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Old 02-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #5826 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #5827 (permalink)
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Are all these pics with green trees and grass old or do you guys really have no snow right now??
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Are all these pics with green trees and grass old or do you guys really have no snow right now??



what is this snow you speak of?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #5829 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #5830 (permalink)
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Looks like this outside: http://www.borealisbroadband.net/Vid-Glenn1mega.htm

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what is this snow you speak of?
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as in thats what it looks like there right now? it was 80* here today...
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Are all these pics with green trees and grass old or do you guys really have no snow right now??
Being that the last pic posted was from a member in Houston TX, I'm going with they have no snow right now.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #5833 (permalink)
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Yes, it refreshes every few mins. I guess it's just odd to see green grass when we have another 3 months before the snow is all gone.


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as in thats what it looks like there right now? it was 80* here today...
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #5834 (permalink)
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Near 80 and sunny down here in Houston. Again. Neighbor is running the AC. I miss snow
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #5835 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #5836 (permalink)
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EH, depending on what tires and axles they have under there
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Picture doesnt do it justice. F350 pulling a pintle hitch dual tandem equipment trailer(20kgvw+). The pintle hitch adapter bends down about 2in. I'd like to see it with the load that bent that!
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my 6.0 towing a cummins on an old uhaul trailer
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #5841 (permalink)
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Picture doesnt do it justice. F350 pulling a pintle hitch dual tandem equipment trailer(20kgvw+). The pintle hitch adapter bends down about 2in. I'd like to see it with the load that bent that!
Whats sad is I see the AF F350 tugs haul way heavier loads everyday.

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my 6.0 towing a cummins on an old uhaul trailer
Back the truck on and it would be fine. 6000lbs truck on 3000lbs trailer is 9000lbs. GCWR on a 6.0L F250 is 23000lbs truck weighs 7000lbs. My math says not big, not dumb, wrong thread. There is a thread for shit I towed with my truck though.
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Whats sad is I see the AF F350 tugs haul way heavier loads everyday.
I'm betting they're not using hitches sticking a foot past the receiver. That's a lot of leverage.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #5843 (permalink)
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I'm betting they're not using hitches sticking a foot past the receiver. That's a lot of leverage.
They are also locked in low range, can not go above 25 MPH, have weighted beds, are duallys and are operated on private land.

His comment is about as useful as saying "An Ottawa Yard Mule has a 5.9 Cummins in it, and can move around a loaded 52' semi trailer, so it is not a big deal to tow a 52' semi trailer with a Dodge Cummins pickup!"
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #5844 (permalink)
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I'm betting they're not using hitches sticking a foot past the receiver. That's a lot of leverage.
Nope they are not.

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They are also locked in low range, can not go above 25 MPH, have weighted beds, are duallys and are operated on private land.
Wrong, wrong, right, wrong, semi-right.

F350 bobtails we have are mostly 2WD (we have 2 with 4WD and those have normal selectable tcases). Both models have a standard auto transmission in all normal F350's with a diesel. The have an electronic governor at 35MPH which happens to be in 3rd on the auto. They have 1" plate tails on them that's all the weighting they need. There is not a single dualie model that I have ever seen. By private land you mean all AF bases worldwide. It is still a standard F350





The older Dodge 3500's we had were 4WD SRW with the stock suspension as a hole and a 4SPD auto. Those were mechanically limited to 25-30MPH depending on the model.
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His comment is about as useful as saying "An Ottawa Yard Mule has a 5.9 Cummins in it, and can move around a loaded 52' semi trailer, so it is not a big deal to tow a 52' semi trailer with a Dodge Cummins pickup!"
Your comment belongs in the fail thread.
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There are some duallie bobtails in AF inventory. 1980s Fords and Chevy's.

Last time I tried to pull "heavy" with one of the early 2000s Fords the trans burned up. Was just 2 trailers, maybe 20k total.
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There were dually tugs back in the day. IIRC some of the early powerstroke tugs were duallys, and here is a picture of an 80s dually.

Air force had had a lot of equipment.

My tug had a 2500 pound plate on it, and had a transfercase locked in low. It is 2wd, with a dead front axle, but it uses the reduction of the transfer case.

My CJ-10a tug also has a maximum towed load of 40,000 pounds. I would never even try, but thats what the air force TM says

Yes, the "private property" I am referring to is Air Force property. HUGE difference of pulling equipment across controlled access tarmac at 35 MPH and bombing down the interstate at 80 MPH, like I am sure that guy did.

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Whats sad is I see the AF F350 tugs haul way heavier loads everyday.



Back the truck on and it would be fine. 6000lbs truck on 3000lbs trailer is 9000lbs. GCWR on a 6.0L F250 is 23000lbs truck weighs 7000lbs. My math says not big, not dumb, wrong thread. There is a thread for shit I towed with my truck though.
That truck weighs more like 8k and the wheel base took up the whole trailer. My truck was damn near riding on the bump stops and no trailer brakes.

And GCWR is not 23,000 for bumper pull. Infact, i don't even think its 23,000 for gooseneck either. Maybe on a f350 dually.

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The stupid is out in force with the nice weather.



Only thing holding it down were a couple of bungee cords.
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That truck weighs more like 8k and the wheel base took up the whole trailer. My truck was damn near riding on the bump stops and no trailer brakes.

And GCWR is not 23,000 for bumper pull. Infact, i don't even think its 23,000 for gooseneck either. Maybe on a f350 dually.

Nice try smart ass
Did you even read what he suggested? Had you backed the truck on to the trailer it would have put the heavy end of the truck further back, loading the trailer more and the back of the ford less. And do you seriously believe a short bed dodge weighs 8k?
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