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12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:39 pm
by FordyceCreekTrail
Towed a Compact Track Loader, heavy Takahuchi thing up to my property for the first time. Heaviest load yet for the PW and I must say, it handled it like nothing, no real squat. However, 410HP feels like nothing screaming up those passes at 35MPH! :excited:

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:10 am
by DamageWagon
Ahhh the days of the 5.7 screaming to hold 35 with no load along flat land with a gentle wind are numbered :)

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:57 am
by vanished
I certainly don't miss hearing my old Hemi screaming at 4500+ RPM towing my camper up the hills as my new Powerstroke purrs quietly on the steepest of grades... Oh wait - I really shouldn't be posting that there! LOL

Ok, Ok - maybe I do miss my powerwagon a little... back here stalking the forum.. Ha Ha...

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:23 am
by Bill2014
FordyceCreekTrail wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Towed a Compact Track Loader, heavy Takahuchi thing up to my property for the first time. Heaviest load yet for the PW and I must say, it handled it like nothing, no real squat. However, 410HP feels like nothing screaming up those passes at 35MPH! :excited:
And... you are no where near 410 hp at those elevations :poke: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4808&p=83284#p83284

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:09 am
by PWJouster
vanished wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:57 am
I certainly don't miss hearing my old Hemi screaming at 4500+ RPM towing my camper up the hills as my new Powerstroke purrs quietly on the steepest of grades... Oh wait - I really shouldn't be posting that there! LOL

Ok, Ok - maybe I do miss my powerwagon a little... back here stalking the forum.. Ha Ha...
its the 19s isnt it? pulling people left and right into or back into a powerwagon.

i wonder if the 8sp in the 19s would be better at managing the load at those grades.

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:16 am
by vanished
PWJouster wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:09 am
vanished wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:57 am
I certainly don't miss hearing my old Hemi screaming at 4500+ RPM towing my camper up the hills as my new Powerstroke purrs quietly on the steepest of grades... Oh wait - I really shouldn't be posting that there! LOL

Ok, Ok - maybe I do miss my powerwagon a little... back here stalking the forum.. Ha Ha...
its the 19s isnt it? pulling people left and right into or back into a powerwagon.

i wonder if the 8sp in the 19s would be better at managing the load at those grades.
Mine is a '19 w/ the six speed.. I'm hoping you saw 'powerstroke' - aka F350 Ford (I jumped the fence this time).. I thought about the new 2020 8sp but didn't want to wait or be a guinea pig. I'm VERY happy at how this pulls 15k on the grades and how it controls it on the downhills. So far about 2500 of my 3200 miles have had the trailer hooked up... (sorry for the hijack OP)

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:56 am
by PWJouster
yea, i was saying it must be the 19 powerwagons getting your blood moving.

and then i was saying maybe if you do come back and snag a 19 wagon, that the 8 speed would help you get over the 6.4

Re: 12K up Million Dollar Highway

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:25 pm
by FordyceCreekTrail
I have no doubt the 8spd would help. When I was screaming, or lugging at around 35mph at times, I could have made better torque with one additional gear. The thing is I believe my future load will be even a little heavier when I retire with dump trailer and CTL. Might be time to upgrade to a newer Power Wagon at that point given the 27K a year for work I am putting in...