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Old 07-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Forgive me I am new and have not figured the whole forum thing out yet. I just replied to the bike hauling question with a question.I have asked several questions on this forum recently and got great amnswers and ideas so figured I'd try again on an apparently rather common dilemna. Haulin the bike? Have not heard anyone considering, these trucks we use to tow also push snow with rather hefty snowplows on them. Plows are heavy and trucks carry them all over and down the hiways during winter. Why can that same truck carrying 6 or700lbs of plow around, hanging 2 feet in front of grill for work not do the same thing say 6" in front of grill for fun??? I have read some great solutions to some puzzling problems on this site and have not heard this come up, maybe I am complete bonehead and missed something very obvius as to why not, but I figure if there is place to find out ,this is it. I know it's nuts but it seems feasable. Anxious to see where this goes, if anywhere.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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Forgive me I am new and have not figured the whole forum thing out yet. I just replied to the bike hauling question with a question.I have asked several questions on this forum recently and got great amnswers and ideas so figured I'd try again on an apparently rather common dilemna. Haulin the bike? Have not heard anyone considering, these trucks we use to tow also push snow with rather hefty snowplows on them. Plows are heavy and trucks carry them all over and down the hiways during winter. Why can that same truck carrying 6 or700lbs of plow around, hanging 2 feet in front of grill for work not do the same thing say 6" in front of grill for fun??? I have read some great solutions to some puzzling problems on this site and have not heard this come up, maybe I am complete bonehead and missed something very obvius as to why not, but I figure if there is place to find out ,this is it. I know it's nuts but it seems feasable. Anxious to see where this goes, if anywhere.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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The trucks that are carrying the plows are usually rated for snow plow use with HD front end suspension. Also, the truck and plow are usually driven at much slower speed. Running at 65 mph is a lot different than running at 30 mph.

Most diesel pickups are pretty near front axle capacity once loaded and carrying the 5er. It is easy to weigh the truck and see how much reserve capacity you have on the axle. If you have enough capacity for the scooter and carrier bracket it may be OK. Another thing to think about is the legal requirements for front lighting. You may have to add aux light in front of the scooter, like you see on the plows.

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I weighed my 1 ton GMC diesel dually with the fifth wheel attached and the front axle weight was 4,660#. The GAWR as stated on the door placard indicates a maximum of 4,800#, a small 140# margin to haul anything on the front of the truck. Interestingly, the front axle weight of the truck was the same with the trailer off.

I suppose if a truck was factory ordered with the snow plow package it'd have a significantly higher front GAWR, mine doesn't have this option.
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I'm in the same situation as Richard - I don't have enough margin between my front axle actual weight and front axle GAWR to even consider toting anything up there. These diesels are heavy!!

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Think of all the bugs you would have to clean off the bike when you got there

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One more downside would be the airflow that is blocked by the motorcycle. Running with a plow raised on the highway on a warm winter day can cause the engine to overheat. Most motorcycles of today are pretty solid side to.
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