There are many factors to consider when buying a heavy duty pickup. Power, durability, cost, safety, and power. Yes, power was listed twice. Most people that buy a one-ton pickup have some serious work to be done, and that power translates into very important characteristics: payload and towing capacity. The truck nuts at The Fast Lane Truck decided to see how the Ram 3500, Chevy 3500, and the Ford F-350 Super Duty stacked up against one another in towing a heavy load.
For the competition, each truck is hooked up to a 12,000 pound RV trailer. They ran each through a steep uphill grade and timed how long it took each truck to climb the hill. The 440-hp, 860 lb-ft. Turbo Diesel in the Ford F-350 ended up winning the day with a time of 2:36, a nine-second improvement over the Ram 3500. The F-350 boasts best-in-class horsepower and torque, and as the FLT hosts conclude, what you get on paper is more often than not what you get on the road.
The 2015 Ford F-350 has much more to offer than just best-in-class power and towing capacity. It provides a comfortable, smooth ride and a stylish yet functional interior. It also offers multiple towing assists to ensure smooth power delivery and maximum control. At the top of the trim line is the iconic King Ranch model, which has a beautifully designed leather interior using hides from Texas’ own 825,000-acre King Ranch. When the 6.7L Turbo Diesel’s best-in-class fuel economy enters the equation, there is little doubt that the 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty is the ideal choice for anyone with the need for a powerful heavy-duty pickup truck. Visit Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, TX – serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, and more – to experience the 2015 Ford F-350.
View the full video from The Fast Lane Truck here.