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Bed load?

I need some dirt and I'm thinking about 2.5 tons worth. How much could I put in the bed of my 2500 safely without damaging anything?

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I've put 2k lb round bales in peoples 3/4 and in my ton and its never done anything...if that helps

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i loaded the bed of my 'ol 90 2wd dually with 6000lbs more than a few times... tho it was a dually...

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I've had about 8500 lbs with a tank full of brine water, but also a dually.

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Hmmmm...

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What kind of weight do you think you had there Mike?

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What kind of weight do you think you had there Mike?
Hmmm... I would say it for sure over GVWR and worth a good ticket from DOT inspector... I was on my over load springs and the load was so heavy that traveling down a 7% grade in 3rd gear (20-30 MPH) the exhaust brake can no longer hold it back and continued to gain if I did touch the service brakes now and then...

But I do this yearly. I haul out nearly 12-15 cords of firewood... Then I might do it again for friends...

I got pictures of my Buddy's 1992 Dodge Cummins 1 Ton loaded even heavier than my own...

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I've crossed scales with 2 tons in the bed of my truck. Its a single rear wheel longbed. It was feeling a little light in the front and I wouldn't want to do a whole lot more than that, especially if there are any hills. Mainly for the liability if you do get in an accident. How far are you going, and what is the terrain and traffic like in your area?
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I've crossed scales with 2 tons in the bed of my truck. Its a single rear wheel longbed. It was feeling a little light in the front and I wouldn't want to do a whole lot more than that, especially if there are any hills. Mainly for the liability if you do get in an accident. How far are you going, and what is the terrain and traffic like in your area?
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I've never loaded these down so much the front end felt light. I guess the most I've hauled in the bed only was alittle over 1 Ton. I had 1.5 Tons in a GM 1/2 ton, now that was light in the front.

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The heaviest load I've ever done in a 1972 Dodge Powerwagon 360 CID, 4 BBL, 4 speed, 3.55:1 ratio...

When I can down the hill I was in Granny First gear and the truck refused to hold back. The 3/4 ton rear end was bumping the stops on every bounce. Worse yet it was still accelerating in first and I rode the brakes to the bottom.

Plum Dumb... Really... Needless to say I did some serious damage to the truck including axle and bearing damage...

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