What does GVWR mean?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does it include the weight of the truck. If the GVWR on my truck is 8000 and the truck weighs more than that then I dont get it:confused:
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is the max total weight the truck can weigh.

    Tare weight is what the truck weighs empty

    Gross Vehical Weight Rating is what the truck weighs loaded.
     
  3. white1

    white1 LawnSite Member
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    DAMN what kind of truck is it? That seems heavy
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Fuso cab over with a 16 ft. box with a metal floor. GVWR is 8000 something, the truck is more than that, still confused.
     
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure where you saw the 8k. That truck is probably 25,900
     
  6. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The smallest Fuso they make right now (FE125) has a GVWR of 12,500. The curb weight is about 5900lbs. I could see an axle rating on your truck being over 8000 lbs. The max body payload for the FE125 is 6600lbs.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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  8. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    An FE180 has a GVWR of at least 18000 lbs. IIRC. So if your truck weighs 8000 lbs. than you have 10,000 lbs payload so you are good to go...
     
  9. jefftb

    jefftb LawnSite Senior Member
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    GVWR is the max weight the truck is rated for including all occupants, payload and the truck itself.

    For example, if the GVWR of your truck is 14,000 lbs. and the empty, base weight of your truck is 8,800 lbs. then you have 5,200 lbs additional weight that you can place on the truck, generally your payload if hauling but it should include occupants as well.
     

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