Ford Truck Towing Capacities in Denison, IA

The Power of Ford Trucks Explained

One of the chief reasons many Manning drivers own a truck is for its performance and capability. With the Ford line of trucks, drivers won't be disappointed. In fact, the opposite is true. The Ford lineup of trucks routinely has top towing capability when compared to other trucks in the same class. Furthermore, the Ford trucks are known for their reliability. This is true in a wide array of situations. As a result, this is why drivers across the Denison area come to Team Ford Lincoln for a Ford truck when they need to tow campers and other vehicles or haul equipment.

2022 Ford F-150 Towing

The Ford F-150 offers the top towing capacity in the half-ton or light duty truck sector. It is reported to offer a towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds. It should be noted, however, that this towing capacity may vary depending upon the engine and transmission drivers choose. The F-150 offers several engine choices, including a turbodiesel engine.

The base model offers a towing capacity of just over 8,000 pounds with no additional towing equipment packages, but, across the board, the typical towing capacity of any F-150 is over 10,000 pounds, and you can get a payload capacity of over 3,000 pounds. Dunlap, IA shoppers should note that they are able to opt for a Trailering Package that not only offers upgrades to axles and other mechanical parts to improve one's towing experience, but the package offers upgrades to make the towing experience even safer, as well.

2022 Ford F-250 Towing

The F-250, one of the Ford Super Duty trucks, is a three-quarter ton truck that offers between 12,300 and 15,000 pounds of towing capacity, and you can have a payload of up to 4,260 pounds. Again, the exact weight an individual F-250 can tow will depend upon the powertrain choice of the customer. Like the F-150, the F-250 may be upgraded with a trailering package to increase towing power and towing safety.

The Ford F-350

Also known as a Super Duty, the F-350 is a one-ton truck that has proven towing power for those wishing to tow larger items such as campers and larger boats. When properly equipped, the F-350 can tow up to 20,000 pounds with ease, or you can take advantage of the class-leading maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds. Drivers with very heavy towing needs may look into adding a gooseneck hitch for optimum towing capacity, which is part of an additional towing package.

The Ford F-450

The Ford F-450, which also falls into the category of Super Duty trucks, offers top towing capacity in its class. It is rated to tow up to 37,000 pounds, and it comes standard with a powerful diesel engine and dual rear tires, making it perfect for the heaviest jobs around Mapleton. You can also enjoy a payload capacity of up to 6,210 pounds

What Is the Difference Between Payload and Towing?

Simply put, the payload is the weight calculated to determine how much weight a truck can carry. This means the curb weight, which is the weight of a truck when empty of both passengers and cargo, as well as the weight of passengers and the weight of anything else that the truck is carrying inside the cabin and in its bed all figure into a truck's payload. Most drivers think of payload as what can be carried in the bed of the truck, but Ida Grove drivers should also consider if they are hauling five passengers plus luggage or other bulky gear inside the truck in addition to weight in the truck's bed.

The towing capacity is much simpler. It is how much weight the truck can pull. This number is typically offered by the auto manufacturer, and drivers who might be hauling livestock or a camper will need to calculate the weight of their cargo carefully before towing anything. Some drivers may need to upgrade the vehicle rather than tow a weight over what Ford recommends, as this could lead to irreparable damage to the truck.


Don't hesitate to visit Team Ford Lincoln to see these trucks for yourself. Our team here in Denison, IA will be happy to get you behind the wheel of one for a test drive, and we can help you decide which one will suit your needs best!

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