Buying a truck may be even more daunting – especially for the first time buyer. Let’s take a moment or two to break down the myths surrounding a trucks ‘brand’ number and find out what they really mean.
The first thing to understand is that the number on the side of a truck has nothing to do with engine size; far from it. It is more often than not a simple way of showing everyone what the payload of the vehicle might be. Not what it might haul on a trailer, but what can safely and easily be thrown into the truck’s bed for transport. Remember that for the most part, pick up trucks come in three designations: half ton, ¾ ton and one ton.
For example and following the above, a 2012 GMC Sierra1500 is a half ton truck with the capability of hauling a payload of 1,000 – 1,500 pounds. A 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD ¾ ton pick up is capable of hauling over 2,000 pounds. And a 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD or Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is a one ton truck with a hauling capacity of approximately a maximum of 3,500 pounds.
It was in the late 1960s, early 70s that the marketing types inDetroitdecided that there were those people who just preferred to drive trucks and so the cabins were made a little more car-like and the ride and drivability improved remarkably. Remember the El Camino – a ‘truck’ that resembled a car more than a pick up? Today, collectors pay top dollar for those vehicles.
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