The gross weight of half-ton trucks varies by manufacturer and model. The term "half-ton" refers to the cargo carrying capacity in the bed and cab of the truck. A half-ton pickup truck can carry at least 1,000 pounds of cargo, not including towing capacity.Continue Reading
A half-ton truck's maximum gross vehicle weight rating, or the maximum amount of weight the truck can carry, averages less than 8,500 pounds, as of September 2014. Half-ton trucks are designated light-duty trucks.
The three classes of pickup trucks, which were defined in the 1930s, are half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton. These names stuck after the U.S. military attempted to standardized payload classes of cargo trucks during World War II.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for new Dodge half-ton trucks can be found online at RamTrucks.com, with the price depending upon the model, the dealer, the options chosen and the discounts and incentives offered. Prices for used models can be found on AutoTrader.com or eBay.com.Full Answer >
Some popular three-quarter ton pick up trucks include the Ford F250, the Dodge RAM 2500, the Chevrolet 2500 HD and the GMC Sierra 2500. Factors that impact the desirability and functionality of three-quarter ton trucks engine size and type, body design, front and rear axles, and frame strength.Full Answer >
Between 1967 and 1972, Chevrolet produced the 1/2 ton pickup truck with changes to the model every two years. The characteristics of the 1/2 ton truck in 1967 and 1968 were low angle front hoods and large rectangular grille openings. In 1969 and 1970, Chevrolet changed the model to have steep angle hood fronts with bowtie and aluminum grille bar. The 1971 and 1972 version featured a steep angle hood front with no bowtie and an egg-crate grill with bowtie.Full Answer >
Automotive manufacturers often name their trucks and other vehicles by consulting with marketing experts to find a name that they believe to be appealing to the vehicle's target demographic. Many truck names also feature numeric indications of the truck's size class.Full Answer >