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Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:40:46 AM »
I've never really been a Ford man...but I just couldn't turn this one down!  2016 F150, 4x4, extended cab, XLT, 5.0. None of that fancy navigation stuff to distract my driving, good enough for me!  How much can I tow with this truck?  LT-40?  :D



 


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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 12:28:14 PM »
You can tow one LT40 or two Chevys and a Dodge.
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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 01:24:23 PM »
   No self respecting Dodge would ever let itself be towed by a Ford. :-[ :-[ :-[
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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 01:34:55 PM »
Pickup towing capacity is determined by how it's configured.  It can be a challenge to figure it out, but you better.  Check to see if it's got a transmission cooler for starters.  

Some of 'em won't tow didly.  Some will tow a lot.  Best to know what your particular truck is set up for.  
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
Nice looking truck.  I think I'm getting pickup truck envy.  Problem is mine is in great shape and low mileage. 

Now let's got back to pickup truck wars!  Ford! Chevy! Dodge!  Nissan!  Toyota!  
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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 10:41:23 AM »
I have a 15 with the max tow package and its rated to tow 13k. but I always mention 

"Just because you can. Doesn't mean you should!!!!"

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »
Nice looking truck! At least the manufacturer circled the problem on the grill for ya. lol Just joking good and bad in all. Congratulations!

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 08:56:04 PM »
I have a 15 with the max tow package and its rated to tow 13k. but I always mention

"Just because you can. Doesn't mean you should!!!!"
There is always a safety factor built in the rated capacity. 
Most of the time when i couple onto my gooseneck, i max out my 1 tns capacity. I may be running a bit overweight on my trailer at times, but have yet to have issues with any of the 3 goats iv owned/own. Mostly its getting traction enough to get my steam built off the starting line. 
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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 07:25:10 AM »
2015 was first year for aluminum body. so I have a 6000 pound truck instead of the normal 7000. when you put a 10k total load behind it and run through the hills it is far to scary going downhill. It pulled amazing up the hills I couldn't have imagined how good it pulls. but going downhill was an entirely different story. 

I still stand by my statement.

"Just because you can. Doesn't mean you should!!!!"

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 08:18:43 AM »
I've got an F150.  It pulls good and it does what it's supposed to, but if I was towing heavy all the time I'd want a 3/4 ton.  If I was towing heavy all the time I'd be needing a new truck pretty soon anyway.  It fits my situation though.

Lawg Dawg, figure out if that truck's got the max tow package on there before you get too crazy.  

That's a nice truck.  Don't worry about the Ford haters out there.  It's mostly envy.

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 08:33:10 AM »
Ford does have the best cab on the market.

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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 08:35:10 AM »
Ford does have the best cab on the market.
That'll start a ruckus.  :-X
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 08:39:14 AM »
hows that go? opinions and other parts of your anatomy?

I got both. not afraid to use them :)

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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 08:51:56 AM »
  No self respecting Dodge would ever let itself be towed by a Ford. :-[ :-[ :-[


My wifes dodge can't pull it's oun shadow :o  ::)  :D  :D
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 10:05:51 AM »
I have an F150 4x4 super cab 5.0. My 3rd new consecutive ford. Some of the banter between brand loyalists can be very entertaining as long as no one gets serious...
For example, I was told by a Dodge guy, my F150 could't pull the scum offa rice pudding... :D :D :D Nuther guy said "Dodge" stands for Dumb Operator Don't Get Excited :D :D
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2018, 10:58:42 AM »
Ford does have the best cab on the market.
I would have to agree. Our rented 2018 pilot rig, with the 6.7 diesel, sure was nice. Plenty of cab room and a lot of getty-up and go. 
Dont like the layout for dash/cab features, but it was managable. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2018, 11:04:53 AM »
hows that go? opinions and other parts of your anatomy?

I got both. not afraid to use them :)



"Just because you can. Doesn't mean you should!!!!"
If you dont do it, then how do you find the limitations? 
We are rated to lift 54,000# gross. We do it quite frequently. Just have to add a skin patch here and there, maybe change out some aluminum bulkheads for steel, or chase cracks now that we made 1 section more rigid and others still weak. But, it keeps the bills paid and a company paid singles vacation every 12 days out of 18. 
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Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2018, 11:11:19 AM »
I used to be a Chevy guy, but then my last 2 trucks have been Fords, first a 250 4x4, ran it for 120,000 miles after buying it with 80,000. 7.3 diesel, towed very well, but still a little light with a heavy load on my gooseneck, now I have an F350 4x4 with a 6.7 diesel. Does everything well, and it handles the gooseneck far better. I also do some bumper hitch trailering, does that well too, like when hooked to a dump trailer.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 03:07:30 PM »
Might as well throw this dog in da fight!  :D

John Deere is by FAR THE BEST TRACTOR!

I acquired this little unit last week also!  8)

Wonder what it's towing capacity is?  :P :D



 



 



 
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 03:24:40 PM »
more than the truck I bet.


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