Ford pickups taught to tow 17-ton trailersSeptember 28, 2019
This was made possible thanks to a record diesel engine in terms of power and torque. Pickup truck Ford F-Series Super Duty presented at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
Ford has “unveiled” its updated turbo diesel V8 6.7 Power Stroke. Previously, this power unit gave out 456 hp. and 1268 Nm of torque. Now it boasts much greater dynamics – 482 hp. and 1424 Nm of torque. Such an upgrade helped the brand set new class records for the maximum permissible towed trailer weight. With the usual F-Series Super Duty pickup truck in the F-450 modification, it is capable of pulling a trailer weighing up to 10,977 kilograms, with a Fifth wheel-type device this figure grows to 14,742 kilograms, but with a Gooseneck-type coupling with a support on the body already about 16,783 kilograms. Such indicators, according to Ford, are considered a record in the niche of heavy pickups.
The upgraded motor on the F-250 is paired with a 6 or ten-speed automatic transmission. But in versions F-350 and F-450 the engine is combined only with 10AKPP.
Enhanced V8 allowed the automaker to strengthen its leadership in the pickup segment. So, for comparison, the closest competitor to Ford pickups – the Chevrolet Silverado – boasts 451 hp. and 1234 Nm of torque. There is no information on the cost of updated diesel engines for the F-Series. On sale such “charged” pickups should appear this year.
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