Grade Test Results for GMC 2500 and Ford F-350, Automatics with
12,100 lb. Trailer
Grade Test Results for Chevy 3500, Dodge 3500 and Ford F-350,
Manuals with 12,100 lb. Trailer
this second round of testing we have found that all of these trucks
are quite capable. Not too many years ago a test like this could
have used a sundial for accurate measurement.
about the final test coming next week. Standing at the top of the
15% grade and looking down only to realize that soon we would be
towing a 12,100-pound trailer up that hill with a manual transmission
- well, let's just say it was a pretty sobering view that was radically
different from this 7% warm-up.
tell you that each of us missed a shift on the way up. Find out
what we did to get up the hill in part three next Monday. Till then
Happy Thanksgiving and don’t eat too much.