Here’s How Much You Can Officially Tow with the 2017 Super Duty!

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We’re just a week away from driving the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty, and we are full of new information today about it. You’ve just learned that the new Super Duty, with the Power Stroke, makes some epic torque. Now you know officially how much that torque can pull!

The 2017 F-450 Super Duty, with the dual rear wheels, equipped with the 925 lb-ft making Power Stroke, has a maximum gooseneck towing of 32,500 pounds. That’s 1,300 pounds more than the 2016 version, and 1,290 pounds more than the Ram 3500 with the Cummins diesel. Not that there is any doubt, but 32,500 pounds is a best-in-class rating.

Are you towing a 5th-wheel with your Super Duty? Towing is up to 27,500 pounds in that department. That’s also best-in-class and 2,500 pounds better than the nearest competitor.

Conventional towing is also up to 21,000 pounds, which is 1,000 pounds better than the closest competition and best-in-class. It also should be noted that that number is achieved without the need for a weight-distributing hitch.

For the F-250 with the new trailer tow package and the F-350 single rear wheel, maximum towing is increased to a class-leading 18,000 pounds.

Because I know you all like numbers, the new Super Duty maximum combined gross weight rating for the truck is 41,800 pounds! That’s more than half the weight of an 18-wheeler semi on most federal highways.

As with all current towing numbers, Ford adheres to the SAE J2807 standard for determining towing and helping to compare capacity between different truck manufacturers.

What do you think? Are you excited for the new Super Duty? Let us know what you think in the comments below or over in our forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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