Truck payload vs. tow capacity


Truck payload vs. tow capacity

With the warm summer weather you can bring out the trailers, boats, and all of your gear. To get your gear to a campsite, boat launch, or wherever your adventure takes you, you are going to need something that can handle the weight. As a business owner, you need your vehicle to be able to support the weight it carries or tows. It is always important to properly load your vehicle for safety purposes, but it is especially important if you are travelling anywhere with strictly enforced guidelines about towing. If you are looking for information about truck payload or tow capacity, then you have come to the right place. At Pfaff Leasing in Calgary, we assist customers in finding the vehicle leases they need. For business or personal use, if you need a truck, or a fleet of trucks, and you are wondering about the payload or tow capacity you need, we recommend that you continue reading this blog by Pfaff Leasing.

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Truck Tow Capacity

The towing number tells you how much the vehicle can pull behind it. Keep in mind that many trailers display their weight as dry weight (how much it weighs without anything in it). Because you will be putting things into your trailer, you will need a towing number that can accommodate both your trailer and what you put in it.

Truck Payload

The truck payload is how much weight you can put in the vehicle. In the case of trucks, this includes the bed. When assessing how much payload you will need, include the tongue weight of your trailer (tongue weight is the amount of the trailer’s weight that is being supported by the trailer hitch). In addition to the weight of your things, don’t forget to account for passenger weight, and the weight of the fuel. Below is a list of things to consider when you are considering a truck to lease based on your tow or payload needs:

  • How much weight will you be
  • Putting in the bed/cargo area
  • Towing
  • Approximately how much your passengers weigh
  • How many passengers you need room for

At Pfaff Leasing, our experts can help you get set up with the right truck lease for your tow or payload needs. Pfaff Leasing understands your business and your needs. Our company is big enough to manage your fleet, but small enough to understand your business or personal needs. Contact us today for more information about the truck payload vs. tow capacity that you need.

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