What can you load on a pickup truck? It depends on a few factors, such as the size of your truck and the weight of the items you plan to load.
In general, most pickup trucks can handle up to 1,500 pounds of cargo in the bed. That is about enough to carry two ATVs or four adult-sized bicycles.
The payload capacity of a pickup truck is determined by its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This rating is set by the manufacturer and applies to both loaded and unloaded vehicles.
The GVWR includes the vehicle’s curb weight (the weight of an unloaded vehicle) plus any cargo, passengers, and any other equipment added to it.
Before loading up your truck with cargo, it’s important to check your owner’s manual for exact payload capacity information for your specific make and model of pickup truck. If you exceed the GVWR, you could damage or even destroy your vehicle.
It’s also important to consider where and how you are loading items onto your truck’s bed. Make sure that anything you load is evenly distributed across the bed, as unevenly distributed items can put too much strain on one side of the vehicle. You should also avoid overloading one end of the bed more than another end; this could lead to an unbalanced ride.
In general, most pickup trucks can handle up to 1,500 pounds of cargo in their beds. However, it is important to consult your owner’s manual for exact payload capacity information for your specific make and model before loading up your truck with cargo.