Most people interested in trucks want to know now much
power they have. While horsepower and torque are good statistics to
check out, so are payload and towing capacities. While they can be
related, they do measure different things.
capacity is how much weight a truck can carry in its cabin or bed, with
the weight of any passengers included in this amount. Payload is
determined by subtracting the weight of the vehicle from its Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating.
Towing capacity refers to how
much weight a truck can pull. At Auto Solutions in Maryville, TN, there
is actually a wide range of abilities that our vehicles have. Some of
the smaller trucks can easily haul at least a few thousand pounds but
are limited to five or six thousand pounds. Heavy duty trucks may be
able to tow over 10,000 pounds.