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Ford Super Duty Reclaims Best-in-Class Tow Ratings


Since they both debuted updated heavy-duty pickups for the 2011 model year, Ford and General Motors have been locked in a battle for supremacy – who has the highest tow capacity ratings?

Now, Ford is set to reclaim bragging rights, thanks to towing hardware upgrades, designed to complement changes made to the Super Duty's frame last year, namely higher strength crossmembers. Along with an increase in power and torque on the PowerStroke 6.7-liter turbo diesel, up to 400-hp and 800 lb-ft; Ford spokeswoman Anne-Marie Gattari said the F-340 and F-450 can now pull up to 17,500 lbs of weight, just using their ball hitches (GM by contrast rates their trucks at a maximum of 16,500 lbs – 17,000 in 4×4 configuration).

In addition, the F-Series Super Duty also boasts the highest payload capacity (7,070 lbs) and fifth wheel towing capacity of 22,600 lbs (24,500 for the F-450).

More: Ford Super Duty Reclaims Best-in-Class Tow Ratings on AutoGuide.com
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Awesome news....
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F-340 and F-450
I like what I'm seeing too but, I didn't know Ford made an F-340
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I like what I'm seeing too but, I didn't know Ford made an F-340



Well this looks good but im still leary on the new engine.
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I like what I'm seeing too but, I didn't know Ford made an F-340
It's gotta be the new light 1 ton, like the f-100 became the f 150 heavy half ton.
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Also don't understand why the truck in the pic. is a gasser
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I want a new 6.7 to complement my 6.0. I love the newer interiors an love the way the new SD's look they're beast!!!!!
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