Originally Posted by redneckfordf2502002
I hate to work my truck because it is a show and fast truck not a hauling truck I only wanted to haul small loads and water isn't a small load. 1/2 ton is how much it weighs I belive.
"Half ton" does not refer to the weight of the truck. Half-ton pickups weigh much more than that, about 3 to 5 tons, easily.
The "half-ton" description loosely refers to the truck's load capacity. This means that the truck can carry up to 1/2 ton (1000 lbs) of cargo and passengers in the cab and bed. But that is old, nowadays a modern half-ton pickup will load much more. But the names stuck around, we still talk about 1/2 ton pickups and 3/4 tons ore one-ton if we refer to the stronger trucks.