How much weight?

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How much weight?

Post by 1wonton » December 10th, 2019, 1:35 pm

A few years ago I had a friend who used a '31 AA flatbed in his cement block plant. He would regularly load 15000 pounds and drive the blocks a few miles to delivery. The loaded bed sat squarely on the axles, the steering was a little squirrely and it took a couple blocks to start slowing down but the old gal would perform without fail. Has someone hauled more than this on a 1 1/2 Ford?

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Re: How much weight?

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » December 10th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Can't say I have been that heavy for sure, but I have had serious weight on it and it never had a problem with it.
I moved my father's collection of parts in three loads with my high racks installed and loaded engines, rear ends, springs, and transmissions and axles and name it. Truck work a treat with no complaints.
I've had sheets of dry wall, lumber, and sacks of concrete and hauled it all about ten miles from the big box shop with no issues. Biggest hazard is the rubber necking idiots who need to pass that slow truck but jam on the binders when they see how old it is.

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