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Old 05-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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Is a F350 SRW Ford Truck a 1 ton????
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I think it is 1&1/2 tons A F250 is a 1 Ton .
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F150 is a half ton. F250 is a three quarter ton. F350 SRW and DRW are both one tons. F450 is a ton and a half.
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250 is a 3/4 ton. A350 is a 1 ton and the 450 is above that.. But it is also a commercial truck in most states and cannot be tagged as a pickup in a lot of states. A 3500 or 350 dependant on brand is the largest vehicle that can be tagged as a pickup in MOST states. Some states have different laws. This makes a difference in tagging fees and taxes charged!
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F150 is a half ton. F250 is a three quarter ton. F350 SRW and DRW are both one tons. F450 is a ton and a half.
But they generally all will haul more than the old rating standard.

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But they generally all will haul more than the old rating standard.

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Yes these rating names like half and three quarter ton were started way back in probably the forties and fifties, and have just stuck around. The trucks now days can haul way more then these name only ratings imply, in most cases. And tow ratings just keep rising also. Half ton trucks now have higher tow ratings then many three quarter and one tons from years past. One must check the manufacturers specks to determine just what a truck can haul, pull or axle. Each brand is different and each truck within a brand can vary by cab and bed size, and drive options like 4X4, 4X2 and drive train components.
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F450 is a ton and a half.

My 450 has GVR of 14500; normal weight is about 9500-9700. Thus, it should be able to haul 4800 + payload. A 2.4 tonner?

I think some of the newer 3500s have a payload above 5k. As said above, the terminology hasn't kept up with the payloads.

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Yes these rating names like half and three quarter ton were started way back in probably the forties and fifties, and have just stuck around.
Guess again. It was much earlier than that. The Model TT Ford trucks beginning in 1917 became very popular and sold over 100,000 trucks per year until being replaced by the Model A in 1927. The Ford Model TT was a truck based on the Ford Model T, but with a heavier frame and rear axle, giving it a rating of 1 short ton (0.91 t). So that was the original "one ton" truck. But customers often converted model T cars into trucks, and those were rated about a half ton.

During World War II, the Jeep was rated as a quarter-ton truck. Only 500 pounds of payload. Many were frequently overloaded.

The first "three quarter ton" pickup I remember was in the late 1940s. Before that they were either half-ton pickups or one ton or heavier cab & chassis trucks with a truck bed of some sort added by aftermarket upfitters..
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We once had a 1998 F150 Ford long bed regular cab with the 4.6 auto. It had stickers on the windshield and back glass that said 50 year anniversary of the F series Ford truck. So Ford must of started rating with the F and a number back then, 1948. They used to make the F100 I think before the F150. Maybe they made both for a while, I don't know for sure. We still have a 1945 Chevy truck with a oilfield winch bed on it with gin poles. I can't recall if it has any numbers on it or not but my dad always said it was a two ton truck. It has duel rear wheels with about a 19.5 ish size wheels. I will have to look at it sometime.
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The OP should also be aware that not all F350's are rated the same. I had a 2005 F350 SRW that had the heaviest of 4 available GVWR's. Mine had a GVWR of 11,400# and it weighed about 7,400 empty for a total payload of 4,000#. In 2005, I think the DRW F350's had payloads of approximately 5,500#.
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Yea, my 2000 F350 DRW CCLB has a GVWR of 11,2k, but all the configurations and years have different ratings.
They are all just called one tons.
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Seems like 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton & 1 ton is sort of like big, bigger and biggest when it comes to regular pickups. These terms don't seem to have much bearing at all on the actual payload they can carry. Then there are terms like "heavy half ton".

The door jamb sticker on our 3/4 ton says the payload capacity is 2,800 lbs (well over 1 ton). After weighing at a scale, the actual payload is 1,800 lbs which is part way between 3/4 and 1 ton. Does having a 3/4 ton mean you'll have at least a 1500 lb actual payload capacity??

I remember as a kid in the 50s/60s that you'd see pickups with the GVW painted on the side. Not sure what that was for. Farm trucks or for commercial use? Were they supposed to go to a scale with heavy loads?
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Before the F100 Ford called it the F1 and for larger ones there was the F2, F3 and so on.
They came out with the F150 in the early 80's and call it a heavy half and rated it higher so Ford could get around some EPA requirements for the F100 PU.
This was told to me by a man from the Ford home office when I bough my 1983 F150.
I know in the 40's they had the F1, F2, ... and I did have a 1955 F100 once.
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Back in the late nineties Ford was making a F150 with seven lug wheels and it said F250 on the side, but it was the 150 body style. They called it a light duty F250. Now they make a F150 with 7 lug wheels and they call it a heavy payload package. Has the highest GVWR of any half-ton in the ford line up. So F150s have 6 lugs, with the pay load package you get 7 lug wheels and the F250, F350 have 8 lug wheels. Not sure on the F 450, it is either 8 or 10, probably 10 I am thinking as it jumps to the 19.5 wheels like the F550. The F53 chassis used on the class A motor homes have 10 lug wheels. It is actually a F550 in the 20,500 GVWR anyway. I think the bigger F53s use the F650 and F750 which take you up to the 26,000 GVWR.
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