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GMC payload?

Post in 'The Gear' started by minesmoria, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

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    I was looking at the gmc sierra 2500 hd which has a payload of 4058 lbs the 3500 dual will is 5511 lbs.

    I always though the numbers 2500 ment 3/4 ton around 1800 lb paylod and 3500 1 ton 2250 lb load.

    The 2500 model i was looking at getting it and was suprised it said 4058 payload.

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  2. jabush

    jabush Feeling the Heat

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    I'm no GM guy but I believe the "hd" stands for "heavy duty". The 2500hd has increased payload and towing capacity over the standard 3/4 ton trucks.
  3. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Not familiar with the newer models but one has to look at the GVW. GM had 2 3/4 ton pickups the standard GVW at 6,600 and a heavy duty
    at GVW 8,500 lbs that's the difference. The net weight subtracted from GVW = payload
  4. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    Minesmoria.
    My Ram 2500 has a 1 ton suspension and is a 8800 GVW but the max payload was around 3,300 pounds... Check those #s on the truck again I think they are a bit off...... Who gave you those #s
    Also the GVW minus the truck weight is the payload.....this includes passengers.
    Sorry just saw that Elk covered that part..
  5. minesmoria

    minesmoria New Member

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    The gmc sierra 2500hd regular cab gvw 9300 4x2 has payload of 4058, add 4x4 it becomes 3810 add cab on back its 3600 or add crew cab and it become 3310lbs.

    I got those numbers before what others have said 2500= 3/4 ton 1800 paylaod but i see this is not true at all which is good.
  6. Jake

    Jake Member

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    1/2 ton 3/4 ton and 1 ton used to be "generic payloads" many many years ago....

    The ante has been upped several times since, but the terms are still around
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