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Truck weight
#1382204 Sun Oct 25 2020 11:38 PM
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Hello Bolters..

Can someone give me a rough weight on the 52’ gmc dump we are workin on.
Gonna trailer it back to my shop where it is more conducive to finishing engine repair.
I wanna be sure to bring an adequate trailer.
Brian

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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382206 Sun Oct 25 2020 11:42 PM
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My guess would be 8-9000 lbs. That's just a guess.

Nice looking truck.

John

Last edited by J Lucas; Sun Oct 25 2020 11:43 PM.

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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382209 Mon Oct 26 2020 12:12 AM
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My guess would be 10,000 to 11,000 pound range.
That steel dump bed is not light with the hoist.
With that dually tow vehicle and the dual tandem goose trailer.
Total weight may be well over 20,000 pounds.

Don

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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382244 Mon Oct 26 2020 12:06 PM
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Wow !, Nice looking 450, or 470 series GMC. What year is it ? If 52-55 1st series, it will have a 302 engine in it. I love those Dayton Wheels.


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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382259 Mon Oct 26 2020 01:08 PM
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That truck trailer combo was a friends who was helpin me move it to our camp in Potter Co. PA.
It was definitely more than we needed but it’s what he had. And yes it’s a 53’ 450 series with a 302 that I am not that familiar with, however, learnin it is a great engine to have.
By the way, I purchased some parts from James at JJ Inlines..... fantastic person to deal with and great service, parts, knowledge.
Highly recommend him.

The truck has almost zero rust and is in exceptional condition.
After we get engine running again, gonna address brakes.

Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382267 Mon Oct 26 2020 02:32 PM
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My '57 two ton non-hoist grain box 160" wheel base weighs 7100 lbs., it is not as heavy as I would imagine.


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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382285 Mon Oct 26 2020 05:08 PM
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Is it hydraulic brakes, or full air Brakes ? I have a 52 GMC 470 series COE, with full air brakes. Which transmission do you have ? Is the GMC Parts Identification Plate, still on the back of the glove box lid ? That plate has a lot of good info., about your truck, if it's still there ?


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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382359 Tue Oct 27 2020 12:57 AM
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Here is a pic of plate inside glovebox door. It has hydraulic brakes.
Transmission is Clark 405V
Everything is untouched , all original.

Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382378 Tue Oct 27 2020 02:26 AM
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Re: Truck weight
Brian_Ostner #1382383 Tue Oct 27 2020 03:02 AM
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I bought a lot of grain from elevators in the '60s through the '80s when they still combined into bob tails. Most of the field trucks weighed between 8 and 9 thousand. It will haul in a trailer with two 7,000lb. axles. But make sure you have correct tongue weight and good trailer brakes. By the way, I collect GMC trucks and that Is a real gem you bought.

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