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Old 12-14-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do u think a f800 would tow a backhoe and trailer? Total weight would be about 25 000 i would guess.
The truck has a 7.8 diesel wiht 210 hp and 5 speed
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It would handle it just fine. If it has air brakes, then you're even one more step ahead. I've loaded one up to almost 40k combined, and it was still ok. The 7.8 is a pretty good engine, just under appreciated. It would haul it better if you turn out the fuel screw. I pointed it out on my youtube video, and details are in the Low Buck Fuel Rate site(they dont let me post the link here).
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I also think you will be just fine. The 7.8 is a great little engine, that will work it's butt off all day, even in stock form. We have a fire truck that came with the 7.8 in it, scales somewhere around 32,000 i think. Engine does fine, pulls great and doesn't fall flat on it's face like the 3208 does on a hill. Now if it only had a jake.....
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