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Chevrolet 1959 Truck Load Capacities

The series / designation column is Series and the beginning of your vin. ie Series 31, vin 3A59XXXXX
The other columns are the minimum equipment and tires size to achieve the GVW.
The chart goes from the El Camino 11 series 4,400 lb GVW to the Spartan 100 Series 36,000 lb GVW.

 

Load Capacity Chart and Minimum Chassis Equipment
Series / Designation Wheel Base in inches GVW Minimum Front Tire Size Minimum Rear Tire Size Minimum Chassis Equipment

11 H59
12 G59

119
119

4400
4900

800-14/4PR
850-14/4PR

800-14/4PR
850-14/4PR

Standard
Standard

31 3A59
32 3B59
2WD

114
123.25

4000
4300
4600
5500

670-15/4PR
670-15/6PR
650-16/6PR
7-17/6PR

670-14/4PR
670-15/6PR
650-16/6PR
7-17/6PR

Standard
Standard
1550 lb Rear Springs
1550 lb Rear Springs

31 3A59
4WD
114 4600
5600
650-16/6PR
7-17/6PR
650-16/6PR
7-17/6PR
Standard
Standard
34 3C59
35 3D59
37 3F59
104
125
137
5600
6200
7000
7500
10000
7-17.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR Dual
Standard
Standard
Standard
HD Trans; 7200 axle
HD Trans
36 3E59
2WD
123.25 5200
5600
6200
6900
6900
7-17.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR Dual
Standard
Standard
2400 lb Rear Springs
2400 lb Rear Springs
2400 lb Rear Springs
36 3E59
4WD
123.25 5600
6000
6600
7300
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
7-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/6PR
8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
38 3G59
2WD
135 6200
7000
9600
8-17.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR Dual
Standard
2400 lb Rear Springs
4450 lb Rear Springs

38 3G59
4WD


135

6600
7400

8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR

8-17.5/8PR
8-19.5/6PR

Standard
Standard

41 4A59
44 4B59

132.5
156.5

10000
11000
12000
14000

7-22.5/6PR
7-22.5/6PR
8-19.5/6PR
7-22.5/6PR

7-22.5/6PR
7-22.5/8PR Dual
8-19.5/8PR Dual
7-22.5/8PR Dual

Standard
Standard
Hydrovac
Hydrovac; 5700 lb Rear Springs


45 4C59

156.5

10500
12000
13000

7-22.5/6PR
7-22.5/8PR
8-19.5/8PR

7-22.5/6PR Dual
7-22.5/8PR Dual
8-19.5/8PR Dual

Standard
Hydrovac
Hydrovac

51S 5D59
53S 5L59
54S 5E59
57S 5F59
61S 6F59
63S 6R59
64S 6G59
65S 6H59
6703S 6T59


112-5/8
124-5/8
136-5/8
160-5/8
132.5
144.5
156.5
174.5
196.5

14000

15000

8-22.5/8PR

8-22.5/8PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual

9-22.5/10PR Dual

Standard

Series 50S: Standard
Series 60S: 2500lb Front Springs

51 5A59
53 5K59
54 5B59
57 5C59
61 6A59
63 6P59
64 6B59
65 6C59
6703 6V59


112-5/8
124-5/8
136-5/8
160-5/8
132.5
144.5
156.5
174.5
196.5

14000

16000


19000

8-22.5/8PR

8-22.5/8PR


9-22.5/10PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual

9-22.5/10PR Dual


9-22.5/12PR Dual

Standard

Series 50S: Standard
Series 60S: 2500lb Front Springs

7600lb Rear Springs; 9.5" Hydrovac or Air Hydraulic brakes
Series 50: 2600lb front Springs
Series 60: 2500lb Front Springs

51H 5G59
53H 5M59
54H 5H59
57H 5J59

61H 6L59
63H 6S59
64H 6M59
65H 6N59
6703H 6U59


112-5/8
124-5/8
136-5/8
160-5/8

132.5
144.5
156.5
174.5
196.5

19500

 



21000

9-22.5/10PR

 



9-22.5/10PR

10-22.5/12PR Dual

 



10-22.5/12PR Dual


7600lb Rear Springs; 9.5" Hydrovac or Aair Hydraulic brakes
Series 50: 2600lb front Springs
Series 60: 2500lb Front Springs; V8 Engine


7000lb Front Axle; 16000lb Rear Axle; 9.5" Hydrovac or Air Aydraulic brakes also V8 engine for Series 60H

62 6J59
66 6K59


129-5/8
153-5/8

14000
16000
18000

8-22.5/8PR
8-22.5/8PR
8-22.5/8PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual
8-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual

Standard
Standard
7000lb Front Axle
6702 6D59
6802 6E59
196.5
222.5
14000
16000
17000
18000
8-22.5/8PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/12PR
8-22.5/8PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/12PR Dual
Standard
Standard
6300lb Rear Springs
6300lb Rear Springs

71 7A59
72 7B59
77 7C59
81 8A59
82 8B59
84 8C59
85 8D59
87 8E59


112-5/8
124-5/8
172-5/8
132.5
144.5
156.5
174.5
192.5

14000
17000
19000
19500
22000

8-22.5/8PR
8-22.5/8PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/12PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual

Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
3500lb Front Springs; 9400lb Rear Springs; 16000lb Rear Axle

84 8C59
85 8D59
87 8E59
Tandem


156.5
174.5
192.5

24000
28000

8-22.5/8PR
8-22.5/8PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR

Tandem Rear Axle
Tandem Rear Axle
8802 8F59 240 14000
17000
19500
20000
8-22.5/8PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/12PR
10-22.5/10PR
8-22.5/8PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/12PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard

91 9A59
92 9B59
97 9C59
101 10A59
102 10B59
104 10C59
105 10D59
107 10E59


112-5/8
124-5/8
172-5/8
132.5
144.5
156.5
174.5
192.5

17000
19500
22000
25000

9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR
10-22.5/10PR

9-22.5/10PR
10-22.5/10PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual
11-22.5/12PR Dual


Standard
Standard
9400lb Rear Springs
Frame Reinforcements (97, 104, 105, 107 only); 4250lb Front Springs; 10300lb Rear Springs
10802 10F59 240 17000
19500
20000
22000
9-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR
10-22.5/10PR
10-22.5/10PR
9-22.5/10PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual
Standard
Standard
Standard
8200lb Rear Springs; 16000lb Rear Axle

104 10C59
105 10D59
107 10E59
Tandem


156.5
174.5
192.5

24000
30000
36000

8-22.5/8PR
8-22.5/8PR
9-22.5/10PR

8-22.5/8PR Dual
9-22.5/10PR Dual
10-22.5/10PR Dual

Tandem Rear Axle; Power Steering
Tandem Rear Axle; Power Steering
Tandem Rear Axle; Power Steering