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Gene K 2

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Posted: 04/02/21 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First saw this I thought he was talking about a Kei Truck as that's the Japanese Light Truck. Of course anything other than a tiny pop up would be a stretch for one of those. Not to mention Feds have been cracking down on the states that would register them for street use.

US definition of Light Duty Truck is 8500 lb Gross and 6,000 lb Empty.

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False on US definition of light duty truck. ANY truck meeting USDOT class 1-3 us a light duty vehicle. This is about 14,000 and light gvw.

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Posted: 04/02/21 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

blt2ski wrote:

Gene

False on US definition of light duty truck. ANY truck meeting USDOT class 1-3 us a light duty vehicle. This is about 14,000 and light gvw.

Marty


You beat me to it.


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Gene,

Your up to 8500 covers class 1 to 6000,
2a 6001-8500
does not include 2b 8501-10000
class 3 10001-14000

medium is 14,000 to 33000
heavy is 33000 on up.

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Posted: 04/03/21 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well it depends on whose definition you use I suppose. EPA defines 8500 or less as Light, 8501-10000 as Light-Heavy.



But apparently a Class 8 is considered a Medium by some definitions as the tires they take are classified as Medium Truck Tires.

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Light-heavy is still a light duty vehicle per the EPA and NHTSA who set the ratings. It is just on the heavy side of the three light classes, but it should not be confused for a heavy duty class witch is class 7 & 8.

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Gene K 2 wrote:

Well it depends on whose definition you use I suppose. EPA defines 8500 or less as Light, 8501-10000 as Light-Heavy.



But apparently a Class 8 is considered a Medium by some definitions as the tires they take are classified as Medium Truck Tires.


You’re confusing emissions classifications with DOT or specifically FHWA vehicle classifications.

Regardless, not worth arguing over. However the commonly referred to vehicle classes of light, medium, heavy are based on FHWA classifications as long as I can remember.


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