What does the 2500 stand for on my Dodge?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Expert Lawns, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    What does the 2500 stand for on my dodge. I know I have a 3/4 ton truck but that's it.
     
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2500 is the model number for a 3/4 ton. Simple as that. Nothing mysterious.
     
  3. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
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    1500 is a 1/2 ton truck, 2500 is 3/4 ton and 3500 is a one ton truck. The same holds true with chevrolet. Ford uses the f-150, 250 and 350 designations, respectively.
     
  4. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    That's what I thought. I've always thought those #'s were stupid. Is there some reasoning behind them or are they just arbitrary? How about using a decimal equivalent...

    500 or 5000 = 1/2 ton
    750 or 7500 = 3/4 ton
    1000 or 10000 = 1 ton

    Or if you want to use actual poundages,

    1000 = 1/2 ton
    1500 = 3/4 ton
    2000 = 1 ton

    It's not like the Big 3 read these messages so I'm sure nothing's gonna change, but I still felt like venting.
     
  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    yea I just never understood why they chose those numbers. would make more sense if they were matched with weight, like The C Man said
     

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