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Mar 12, 2023 at 03:59 PM CST
Looking for some feedback on truck weights. I am in the market for a lighter truck to increase my payload with giving up too muck comfort and room. Any informative thoughts and feedback will be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Replied on Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 06:52 AM CST
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I would Google every truck that you're interested in and just see the weight what the weight would be you know what do you want a big sleep or small sleeper large motor large fuel tanks all that stuff like are going to Freightliner and let them estimate it or go to Peterbilt or Kenworth or whatever Kenwood w9's are very heavy the Freightliner I got a cascadia and with the trailer only wait for like 28,500 but that's a 53 ft drive bath if you're looking at Hoppers and all that they like a Tempe or a Wilson they're all like 9,700 lb but it basically just googling the ones go to each website and look at the particular truck and it'll give you an idea on what it would weigh but that depends on how big the sleep is how long the frame is even still Wheels aluminum rims are 28 lb steel wheels are 52 lb so yeah it don't sound like much but you do that times 10 that's an extra whatever 250 lb or so each gallon of fuel that you carry around weighs 7.2 lb a gallon of water weighs 8.4 lb just throwing things out there to give me an idea of what to look for
Replied on Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 06:53 AM CST
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plastic has always been lighter than metal id start my search there. Volvo and freightliner make some of the lighter trucks i’ve seen. i’m in a 2023 Volvo right now hauling fuel and the truck itself dry weighs 14,900
Replied on Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 12:18 PM CST
You have to compare apples to apples, a long w900 with heavy rears and a big cummins is going g to weigh more than a short day cab volvo with a small motor. That being said volvo, western star, mack and international all have steel cabs. Peterbilt, kenworth and the older freightliners use aluminum making there cabs much lighter. Now most Pete's and KW's are longer wheelbase, big motors, tanks tall rubber ect. All adding weight. Just keep this info in mind when looking at trucks to compare apples to apples.
Replied on Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 09:03 PM CST

You should balance payload and fuel mileage.

There is nothing I like to see more the a "large car" pulling a stake side trailer... As long as it's my competitor's.