Figureing Loaded weight, question.

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Rickp334, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Rickp334

    Rickp334 Bobtail Member

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    When trying to find out what I can haul in cargo do I look at gcwr? For instance the 99 f350 super cab with a 7.3 and 4:10 gears shows a gcwr of 20k. Is that the weight truck, trailer, and load? If so that's not much.
     

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  2. BryE

    BryE Bobtail Member

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    Yes. That would be truck, trailer, and load.
     
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  3. Rickp334

    Rickp334 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks Brye. That's not very much. Lol
     
  4. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    You need a dual rear end.
     
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    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    From a semi truck. Would help.
     
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    Rickp334 Bobtail Member

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    The truck is a dually. Towing guid has it at 20k gcwr unless I'm reading it wrong. If the truck weights 5500 and the trailer weighs 7800 that leaves 6700. That's not very much. It has air bags and I heard that increases gcwr but I cant find anything that says that officially.
     
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  7. Rickp334

    Rickp334 Bobtail Member

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    Lol I see what your saying. Lol
     
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    Bdog Heavy Load Member

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    I don’t think the air bags officially change anything thought they do help reduce sag. Trucks have increased tow capacity tremendously over recent years. For example my 2017 dually has a gcwr of around 40k. The newer trucks have better brakes, stiffer frames, stronger engines, better cooling, etc.
     
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  10. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    I don't quite agree with this. But new trucks do have way more hype saying everything is better. If this were true why do old trucks/semis do the same type of work new versions do.
     
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