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 Is this a crime?
JRcornforth
Posted: May 26 2012, 06:18 PM


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Bungle
Posted: May 26 2012, 10:09 PM


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Nope, or at least I hope not... :unsure:
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boggy2hammers
Posted: May 26 2012, 11:14 PM


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only if he hits the chrome trim with that bucket and then its a death sentence :D :D
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JRcornforth
Posted: May 27 2012, 10:16 AM


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Watching the suspension going from fine to bottoming out as half a tonne of top soil landed in the back at once from a height made me gasp ...

THe loaders were good, keeping well clear of trim and windows. The first chap after placing half a tonne in wasn't keen n the idea of adding another half bucket ....

I have the larger tyres which allows me to go up to 750kg ... and after all that welding I am confident the sills can take it ...
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Scoobydo
Posted: May 27 2012, 12:33 PM


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Er it's not the tyres that will allow you the extra load capacity !!!
4xstuds and suspension limit the the load capacity. The tyres are then matched to that !
Most likely a 2-1 safety ratio applied = you will get away with it mechanically,
But with plod - that would be another matter !
So yes it's a CRIME !!!!!- send him down !!!!
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TechnicianJack
Posted: May 28 2012, 06:16 PM


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Yep, that's a crime! Overloaded vehicle. Don't let the police catch you! Also, would it not be wise to purchase a load liner? Keeps the bed from getting scratched and dirty.
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JRcornforth
Posted: May 28 2012, 07:31 PM


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okay mis-read the manual ... oops. Still drove okay but understand the stresses on the drive train.

I had some ply on the bottom, so not too much damage to the truck
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Brat-Man
Posted: May 28 2012, 08:08 PM


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Ahh don't worry these little trucks can take a ton & a half in the back...........well mine's had that weight in the back with no problems! :o
Tim...
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Scoobydo
Posted: May 28 2012, 11:13 PM


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QUOTE (Brat-Man @ May 28 2012, 08:08 PM)
Ahh don't worry these little trucks can take a ton & a half in the back...........well mine's had that weight in the back with no problems! :o
Tim...

Bang to rights Tim !
Send Bratman down !
1.5 tonnes in the back is akin to Murder lol :rolleyes:
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81MV
Posted: May 29 2012, 07:00 AM


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My truck got to do some hard work on Friday, collecting another load of mainly Gen 1 / some Gen 2 parts from 30 miles away.

Loaded with bumpers, nudge bars, some panels & lights etc. he had a fair bit of weight inside but I didn't for once think he was overloaded.

About 10 miles from home the rear end started making a banging noise, which I assumed was just stuff moving around against the topper...

Next morning I set off with the intention of stuffing it all in my rented garage near Oxford Airport. Driving down the lane near home the banging started again, so I pulled over and had a look around - the offside rear shocker had sheared through!

Usefully, there was a genuine Sub replacement amongst the parts I'd collected...

I think this had more to do his old age and the shock of doing a hard day's work (I reckon he thinks he's retired!) but be careful out there! :blink:
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