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Overload of the Day

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Birken Vogt, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Willie B

    Willie B Senior Member

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    Crushed rock facility I go to might be a few hundred pounds over my GVWR, not more. They take safety laws very seriously.
     
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  2. skyking1

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    I didn't have a scale on that loader but I checked every load that went out for a while to get a good idea of what was what.
     
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  3. mowingman

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    FYI: During my 10 years in the materials business, we always figured crushed limestone weighed 1.35 tons/cy. Concrete sand was calculated at about 1.5 tons/cu. Of course, these wieghts will vary depending on what kind of material you are mining.
     
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  4. materthegreater

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    I always thought that was a given? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Pixie

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    AND a sawzall.... you have an exciting day planned LOL.
     
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  6. suladas

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    Probably not too exciting, it is a ford so there's a pretty good chance it won't make it to the jobsite :p
     
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  7. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    Just installing a water line and frost free hydrants. The pea stone is for the water to drain into when the hydrant is turned off. The Hackzall is for cutting the plastic tubing.

    Almost didn't make it to the job site last week before they graded the road... Some places you wouldn't want to try going more than 3 miles per hour, maybe 4 with 5 tons of sand in the truck.
     
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  8. Willie B

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    #1 son seems to follow diesel pickups very closely. Wastes too much time recounting every failure of Ford diesels. He's getting tempted by the latest gas engine Ford offers, but would never own any Ford diesel except the 7.3.
    I point out the GM diesel I own isn't rusty mostly because it won't run most of the time. It has been dead 6 weeks now, & is at a GM diesel specialist in Cavendish waiting while he deals with a yard FULL of GM diesels with similar problems.
     
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  9. Old Doug

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    I was hauling old tires off and i had a pickup and trailer loaded but had 1 more car tire i just couldnt find a place for then it hit me i put it in the passenger floor.
    I like GM stuff but will drive and own what ever. If one was better than the other every one would own it. In my mind ford should have stuck to one diesel till they had it wright . GM has a ok engine but like them all its to electric.
     
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  10. ianjoub

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    I had no problems with my 6.7 diesel Ford. I ordered another one in Dec. (still waiting). What problems have there been with those? I haven't heard of any and didn't experience any.
     
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  11. Old Doug

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    Just wait there will be something come up. Time will tell they say they do all kinds of testing with real world simulations but there is no substitute for time.
     
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  12. Birken Vogt

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    Place next door has a couple 6.7 in a F550 and an even bigger truck. Nothing but trouble, major $$$$ but they use them commercially with idle time and all that. I suppose they might work OK in pickups most of the time. The Ford dealer always has a line of them waiting for the cab to come off. I guess you just roll the dice.
     
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  13. Truck Shop

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    Today was a day I wished I had a Go Pro mounted on the dash.

    3 pm this afternoon on the highway to Oregon state line there are several traffic lights-a 55mph zone.
    There was a loaded fuel tanker in the left lane next to me, we are coming up on a stale green. I started
    backing off anticipating it to change the tanker never let off till it was way too late. I was just a car length
    back from rear of trailer. I would presume he applied over 65 lb's of air closer to 70 lbs. The sun was just
    right if I had a camera, he smoked the brakes on every axle including the steer in a very short distance,
    like 150 ft. The surge in the tanks is what really got him. He never got it stopped-laid on the horn and
    rolled through a red light narrowly missing a eager beaver that was making a left in front of him.

    Sharp as a marble.
     
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  14. CM1995

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    We must be lucky. Currently have 3 6.7's that have been very dependable (knocks on wood). One is a '13 with almost 200K on the clock and only replaced the trans due to heavy towing, another is an '18 with 70K on the clock where the only problem was a split intercooler hose, current truck is new with less than 1K miles on it.

    Ford's 6.7 has been a great power plant for us, YMMV.
     
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  15. Jumbo

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    About 3 weeks ago, heading East out of Ellensburg, I came across four tire marks (in the left lane) I was thinking hmmmm, someone had to stab their brakes. Only I followed them for about 2 miles more or less. finally caught up with the set of doubles and the rear trailer had apparently locked up and the driver had slid the tires flat so he could install a rather sizeable air leak in all 4 tires. DOT was sitting there behind him probably entertaining him while waiting for a tire truck. It looked (at 65mph) that he had even rubbed off the sidewalls. Apparently the mirrors and the tire smoke detectors didn't work?
     
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  16. skyking1

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    I was that guy once, blowing the horn and regaining control through a light. It was one of those wet days after a long dry spell, I was empty and already slowing down over a rise and heading for a stale light. The brakes, they did nothing. It may as well have been ice.
     
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    I remember from my riding days the first rain after a dry spell brought all the oil etc. to the top in a hurry. Ice just like you described.
     
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    Whoops can that double post be deleted?

    Yep it sure can.:D
    CM
     
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  19. Birken Vogt

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    Yeah, I don't know, they take good care of their stuff also. The owner got so mad he wanted to sell the Fords, but there was nothing to replace them with, so they are still there.
     
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  20. gwhammy

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    It seems some lights stay on yellow longer than others. Why don't they set them up to flash yellow like three times while the green is on before changing? Same switching from from yellow to red. I can't imagine living in really hilly country and towing heavy.
     
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