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Old 02-22-2009
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I am very pleased with how my Ranger held up today while hauling a few pieces of furniture. It was heavier than it looks.



We had to take it all in 1 trip haha.
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lol that is nothing.. first week i had my ranger had to help my buddy move.. well his buddy with the van didn't show up so 15 loads (not half ***.. my truck was squating) later we were done lol.. didn't take pictures of it though sorry.
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circuit city stuff?
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Nice lol, Capitalizing on Circuit City's bankruptcy?

That looks like it would catch the wind pretty damn good
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Haha yeah it was Circuit City fixtures. I'm not saying I hauled a lot, I'm saying I hauled SOMETHING haha. I don't get to very often.
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i built a deck at my friends house and had loaded my truck up with 80 pressure treated 2x6x8, 12 p.t. 4x4x8 and a few bags or cement truck hauled it like nothing.... loading and strapping it was fun but kinda scary
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what motor does your ranger have
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what motor does your ranger have
I dont know who you were aiming that at,
But I've got the 4.0 OHV 6 cylinder.
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i was askin you but anyway you wont really start to notice it struggling a lil bit until you get about 1500-3000 behind you either in the bed a trailer or both depending on gearing
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Thanks for the tip - I hope I never have to haul 3000lbs with this truck haha. Old suspension is old.
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I had to move a pallet of tile to my new house. I had 1100 pounds in my bed. The truck was riding on the overloads, about an 1 1/2'' from the bumpstops.

I had no problem going up the hills on the highway or the STEEEP one in my neighborhood. I was impresed.
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wait till Saturday i will show you a load
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wait till Saturday i will show you a load
That's what she said...




oh hell that doesn't work too well does it....
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lol
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oh hell that doesn't work too well does it....

nice.

i've moved me once and a buddy once. i also hauled some crap to the dump for me and for my bud.
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I hauled my sister in my truck once. It squatted pretty good. LOL
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^ that was wrong!
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but it was funny huh?!?!?! hahaha......
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ive hauled alot of stuff. i have pulled a trailer with a small but heavy pile of broken cement that was about 5k. i pulled onto the scale at the dump and i was 10,500lbs me a friend and full tank of fuel, also a tool chest in the truck bed full of tools.

ive towed home a striped down 38' house trailer chassis.

ive hauled a load of scrap iron in the bed of the truck ALOT of 1/4"+ thickness steel plates and old cutting edges off a cat D10 Dozer. that was about 1900lbs if scrap iron.

few loads of trash to the dump in a 6x8x4' trailer filled to the top. roughley 1k lbs of trash each trip.

all that was in my 94 ranger with a 4.0 Manuel 5spd. poor truck.

as for the new truck, with the 4.0 auto, biggest loads so far was one trip the the scrap yard with 1 ton of scrap iron on my trailer, and the other trip i was helpin my friend move. we had his huge snap on tool chest on there that was full, a miller 251 mig welder, drill press, about 6 40LB mig wire spools, umm bolt bins, a bunch of steel remnants, sand bags for holding light stands down, 3 oxygen cylinders, 2 oxy/acetylene torch sets and a few other things........

yept ive hauled alot of crap...... and they handeled the loads well, better than expected. and impressed the hell out of many people that the lill ranger did it.
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