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Weight of a 5250 Maxxum


 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 am    Post subject: Weight of a 5250 Maxxum Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anybody got an accurate weight for a 5250 Maxxum, cab, 4x4, 18.4x38 rears, no weights, no fluid in the tires?

IIRC Tractor data says something like around 11,000lbs. However I suspect that is the 2WD ROPS version, and the 4x4/cab adds some.

Trying to determine if I want to risk hauling one with a "7 ton" gooseneck trailer. I can put 4000lbs on the truck no problem, giving me about 18,000 total with the trailer axles.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Weight of a 5250 Maxxum Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't have the manual handy to look. We have a late 5240 setup like yours but 2wd and full rack of suitcase weights on the front. I have never weighed it though. I figure its prolly close to 10k plus. Did you figure out your fuel/turbo issue? I think ours has a similar issue from your description. I read and saved Rich's (Dieseltech)comments from when you asked but hadn't got around to checking it out yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Weight of a 5250 Maxxum Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 5230 that is 4x4 with cab and has 18.4 by 38 tires on the back, no weights on the front how ever it had a brush hog leader on the tractor. I hauled the tractor on a 16000 lbs rate trailer and the trailer knew it had a load. I guessing that I was around 11000 lbs plus, so my guess you would be right on the limit.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Weight of a 5250 Maxxum Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It probably depends on the condition of the tires more than anything...

I blew out 3 of my 4 tires on a similar GN trailer, moving my tractors up from Tennessee, and loaded to the limit. The original China-made tires apparently had an expiration date. I was forced into a pit stop where I got some Bridgestone Load Range "E"s and this solved all of my problems. But, those are nearing 8 years old.

If you can go slow, take backroads, it will definitely help out. I've moved my Hyster forklift with it a couple of times, only by necessity for short distances, and it goes over 11,500# which is an overload on the trailer. But with good tires it could care less. I did have to put a 3/8" steel plate on the floor though...the tires would have crunched the 2x6 deck in a millisecond...so an important part is getting the tires as close to the steel crossmembers as possible.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Weight of a 5250 Maxxum Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry, forgot, the trailer is stickered with 14,400 GVW and it weighs, dry, close to 4000 lbs, so I've always had the "payload" in my head at 10k. I rationalized OK at around 20-25% overload but being confident to 80% overload (the 18k) I don't think is a good idea.

The "neck" does visibly flex if one puts a heavy load up front, but so far its elastic deformation and springs back to square and level after unloaded.
 
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