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Ford Super Duty Towing

The War of Towing: Both Ford and Ram Claim Best-In-Class Towing

When it comes to heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capability is the name of the game, and everyone wants to be the King. Ford and Ram have been in a towing war for quite some time now; but who is the king? While the automakers are going at it, let’s break it down.Ford Super Duty Towing

This fall when Ford releases their new commercial line, they claim that their biggest pickup the 2015 F-450, will carry the title best-in-class towing. With a towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, the incoming pickup can tow 6,500 pounds more than the current F-450. This claim surpasses its competitor Ram 3500, who announced a 30,000-pound towing rating in January 2013, up from a previous 22,750 pounds.

The same day that Ford announced their new Super Duty Trucks, Ram sent out a press release claiming that it will be the first automaker whose entire truck lineup will follow industry standard towing capacity ratings developed by SAE. More importantly they also stick to their claim that their 3500 heavy-duty maintains its best-in-class rating, stating that the F-450 and Ram 3500 are in different classes and cannot be compared.

Ford says that the two pickups are in the same class.

According to Autonews.com, “Trucks are classified by gross vehicle weight rating, the maximum loaded weight of the truck including the percentage of a trailer’s weight that sits on the truck’s axle. Class 3 pickups include trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds. Ford says its truck fits in that class even though it has a Class 4 name.”

“The Ram 3500 high output, their most capable tow vehicle, and the Ford F-450 both have identical gross vehicle weight ratings,” said Ford spokesman Mike Levine.

Do you think that the Ford F-450 and Ram 3500 can be directly compared?

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