land fill.
Came out out about the same there also.
 
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Just noticed you paid $8.50 to get weighed. It is $2.50 to $3.00 around here. One local place will weigh me for free if I do not want a weigh slip. Guess things are just more expensive in the NE than in Indiana.

Chris


It was at a truckstop...... so I got hit the same as a tractor trailer. Ive been weighed for free before at a gravel pit, but they wouldn't give me a slip when weighing for free.

One thing I was a little surprised about was how much weight my "one ton" (being a SRW)will haul based on the tag in the door jamb....... over two ton, if I could ever load the axles properly.
 
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Yea, its around $3.00 here at a truck stop. You are right about the SRW trucks. I have 2 Ford Diesels that are SRW. They are very tough.

My 2004 F-250 has a GVWR of 10,000#-the truck and me at 7,500# leaves 2,500#.

My 2006 F-350 has a GVWR of 11,500#- the truck and me at 7,600# leaves 3,900#.

That is the reason I tell everyone not t bother with the F-250. As you can see the same truck in a F-350 will carry another 1,400# in my case and I can tell no difference in the ride. I have owned 2 3/4 ton trucks(Dodge and Ford) and 3 1 tons(2 Fords and one GM) and can not really tell any difference in the ride of any of them. The current truck I have, the 2006 F-350, will handle the weight better than any of the past trucks. SRW 1 tons are the best keep secret out there. I drove a dully for a while and will never do that again unless all I was doing was transporting down the highway. But not for a driver.

Chris
 
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Chris is dead on - on all points - I have a '95 F-350 SRW (gas) and an '03 Ram 2500 Cummins - I can overload the F-350 and it rides nice with barely any squat (and this at 220K+ miles). Put 3/4 ton load in the 2500 and it squats and sways - not bad, but enough that it annoys me and will never go 3/4 ton again - and it is why I still have the F-350.....:D

-Eric
 
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I weighed my truck with the trailer and the tractor & backhoe, to licence the truck for enough weight, everything weighed about 4100kg's, I licenced it for 4500 to give me some leeway with tools and extra's, I maintain everything regularlly but at 4500kg's I don't need an annual inspection or have to a daily trip sheet.
 

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