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
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.
Last edited by 2-Ton; Mon Oct 26 2020 12:13 AM.
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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.
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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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.