Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

does a half ton truck actually weigh half a ton? or how much does a half ton truck weigh? how compared to a 1 ton truck?

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  • M.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    A half ton pickup truck might weigh 3700 pounds.  A ton is 2000 pounds.  So half a ton is 1000 pounds.  It's a loose specification relating to the vehicle's load carrying capacity. 

  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Half a ton is not much in car terms. A very small city car is about 800 kg , over 3/4 of a ton. Even F1 cars made mostly of carbon fibre weigh 650kg or so, so a truck weighing half a ton would be pretty useless.

    It’s the nominal pay load, more for tax purposes than actual real life.

  • 2 months ago

    Your registration tells you how much the truck weighs.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It weighs closer to a ton. The suspension is rated for an additional half ton of weight(so just your fat girl friend and her handbag)

    . A 1 Ton truck weighs  a little heavier than the half ton and it can carry your fat gf and her fat sister and their handbags.

    Or you could check the sticker on the door or the vin plate under the hood to tell you the weight and its gross weight.(Gross is your girl friends)  You got to get prettier babes.

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  • 2 months ago

    This rating started out decades ago as to the weight the truck should carry and soon became a standard for the size of the truck. Most trucks today can carry more weight than the truck's name implicates. It's just meant as a classification that that truck size is in. 

  • 2 months ago

    Look in the drivers door opening for the label stating the gross weight. 

  • 2 months ago

    The half ton is about how much load the truck can carry, it's nothing to do with the actual weight of the truck. And it's not precise, it's more of a classification than an accurate weight.

  • 2 months ago

    The truck may weigh 2 tons, but can carry 1/2 ton.  But even that is not an exact number.

  • roger
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That half ton is the payload.  that is how much weight the truck can carry.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That's how much weight it can carry.

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