Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Indy Auto Man offers a good selection of used ¾ ton trucks for sale in Indianapolis. Whether you are looking for a Ford F-250, Toyota Tacoma, Ram 2500, or any of the Chevy mid-size pickup trucks, we have a good offer for you. Browse our assortment right now!
In the US, a pickup truck is a universal cargo-passenger vehicle, the gross weight of which can reach up to 12 tons. Based on small and medium-duty pickups, you can build dump trucks, utility vehicles, tow trucks, and other special equipment.
Pickup trucks usually come in three categories: 1/2, 3/4, and 1 ton. However, these figures do not refer directly to the capacity but are rather relics of the past. Back in the mid-20th century, these weight classes indicated the actual maximum load capacity of a truck. For example, a 1/2-ton truck could carry half a ton of passengers and cargo in its cab and bed.
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Today, all pickup trucks can carry significantly more than their weight classifications indicate. The system was kept for historical reasons and due to industry and customer awareness. In general, a 1/2 ton truck is considered a light truck, a 3/4 ton medium truck, and a 1-ton heavy truck.
The Toyota Tacoma pickup truck is a frequent sales champion in the mid-size segment. The TRD Pro Tacoma is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, non-permanent all-wheel drive, custom Fox internal spring shock absorbers, steel exhaust pipes, and 16-inch black alloy wheels with reinforced Goodyear Kevlar tires.
With the Ram 2500 pickup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) tried to prove to its adherents that the Ram Heavy Duty is not just a heavier Ram 1500, but something special. To this end, the Ram 2500 received a barrel-shaped design, six grille options, and a front bumper with large air holes. But the main thing is the power of 400 hp provided by a 6-cylinder in-line Cummins diesel engine with a volume of 6.7 l. The engine line also includes a 370 hp diesel engine and gasoline Hemi V8 with 410 hp. Diesel is aggregated with a 6-band automatic, gasoline – with an 8-band, rear-wheel drive is standard, and an AWD is an option.
Chevrolet’s trucks are well-known for their power and style, and the Colorado is no exception. The Chevrolet Colorado gets 2.8-liter diesel as its Canyon sibling. But its more impressive ZR2 version is equipped with a special off-road package. General Motors developed the Colorado ZR2 Bison with off-road parts manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles. In addition to the usual ZR2 equipment, the Bison received off-road equipment such as five side skid plates, front and rear limited-slip differentials, and unique steel bumpers.
The Chevy Silverado 2500 has many versions that differ in the type of cab (Regular, Double or Crew), the length of the loading platform (2089/2496 mm), and, of course, the level of equipment (Custom, Work Truck, LT, LTZ and High Country). You will easily find the used Silverado 2500 that will perfectly suit your needs, as there are 22 different variants of this truck. The Silverado HD truck in the most powerful version is capable of towing semi-trailers weighing up to 16.1 tons, and the pickup truck platform has a load capacity of almost 7,496 lbs.
The exterior of the Ford F-250 is as impressive as its size. A massive grille complements a high hood, and the stylish lighting equipment completes the effect.
This mid-size Ford truck has an independent front suspension, and depending on its modification, its carrying capacity can reach 3,750 lbs.
The engine is 6 liters, which is capable of delivering 300 hp. In combination with an automatic transmission and an electronic control unit, it guarantees a fairly comfortable and confident ride when loaded. The F-250 is not a high-speed car – a pickup truck is not designed for racing. It is a reliable workhorse that will not let you down.
The medium trucks are equipped with stiffer, reinforced suspension components to handle the extra weight. The tradeoff is that it makes the ride stiffer and less comfortable, especially when the bed is empty.
If you can’t choose from a variety of used ¾ ton trucks available for sale in Indianapolis, you need a personal meeting. Come to Indy Auto Man used car dealership for a test drive to get a better understanding of what it feels like to be behind the wheel of a mid-size pickup and buy your favorite one with no headache!