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Biggest Payload in your Bed?

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I searched through the threads but didnt see anything on this.
Wondering what the biggest load any of you have seen or put in your bed...and im not talking about big women in the bed room here boys.
I just put a yard and a half of crushed granite in my truck and it weighed in around a ton and a half and she was squatting. In the past I had four 50 gallon barrels with nuts and bolts in the bed on a pallet and i almost sh*t when the scrap yards scale said it was 2 tons - thousand LB per barrel!
So I am wondering how much she'll hold before some catastrophic occurs... or what someones dared to do....
lemme know
pictures would be sweet too :party018:
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3600# of granite weighed at the scales before I left the pit and still had about 2" between the bump stops on top of the axels. There are threads out there about this too.
 

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there ya go... thanks good reference
bout to head home now, have 3000# of granite and 12 6x2x12s and 2 8" columns... building a deck
prolly near your 3600
 

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I had 40 80# bags of quickcrete so thats 3200lbs
 

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just had about 1000lbs of rock stacked in the bed of my rhino 700 , front tires were barely touching the ground and was bottomed out in rear
 

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54 bags or 80# concrete, my tool box full of tools and then a trailer on the tongue, trailer and load were probably about 11,000#... to say the least she was a little over loaded and I think I damaged a leaf pack, cause she has sat lower in the rear since...
 

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Yep had a heck of a time convincing the kid at Lowes to set it on there with the forklift .
I'm a manager at Lowes. You would not believe what folks ask us to load. How about a fridge on top of a honda accord, or a pallet of shingles into the bed of an S-10. I'm sorry our associate was apprehensive. Most of us know what a truck is capable of with payload, but there are alot of new guys out there fearful of damages/job loss. Just last week I caught a good chewing from a distraught customer. I refused to let my loader put a pallet of quikrete in his Ranger. The days of signing a waiver are gone, our upper mgnt. just won't let us. My guys know if they see a Cummins pull up, no problem!:party018:
 

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hauld a set of rails with all the pads and bolts for a 690 john deere trackhoe i dont know what it weighd but my truck was squatin prety good.
 

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These are all great! You cant see the stone in my truck so it looks like those are some heavy boards but this is with 2 yards of 1" granite :party018:
DSC00450 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
 

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yep, 3500 lbs of shingles up to my cabin 4 hours and no sweat
 

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I have a sled deck, with two long tracks loades with fuel and oil. Plus gear underneath the deck. Oh for you guys that dont know what a sled deck is. Its a deck made from aluminum and board that sits just barely higher than the bed rails, so you can fit to sleds side by side in the bed of a truck. The deck is like 400, sleds are 700 a piece, with the gear. Then on the way home, I bet each sled weighs in at 800 a piece if not more. They are loaded with snow and ice. Not alot in the bed, just alot sitting on top of it. Truck handles it like a dream. Airbags help with swaying though.
 

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4500# of sand for the sand box. Squatted pretty good, but still had room. Did not even phase the power of the cummins
Yea with over 2 tons in the bed I was still starting in second - the engine didnt even notice - SO AWESOME :drool2:
 

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A 33-gal air compressor and related accessories. Around 175lbs total.

I've only had her 3 weeks now...give me time!
 

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the heaviest load I've had was a pallet of field stones measured 4'x4'x4' not sure of the weight but I dang near forgot it was there... till I went over a speed bump, yep then I could tell.
 
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