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2015 F-450: It’s A Big, Powerful Truck, and That’s All You Need to Know

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The 2015 F-450 is (probably) best-in-class for towing, but that doesn’t mean much for you

Ford and Ram have spent that last few weeks tied up in a silly dispute about which is truly the best-in-class for towing between the F-450 and the 3500 Heavy Duty. Neither seems particularly ready to concede defeat, but there’s an upside for you, the consumer: being the best-in-class doesn’t really matter all that much. Trade secret. Nonetheless, Ford wants you to know that, according to the SAE J2807 standard, the 2015 F-450 is the best. We’re going to tell you a bit about what it actually does.

But first: a quote reminding you that the 2015 F-450 is totally the best-in-class.

“We leave no doubt with customers that the F-450 pickup truck has best-in-class towing of 31,200 pounds – whether tested using our own internal towing standards or SAE J2807,” says Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.

Well there you have it.

Using the second-gen 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel—which generates 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque—the F-450 has a gross combined weight rating of 40,400 pounds, has a towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, and a maximum payload of 5,300 pounds.

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Translation: the 2015 F-450 is a powerful-ass truck, man

You are more than welcome to check out Ford’s press release if you want the total skinny on SAE J2807 and what it entails. What you definitely need to know: the 2015 F-450 is a capable, powerful heavy-duty truck that’s probably more than capable of whatever jobs you have short of hauling a dead kaiju across the country (and even then, we’re sure someone has an internal test to determine that one).