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Posted: 01/12/19 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats on the new ride. We moved up from a 2007 Silverado 1500, 4.6L, 2WD pulling a 4,500 pound trailer to a 2012 F-250 regular cab, 6.2L, 3.73, 4,000 lbs payload pulling an 8,800 pound trailer. Pulls the trailer with easy but is a rougher ride due to the stiffer suspension.

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Lost to many is 'duty cycle' and warranty there of...vs lower ratings of the exact same..


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Posted: 01/12/19 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats! Good move


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I did the same thing a few months back. Doubled my payload over the F150. Congrats!


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Congrats OP!!!!

You will love it!

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Going from a 1/2 ton to a 3/4 ton is so much less driver fatigue while towing.


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spoon059 wrote:

2 many 2 wrote:

I looked at several other brand trucks and the Ford Diesel trucks too and I could not find a payload over 3K like the 250 gasser. The 250 was well over a 1000 pounds better in payload than anything else I looked at.

The diesel engine weighs about 800 lbs more than a gas engine. 3/4 ton trucks are arbitrarily limited to 10,000 lbs to stay in that 2B class. A gas 3/4 ton truck with 10,000 lbs gvwr will ALWAYS have more payload than a heavier diesel. Its simple math.

If you want diesel and more payload, get a 1 ton. Essentially the same truck with no arbitrary GVWR.


So a 6.2 only weighs 300#?? Cummins the heaviest of the diesels only weighs 1,100#.


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rhagfo wrote:

spoon059 wrote:

2 many 2 wrote:

I looked at several other brand trucks and the Ford Diesel trucks too and I could not find a payload over 3K like the 250 gasser. The 250 was well over a 1000 pounds better in payload than anything else I looked at.

The diesel engine weighs about 800 lbs more than a gas engine. 3/4 ton trucks are arbitrarily limited to 10,000 lbs to stay in that 2B class. A gas 3/4 ton truck with 10,000 lbs gvwr will ALWAYS have more payload than a heavier diesel. Its simple math.

If you want diesel and more payload, get a 1 ton. Essentially the same truck with no arbitrary GVWR.


So a 6.2 only weighs 300#?? Cummins the heaviest of the diesels only weighs 1,100#.


A 6.2 weighs ~600 lbs and a 6.7PSD weighs 990lbs dry.


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FishOnOne wrote:


A 6.2 weighs ~600 lbs and a 6.7PSD weighs 990lbs dry.


Does that 6.7 figure also include an additional cooling system, heavier drive train and an exhaust system the size on a cruise missile?





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Lynnmor wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:


A 6.2 weighs ~600 lbs and a 6.7PSD weighs 990lbs dry.


Does that 6.7 figure also include an additional cooling system, heavier drive train and an exhaust system the size on a cruise missile?


Correct, moving from the 6.2 to the 6.7 costs about 800-900 off the payload. Most of that is the lump of CGI, but as was said, Radiators, Inter-coolers, Exhaust, Heavier Transmission (6R140 vs 6R100) make up part of it as well.

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