Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: O/T - What does 1/4 ton, 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton mean?
[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] This 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 ton designations are pretty much meaningless now since they have been stretched to fit over a wide range of vehicles. Actually, those designations go on up to heavy trucks, and it's the same thing there. You can have one 3/4t pickup sitting there with a GVW rating of maybe 6,000 pounds; no floating axles in the rear, and liddle biddy brakes. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Then there is another 3/4T with an 8200 pound GVW, a full floater in the rear and huge brakes. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] A fully dressed Cummins diesel engine weighs about a ton, and I'd like to see someone load a "3/4T"....in NAME only.....or a "heavy half-ton"pickup with one and take off headed for the opposite coast at sixty miles per hour....sustained. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] OOOOOOhhh Yeah! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I don't call anything a (true) 3/4T unless I can see those big floating axles sticking out. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] But then I'm just a crotchety old engineer and, well, I kind of LIKE the whole idea of having double Timkens holding those rear hubs on there. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]