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Ford Ranger payload

A neighbour has kindly offered the use of a Ford Ranger so that I can haul some gravel. Just wondering how much I can haul (relatively short distance but a fairly steep climb up to the house). I doubt even 1 yard? It is a extended cab short bed by the looks of it.
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Officially, probably no more than 0.25 yd at a time.
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If you take a look on the driver's side door jamb and there should be a payload number there.

A cubic yard is one bucket load from the front end loader at the yard. It gave my old 1-ton a workout. Can't recall what my payload was but a lot more than a Ranger.
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Read the manual or door sticker as it will depend on the options on each vehicle.
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One yard of gravel weighs between 2400 and 2800 pounds. No wonder the poster above’s 1 ton pickup got a workout!
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I did a yard of gravel in my 1/2 ton Sierra once. It basically sat down to the frame.

Got it home fine, short drive, but never again.

Way too much for one of those old Rangers.
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mrweather wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:53 am
One yard of gravel weighs between 2400 and 2800 pounds. No wonder the poster above’s 1 ton pickup got a workout!
My 1-ton had a payload rating of 3500 lbs so it wasn't a problem. Now I have a 2018 dually and the truck doesn't flinch at all. Just my wallet flinches at the pump lol.
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Neighbor's truck ? Gopher it !!
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Here's one loaded with 3500# of stone according to the owner.
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Hmm, a 1/4 yard at a time will be a big PITA.

Unfortunately I can't find anyone who can do split load deliveries (could in Vancouver) so have to get two deliveries.

I'll have to carefully calculate how much I need and figure out a way to transport it.
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I think you can buy bags of gravel (70-80 lbs each?). Do the math as to how many you’d need.
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Gutty96 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 9:26 am
I did a yard of gravel in my 1/2 ton Sierra once. It basically sat down to the frame.

Got it home fine, short drive, but never again.

Way too much for one of those old Rangers.
Yep. did it in my 1/2 ton Ram. It squatted hard. I didn't feel good about it but was only going a couple KM's.
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To answer the original question: Owner's. Manual.
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Jan 12th, 2019 5:35 pm
Hmm, a 1/4 yard at a time will be a big PITA.

Unfortunately I can't find anyone who can do split load deliveries (could in Vancouver) so have to get two deliveries.

I'll have to carefully calculate how much I need and figure out a way to transport it.
I'm sure the nursery or whatever has a truck big enough to deliver whatever you need.
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derass wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:28 pm
I'm sure the nursery or whatever has a truck big enough to deliver whatever you need.
They can, but it will be one load at a time (not cheap).

I need 3/4" stone, paving sand, and road mix. Getting a little of each delivered will cost more than the material!
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So then do it in the Ranger a little bit at a time. You can't have it both ways.

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