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Wondering if anyone knows close to approx weight for front and rear complete off A 5-ton.
I'm trying to figure out how many pair I can put on trailer and bring home from Cali.
 

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Wondering if anyone knows close to approx weight for front and rear complete off A 5-ton.
I'm trying to figure out how many pair I can put on trailer and bring home from Cali.
I recall each housing weighing somewhere around 1600lbs.

HTH
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Wholly Fawker, I hope your shittin! I might need some help then.
I thought maybe rough 800#'s each!
What's a fair going price?

Nother question for you. Since I've never layed a hand on one before.
2-1/2 ton rockwells are all the same as far as the style/weight/application that came out of the back of the 5-ton troop carrier military truck?

Thanks for your help and time
 

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Wait, Are you talking about the axles out of a 2-1/2 ton truck or a 5 ton truck? there is a big difference in the axles.
 

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2-1/2 ton rockwells are all the same as far as the style/weight/application that came out of the back of the 5-ton troop carrier military truck?
I am no rocket scientist and I would never claim to know shit about rockwells but my intuition tells me that you are not going to find 2 1/2 ton rockwells in the back of a 5 ton truck.
 

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Oh, and 2-1/2 ton axles are in the range of 800 a piece. 1600 sounds about right for the 5 ton.
 

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5 tons are about $1200 a piece.I put a post about it a while back and got some good info.I am fixing to start a 4 seater buggy with 5 ton's.They are the same width as 2 1/2 ton but the tubes and axles and third member are larger.I believe the tubes are 2" larger around.I am going to try and find some 60" tires for it maybe not decided yet.
 

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The actual 5 ton troop truck dual axle rear's,two equalling 5 ton capacity...
The ones I've seen alot of people buy for whatever reason (confused).
I came across about six pairs and need to get rid of them..
There 2-1/2 ton rockwell axles front and rear's
I'm in the dark on what the came with and all other spec's like I said I have never messed with any or have used any or sold any...
 

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5 tons are about $1200 a piece.I put a post about it a while back and got some good info.I am fixing to start a 4 seater buggy with 5 ton's.They are the same width as 2 1/2 ton but the tubes and axles and third member are larger.I believe the tubes are 2" larger around.I am going to try and find some 60" tires for it maybe not decided yet.

Thanks guys, I'll get down there after sema and figure out what all I have down there. I recieved a whole closing junk yard that was used for TV show and I got everything axle wise out of there cheap....There's 60's and 44's and whole pot load of 2-1/2'ers and prolly a couple of 5 tons that I saw that's why I'm confused.
You'll see them here soon for sale and maybe even post up while I'm there to get rid of all these for cheap in the Cali area. i'll just load the trailer till the tires flatten and see if i can burn up another trans on the way home!!!!!!! :smokin:
 

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The actual 5 ton troop truck dual axle rear's,two equalling 5 ton capacity...
Please stop using math to confuse yourself. There are 2.5T trucks, such as the M35 and related ilk, and then the 5 ton trucks, which are M54's and whatnot. The fact that they are twin screw rears, or that each has a specific weight rating, doesn't change that the axles themselves are called 2.5 ton or 5 ton in deference to the vehicles they came on.

The weight rating is a real rating for the truck, unlike civilian "tonnage" ratings, which are totally crackpot and arbitrary. This is why that guy with the M880 Dodge the other day sees his truck called a 5/4T (since it probably can hold 2500lbs in the bed no sweat), when it is just a mil version of a civvy 3/4T truck.

Now, these trucks are rated 2.5T or 5T in their offroad capacity ONLY. They will run twice this load on pavement and still be well within spec. I've carried something like 9000 lbs with my deuce and it was still just a breeze to drive (and, more importantly, stop!). A guy on one of the mil veh lists put 19k in his deuce over some short distance and was without damage.

What I'm getting at is the idea that two big ass 5 ton housings are 5 ton when hooked up in tandem sells these monster housings VERY short. I bet you could throw close to 30k in the bed of a 5 tonner and not show undue bearing wear... but that's total conjecture.

BTW I'd be happy to make those 2.5T's go away for about $1500, take all. I'll even come pick up. ;)

Bob
 

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Thanks,
Pm me your phone number and I'll put it in my book and holla at you when I'm down there. I have to pick up a toyota desert truck and will bring back as many axle's as I can carry and sell as many as I can for cheap while I'm there as well.
 

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I am listing this info. for future use. These weights were done with an electronic scale. 2 1/2 ton front, 100% complete stock, 842 lbs., narrowed front with no brakes 662 lbs. The rear 100% stock 692 lbs. and with the brakes removed, 532 lbs. Two drums and two backing plates with all of there parts is 160 lbs. steve differential eng. inc.
 

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THANK YOU Steve. I've been wondering on exact weights, and now you've saved me a Florida phone call... thanks, man!
brake junk weighs a buck sixty! damn.
 

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steve gerstner said:
I am listing this info. for future use. These weights are done with an electronic scale. 2 1/2 ton front, 100% complete stock, 842 lbs., narrowed front with no brakes 682 lbs. The rear 100% stock 692 lbs. and with the brakes removed, 532 lbs. steve differential eng. inc.
What about a non-narrowed front Steve? (no brakes is fine we can all weigh pinion brakes or guess).

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2 1/2 ton front, narrowed front with no brakes 662 lbs. The rear with the brakes removed, 532 lbs.
day-um... thats really not THAT much more than a complete D60/ff14b. I sooo want to built a rockwell-equipped buggy. :grin: 2 inch shafts + 53" michelins would be the shizzle.

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day-um... thats really not THAT much more than a complete D60/ff14b. I sooo want to built a rockwell-equipped buggy. :grin: 2 inch shafts + 53" michelins would be the shizzle.

j
The tires is where the weight makes so much difference if you run the military tires.Them 53's are around 300 lbs each and the 48's are around 225 each.
 

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5 ton weight

Just purchased (6) 5 ton front axles off of govliquidation in wooden crates complete with brakes 1825 pds crate not that heavy.
 
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