All day hauling hay up a 8% grade

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Did about 300 miles up (loaded with 15 rolls per load) and down (unloaded) the mountain today. Averaged 8 mpg, which was comparable to my buddy's diesel super duty flatbed doing the same thing all day. Truck performed awesome, pleasure to drive all day long! 92f for the high, trans temp never exceeded 230f, engine stayed cool all day!
 

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Did about 300 miles up (loaded with 15 rolls per load) and down (unloaded) the mountain today. Averaged 8 mpg, which was comparable to my buddy's diesel super duty flatbed doing the same thing all day. Truck performed awesome, pleasure to drive all day long! 92f for the high, trans temp never exceeded 230f, engine stayed cool all day!
That's Tremor of the Month photo material if I've ever seen it!
 

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The rolls are probably 1300#+ each. That trailer is probably around 4500#. So he’s just about at the 17.5K# limit if not over.

(and that hay is pretty green so I’m guessing well over 😂)
Depending on size, density, moisture content 1200lbs-2000lbs apiece. Rolled alot of hay through years feeding cattle along with thousands of small square bales. Its a heavy load I guarantee you.
 

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The rolls are probably 1300#+ each. That trailer is probably around 4500#. So he’s just about at the 17.5K# limit if not over.

(and that hay is pretty green so I’m guessing well over 😂)
Look again. There's 15... so closer to 24k pounds. Again, over weight, but the chassis/drivetrain is definitely capable
 

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Look again. There's 15... so closer to 24k pounds. Again, over weight, but the chassis/drivetrain is definitely capable
I'm going to say that trailer with round bales is between 28,000lbs-30,000lbs. My guess.
 
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Had to get a bigger trailer. THESE rolls weighed a proper 900-1000 lbs a piece. 18 per load, and this trailer weighed around 5500 lbs. Luckily, we were only going 4 miles, and only 1 mile was on a paved road, so we went nice and slow (and yes, it was oversize and overweight, but we're in the country, had escorts/radios and we're not it California.)
 

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Had to get a bigger trailer. THESE rolls weighed a proper 900-1000 lbs a piece. 18 per load, and this trailer weighed around 5500 lbs. Luckily, we were only going 4 miles, and only 1 mile was on a paved road, so we went nice and slow (and yes, it was oversize and overweight, but we're in the country, had escorts/radios and we're not it California.)
Love the wraps! Never seen those before. What do you think pin weight is with this setup? Doesn't look like too much squat - forgive me, not sure if it was mentioned previously, but are you running bags? Great picture! For those concerned about being overweight, this same load would have been pulled 30-40 years ago with a truck rated for 12.5k...
 

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Had to get a bigger trailer. THESE rolls weighed a proper 900-1000 lbs a piece. 18 per load, and this trailer weighed around 5500 lbs. Luckily, we were only going 4 miles, and only 1 mile was on a paved road, so we went nice and slow (and yes, it was oversize and overweight, but we're in the country, had escorts/radios and we're not it California.)
Nice to see how she did with that behind her.

No worries from me; Farming has increased weight as long as it is local and stays off interstates and weight limited bridges. As an unwritten rule, if a county sheriff wants to make a stink about it he'll get booted from office pretty quick. So, if you don't tear things up, no one cares.
 
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Love the wraps! Never seen those before. What do you think pin weight is with this setup? Doesn't look like too much squat - forgive me, not sure if it was mentioned previously, but are you running bags? Great picture! For those concerned about being overweight, this same load would have been pulled 30-40 years ago with a truck rated for 12.5k...
Not really sure about pin weight, but it was a really easy pulling trailer, very well balanced, so whatever it was it was "just right" (I know, not very scientific).


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Nice to see how she did with that behind her.

No worries from me; Farming has increased weight as long as it is local and stays off interstates and weight limited bridges. As an unwritten rule, if a county sheriff wants to make a stink about it he'll get booted from office pretty quick. So, if you don't tear things up, no one cares.
Exactly. We've been on this land for multiple generations and it's a small community. As you say, law enforcement would be more likely to escort and stop traffic for us than anything else.
 

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we're not it California

What does that even mean? 😂

California has AG exemptions too, and is like 90% farm communities with plenty friendly local law enforcement.

Y'all really need to get out of your bubbles.
 
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