1975 Chevy C50......what's the tonage?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by walker-talker, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Not sure if this truck is 1.5 ton or considered a 2 ton. I have had it for a few months, but have not tagged it yet. I am sure they will tell me at the tag office, but curious.

    Anyone know or how I can tell. It has 350 engine, 13.5" X 8".

    Here is pic if anyone might know.


    dual pics of truck.jpg
  2. str8stripes

    str8stripes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    It should have a metal tag on the door pilar that states GVW, that will tell you the maximum loaded weight of the truck, including the truck, then weight the empty truck and subtract the truck weight from the GVW and the difference is the payload. Hope this helps, Zach
  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    Str8stripes is right. 1 ton, 1 1/2 ton nomenclatures are meaningless anymore. GVWR- curb weight = payload. For that truck I would guess 5-6000 pounds.

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