Ah! I'm blind!In the first post
"2004 Ford F750
5.9 Cummins Diesel
Allison 2000 transmission
BF Spicer Axels
Probably less than 12 tons. The Forest Service run a lot of engines that are medium duty crew cab 4x4's just like this except they have 500-1000 gallons of water, 4+ guys in the cab, and the engine body with pumps and piping.Have you checked your fully loaded weight at the scales? Just wondering the viability of that big of vehicle on F.S. roads where most bridges (in my area anyway) seem to have a 12 ton limit (mostly built for fire service access).
Recently I have considered a F700 - but with off road travels weight is a big downfall
This is why an LMTV build keeps nagging at me, odds are it'll be slow, loud, too big for any real wheeling or trails, and altogether annoying and cumbersome, but something makes me want to do it regardless, lol.But really life is way too short and something deep inside me said I would regret not building this way past the point when I might be too old crippled and senile to ever drive it anymore.
I would wheel that thing!I do plan on weighing it once I have a bit more time. Truck is rated at 30k lbs. my guess is closer to 16 to 20 when I am finished fully loaded. Just curious I am seein newer jeep wranglers that look like they weigh 30k with all the bumpers and dodads. My CUCV sold today so a bit of mixed things going on. Glad I got one more pic of the two together.
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Ok so a bit of reality needs to come into my dream.
- This truck is big
- Will I ever truely wheel this. No way
- The rear axel literarly has 2 inches before it would hit the bump stop
But really life is way too short and something deep inside me said I would regret not building this way past the point when I might be too old crippled and senile to ever drive it anymore.
Build it. There is a show on Netflix "everyday dirt" season 1 episode 10 is about th lmtv.This is why an LMTV build keeps nagging at me, odds are it'll be slow, loud, too big for any real wheeling or trails, and altogether annoying and cumbersome, but something makes me want to do it regardless, lol.
Ha good work! I know the wrong turn you speak of...even the USFS rigs have to climb out that way.Lol, actually I already wheeled her on the maiden voyage climbing to the top of Round Butte near Madras, OR for the eclipse. Best part it was pitch black. We took a wrong turn and had to turn around on the fire road. Switched it 4wd climbed up the embankment and we were turned around.
Oh yeah that reminds me. This is the first truck I have owned that the transfer case is air operated for 4wd operation. Nothing sounds cooler than flipping a switch and hearing a positive engagement.