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Old 07-16-2018, 04:21 PM
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6 speed 2019 or 9 speed 2020 transmission

I will be pulling a 10k gooseneck horse trailer with a F350 4x4 DRW CC 6.7 with 3.55 LSD. I like the idea of the tried and true 6 speed which seems to be a very good transmission but don't want to miss out on the next generation tranny if it's going to be all that much better. I'm concerned about the first year kinks too.
Any thoughts??
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:39 PM
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I wasn't aware the new transmission was going to the 6.7. I thought it was going to the new gas engine? Maybe I'm way off on this.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:45 PM
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Ford is working on a 10 speed transmission for the heavy duties. Probably 2020. If they do come out in 2020 I would wait a year or two after that to make sure all the kinks are worked out.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:01 PM
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If you need a truck now or next few years got the 6 speed. It is proven durable and reliable especially for a 10k trailer.

If you can wait 5+ years then wait until the new 9/10 speed has been "field" tested by others. I wouldn't get the 2020 model year, maybe 2021...

Personally the 6 speed is what I would want. Less complicated. Already available now. I would also expect minimal (if any) MPG gains vs the 9 (these trucks are bricks, doesn't matter how many gears you have). When towing the difference will be even less.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:03 PM
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thanks all the the replies, I feel the same way, 2019 it is for me.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:11 PM
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Buy now, enjoy now.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:01 PM
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If it's anything like the F150s, wait a year or two after the 10 speed comes out.

No major issues, but definitely some first model year issues with erratic shifting, etc. The 10 speed is nice, but the 6 speed works just fine for what I need it to do in my F150.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sdenn View Post
I will be pulling a 10k gooseneck horse trailer with a F350 4x4 DRW CC 6.7 with 3.55 LSD. I like the idea of the tried and true 6 speed which seems to be a very good transmission but don't want to miss out on the next generation tranny if it's going to be all that much better. I'm concerned about the first year kinks too.
Any thoughts??

Looks like they’ve been testing this tranny for at least a year. By the time it comes to market it’ll be sorted out. The benefits of the 10 speed tranny will be considerable. Who wants to buy old tech ?
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:07 PM
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Looks like they’ve been testing this tranny for at least a year. By the time it comes to market it’ll be sorted out. The benefits of the 10 speed tranny will be considerable. Who wants to buy old tech ?
You obviously don't work in product development of any kind.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:16 PM
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Personally, I’m waiting.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:28 PM
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It's a 10

The new transmissions for MY2020 Super Duties will be 10 speeds, not 9.
They will be the 10R-140, 10R-100 to replace the existing 6R models.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:37 PM
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I will probably be ready to trade my '17 6.7 6 speed for a new truck by 2021.

The 10 speed will certainly be an improvement but the 6 speed can hardly be faulted. The 6.7 makes so much torque its hard to fault the 6 speed's operation.
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:31 PM
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My 2017 F150 has the ten speed. It is going back to the dealer tomorrow for the 4th time for vibration issues.
My wife drives a 2017 Expedition with the 6 speed. It is smooth as glass and perfect. I wouldn’t buy another 10 speed if my life depended on it.
I don’t give a **** what Ford says, driving along at 45 mph in 10th gear at 1,100 rpms can not be good for any engine
 
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My 2017 F150 has the ten speed. It is going back to the dealer tomorrow for the 4th time for vibration issues.
My wife drives a 2017 Expedition with the 6 speed. It is smooth as glass and perfect. I wouldn’t buy another 10 speed if my life depended on it.
I don’t give a **** what Ford says, driving along at 45 mph in 10th gear at 1,100 rpms can not be good for any engine
Sorry to hear about your troubles. My '17 F150 10 speed has been flawless. We pass people towing our RV up the side of a mountain due to always having the right gear, and engine braking on the way down has saved my brakes. On a recent highway trip, we got 30.5 mpg over 500 miles with the 3.5 EB.
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:48 AM
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I drove an F150 loaner truck with the 10 speed, I can honestly say I did not much care for it, seemed like it was always shifting, I much prefer my 6
 

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