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post #1 of 17 Old 03-29-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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"MAN, I can't tell I'm even pulling anything!"

Over the years, we've all heard that saying about someone's truck. Well, I've owned them all (99' Dodge cummins, 2000 7.3, 2005 6.0, 2006 cummins, 2008 Duramax) and I could never honestly say that,,,,,,,,,,, until now!!!!! I just picked up my 2011 F350 crew cab 4x4 and I pulled with it this weekend. Wow, this truck is truly amazing! The boat only weighs about 4k but I can say,,, "I couldn't even tell it was back there!!!" Thursday I will be pulling a T250 Bobcat and I'll let you know how it does! Anyone else feel the same!?
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-29-2011, 03:04 PM
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I know what you mean.The first thing I pulled was my other truck on a trailer across a mountain.Didin't slow it down any.

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I agree! I have a 30' TT toy hauler about 11k loaded and the new truck was just amazing to pull it with. Very pleased.

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I agree, but it does make you think a little when your kinda sleepy and you forget its back there! One thought for those who complain about the low turbo psi or high altitude power problems is: The engine will be MORE RELIABLE Heck I have pulled over 8000 ft. passes with a 19,000 lb trailer and 55 mph is fine with me.. I will more than make up the time on the flats. I would say for the working man Ford got it almost perfect!! Sorry to go off subject a bit but seems we need more positive posts like yours

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I agree, but it does make you think a little when your kinda sleepy and you forget its back there! One thought for those who complain about the low turbo psi or high altitude power problems is: The engine will be MORE RELIABLE Heck I have pulled over 8000 ft. passes with a 19,000 lb trailer and 55 mph is fine with me.. I will more than make up the time on the flats. I would say for the working man Ford got it almost perfect!! Sorry to go off subject a bit but seems we need more positive posts like yours
I agree 100%. I love pulling stuff around with this thing. The other day I loaded 8 pallets of sodium chloride on the trailer in my pic just to see how it would do. The truck definitely felt that 27,100lbs but it did it with grace and confidence. Ford did a great job.

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I purchased a 18k fifth wheel, took a friend with me to pick it up... (he drove a dodge 3500 5.9 4x4). When we hit the freeway he was blown away, he was the one saying, "Man, this truck DON'T even know it has a load." He stated his dodge would not pull his lighter fifth wheel like this...it would overheat...
I pulled my 8500 lb 33 foot bumper pull, it definitely didn't feel like it was back there...

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A few weeks after I got it I pulled my friends chevy to the shop with a 20ft bumper pull, and there were a couple of times we got to talking and I literally forgot it was back there.
Just the other day I pulled a 9K bobcat and I could feel it but it was like I was pulling an empty trailer or something.
I could pull my wifes little car with my dodge and it had a hard time.... Not this truck.

I would love to pull something really heavy with it, just to see how it does.
anyone need some heavy equipment moved?

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I have to agree as well, it handles towing very nicely.

We had our 26 boat hooked up and its engine that was 1100lbs in the bed and it was like nothing was there at all.

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I know the new trucks are nice, but I have trouble believing that a Cummins had trouble pulling a wife's car. Gimme a break.

Also pulling a <18k lb fifth wheel and overheating. Sounds like he needs to do maintenance.

I drive a 6.7 Cummins and it is very strong. With exhaust and a tuner and a stock clutch (limiting my boost), it makes 915 rw ftlbs.

This post is not to knock the new Ford trucks. I think they are good.

Anyone saying a Cummins struggled with 5k lbs or less.... Something isn't right.

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Ok, I pulled a good load last week. I would say that it was around 15-16k. The truck did amazing! I can't believe how well this truck pulls and how relaxing it it to pull with this truck! The only crazy thing I noticed was when I took off on the gravel, up a hill, the truck made a grinding sound as I started to push the accelerator. Didn't sound very good but I think it's the same thing some others have experienced under a heavier load. Anyways,,,,, I LOVE THIS TRUCK!
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