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    I can't find weight specs anywhere, and the web shows many conflicting guesses.. What does and 85 F-250 diesel 4x4 weigh? Has anyone ran one across a scale without a load?
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    My 87 weighs #6500lbs empty. I'm going to guess that your 85 will be simmilar.
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    Registered weight on mine (85 F250 reg cab 4x4 auto no frills interior package) is 4300 - not sure how they got that weight. From what I remember hauling scrap some years ago I'm around 5500-6k empty. Maybe more if the toolbox is full of junk. A lot is going to depend on what other stuff is on it (hitch, winch, custom bumper, toolbox, junk behind the seat) and how full the tanks are. I'd guess 5000-5500# striped and completely empty, probably 6000-6500 for a typical rig.

    Ironically note on this - I've owned 2 85 F250s, but with the 6.9/C6/4.10 rear, but reg cab. One was 2wd XLT and the other 4wd plain trim. Registered weight on the 2wd was something like 4700#. the 4wd is 4400#.....
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    This load scaled in at 8800lbs. That is a bed full of damp, rotted decking.

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    the sticker on the door is not the correct weight, you need a scale to get the weight of the vehicle

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    I ACTUALLY ANSWERED MY OWN question today. I was at a dump in another county today and the scale said 6020 Lbs empty, without my shell and slide-out.
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    Wow, she's a lightweight. No wonder the older rigs do well with fuel economy.
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    I'm surprised they are so heavy empty. My 460 crew cab weighs 5500# with nothing in it...

    My old diesel was 6700#, but i had a ton of stuff in it even when the bed was "empty"...
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    7200 pounds with me in it and a tank of fuel. My truck was a 1993 F250 ex. cab, long box, ZF S5-47, D60 swap and a 7.3 non turbo.
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    Mine is 6500# full of fuel and empty of all else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulochico View Post
    Mine is 6500# full of fuel and empty of all else.
    Is that pre big bumper or post big bumper? Just curious because my truck is exactly like yours except for the big bumper and gear ratio. I wish there were a data base somewhere for this information. Tons of internet searches have netted me nothing as well. It's hard to get a hard number because the trucks vary so much I guess. If the mods could pick a few documented examples it might make a good sticky....
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserjock View Post
    Is that pre big bumper or post big bumper? Just curious because my truck is exactly like yours except for the big bumper and gear ratio. I wish there were a data base somewhere for this information. Tons of internet searches have netted me nothing as well. It's hard to get a hard number because the trucks vary so much I guess. If the mods could pick a few documented examples it might make a good sticky....
    That was before the bumper. The bumper probably added around 50-100#
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    With my toolbox and tanks full, I'm running 7600lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    I ACTUALLY ANSWERED MY OWN question today. I was at a dump in another county today and the scale said 6020 Lbs empty, without my shell and slide-out.
    that seems a little light.
    how much fuel was onboard? fuel weight is roughly 7lbs/gal
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    Quote Originally Posted by towcat View Post
    that seems a little light.
    how much fuel was onboard? fuel weight is roughly 7lbs/gal
    85 F-250, 4x4, 4 speed manual, diesel, stock wheels and tires, one full tank, one occupant (250 Lbs) dock rear bumper with additional class 4 tow hitch, spare tire, assorted cab junk, empty bed = 6020 Lbs.
    I usually ( but not when weighed) have a heavy shell, a 200 Lbs 8 foot bed slid-out, tool box, crate of towing accessories, 5+ assorted tow hitches, portable winch, 2 dogs, shotgun, etc.
    two 1982 Mercedes 300TD wagons, turbo-diesel
    1985 Ford F-250 4x4 6.9 L Diesel
    1948 Caterpillar D-2 dozer, diesel
    1973 Massey Fergusen Skiploader, Perkins diesel
    A bunch of gas vehicles too.

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