How much can I haul?

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  1. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Bobtail Member

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    I have a 2008 International 4300 24 ft. Box Truck, and I wanted to know what is the maximum weight I could load. The guy at the dealership said it could haul 60,000 lbs and that seemed off to me. It's a non CDL truck, class 6 rated.

    I also have a picture from the inside of the door
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  2. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    GVWR
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
    To calculate your vehicle's payload capacity, you only need to know two things: your vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and its curb weight. ... A vehicle's GVWR is calculated by its manufacturer, and you can typically find it in your owner's manual or on the vehicle's doorframe, near the door latch

    Your truck may physically have the ability to haul 60,000# . Legally it is limited to the GVWR.

    Take GVWR subtract the curb(operating) weight= amount of cargo weight you can carry.
    Also depending on the licensed weight your registration allows.

    Do a search with this:
    2008 International 4300

    Click on international detailed specs.

    It shows the GCW is 66,000#
    This is weight of truck loaded weight plus weight of trailer
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Now that I read your label.
    Your GVWR is 23500#
    Front axle 8,000#
    Rear axle 15,500#

    Take 23,500# minus truck empty weight
    That will give you amount of cargo you can carry.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 23500 pounds.

    Find yourself a CAT scale. Put it on there. empty with full fuel and you in it. Pay the 11.00 get a nice yellow ticket showing your empty weight.

    It should be somewhere below 23500.
     
  5. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Without a CDL your limited to 26000 lbs anyway.
     
  6. Fmlfrtho

    Fmlfrtho Bobtail Member

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    Don't mind those numbers. Scale the truck and subtract it from 26,000 lbs. Thats your total payload. This unit as I recall weights in the neighborhood of 7800 kg, about 800kg more if it has a reefer
     
  7. x1Heavy

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    Sorry, he has to be careful to be at gross vehicle weight. A smart cookie DOT will fine him for 3000 over gross more or less.

    They can most certainly be happy to tell him what they expect at a scalehouse. Way better to be educated proper than to learn at hands of a ticket or OOS.
     
  8. Fmlfrtho

    Fmlfrtho Bobtail Member

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    Yeah that's what I'm saying, GVW is 26,000. Payload is GVW minus tare. The numbers in the door jamb are basically irrelevant lol. Edit. Before I was made a mechanic I was weighing, registering and decaling trucks (Ryder)
     
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  9. Ridgeline

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    No the gvw is 23,500 lbs, nothing more.

    The guy with the badge will tell you the same thing.
     
  10. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Where do you see 26,000?
     
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