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i usually carry trash.

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is it even an issue of power?

I'd think it's more of an issue of the transmission
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is it even an issue of power?

I'd think it's more of an issue of the transmission
It's mostly the issue of having so much weight that the brakes won't stop it....Pedal down...barely slowing down w/ smoke rolling out of all four wheels.....SCARY! But that happened when a so called friend pulled out in front of me while I was heavily loaded w/ a trailer. I rode it out and was fine with no damage though.
The other was me pulling out on a hill and the clutch smoking. It didn't glaze, and was fine after cooling. The trucks have been VERY resiliant to hard work.....Ford Tough!!
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I dont have any pictures, but my truck is no stranger to hard work.
-I have had 3 loads of 1200-1500lbs. of rock in my bed.
-Loaded with 2x4's (to the top of the bed rails) more than once.
-Loaded with fence pickets(to the top of the bed rails).
-Loaded with tree branches at least 20x.
-Loaded with boxes of who knows what...
-Pulled a 12' steak bed trailer with a 60" Dixie Chopper on it many, many times with al the other lawn equipment in the bed of my truck.
-Loaded with metal from a previous job at a shutter & screen co.
-Loaded with car parts...
-Loaded with sand...

The list goes on, I just wish I had pictures....
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i hauled around a few christmas trees but thats normally it lol

brenton knows what im talkin bout (:
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I use mine for some occassional household work, but I have a 5x10 utility trailer to haul the dirty and heavy stuff like mulch, soil, drywall, etc. Saves my paint and truck that way. I also use it to pull the 18' boat around in the summer but thats about it aside from some occassional grocery and wal-mart duties. I do drive it to work everyday if that counts...lol!
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Trailers do save alot of wear and tear on a truck....I haul nothing except a few groceries, or my bow in it's case in my bed. All hauling is done by a 4x8 trailer on the back....I've done this with the last two trucks I've had, and plan to continue to do so. If I was in need of a dump truck, I'd buy a dump trailer with tandem axles and pull it with my Ranger....
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MY TRUCK

bought it from a junkyard where it was used as a junkyard dawg truck.. mud caked EVERYWHERE... (its not much better now though ) and before hand was used by a towing company to repo cars apparently.. where it was beat to crap.. i got my hands on it.. and a week later after installing 04 edge seats and vinyl mat.. as well as doing every 4x4 cleaning and redoing how to there is, i was in the junkyard (a different one, where i work) getting parts.. i tow cars, throw wood, crap.. everything in the back of it.. its my work truck and play toy at the same time.. now all i need is a transmission
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I haven't really hauled very much with my Ranger.

Haulin the Banshee...

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And some food for a local soup kitchen. Had to pick all this up from Erie and drive it back to Warren.
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sorry to dig up an older thread...

but I had to move a washer and dryer and thought of this thread:

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let's see you do that in a civic or minivan...
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Hauling the trailer on an elk hunt.

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Hauling the trailer on an elk hunt.
^^^ Goal in my life.....
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Do Work Son!!!!

I use my truck for everything, All these pictures are before the new rubber, I have been hauling that boat for years now, I have traveled to 21 different lakes with that truck and boat, She has 86,000 miles on her and the boat has 115 hours on it. Just a few pics of the truck doing work!!!! Cant wait for the summer













I would like to take this time to thank my beautiful girlfriend heather for comming with me or letting me go on all the trips. Thank you baby! I love you!
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when i had her (tear comes to eye)

taking grass mulch off the lawn (that was the 6th trip)
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Here's my ranger hauling my 05 Rancher 400.

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Here's my old work truck......'05 Xlt 3.0L auto, old plumbing job work truck.

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Old 02-10-2007
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My dad had a few during his 20 years in KCA. Last 2 were a 2000 XLT Harvest gold 4x4 Supercab 4.0L OHV and a 2001 XLT red 4x4 Supercab SOHC. I remember "borrowing" parts from them to my truck.
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umm, bdt 1967, that is a jet ski, not a boat.

outdoorsman, how heavy is that camper? i want to get one, but something about that big, but by the looks of it i will need some add a leaf's or something.

the most i have really hauled with my truck is coal, 7 five gallon buckets at a time.
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Old 03-04-2007
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man, I keep finding uses for having a truck...

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needed to move 2 box springs, 2 mattresses, and 2 bed frames...the larger ones probably wouldn't fit in a minivan, suv, or car....
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Not really any pics but:
- 9x 85lb railroad ties up the stepest hills I've ever driven (from our farm)
- 1x 250 quad and 3x skidoos on a trailer
- a 20ft car trailer with the rolling chassis of a dodge 1/2 ton
- 740lbs of crushed rock
- 2x dirt bikes in bed (laying on angles) and 2x quads on a trailer
- 1x garden tractor on trailer, and 2x rototillers and 1x snowblower in bed

She's been put through her paces and never stops
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300 pounds of bikes and rack,

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big *** tire

and the best was 1400 pounds of wet rotted rail road ties, a do 10 5ft treerounds regulaly too.
never once has the truck complained
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Old 03-05-2007
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I hauled a walk behind mini track loader (toro dingo) with attachments on a trailor, my dad originally picked it up from the rental yard with his super duty, and i took it back, they were not happy about that, Apparantly a ranger isnt big enough. they wont allow anything under a half ton truck to haul equipiment, thats there policy...pshh. no pics sorry guys, wasnt addicted to the forum at the time. that truck hauled it without riding low, or straining one bit. Ive also had a half pallet of wet sod in the in the back, that was heavy, i was bottoming out on the tiniest of bumps, never going to do that again.

man michael, id hate to be the guy to rear end you with the bikes on the backthats like 5000 dollars worth of bikes. we need to go riding man.
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my friend getting rearended would suck, there is more money in bikes hanging of the back of my truck than my truck is worth.
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I am almost done drafting up my new front bumber, then my next project is much bigger, im going to draft up a new bed for my ranger.

Goals of the new bed

Trail-wheeler
Part-time portable welding

What it needs to be
Strong yet light
Trail rated
lots of safe tool storage
able to store 36"ish mud tire as a fullsize spare
able to have a welder always mounted
mounted air pump/tank
with a flatbed on top with drop ins for rails as needed
storage for rails

Im thinking about doing a steel frame and fiberglass paneling (steel frame would stick out more then the paneling)

checker plate top for the flatbed,
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Old 11-12-2007
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sorry for digging up an old thread again...I just keep finding uses for a truck in the old pictures I have of my (donated) '91 ranger

unless you're using the bed for other stuff, I say forget using a bike holder on the back of the truck...use the bike holder that's built into the truck

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but here are my own personal reasons for having a truck instead of a econobox car:

carrying the dirtbike (and getting 2wd stuck in slush)

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and carrying the sportbike

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