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Tailgate weight capacity

Anyone know what the weight limit for the tailgate is? I would try and find it in my owner's booklet, but my brother is using my truck now. Buying a small Snapper rear engine mower (probably today) and I needed to know if I could ramp it into my bed or if I'll need to use a trailer. Thanks.
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You wont have a problem with the lawn mower.
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Yeah I've put many a lawn mower in my bed with no problem
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This is going to sound really stupid but ive loaded a mower into the back of my truck with only one tailgate strap. I really regret it now that i think back on it. This was a riding mower too.
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Thanks for the fast replies. Now I can sell my 1 year old trailer to my neighbor for almost enough to pay for the mower.
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i've had 3 guys sit on my tailgate.. 330+260+150=740 LBS.. it can take a fair bit
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ha mine came from the factory with one cable an 1/2" longer so when it folds out it has a slant :-(
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i've had 3 guys sit on my tailgate.. 330+260+150=740 LBS.. it can take a fair bit
haha i can imagine three people crammed on your tailgate.
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worked out perferct actually
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ha mine came from the factory with one cable an 1/2" longer so when it folds out it has a slant :-(
Head out to Advance they have them in the help section. Shouldn't be more than $15-$20 for a strap. When I bought my truck one strap was broken.
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Ya they will take alot of weight. I had my grandpas old honda motorcycle up on mine. Thing weighed alot.
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I've loaded a 500lb quad into my truck with no issue.
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I've loaded a 500lb quad into my truck with no issue.

http://www.snapper.com/products/riding/

Mower weighs only 300, and I'm less than 150 so I shouldn't have any problems.
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300lbs is pretty high. I have snapper exactly like that but it was built back in the 80's and I can lift it into my bed. Pick up the front end and set it on the tailgate, then pick up the rear end and push it in.
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