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The Towing Capacity of a Ford F250

by Justin Cupler

Heavy Duty trucks, like the 2015 F-250 Super Duty, were once work-only trucks, but they are beginning to teeter on the cusp of mainstream with models like the luxury-car-priced and fully loaded F-250 Platinum. Regardless of how stripped or loaded your 2015 F-250 is, it is still capable of towing a large trailer with no issue, especially with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine.

Conventional Towing

The 2015 Ford F-250 can tow between 12,200 pounds and 14,000 pounds, depending on its options. The lowest-capacity F-250 is the four-wheel-drive model with the 3.73-to-1 axle ratio and 6.2-liter V-8, while the highest-capacity models are any that combine diesel power with a Super Cab or Crew Cab.

Fifth Wheel Towing

With a gooseneck trailer, the 2015 F-250 can tow between 12,100 pounds and 16,800 pounds. The lowest-capacity model is the four-wheel-drive, Crew Cab model with the 6.2-liter V-8 and 3.73-to-1 axle ratio. The highest-capacity model is the Regular Cab version with two-wheel drive, and the 6.7-liter diesel engine.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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