Calculating Usable Payload
This is a frequently asked question and here we will set out simply how you can calculate this important figure.
- Choose your base vehicle, for instance, Ford Transit Single Cab Chassis FWD 350 L2.
- Look at the max gross payload figure – this usually includes fuel and water but excludes driver and crew – small print must be checked as it may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.
- From this figure, you will need to deduct the weight of the body and the weight of driver and crew (we work on 100kg per person as this is realistic).
|Less body weight:||450kg|
|Less driver weight:||100kg|
|Usable payload for goods and equipment:||1219kg|