Originally Posted by mustang
...It is pretty standard that they have all said no more than 4000 lbs on steering for half ton, BUT I want a definate answere. facts.
what they "say" is irrelevant.
each model/option package has a specific spring stack and axle rating.
the 6k FRONT axles became available in 2005 on the 250/350s with a 7k available for 450/550 series trucks.
ALL of this info is available on the fleetford website and the dealer network website.
no the 2 gawr don't equal the gvwr or the gcwr...
BUT the gawr does provide the limit for THAT axle...
again using the 05 in my driveway as an example...
front axle (gawr) is 6000 lbs.
rear axle (gawr( is 6100 lbs
but the GVWR is NOT 12,100, it's 10,000 lbs.
this spec'd truck has a gCwr of ~23,000 lbs.
and a curb wt of ~8,000 lbs...
BUT the 'towing capacity' is NOT
23k-8k=15k, one cannot simply subtract to get the towing capacity.
IF what you want are specific ratings for each component (facts), like the axles, spring stack, body/frame configuration and so on...
ALL of the details are available from the fleet ford site or at the dealer-ford websites (need a password).
the "1/2 ton" label or 3/4 ton labels are ALL misleading at this point, and a f150 can be ordered with MORE THAN
a 4000 lb front axle.
but that info is clearly printed on the driver door edge as duane suggests on the 150s, 250s and ON UP...
talking with sales folks, or even service techs doesn't guarantee the info they have is right for every model detail...
but you can get that stuff, it isn't really complicated, just convoluted to find,
and has nothing to do with the o.p. specific question or w/d issues in general.