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    Just finished up with corn harvest, and used my F250 to haul grain to the elevator while burning veggie. The total weight of my truck, two gravity wagons, and corn ranged from 47,000-50,000 lbs depending on how full the wagons were. Just wanted to report that the V3 performed flawlessly. It was funny getting comments from the guys that work at the elevator that my truck made them hungry every time I pulled in!
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    2008 F350 CC SB Lariat Spartan tuned

    SOLD: 2006 F250 CC LB 6.0L, SCT Tunes by DJ, MSD Dashhawk, 4" MBRP turbo-back, V3 Vegistroke, ARP Studs, got tired of working on it!

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    NICE! Good work, I love it. And a 6.0 at that! Jus think what a 7.3 can do!! hehehe
    2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
    2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
    veggiegarage.com authorized installer

    RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rabidsnowmobiler View Post
      Just finished up with corn harvest, and used my F250 to haul grain to the elevator while burning veggie. The total weight of my truck, two gravity wagons, and corn ranged from 47,000-50,000 lbs depending on how full the wagons were. Just wanted to report that the V3 performed flawlessly. It was funny getting comments from the guys that work at the elevator that my truck made them hungry every time I pulled in!
      Interested in how you would rate the power available using veg and pulling such a load. How would you compare it to diesel with the same load? - Patrick

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
        Interested in how you would rate the power available using veg and pulling such a load. How would you compare it to diesel with the same load? - Patrick
        It compares on the fatter wallet.....
        NC State law defines biodiesel as ''any fuel or mixture of fuels derived in whole or in part from agricultural products or animal fats or wastes from these products or fats.''
        Exemptions from the excise tax.

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        • #5
          Man that load just doesnt look that heavy but i guess corn is heavier than it looks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
            NICE! Good work, I love it. And a 6.0 at that! Jus think what a 7.3 can do!! hehehe
            6.0 gots more power
            2005 6.0l X
            V3 running 8/6/08
            40gal frame mounted tank

            Live by the grease, die by the grease

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            • #7
              And here I was wondering about bringing in a measly 6 tons of coal from Western PA on veggie Guess that's my answer!
              Currently dieselless!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
                Interested in how you would rate the power available using veg and pulling such a load. How would you compare it to diesel with the same load? - Patrick
                I can't comment on high end HP as it's impossible to safely tow a set of loaded grain wagons more than 20mph, but I can say that every bit of bottom end torque was still there. Other than exhaust smell and the little puff of black smoke when rolling off idle, I could tell no difference from stock.
                2008 F350 CC SB Lariat Spartan tuned

                SOLD: 2006 F250 CC LB 6.0L, SCT Tunes by DJ, MSD Dashhawk, 4" MBRP turbo-back, V3 Vegistroke, ARP Studs, got tired of working on it!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                  Man that load just doesnt look that heavy but i guess corn is heavier than it looks.
                  Sorry, wagons were empty in that pic. The only time I could remember to break out the camera was when I was sitting around waiting for the wagons to get filled! The corn we hauled in this year had a typical test weight of 53 lbs/bushel, so the weight does add up pretty fast!
                  2008 F350 CC SB Lariat Spartan tuned

                  SOLD: 2006 F250 CC LB 6.0L, SCT Tunes by DJ, MSD Dashhawk, 4" MBRP turbo-back, V3 Vegistroke, ARP Studs, got tired of working on it!

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                  • #10
                    Nice pic and nice haul Rabid...that's a lot of weight.

                    What type of hitch does the grain wagons have on them?
                    Greasin & Grinin
                    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                    • #11
                      I towed a hay wagon full of straw bails a couple miles once... about 30k... I can't imagine getting up those same grades with 2x that much.
                      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marv View Post
                        Nice pic and nice haul Rabid...that's a lot of weight.

                        What type of hitch does the grain wagons have on them?
                        The tongue on the wagon has a U-shape to it that a pin drops through. Imagine using a 2" ball/reciever combo that is typically found on trailers, but replace the ball with a pin. It's the setup that is used on 95% of farm implements that hook to the drawbar of a tractor. The upside of this design is that it's easier to hook up as you don't have to be spot on when backing up. The downside is the slop in the joint, which requires the use of a cushion hitch on the truck to eliminate some of the shock on the drivetrain.
                        2008 F350 CC SB Lariat Spartan tuned

                        SOLD: 2006 F250 CC LB 6.0L, SCT Tunes by DJ, MSD Dashhawk, 4" MBRP turbo-back, V3 Vegistroke, ARP Studs, got tired of working on it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rabidsnowmobiler View Post
                          The tongue on the wagon has a U-shape to it that a pin drops through. Imagine using a 2" ball/reciever combo that is typically found on trailers, but replace the ball with a pin. It's the setup that is used on 95% of farm implements that hook to the drawbar of a tractor. The upside of this design is that it's easier to hook up as you don't have to be spot on when backing up. The downside is the slop in the joint, which requires the use of a cushion hitch on the truck to eliminate some of the shock on the drivetrain.
                          Oh okay, I got ya. I was just curious what type of hitch you were using while pulling that kind of weight. So do you have an adaptor that fits into your receiver hitch for this, or is it custom? Not sure I've ever seen a cushion hitch...
                          Greasin & Grinin
                          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                          • #14
                            I never used a cushion hitch... oops.

                            I just used your typical hitch, with no ball.

                            Initially I thought you were talking about the slip-tongue on the trailer... so you really don't have to get close to the trailer, you bring the trailer tongue to the hitch
                            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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