For those who are SERIOUS about doing SERIOUS towing they need to invest SERIOUS thought and do their homework regardless of their brand preference. I do not think the author overstated the reason why people are buying pickups. Shared testing standards did not exist, so there wasn't a way for consumers to compare like vehicles with one another. This truck has a front axle capacity of 5,200 pounds and rear axle capacity of 6,340 pounds and its tires are rated to carry 7,500 pounds per axle. I'm going to go pick up a 3.0L v6 98' Caddilac catera engine 5 hours away from home tomorrow. For Ford's 2016 RV & Trailer Towing Guide, click here. An interest of mine has been economics, as you can tell by some of my writing. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. Here every Aussie drives a V8 Holden or Ford. I can fit almost 6 ton in our dump bed of fill, but dont know what I'm allowed to carry. Today, though, all pickups can carry substantially more than their weight classifications indicate. And maybe someday Ram will be once again an American company. "As long as the specs meet your needs, the other stuff is what really counts," Wilkinson said. That all changed when vehicle manufacturers joined with SAE International (formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers) to create SAE J2807 — a comprehensive set of parameters and test standards to determine tow ratings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAsM5mFfhfo Generally speaking, the maximum conventional tow rating for midsize and half-ton pickups is about 5,000 pounds, with GM trucks being the exception. The guy that bought it showed up to get it with (and intends to tow it with) a 1-ton Fiat... . A half ton, 3/4 ton and 1 ton rating does not mean they can carry only 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 pounds. In its most robust configuration, it can pull loads of up to 35,100 lbs. Sounds like … The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. The same truck with different factory options could carry more than 1/2 ton. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. See your GMC dealer for details. I have never seen one on a dump or equipment trailer being pulled by a pickup regardless of the pickup or what was on the trailer. For your information, Big Al is involved in the aviation industry in the mechanical side of the business and he specialises in many areas from engines (all types), hydraulics, ECS (pressurisation & A/C), flight controls (including fast jet, supersonic flight), fuel systems, brakes/landing gears etc. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. @Big Al, you must not get out much, or Australia is weird. Decisions, Decisions......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAsM5mFfhfo. Our test driver made note of how well the suspension was able to dive and hold the corners and keep the rear end controlled better than any other in the test, especially in tight hard-right, hard-left transitions.". Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. Towing a trailer on the receiver hitch using just the shank-and-ball is called "conventional" towing — and the capacities for this type of towing are well below a pickup's maximum trailering capacity. @ Ray RAy, you missed the point of what I was saying, yes the article says they can tow more, my point was, in the 2 trucks I owned from GM, towing much less than that and they couldnt handle it, so they should tell people they can handle X amount if they actually cant. Stop assuming. Meanwhile, 1 item is sufficient for ½-ton pickup, like the Dodge Ram 1500 model. All three terms refer to a pickup truck's load capacity. EH! Easily found on a label placed inside the driver’s door jamb, the GVWR figure is the maximum weight a GMC pickup truck, SUV or crossover is engineered to safely carry. GM plans to comply with the J2807 towing standard for its heavy-duty pickup ratings for the 2016 model year, Wilkinson said. I have speculated certain people on this site because of the views they had held, but not all of them are the 'culprit/s'. Nitro, when i was younger, I worked for an equipment rental company. “Payload capacity” usually refers to how much weight a truck can carry in both passengers and cargo in the cab and bed, towing capacity refers to how much the truck can safely tow. i have a ranger which is technically 1/4 ton and i had 2000 in the back i did however position it toward the front to try to distribute the weight. For example, a half-ton truck's springs, chassis, and bed are designed to safely carry a maximum of 1000 pounds or one-half of a ton. That is why something like this has a bumper tow of 8,000lbs and a 5ver rating of 23,000lbs Just like the majority who tows. In first place after the loaded runs, the Ram posted a loaded best time of 47.1 seconds. The payload capacity limits the total amount of cargo that a vehicle can carry. How much weight can you put in a 3/4 ton. The problem with common sense is that "common" implies average. Here is a copy of an email I just sent to Mark Williams. The max trailer weight is only 5,000 pounds using just the factory hitch, shank and ball. 6.2L EcoTec V8 12,000 lbs 1,780 lbs 7,200 lbs Properly loading a trailer to maintain a proper tongue weight is paramount, especially when it comes to handling. Overloading your truck or SUV can carry severe consequences, including: Knowing both your vehicle’s gross vehicle weight and gross vehicle weight rating allow you to quickly calculate how much you can safely carry. You can kid yourself on towing 10,000 plus in your Ford I do tow heavy and I am getting an H.D. Doesn't Ford and Chevy rate their trucks towing numbers without the bumper?????? What's the big deal in how heavy a trailer is towed or what hitch is being used? This pointless bashing has got too stop. Get your neanderthall @zz off of Big Al's. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can universally carry 1,810 pounds of cargo in its pickup box – the weight of passengers within the cab also needs to be factored into the GVWR. Nice, I didn't notice Ram Trucks mentioned in the article are the only brand across the board with SAEJ2807 Certified Best in class towing Numbers :-) Re: How much weight have you put in a half-ton Jul 04 2012, 5:03pm Full loads of firewood, deck blocks, decking, black dirt and lots of camping stuff have been just a … Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. People confuse good luck for skill and experience. You should also take care to not overload the weight on the individual axles of your GMC. With good distribution you may be able to carry 800+ lbs. Net income declined to $70 million from $611 million a year earlier, FCA US, the parent company’s North American unit, said in a filing Thursday. When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment. That's also why tow ratings are a source of pride and a marketing tool for manufacturers. Contact Us FAQs Sitemap GMC Worldwide GM Fleet, GM Sites Copyright & Trademark GM Privacy Statement Important Information User Guidelines, California Residents: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. 1/2 ton is 1,000 pounds but any modern 1/2 ton pickup can easily carry 1,500 pounds, some can handle 2,000. Posted by Mark Williams | November 9, 2015, Know Your Pickup's Weight-Carrying Limits, http://media.gmc.com/media/us/en/gmc/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2015/nov/1109-canyon.html, http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7344050088_a672815bcb_z.jpg, Seat Belt Issue Prompts Recall of 624,000 GM Pickups. The 500/5000lbs is for slapping a ball on the step bumper. Using just the hitch ball is called towing in the "conventional" or "weight-carrying" mode, which offers far less capacity than a pickup's maximum tow rating. If I needed to tow something that weighed 30,000 pounds net of cargo and trailer, nothing short of a Class 6 truck would be in front of it. Size and Weight Limitations. Generally speaking, the maximum conventional tow rating for midsize and half-ton pickups is about 5,000 pounds, with GM trucks being the exception. I like hoiw it says with GM trucks being the exception, on the about 5000lb limit, back when I owned 2 Gm trucks, towing trailers in the 3K range, they couldnt hold up to that, so it should read, other than groceries do not use to tow/haul...... @Bob - I was following a guy in a Chevy HD on a windy back road. @BARFo - once again you ain't comprehending. You are currently viewing GMC.com (United States). I agree that the guy did not use common sense or any sense for that matter. Requires 2WD Crew Cab DRW equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel and fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch. Every day this truck/trailer combo would haul either mini excavators and skid steers to job sites with that equipment being over 9000 pounds. If a vehicle is described as "J2807 compliant," then its towing capacity and resulting limitations regarding the use of weight-distributing fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches has been done using the SAE standards. 5.3L EcoTec V8 11,200 lbs 1,800 lbs 7,200 lbs . I dont want to drive all the way out there and find out it just bottoms my truck out. Knowing your gross vehicle weight rating helps ensure you don’t overload your vehicle. @RAy Ray, not really a bash, after having all the issues I had with GM products(cars too), I would not buy another half ton or car/suv, unless it was a 2500/3500, as I almost bought one of those but went with the F250, but really liked the duramax/allison combo and still would buy one of those, but I am the type that when I buy a truck I drive them all and then decide which one I like at the time, by the next time I buy since they all change so much, then its all open again, its actually more fun that way then being the brand lover and only going for that one vehicle, but as far as my 98 silverado and 01 Silverado, yes they towed 3 K fine, but after many tranny issues and front brakes on both, that was the end for me. This camper has a freshwater capacity of 20 gallons, a grey water capacity of 13 gallons and black water capacity of 5 gallons. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). I wonder when HemiV8 will turn this into a recall spam war? The weight of this Sierra (unloaded and without occupants) is 5,350 pounds. You work for the UAW of Canadian hospitals. Ive seen him pull his dump trailer with the bobcat inside along with broken up concrete to the dump and the trailer weigh in at 18k using a 2005 chevy 2500hd gas now he has a 2011 2500hd diesel but the old truck pulled it just fine. Terrain's 3,500-lb rating requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment. The "maximum tow rating" of all pickups is predicated on the truck being "properly equipped," which means using the correct hitch setup for the weight of the trailer it's towing. If your trailer weighs more than the weights listed below, a weight-distributing hitch is required. Was the truck overloaded, HELL YES. Gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, might sound like a term only professional truck drivers are aware of. He pulled it with one of his semi trucks. See dealer for more information. Requires 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 and Max Trailering Package. Broken springs and suspension components due to excess weight, Brakes unable to stop the truck or SUV in a timely manner, Transmission and other driveline components may overheat and sustain serious damage, Unusual suspension behavior, making the vehicle hard to control, Tire temperatures rising to elevated levels, potentially leading to a blowout. that will determine how much you can carry. In a nutshell, SAE J2807 requires the vehicle manufacturer to use a vehicle equipped with the popular options found on at least 33 percent of the vehicles sold for that model; they also must run the test procedures with the equivalent of a 150-pound driver and passenger. With the 1,000 pounds of strapped-down sandbags in the bed, we ran the trucks through the course again. Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. DUH! The chats are for weight distributing. I dont believe one bit what you are saying about GM trucks not being able to handle 3000 pounds. @Mark Williams - kudos on posting articles focused on cargo and tow ratings. Non-GM warranty. But the fact that it did it all those years without ever needing anything more than brakes, tune ups and some front wheel hub assembles was pretty impressive if you ask me. Nowadays, the stats show differently, and these trucks have higher payload capacities. from The Detroit News These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. In the heavy-duty class (three-quarter ton and one-ton pickups), towing capacity ranges from 5,000 (Ram) to 13,000 pounds (Chevrolet and GMC). I tend to see one of two scenarios with personal use pickups - overloaded 1/2 ton trucks where the operator clearly does NOT understand gross COMBINED weight ratings or guys using HD diesel pickups towing light trailers (light for GCWR). Maybe 25% or less of what has been posted on this site is credible. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). Instead of tossing everything into your truck bed, customize your ride to carry your equipment with service truck bodies. 4.3L EcoTec V6 5,600 lbs 1,800 lbs 6,900 lbs . Big Al from Oz - one more point - NO. The delivery truck was a 2006 gmc sierra 1500 single cab, long box 4x4 with the 4.8 vortec. KNOW WHICH TRAILER TYPE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR NEEDS, TONGUE WEIGHT: WHY IT’S KEY TO SAFE TOWING, Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. I wish luck to the guys who saw what was going on and not blaming me. The guy hammered the brakes to scrub speed and the trailer started to push his truck all over the road. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. Lou, This issue makes the max trailer tow number, except for specially selected and loaded gooseneck trailers used for demonstration, almost impossible to use without going over the RAWR. Here in Australia the individual Department of Transports across the various States and Territories tend to concentrate on vehicles with a load of over 4 tonnes to go across weigh bridges. For Ram's 2016 Towing & Payload Capacity Guide, click here. Below is a listing of each truckmaker's factory conventional tow ratings, and the respective 10 percent tongue weight recommendations, as well as our source information. ", "The Ram also had higher top speeds up the steepest grades, handled the heavy loads with more control, and kept the drivers more comfortable and less stressed.". A few things: liability in the event of an accident, vehicle control and occupant safety. While this figure does not include the total weight of any trailer being towed, it does include the passengers, personal effects, and cargo carried, along with the weight (or the curb vehicle weight) of the truck itself and the tongue weight of the trailer. Stopping a load is far more important than blasting uphill because you have 860-900 pound-feet of diesel torque in a pickup truck. Like we stated FORD DOESN'T have a midsizer in the US or Canada. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. I did miss that. In the course of vehicle development, professional engineers have extensively pushed these vehicles to their limits in order to keep you, your passengers, and your belongings safe and to avoid damage to your vehicle. Now Big Al being laughed off the site (thanks to Lou and others), sorry. hahahahahahahahaha. The tests also include driving up the Davis Dam, a 7 percent grade that runs eastward out of Laughlin, Nev., for 11 miles to the top of the 3,500-foot summit in daytime temperatures of 100 degrees with the air conditioning going full blast. Adding weight to truck bed for traction, you may select 2 pcs of traction aid, if your vehicle is really large and heavy-duty. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. So we've done a little legwork for you. Did you read the same article I did? ... many 24 or 28 and some 32 trailers hooked behind a 1/2 ton … Should You Get a Performance Pack for Your Ford Ranger or Wait for the Tremor? The weight of passengers and engine fluids also tax the payload capacity. i don't know or see anybody using weight dis while towing construction equipment. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. The downhill was fairly steep with a slight mid hill curve then a sharp 90 degree left at the bottom. Pickup Trucks 101: How Much Can My Truck Tow? I guess BAFO needs his big brother to help? I’m a farmer, professional grade, and OWN a truck that is routinely referred to by farmers, contractors, mechanics, truck parts sales counter men and truck salesmen as a TWO TON TRUCK. Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires  the available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package. I pointed out that if you ask someone why they are buying a truck and they will say to tow or haul or both. Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. 3/4- … What was that about comprehension? Commercial pickup trucks tend NOT to be overloaded because we have Worker's Compensation Board Inspectors, and Ministry of Transport Inspectors all focused upon commercial use vehicles. Staying within these limits helps your truck, trailer, and travel remain safe. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. To prevent this, it’s important to know the gross axle weight rating, or GAWR, of your vehicle. With that said, maximum on-the-ball hitch towing capacities aren't always easy to find. In the heavy-duty class (three-quarter ton and one-ton pickups), towing capacity ranges from 5,000 (Ram) to 13,000 pounds … For example the F-450 "pickups" (even the new ones) have a relatively low rear axle capacity - 9,100 RAWR - relative to the high trailer towing rating. Any truck and truck tractor combination may not exceed a … You might be able to exceed that weight from time to time, but not by much. Posted by: HEMI V8 | Nov 10, 2015 2:45:54 AM. I think that as long as someone doesn't drive like an idiot, they will be fine when towing at (or even over) their pickup's limits. Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Otherwise you could damage the suspension system. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. He was conventionally towing a dumper trailer with a load of gravel. In reality, it’s an important figure every driver of a GMC pickup truck, SUV and crossover needs to keep in mind in order to remain safe while carrying cargo or passengers alike. Non-commercial personal use types will most likely give towing and hauling as a reason why they bought a pickup. Do i need all that capability of the A.E.V. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel can tow up to 7,700 pounds (with a 4x2 powertrain) — but only if a weight-distributing hitch is used. You didn't even understand my NRA metaphor. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. Ignoring the vehicle manufacturer's towing requirements can affect the truck's warranty, and from a legal perspective, towing beyond the specified limits may place all the liability on the driver's shoulders in the event of an accident. You guys argue over 1hp or 1/2 longer bed. In fact their varying designs and configurations mean they can handle quite differently when hitched to your tow vehicle. Since the day that truck was new, the trailer has never been off the back of this truck, (unless it needed a car wash). Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. The guys with HD's towing 5-10 k trailers drive oblivious to the mass behind them because 800 lbft diesels aren't under much stress. Skeeter- just because there are plenty of JBAs out there exercising stupid-human-overload, doesn't make it right or safe. Ford F-150 V8: 3,300 Pounds When it comes to hauling, the best light-duty trucks are all Ford F-150 s — and the best of the best is equipped with the truck’s muscular 5.0-liter V8 . This time around, each of the competitors was typically around 1.5 seconds slower, with the exception of the Nissan Titan, which was actually faster by 0.3 seconds. The system has been retained for historical reasons and because of … He barely crested a hill at 20 miles per hour. 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