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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 01/06/12 5:31 pm PST

    it comes from the "old days", when those designations actually meant what the truck's carrying capacity was. Then, as time went on, the terms 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton etc become more like model designations, and also differentiated the truck line (big, bigger biggest).


    So the terms are somewhat meaningless now...more "relational" than actual values.

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  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/06/12 5:31 pm PST

    it comes from the "old days", when those designations actually meant what the truck's carrying capacity was. Then, as time went on, the terms 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton etc become more like model designations, and also differentiated the truck line (big, bigger biggest).


    So the terms are somewhat meaningless now...more "relational" than actual values.

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