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Ford takes back best-in-class towing crown with refreshed 2020 Super Duty
The full-size and heavy-duty truck segment is consistently a game of one-upmanship. Ford has taken back the towing crown from General Motors with its latest announcement. The 2020 F-Series Super Duty will tow up to 37,000 pounds.
"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."
Ford has reclaimed its best-in-class titles.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Maximum towing capacities have increased across all Super Duty pickup trucks including the 2020 F-250, F-350, and F-450.
Ford now owns six key best-in-class heavy-duty pickup truck claims for full-size pickups over 8,500 pounds:
- 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 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 delivering 475 horsepower and 1,050 ft.-lbs.
- Best-in-class gas power and torque from all-new available 7.3-liter V8 delivering 430 horsepower and 475 ft.-lbs.
- Best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds with standard 6.2-liter gas engine
Ford puts its power into perspective saying the numbers mean that a properly configured F-450 can tow about as much weight as 31 American quarters horses at 1,200 pounds.
Ford's new Super Duty has a 37,000-pound maximum towing capacity.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Additionally, the Ford Super Duty with the new Tremor Off-Road Package will have a maximum towing capacity of 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers and 21,900 pounds for gooseneck trailers, when equipped with the available diesel engine.
The Super Duty is now available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Ford's signature backup technology that uses a knob instead of the steering wheel to guide the vehicle backward in conjunction with pedal movement. Trailer Reverse Guidance technology is also available. Both add-ons work with conventional, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck designs.
The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. New models will begin shipping out of the plants to dealerships by the end of 2019. Pricing has yet to be announced.