For 2020, maximum towing capacity increases across all Super Duty pickup series – F-250, F-350,...

For 2020, maximum towing capacity increases across all Super Duty pickup series – F-250, F-350, and F-450 – versus the outgoing model.

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At the State Fair of Texas, Ford announced that the 2020 Super Duty features best-in-class towing and payload as well as best-in-class ratings in both diesel and gas horsepower and torque.

“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super Duty and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel towing, payload, torque, and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” said Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer. “We’re excited to be in the nation’s largest truck market at the State Fair of Texas announcing we’ve surpassed the kilotorque barrier and made it standard with every pickup truck featuring a Power Stroke diesel engine.”

Built Ford Tough from the ground up, the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup owns six key best-in-class heavy-duty pickup truck claims for full-size pickups over 8,500 pounds, according to the automaker:

  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds.
  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds.
  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel conventional towing of 24,200 pounds.
  • Best-in-class diesel power and torque with available 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 delivering 475 hp and 1,050 lb.-ft.
  • Best-in-class gas power and torque from all-new available 7.3L V-8 delivering 430 hp and 475 lb.-ft.
  • Best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds with standard 6.2L gasoline engine. 

For 2020, maximum towing capacity increases across all Super Duty pickup series – F-250, F-350, and F-450 – versus the outgoing model. To put the capability of Super Duty into perspective, according to Ford, its maximum available towing figure means a properly configured F-450 could tow about as much weight as 31 American quarter horses at 1,200 pounds.

The 2020 Super Duty with Tremor Off-Road Package will have maximum towing of up to 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers and 21,900 pounds for gooseneck trailers with the available diesel, in addition to 4,210 pounds maximum payload capacity with the all-new 7.3L gasoline engine that is available.

With 19 million miles of accumulated testing, Super Duty is designed to stand up to the harshest conditions and heaviest work. Every aspect is torture tested including its high-strength steel boxed frame, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, available all-new 7.3L gasoline V-8, available third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel and all-new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic.

F-Series Super Duty currently commands the highest market share in industries such as mining (more than 62%), emergency vehicles (50%), and construction (more than 47%), according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit TIPNet U.S. registration data, January 2017 through June 2019.

Super Duty also introduces new technology to help improve towing convenience and confidence. New class-exclusive available Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance accommodates all trailer types – conventional, fifth-wheel and gooseneck designs. 

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is proudly built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky.

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