Posted by Vaughn [220.127.116.11] on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 20:57:05 :
In Reply to: m37 3/4 ton.-- power wagon 1 ton ??? posted by Howard [18.104.22.168] on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 17:04:49 :
When you consider the GVW of a vehicle; vehicle weight + payload, the vehicle's springs are calculated to carry both. Softness or hardness of a spring is referred to as its rate. The rate of a spring is the weight required to deflect it 1 inch. The M37 has 7 in front, 11 in the rear, the PW on the other hand, has 7 in front and up to 14 in the rear. Speed is considered, so is off-road on rough terrain. Since leaf springs perform well in rough terrain, the M37 can carry 1.5 tons off-road and the PW 2 tons off road. Anyone that feels the PW can't carry 2 tons simply has to look at the GVW of the body tag and compare it to the actual vehicle weight, subtract the two. Example, if your truck has a GVW of 9500 pounds and the truck weighs 5500 pounds, you can carry 4000 pounds. PIF has spring information in Group 16.
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