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Old 06-08-2008, 01:28 AM
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Anybody know how much more a 53' reefer with its insulation and refrigeration unit weighs than a 53' van? 8)
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:51 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's about 1,000 lbs difference with a average 50 gallon fuel tank on the trailer. A 45,000 lb load is about what I can handle at the most. I could maybe take a little more if I got some of my junk out of here ! 8) 8)
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Kinda depends on the construction of each. Could be as little as 500 lbs difference or as much as 2-3000 lbs if not more. On average I would say you were looking at somewhere around 1000-1500 lbs.
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TK...you must have one heavy truck!

Back when I pulled freightbox, I scaled at 32,000 with an empty trailer and full tanks...I could pull real close to 48k legally.....with a dry van
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:36 AM
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TK...you must have one heavy truck!

Back when I pulled freightbox, I scaled at 32,000 with an empty trailer and full tanks...I could pull real close to 48k legally.....with a dry van
I think I'm about 36,000 empty full of fuel. I can't remember exact weight, it's been so long since I've been somewhere I had to scale empty. These 387's with the C-15 CAT are on the heavy side.

32,000 ? What the hell did you drive, a cab over day cab ? :lol:


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Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 AM
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Nope, '07 Freightliner columbia, with a Detroit and a 70" mid roof sleeper.....not quite the lightest thing out there...... 8)
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:44 AM
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TK, even with my 2006 Freightliner, all I can carry is a hair under 46,000. :shock:
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:51 AM
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Kinda depends on the construction of each. Could be as little as 500 lbs difference or as much as 2-3000 lbs if not more. On average I would say you were looking at somewhere around 1000-1500 lbs.

real good answer there.

yep, I was never able to get much over 45500 at JBHunt(with a cab over international) dry van, or container, or at Westside transport- century & columbia with sliding 5th wheel,

at Polar Express with a T800 & pallet racks under the 53-- 42,800.
at Asche with a 379 pete & 53 reefer-- you never wanted to hit 45,000 at all-- 43,000 in the box put you max gross.

and here at Shaffer- I get scared/nervous at 44,000.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:48 AM
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I can haul 45k with my '02 Volvo 770. I thought those were supposed to be heavy trucks.
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I come in at 32200 lbs with a 2001 Classic XL and 97 Utility 53' Dry Van trailer.
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