Oh boy, it's that time again. Your old work is just a few thousand miles away from dying, the dash is lit up like a christmas tree, it has dents and scratches all the way up and down the sides, and there's a raunchy smell that you can't seem to find anywhere. Now you have to trade it in and it’s a shame really. Ol’ Bessy has been good to you over the years and you'll be sad to see her go; but the idea of a new truck is pretty exciting. Although, now you have to figure out what the heck you're going to buy? You know it's going to be a Super Duty but which one? Well here you will find all the information you could ever need to figure that out. We are going to go over the new and improved motors in the New Super Duty Line Up, their specs, capability and how to make that decision!
The Ford Super Duty Series are the best and most capable medium duty and heavy duty pickup trucks on the market. There are currently 3 options in the super duty series: 7.3-liter gasoline V8 and upgraded third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8; all-new heavy-duty 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission.The new Ford-designed and Ford built 7.3-liter V8 joined the standard in the 6.2-liter V8 in Super Duty’s gas engines in 2020. The Ford created and Ford built third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 was enhanced to deliver more horsepower and pound feet of torque. The Ford created and Ford manufactured 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission is paired with the 7.3-liter V8 and third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8. Ford is the only manufacturer to design and build all of its heavy duty engine and transmission combinations, to ensure the powertrain works seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations!
I'm sure to figure out what engine is the best; you might want to know the specs on the engine; like how much horsepower and torque does the engine make? and what is the towing capacity? Well look no further here are the specs the 6.2L flex-fuel gas V8 make 325 horsepower and 430 pound feet torque making it capable of towing up to 15,000 pounds on an F-250, but with on the F-350 suspension you can expect and increase of 1,700 pounds getting you max tow rating all the way up to 16,700 pounds! The bigger 7.3L OHV PFI gas V8 makes 430 horsepower and 475 pound feet torque, but has the same conventional towing capacity of 15,000 pounds. However, when comparing the two gas engines in regards to their 5th wheel conventional towing capacity; the 7.3L OHV PFI gas V8 takes the lead by quite a bit. Beating the smaller gas motor by 3,700 pounds the 7.3L OHV PFI gas V8 has a 19,500 max fifth wheel towing capacity, leaving the 6.2L flex-fuel gas V8 in the dust at 15,800! Obviously the unbeatable 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel makes 475 horsepower and a wapping 1050 pound feet torque, with a max tow rating of 20,000 conventionally on the F-250 platform! However going to a F-350 or F-450 will get you up to 21,200 pounds and 37,000 respectively!
Now that we have all of the necessary information, it's up to you to decide what super duty best fits your wants and needs. Obviously consider the functional equipment on the vehicle like the horsepower, torque, and towing capacity; but consider other important features such as your budget, gas mileage, and what creature comforts you want in your new truck! Luckily here at Seth Wadley Ford in Pauls Valley we actually have a team dedicated to help our customers solve all their vehicle problems, and take care of all of their vehicle needs! Lastly, don't forget to ask why all of our customers put a little gravel in their travel and make the drive to experience the difference; as well as The Seth Wadley Promise!