Part 3: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
[Intro] [3/4-Ton 7% Grade] [1-Ton 7% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 7% Grade]
[3/4-Ton 15% Grade] [1-Ton 15% Grade] [Diesel v Gas Comparison 15% Grade]

[F-450 All Grades] [Summary]

Part 1: Introduction to the 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout
[Intro] [Detailed Truck Specs] [Dodge] [General Motors] [Ford] [Squat Test]

Part 2: Quarter-Mile Drags
[Intro] [3/4-Ton Unloaded] [3/4-Ton Loaded] [1-Ton Unloaded] [1-Ton Loaded] [F-450] [Diesel v Gas Comparison]

One-and-One-Half-Ton Diesel Pickup - 7%, 15%, and 25% Grades W/20,000# Trailer:

You've read about the 7% and 15% grades, but there was one truck we really wanted to stress test and Ford was more than willing to oblige by lending us MPG's 25% grade.

Read on to see how well the Ford F-450 did towing 10-tons of spare parts up a hill most would find difficult to walk.

Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 DRW 5-speed auto 4.88 - 7% Grade W/20,000# Trailer Summary
7% Grade
Cumulative Time
(sec)
Speed
(mph)
50-m / 164-ft 8.16 23.63
100-m / 328-ft 12.94 28.95
200-m / 656-ft 19.60 34.09
300-m / 984-ft 26.00 36.28
400-m / 1312-ft 32.07 37.95
450-m / 1476-ft 35.00 38.75

Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 DRW 5-speed auto 4.88 - 15% Grade W/20,000# Trailer Summary
15% Grade
Cumulative Time
(sec)
Speed
(mph)
50-m / 164-ft 9.19 18.55
100-m / 328-ft 14.80 21.17
150-m / 492-ft 19.99 22.17
200-m / 656-ft 25.03 22.51
250-m / 820-ft 30.00 22.69

Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 DRW 5-speed auto 4.88 - 25% Grade W/20,000# Trailer Summary
25% Grade
Cumulative Time
(sec)
Speed
(mph)
25-m / 164-ft 6.24 15.62
50-m / 328-ft 9.79 15.48
100-m / 492-ft 17.36 16.15

One-and-One-Half-Ton Diesel Pickup Assessment:

We know some folks who would be hard pressed to run 100-meters in 17.36-seconds on level ground, let alone up a 25% grade. But the mighty Ford F-450 was able to move a GCWR of almost 30,000-pounds in that time up this insanely steep inclination.

It was a demonstration of pure, gratuitous, triple axle-rated towing capability. Which is why we're calling the Ford F-450 Super Duty PickupTruck.com's Trailermate of the year.

Go ahead towing enthusiasts - print it out and hang this free bonus pinup in your garage or take it out to stare at and fantasize with when the wifey and kids aren't around. We're in love. Drool...

Part 3: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]