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Old 04-05-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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2015 Ford 6.7 diesel / HD truck

Ford announced that HP is now 440 and torque is 860 ft. lbs. Added larger turbo and added an exhaust brake.

The F-350 dually can be optioned to tow a 5th wheel weighing 26,500lbs.

Not that I would want to max one of these trucks out but it should tow 18,000lbs. real nice.
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Makes my 2012 start to look wimpy now.

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Old 04-05-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Yep - same here. My 2012 F-450 is rated to 24,500 lbs. Now a 2015 F-350 beats my 2012 F-450...ugh.

What has my interest is the wider front track on the 2015 F-350. That will allow the truck to turn sharper.

Depending on our next unit which will be a heavier rig than our current rig I can see myself possibly shopping for one of these trucks.
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I will be interested in what you have to say about the truck, when you get one. Come'on, you know you will get one.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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Ford announced that HP is now 440 and torque is 860 ft. lbs. Added larger turbo and added an exhaust brake.

The F-350 dually can be optioned to tow a 5th wheel weighing 26,500lbs.

Not that I would want to max one of these trucks out but it should tow 18,000lbs. real nice.
The original 6.7L Ford diesel already had an integrated exhaust brake but this one will be a lot more affective. The first versions with the smaller turbo left some to be desired. In the new current format with tuning this engine is capable of making 1000FT-LB of torque, unofficially. The 6R140 transmission that has been out since 2010 model year is also being used in F650's and F750's. That thing is very robust and designed for some serious hard work. H@S performance was able to get a stock 6.7L to almost 900 HP and just over 1600 FT-LB of torque before the transmission started to slip. About 600FT-LB more than a different major brand transmission for these sized trucks.
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My 2012 3500 has gone from manly to wimpy in a couple of years.
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My 2012 3500 has gone from manly to wimpy in a couple of years.
LOL. Everyone has to try to keep on top. Heck any recent truck is significantly better and more capable than trucks just 10 years ago.
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But it still has the same size brakes
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An what engine is used in the F650 and F750 Ford work trucks? Oh it is the Cummins 6.7L, ISB the same one that is used in the Ram trucks. Why? It also uses the Allison automatic transmission as standard with the Cummins diesel engine.


Here is the link. 2015 Ford F-650-750 Work Trucks | View F-650-750 Features | Ford.com

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Beginning 2016, Ford F-650/750 will no longer be powered by Cummins nor Allison. Three horspower levels of the Gen2 Powerstroke will be offered coupled with the TorqueShift tranny.


http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/1...ent_blue_oval/
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The F-650/750 engine choices have varied over the years. For '99 and most of the the Y2Ks, you could choose the PowerStroke, or several horsepower levels of the small Cummins, or a few HP levels of the small Cat engines. For a while a top-of-the-line 300-HP Cat was a $10,000 option over the standard diesel engine, and was standard in the F-650 Super Cruiser special tow body truck that was available for a few years.
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If you are towing a heavy 5th or gooseneck the new ratings sound attractive. Just be sure that the truck rear axle rating will work with your pin weights. Because, as of right now they have not been upgraded - although most expect them to be. So on a heavy 5er you will likely exceed the GAWR of the rear axle long before the GCWR of the truck. It is the same issue with the 2015 trucks....and it has simply not been improved.
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If you are towing a heavy 5th or gooseneck the new ratings sound attractive. Just be sure that the truck rear axle rating will work with your pin weights. Because, as of right now they have not been upgraded - although most expect them to be. So on a heavy 5er you will likely exceed the GAWR of the rear axle long before the GCWR of the truck. It is the same issue with the 2015 trucks....and it has simply not been improved.
Wow, define heavy. My 13 DRV has a GAWR of 9650. Loaded with my 15k FW, I am at 7340. And I am nose heavy for sure with all the weight I carry in the huge front storage. It's going to take a massive FW.

But I do agree, always check your numbers before buying.
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An what engine is used in the F650 and F750 Ford work trucks? Oh it is the Cummins 6.7L, ISB the same one that is used in the Ram trucks. Why? It also uses the Allison automatic transmission as standard with the Cummins diesel engine.


Here is the link. 2015 Ford F-650-750 Work Trucks | View F-650-750 Features | Ford.com

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Not anymore. Ford gasser, Ford diesel, Ford transmission. Just think the same engines and transmissions used to power medium duty work trucks are the same in lighter duty F250-550 work trucks. The Ford V10 gasser and Torqshift 6 6R140 has been used in them for a few years now.
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