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Old 01-28-2014, 01:01 PM   #41
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That cute little dog is 15?
At Least!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #42
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I honestly don't think it is possible to overload these new super duties!! I know some of the stuff I pull is WAY beyond the lawyer stickers and it still tows it safely and like a dream! (I am with the oil field comments as I work in the oil field so it's load and go!)
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:33 AM   #43
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I honestly don't think it is possible to overload these new super duties!! I know some of the stuff I pull is WAY beyond the lawyer stickers and it still tows it safely and like a dream! (I am with the oil field comments as I work in the oil field so it's load and go!)
You mean you don't drive across a set of scales and verify your weight each time you load up??? That'll get you tarred and feathered around here!!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:02 AM   #44
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While you are setting your DVR's, find the Top Gear where they compared dually trucks. They hooked the F-350 to a LOCOMOTIVE engine and pulled it!
Actually, it was a Ford F450. Also, the F450 does have a higher tow rating and slightly different rear axle setup than the F350 (std on 350 is 3.73 gears and std on 450 is 4.30 gears). The 450's front axle is also wider to improve turning circumference. The remainder of the powertrain is the same, though.

Lastly, to make the comparison somewhat reasonable, they were comparing it against the Dodge 3500HD and Chevy 3500HD.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #45
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Hmm...thought Tanner said he had the 450.

Doesn't matter- it wAs entertaining.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #46
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Hmm...thought Tanner said he had the 450.

Doesn't matter- it wAs entertaining.
Oh, I hope I didn't come across as confrontational. It sure wasn't my intent. And yes, I watched that show and found it very entertaining. A bit silly at times, but never the less, entertaining. In the end, I don't think the proved much other that the Dodge really did lose the drag race. LOL!

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:06 PM   #47
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I thought it was interesting that the cover photo and article was about a company hauling their 19,000 pound payloads (helicopters) with their Superduty trucks. ?
funny thing is that 206 only weights around 5k. Add the trailer and you might be looking at 8k total... far cry fron 19k and I surly do not see 19k total weight on any of their trailers... looks like a little bit of a lie..
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #48
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funny thing is that 206 only weights around 5k. Add the trailer and you might be looking at 8k total... far cry fron 19k and I surly do not see 19k total weight on any of their trailers... looks like a little bit of a lie..
I think I recall reading something about them hauling large amounts of water and fuel- maybe that's where the 19K comes from rather than the chopper trailers.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:02 PM   #49
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so i just read the article again and its kinda vague.....they use f350s and f450s....

it seems the 350 are pulling the choppers which no way weigh 19k

they 450's they indicate are pulling loads of fuel and water.....i bet those are the 19k loads...

it says he added a 2" lift and got 5000lb more towing cap....? wonder if my 4" gives me 10k LOL..

either way....cool article....its no locomotive tho...hahah
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:08 PM   #50
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I believe the tow ratings are set based on the vehicle lasting X amount of miles, being able to brake within a specified range, and in some cases yes as a cya move. Around the farm and under 35 mph I've seen some unbelievable towing (loaded triple axle cattle trailer being moved by a modified 1/2 ton etc) but I would never try anything like that at highway speeds. Especially when dealing with severe inclines and declines you would see in the mountains. There's a reason big rigs run air brakes instead of fluid. Under heavy loads and heavy demand the fluid can boil but air just expands. Could an F350 handle that heavy of a load going through the plains? Maybe. However, I would hate to be around that same F350 pulling 19,000 lbs in the dead of summer through the rockies. That's a recipe for disaster. Those kinds of conditions are what engineers and lawyers have in mind when they set those tow ratings and it's also probably the reason that the trucks can pull more in less demanding situations.

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