New Truck King Crowned: 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Can Tow Record 40,000 Pounds | Rare Techy
The 2023 F-Series Super Duty is half-half truck.
The updated pickup will have a towing capacity of up to 40,000 pounds when deliveries begin early next year.
It is the largest of all trucks in its class and half the maximum weight allowed for a tractor trailer.
That’s a significant increase over the outgoing model’s 37,000-pound rating and more than the Ram 3500 HD’s 37,100-pound rating, which is currently the highest available.
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Ford says the 2023 F-350’s maximum payload is also a segment-leading 8,000 pounds, up from 7,850 pounds.
The F-Series Super Duty achieves this with several upgrades, most notably the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8 High Output engine with 500 horsepower and a record 1,200 pound-feet of torque.
The best towing rating is for a two-wheel-drive F-450 hauling a gooseneck trailer, while a dual-drive F-350 tows up to 38,000 pounds.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD 3500’s towing limit has been the same 36,000 pounds it has been for the past three years, which has settled the earlier debate for now.
When the Silverado debuted a few months before the latest Ram 3500 for 2020, it claimed to be the best truck in Class 3, arguing that the F-450 belongs in a higher segment, even though the F-450’s curb weight rating technically reflects that. one pound down to grade 4.
In addition to towing capabilities, the F-Series Super Duty is also available with a host of electronic driving aids designed to make towing easier.
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It offers stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and blind-spot monitoring systems that work with fifth wheels and gooseneck trailers; a backup camera and sensors built into the top of the tailgate so that they work even when the tailgate is down; integrated scales that measure load capacity and tongue weight; A 360-degree camera system with cameras that can be mounted on the trailer to add a bird’s-eye view; and Trailer Theft Alert, which sends a notification to your smartphone when the trailer is unhitched.
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There’s also Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, where cameras and sensors detect the trailer hitch and can automatically reverse and steer the truck to align the hitch ball with it, and a navigation system that can avoid low bridges and tight turns. trucks hauling a large or long trailer.