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What is the legal weight I can haul with a 3 / 4 ton 4 x4 truck and trailer

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Charles;

There is no way I can tell from the information you supplied.

First , you asked what the truck can haul.  Haul to me means how much weight can you put IN the truck and still be legal.  That would be the difference between the empty weight and the gross vehicle weight rating ( found on your registration card).  Most 3/4 ton trucks can haul about 3/4 ton.  But what you cant ignore is that passengers and fuel counts against this total weight.

If you mean how much weight can I tow, that is based on your specific truck.

 I would need to know the make , model, year, engine, rear end gear ratio and transmission type.  This may also be in your owners manual but a lot of times, the owners manual covers a lot of truck types 1/2 , 3/4 and 1 ton in the same book.   And you would still need to know the rear end ration ( this gearing can make a HUGE difference).

Andy  

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Expertise

Commercial Trucking regulations. DOT inspection information. Data Q challenges PA Traffic and Equipment Regulations Out of service criteria.

Experience

Police Officer 1986-2011 Weighmaster 1990-2011 DOT Enforcement Certified 1999-2011 Haz-Mat Inspector 2007-2011 Class A CDL Holder CDL Instructor

Organizations
Fraternal Order of Police ( life member)

Publications
American Association of Service Professionals Newsletter

Education/Credentials
Harrisburg Area Community College 35th Police Academy Community College of the Air Force PA certified 3rd party CDL tester.

Past/Present Clients
A number of trucking / transportation companies in PA and NJ

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