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Largest load in your trucks?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Stuff99, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    I just got my first large load today. a 1/4 bucket of dirt to fill in the driveway. i took some pics because its sitting might low!! I'll weigh it sometime today to see what she has on her, its 1260kg empty.

    EDIT- i weighed it, im sitting at 2660kg/5860lbs.. with a load of 1260kg/2772lbs.. bit over the rated 750kg capacity...
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. o8k

    o8k Member

    "bit over the rated 750kg capacity..."


    1.7x over capacity is only a bit? Hulk Smash!!!! :frustration:

  3. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

  4. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    i had 3 4'x8'x1/4" sheets of steel in the back, don't have pix of that... but here's one with 15 sheets of 3/4" cdx

  5. zardoz

    zardoz Member

    LOL I suppose this beats the 800 pounds of liquid nutrients I had on-board for my first drive home....

  6. I don't have a pic but I've had over 1500lbs in my personal U42T Mini Cab and it barely squatted!
  7. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    well it drove amazingly well on the way home. it was slow accel but it did so okay. puffed some good ol black diesel smoke out the back to :p

    im sure it was too much for the tires though.. on the highway at about 80km/hr i could feel it sway... needless to say it has been dropped off and it feels back to normal now! feels good to get a good test load in there!
  8. IndianaJason

    IndianaJason Member

    Im not for sure, but Ill give a pretty fair guestimate based on experience.

    Ive had at least 1,500 lbs. of firewood on mine at once.

    It really didnt squat much at all, not like you would think.

    And the dumb bed never hesitated once when I got it out of the woods and dumped it by the front door.

    The more weight I put on it, the better it does in the woods and up and down the creek banks and trails.

    I wish I had this truck 10 years ago :(
  9. Meesho

    Meesho Member

    Isn't this forum for Mini Trucks only??? Just joking. ;):D:p;):D:p
  10. Ravk

    Ravk Member

    I had 1300 lbs of wet sand in the back of my Acty. The drive uphill (8% grade) was slow but high speed was 60 kph on the flat. Bull low gear definitely helped!
  11. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    ya! when i had her loaded down the low gearing sure helped!! i posted earlier how she felt a little wobbly loaded, well other day i noticed the back drivers wheel was low, had a nail in it apparently..

    and so far no new on replacement tires... i really need to get something before i get a nail or something that wrecks the tire..
  12. Had a few big loads in the back.

    Had the complete rear subframe from a parts car Starion. Takes 2 strong people alot of effort to lift off the ground. As well as that i had 4 wheels, 2 struts, a door, fuel tank and other assorted peices.
  13. o8k

    o8k Member

    I was google'ing around and noticed that there are add a leaf type "lift kits" out there. bringing it back to this thread.... Add a leaf's typically add to the load weight of trucks by quite a bit. Does anyone here have somthing like that installed, if so, how much more capacity would you say you recieved from it?
  14. Ravk

    Ravk Member

  15. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    my dad had those 'add a leaf' things put on his cargo minivan (dodge caravan) and it helped. his van was just too loaded with spare parts and stuff all the time. was hard on the suspension. even broke a leaf once..
  16. o8k

    o8k Member

    I am supprised, that the ACTY has leaf springs, being that its 4 wheel independent suspension and all. Anyways... Did you just measure the distance between the mount points to determine leaf pack length?

    I dont own a mini yet but would love to source a leaf pack part b4 i buy one. Cuz im gonna rage on that little truck when i get it w/ mods-o-plenty. I've still been curious how the suspension was setup on the rear ends of both the subaru and the honda models, still a fuzzy area for me.

  17. What size engine is your diesel? What is the hp & torque?
  18. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    1998cc or 2L diesel. no clue on the hp and torque
  19. Must sip fuel.
  20. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    all depends on how you drive it. and how often you are against the wind... was on highway the other day, plow wind hit head on, slowed me from 120 to 80 instantly.
  21. Plow Wind

    Too funny, I am from the town the plow wind hit in 1995. Not too many people use that term, I grew up in Oxbow.
  22. kepow

    kepow Member

    Please excuse my ignorance
    Why would I care what something hauls if it isnt a minitruck?
    OK its a bit interesting but not really
  23. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    kepow, just to see what kind oddities we do :p

    Super D, im in estevan so thats why lol
  24. MichTrucks

    MichTrucks Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dumping a load of Stone. I suspect it's over 2500#

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  25. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    did another large load today. almost a full yard of brick sand. going to make one hell of a sandbox!! good thing it was in my little truck to! 1/2 ton would not be able to get it in where it went!!

  26. Rick Melloh

    Rick Melloh Member

    I am just getting started at abusing our Sambar SC. I tried to combine trips and ended up with 17 - 50 lb bags of stone, a new 100 lb grill in the box thrown on top, $150 worth of groceries stacked in the pasenger seat and floor pan, and my big, fat, sagging, white butt adding the last 200 lbs. Conservatively speaking, I would guess 1200 lbs of load. The 175-70 R13s looked fine. The 350 kg rating on the tailgate was meaningless. It didn't squat a bit. Our 87 'Burb sure would. The Sambar finally rode a little like a car instead of an unsprung brick or our old Kubota B2100. The supercharger made it go just fine in traffic, but I had to downshift to 4th on the hills of NH, maybe even 3rd a time or two. I drove the usual 80 kph for two lane hwy. It tracked real nice. I bet the brakes were overmatched, but noone died. Getting this truck was one of my better ideas.

    The long bed dumper pictured by stuff99 looks handy, but I don't think it's a mini. The doors remind me of a nasty old mid-engined Toyota passenger van from way back when they looked like they would fall over sitting still, all tall and narrow, with a short wheel base. Come to think of it, the tall cab on the Sambar makes it look tippy too. It's only an illusion, I hope.
  27. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    lol rick It is actually modeled off the late 80's toyota vans you used to see driving around. it is larger then a mini. box is 2 feet wider and longer and so is the rest of the truck lol. too bad i dont have a dump. that sand was a workout to get out of the back!

    also I notice it rides and handels alot better with a load in it. driving it around empty all the time has me used to the stiff handeling and bouncing lol.
  28. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    another large load. only this time it was a light load but still big. fit 3 sets of queen size beds in the back!!

  29. cheepBeer

    cheepBeer Member

    this what we stick in ours...

    this what we stick in ours..not heavy but cute and it does 80mpg 1 up and 45mpg 2up that’s 300lbs with me and the missus
  30. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    aww it looks so cute! lol

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