2020 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke Can Tow 37,000 Lbs.
Car Pro | September 30, 2019
Ford at the State Fair of Texas. Credit: Ford
If you need a truck that’ll tow 37,000 pounds, Ford has you covered. It recently unveiled the new 2020 Super Duty diesel power and torque numbers with much fanfare at the State Fair of Texas -- increasingly the place to be for major truck announcements. The 2020 Super Duty equipped with the 475-horsepower 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel offers a 37,000 lb. gooseneck towing capacity along with 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Two best-in class numbers achieved with Ford’s third-generation and most powerful diesel engine yet.
So just how much is 37,000 lbs. you ask? Ford puts it into perspective this way: Ford says a properly configured F-450 could tow about as much weight as 31 American quarter horses at 1,200 pounds.
Two other engines are offered for the 2020 Super Duty: an all-new available 7.3-liter V8, the most powerful engine ever offered in the Super Duty. It’s good for 430-horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. If you stick with the standard 6.2-liter engine, you still get a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 lbs. An all-new 10-speed automatic is available with all engine options.
The Super Duty - which Ford says has 19 million miles of accumulated testing - start shipping to dealers by years-end.
Off-Road Tremor Package
A new Tremor Off-Road Package offers a maximum towing of up to 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers and 21,900 pounds for gooseneck trailers with the available diesel, in addition to 4,210 pounds maximum payload capacity with the all-new available 7.3-liter engine.
The Super Duty is also equipped with Ford’s new Pro Trailer Backup Assist where drivers can use a knob instead of the steering wheel to maneuver the trailer via the reverse camera. Another feature is Trailer Reverse Guidance. It shows trailer angle and direction and provides steering suggestions to most efficiently direct a trailer backward. The technology accommodates all trailer types – conventional, fifth-wheel and gooseneck designs.
Ford says the 2020 Super Duty is the only heavy-duty pickup to make connectivity standard with a FordPass Connect™ embedded 4G LTE modem. Designed for large work crews, it has Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Modern touches include the addition of wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and USB-C ports to power devices.
Standard features on XLT and above Super Duty trim levels include Lane-Keeping Alert and Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage to monitor for vehicles in blind spots – even with one next to your trailer. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is also standard on XLT trims and above. Should an accident occur, Ford says class-exclusive second-row seat belt pretensioners, standard on all Super Duty models, are activated.
Super Duty Market Share
Ford says the Super Duty commands the highest market share in industries such as mining, with more than 62 percent, emergency vehicles, with 50 percent, and construction, with more than 47 percent share. This is according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit TIPNet U.S. registration data, January 2017 through June 2019.
The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.
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