Join Date: Apr 1999
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Re: what does an F450 weigh??????
Ford estimates the '99-'03 F-450 7.3L PSD CrewCab 4x4 PSD with a 1,000-pound bed and 60" CA to be 26,000 GCWR minus 17,200 tow rating = 8,800 pounds. But we know their tow rating is overstated by a few hundred pounds because it doesn't include options such as AC, cruise control, etc. And no tools, cooler, passenger, or anything else.
I usually consider the minimum weight of a '99 F-450 with an aluminum tow body when wet and loaded for the road, including driver and one passenger, a cooler and a few tools, to be about 10,000 pounds. That makes a realistic tow rating of about 16,000 pounds max.
The PTO and dump cylinder are heavy suckers, and your steel bed must be really heavy to push you up over 11,000 pounds. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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My Sierra Blanca in the sig pic was a great pickup for 11.5 years. I sold it a coupla years ago. I drove a hand-me-down 2003 F-150 SuperCrew 4.6L 2V for a while, but it was unacceptable for towing more than a rowboat. Replacement is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew Lariat that tows my 5,000-pound TT like a dream.