Originally Posted by gvanmeter
I have a 2006 F-150, Super Cab 4x4 with 5.4L. My friend has the F-250 with the exact same engine, same tranny, same gears. 3.73.
Why can he pull more- per sticker and charts and graphs?----
I have an 2006, F150, Super Cab, 4x4, 4 speed auto, 5.4L, 3.73 gears, rated to tow 9300 lbs., with a GCWR of 15,000 lbs. My DD and SIL have that very cab/bed configuration and running gear in a 2004 F350. His maximum tow rating is 7100 lbs., with a GCWR of 13,500 lbs. The 2004 F150 stats are the same for my 2006.
Why would a 1 ton truck have lower figures than a 1/2 ton truck ?? I think Ford was encouraging F250 and 350 buyer to go with the V10 and diesel engines. Those are rated at 12,500 and 13,000 tow ratings.
Would I rather pull my 5500 lb. camper with that F350 than my truck....absolutely, even though the safety margin is smaller.
How about a 5th wheel ?? I would not hesitate to pull a 7100 lb. 5th wheel with that F350, but would not hook that puppy up to my F150. Too much stress on the frame and rear axle.