# What does the 2500 stand for on my Dodge?

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

1. ### Expert LawnsLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Genesee County, MIPosts: 2,660

What does the 2500 stand for on my dodge. I know I have a 3/4 ton truck but that's it.

2. ### AveryLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Kitty Hawk, NCPosts: 1,389

2500 is the model number for a 3/4 ton. Simple as that. Nothing mysterious.

3. ### jim daileyLawnSite Senior Memberfrom bellingham, ma. & daytona, fl.Posts: 614

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 ManLawnSite Senior Memberfrom OhioPosts: 527

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 LawnsLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Genesee County, MIPosts: 2,660

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