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by starspangled6.0 on May 27 2012, 2:12am
We had a customer who needed some brush piles they wanted removed. They told me just to drive up the side of the of their property. We had just received 4.5" of rain the day before, so things were a bit soft, but not as bad as I thought. I popped the truck into 4x4, and set the new employee at the top of the hill to catch all the action. Of course, this being a GM truck, there wasn't any action- we powered through the weeds, 20' trailer and all ! After we got it loaded- that's when the fun started. I had to back up, and turn the whole rig around (watch out for all those apple trees, Jon!). The load was quite heavy, and I had to spin the engine up the 3000 RPM just to get the thing moving in the soft ground. Tranny and engine temps climbed rapidly, but we made it out of there just fine. The truck did struggle a little to keep up with freeway traffic, especially on the hills. I think maybe it's time for Duramax swap, or maybe a Lew tune, or maybe both . Oh well... that's something to save up for.
Check it out (and check out the load we had after it was all done):
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Soli Deo Gloria
by DarkGothic on May 27 2012, 2:51am
how much weight in that trailer?
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by starspangled6.0 on May 27 2012, 3:45am
The dry weight of the trailer is 2000 LBS; mowers and other landscaping gear is another 1200; brush pile is probably another 1000; and the wood pile in the bed must have weighed in at 1500 LBS. I'm bidding on a job that would require me to haul about 8000 lbs of River Rock... woo hoo!
Soli Deo Gloria
by T-Rex 2500HD on May 27 2012, 5:11am
Nice!!!!! You got to have fun today. Next time you get a job like that call me, I'd love to tow 8,000 or more
At least you get to use your truck for what it is meant for
2011 Silverado 2500HD 4WD LT Crew Cab
Vortec 6.0L SFI 6L90E
Locking Rear Differential
Integrated Trailer Brake Control
Taupe Gray Metallic
by JBartoletti on May 27 2012, 8:36am
^ Tell me you do as well with your new 2500......that's a lot of coin to spend to not use it like it's meant to be used....
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by olliepop2500 on May 27 2012, 9:45pm
next time i want to see u back the trailer up the hill hahahah jk looks good man
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by starspangled6.0 on May 28 2012, 2:53am
We did almost get stuck on the way out, since the truck was so weighted down. I spun all 4 tires trying to leave all that gravel near the side of the road... too bad I didn't have the camera rolling.
Soli Deo Gloria
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