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2020 Ford Super Duty Will Out-Tow The Competition

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These new trucks boast class-leading numbers.

In order to keep up with the latest heavy-duty truck offerings like the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Ram Heavy Duty, Ford heavily updated its Super Duty lineup for 2020 with revised styling and new powertrains. One of the new engines for 2020 includes a new 7.3-liter V8, which produces best-in-class power and torque of 430 hp and 475 lb-ft. Although Ford has revealed the output of its new 7.3-liter engine, it has yet to reveal the all-important towing capacities for its 2020 lineup.

Ford is now ready to reveal these numbers which, to no one's surprise, are best-in-class in a number of important categories. The 2020 Ford F Series Super Duty boasts a maximum gooseneck towing capacity of up to 37,000 pounds (best-in-class), fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds (best-in-class), and conventional towing of 24,200 pounds (best-in-class) with the optional 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8.

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As with the 7.3-liter gas engine, the Power Stroke boasts best-in-class diesel power and torque with 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. And if you want the best payload capacity in the class, the 6.2-liter gasoline V8 model can accommodate up to 7,850 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."

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To help put some perspective into how much these truck can tow, Ford says a properly configured F-450 could tow about 31 1,200-pound American quarter horses. Since most Americans never have to haul around 31 horses at a time, the Super Duty lineup should be more than enough to suit the average truck owner. Towing is also easier than ever thanks to a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, which allows drivers to turn a knob instead of the steering wheel when reversing.

The 2020 Ford F Series Super Duty trucks are built at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. Ford says the trucks will begin shipping to dealerships by year-end.

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