Towing And Payload Capacity: What Is The Difference?

When you are out shopping for trucks at Piazza Honda of Pottstown, you will notice that the trucks list both a payload and a towing capacity. These are not the same thing. It is important that you understand the difference between the two so that you will not put too much of a strain on your truck.

The payload capacity of a truck refers to how much weight that you can safely put inside of the truck including the truck bed. The payload capacity lets you know how much cargo you can transport in the truck without causing damage to the truck's suspension.

The towing capacity of a truck is usually much greater than the payload capacity. The towing capacity refers to how much a truck can pull behind it. Never tow a trailer or a load that is in excess of the stated towing capacity of the truck or damage may occur.

 

 

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