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Hauling rock - pictures

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaprerunner, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    tacomaprerunner

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    My dad and I have been getting some rock from the side of a road in town. We've made 3 or four trips so far. This is the most rock I've had in the truck so far. The 3.4 is a strong engine, but it definitely had to kick it up a notch, especially uphill. The brakes were of course less responsive, but overall the truck handled great. It felt like it was at or near its limit though - check out the bump stops picture. Anyways, just thought I'd share.

    Here she is loaded down. Some substantial lean here.
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    Here's the rocks
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    And this is how close I was to the bump stops.
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  2. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Nice,
    I loaded mine that close to the bumps with the new 5 leaf wheelers packs about a week after installing them lol. That was a lot of weight! Your right about the brakes feeling weak, but the power felt just fine.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    eordonez

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    ouch, thats a lot
     
  4. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Ya it was a good experience. What did you load your truck up with?
     
  5. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    I swept up my grandpa's car lot (about 100" by 50") for the first time in 20 years and loaded all the dirt/gravel/old car parts into the truck. I couldn't believe how much dirt came from that lot. The pile was taller than the bedsides.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    tacomaprerunner

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    That sounds like a lot of weight...it gets heavy quick. You got any pictures?
     
  7. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    I know, I freaked out a little when I stepped back and saw how much it was squatting haha. I wish I had taken some pics, but I didn't.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Haha ya my first reaction when I saw how low the hitch was was 'no way'. Completely unexpected. But worth it.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    yeah i hauled about a yard of wet gravel and sand once and man did that ass end ever sag. not problem with power at all mostly hills around these parts but felt just fine. kinda scared me though with how weak our stock leafs are..
     
  10. Aug 7, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    I would have been on the bump stops for sure on the stock leafs. they are very weak.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    Any idea on the weight of this. I am planning on hauling some lanscaping and trying to decide weather to make a few trips or to pay to have it delivered. I need approx 2 tons of rock.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    depends how much they are charging you to deliver. 2 tons is 4,000 pounds.... i would say 4 trips. so do the gas and wear and tear of you having to get it out of your truck versus them just dumping it.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    Well not to be an ass, but 2 tons= 4,000 pounds....so do how much weight the bed can hold and divide 4000 by that to find how many trips it wil take u
     
  14. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    yeah I am familiar with the math as I did pass 2nd grade. LOL Wondering how much the bed can actually hold from the people who have loaded it up.
     
  15. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    shit u learned long division in second grade.... I didn't learn that untill atleast 4th :p
     
  16. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    i wouldnt put more than 1250/1500 in it. its not what the bed can hold, its a matter if you can safely stop or not
     
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