Digging a little deeper...it looks like what I was told was false. It appears they are forcing people to pay for the diesel option to get PTO...and not much else behind it.
Directly from their 2011 website of information for SuperDuty:
Unlike GM's and Chrysler's heavy-duty trucks, which use separate transmissions for gas and diesel powertrains, Ford's latest HD pickups continue to share a single transmission for both applications. The 6R140 has to be flexible and intelligent enough to accommodate the low-end grunt of the 6.7-liter diesel and higher-revving peak power curve of Ford's new 6.2-liter V-8 gasser.
Ford says the 6R140 transmission will be the first gearbox in the segment to offer what it calls Live Drive Power Takeoff.
Power Takeoff is used to power auxiliary tools, like generators or salt spreaders, off of the engine.
By linking the PTO’s output gear directly to the engine crank via a flex-plate connected to the torque converter housing, the PTO output gear continues to turn as long as the engine is turning, even if the truck is completely stopped and the torque converter is disconnected to keep the engine from stalling. In the outgoing 5R110, the PTO is linked directly to the turbine shaft.
“It’s capable of mobile and stationary PTO,” Bruck said. “This will enhance the capability of PTO products that are available today.
But not available on the new 6.2L gas. Yet they also say the 6.2L is "more powerful" than previous designs.
Its intentional. How else can it be explained?