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Old 07-26-2009, 12:33 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Not entirely sure, but I know the hitch is rated to 10,000 or better... it's a tow-motor drag-hitch, used to move steel carts with insanely large injection-type plastic molds, which are heavy steel, often weighing 5,000 or more.

The truck, OTOH, I don't think is supposed to tow more than 2,500# with 900# payload capacity. It's technically a 1/4-1/2Ton pickup, I guess. I know damn well I was over rated towing capacity for the truck, though, which is why I periodically stop to check the load. (About every 30-45 mins, usually.)
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