Looking to rent a pickup truck but not sure which size you need? Will a ½ ton truck do the job, or should you go with a ¾ ton truck rental?

½ Ton vs. ¾ Ton Truck Rental

If a ½ ton pickup truck isn’t enough power for you, the ¾ ton truck is your answer. The ¾ ton pickup gives you more power and towing capacity than its smaller counterpart. The ¾ ton truck rental is built for larger workloads and rougher conditions. However, with a ¾ ton truck, the fuel economy is the tradeoff. Averaging between 17-20 miles per gallon, it is less economical than the ½ ton at 15-18 mpg.

¾ Ton Truck Rental Specifications

The ¾ ton truck rentals we carry are powerful – they have between 397-440 horsepower. In addition to the horsepower, these trucks have a towing capacity of 14,000 – 16,817 lbs., equipped for some heavy pulls. All our ¾ ton pickups are equipped with 4×4 for off-roading, 6-speed auto transmission, and hands-free backup cameras for safe reversing.

Ford ¾ Ton Truck

According to PickupTrucks.com, the 2017 Ford F-250 is the Best ¾ Ton Work Truck for 2017. Why? There are multiple reasons this pickup hauled in the title, but topping the list are acceleration speed, braking, maximum horsepower, and fuel economy. Here are the specifications for the ¾ ton Ford:

MPG: 17/20
Payload Max (lbs): 4,240
GVWR Max (lbs): 10,000
Towing Max (lbs): 14,000
GCWR Max (lbs): 23,500
Fuel: Diesel
Cab Seating: Crew – 6

Chevy ¾ Ton Truck

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 also received rave reviews from various critics in the industry. Car And Driver gave this ¾ ton truck 4.5 stars, claiming that “whether at the work site or on the open road, the Silverado 2500HD has the brawn to tackle just about anything.” Here are the specifications for this Chevy pickup:

MPG: 17/20
Payload Max (lbs): 2,715
GVWR Max (lbs): 10,000
Towing Max (lbs): 16,817
GCWR Max (lbs): 24,500
Fuel: Diesel
Cab Seating: Crew – 6

 

If you’re looking to rent a pickup truck with more power than a half ton, try the ¾ ton Ford F-250 or the Chevy Silverado 2500. Both 2017 models have received glowing reviews from industry gurus. If you always purchase your company trucks versus leasing or renting, you may want to consider the benefits of renting.  Flex Fleet Rental has a large fleet of ¾ ton truck rentals and generally rents from 4-12 months at a time.

 

 

Sources:

https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/03/whats-the-best-34-ton-work-truck-for-2017.html
https://www.caranddriver.com/best-pickup-trucks
https://flexfleetrental.com/truck-rentals/truck-size/34-ton-pickup/