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How to Find the Load Capacity for a Ford Ranger

by Kyle McBride

Maximum payload information for the Ford Ranger appears on the tire label affixed to either the pillar or the edge of the driver's door. The Ranger's payload is the combined weight of the cargo, driver and passengers, which differs from gross vehicle weight. The GVW includes the weight of the cargo and occupants but also includes the vehicle curb weight.

Cargo Weight

To find the maximum cargo weight your Ranger can carry, subtract the weight of you and your passengers from the maximum payload weight found on the tire label. Consider the weight of your cargo versus its volume. Don't exceed the maximum payload capacity even though there may be space to add more cargo to your Ranger. When loading your truck, distribute the weight evenly so you don't exceed the axle weight ratings.

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