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Old 01-16-2002, 09:20 PM
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Default what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords?

I was just wondering what exactly the 150, 250, and 350 stood for on Ford trucks. I know that it determines the class of truck and has something to do with 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton, but what exactly about the truck IS 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton and so on. I thought it might be the engines, but I know that the engines can be swapped around throughout the different series when buying the truck brand new, depending on what options you choose from the dealer.

Does the Chevy and Dodge 1500, 2500, and 3500 operate on the same principle as the Ford F-series?

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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords?

F-150 = 1/2 ton
F-250 = 3/4 ton
F-350 = 1 ton
It's 99% drivetrain and running gear.


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150=1/2 ton 250=3/4 ton 350=1 ton. The engines are only a small part of the package. At one time it use to refer to actual capacity but that really isn't true anymore. The 1/2 ton is usually a 5 lug 2wd or 6 lug 4wd with a axle such as a Dana 44. They also get the smallest tranny. The 3/4 can be 6 lug or 8lug. They ususally use a semi floating one ton axle (some use full floating) such as a Dana 60. They are single rear wheel. The one tons usually use a full floating axle such as the Dana 60, get the strongest tranny and the stiffest springs. Most one tons are dual rear wheels. A typical half ton has a capacity from 1500-1800 pounds, 3/4 ton 1800-3000, and a one ton over 5000 pounds. As for chevy and dodge the use the same principle.

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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords?

You're all WRONG!

In the case of the Ford, as was the original question, 150, 250, or 350 denotes the amount of times you will have to repair iot each and every year you own it. If you choose not to repair it...those are the number of days you will not be able to drive it due to broken parts.

Hehehe....Sorry...I JUST HAD TO!

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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords

and i'm sure the SPRINGS are different on each for bigger payloads. i saw a duel axle ford the other day that was a 450.

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Old 01-17-2002, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords

Yeah, fleet trucks get huge. Check out http://www.fleet-trucks.com/page01.htm and you can see the F-150 through the F-800. Big ol' rigs!

Thanks for the info on the classes guys!

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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords?

REALLY old Ford trucks were the F1, F2, F3. Sometime in the Fifties (I think, maybe the forties) they started calling them the F100, etc. In the seventies they beefed up the trucks a bit and started the F150, F250, F350 bit, though the F100 continued on until like 82 or 83. Difference is simply load carrying capacity. The bigger the number, the beefier the truck. In the eighties and nineties ford confused the issue by having heavy duty versions of the f250 and F350--this eventually lead to the Super duty series being different trucks in 1999. Engine choices were somewhat effected by which truck you chose, but only in larger engines. Diesels and 460s were only available in 3/4 ton or larger trucks (f250/350). However, the 300 I6 was an option in all of them. Also, all ford F150s ran a 5 bolt pattern rim and all F250s/F350s ran a 8 bolt pattern rim--at least until 1997. I've not played much with the post'97 F150s. In 1997 the F150 and light duty F250 shared a common platform, and then in 1999 the super dutys came out in F250, F350, F450 and F550. So now you can get a F250 in one of 2 body styles and with different carrying capacities. Also, Ford also made F600s and F700s at different times, but they aren't pickups, but medium duty trucks--we used one F700 as a service truck at one outfit I worked for. Hope this helps!

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Default Re: what does the 150, 250, 350 stand for on Fords?

Remy Dodge wrote:

"You're all WRONG!

In the case of the Ford, as was the original question, 150, 250, or 350 denotes the amount of times you will have to repair iot
each and every year you own it. If you choose not to repair it...those are the number of days you will not be able to drive it
due to broken parts.

Hehehe....Sorry...I JUST HAD TO!

Remy
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If that's how the numbers work, I DEFINITELY wouldn't want a Chevy 1500, 2500, or 3500!

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