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
you can see from these results each of these trucks is quite capable
of towing at least a 12,100 pound trailer in a variety of situations.
And while we must declare one truck the overall winner, we are the
true winners - the people that buy and use trucks everyday. Each
of these trucks did everything that we asked them to do.
only subjective part of this test is selecting that winner. The
clincher was the fifteen percent grade test. Missed shifts just
don’t occur with automatics.
The winner, as you all have guessed by now, is the 2003 Ford Power
Stroke 6.0 Liter with TorqShift Automatic. In every test this truck
performed flawlessly and consistently delivered the fastest times
loaded or unloaded.
to Ford and the engineers that contributed to the performance increase
in the new Power Stroke 6.0 liter diesel. We can’t wait for
the next test when the HO Cummins is available with an automatic
and the Duramax gets updated for 2004 with some of the technology
found in the Power Stroke.
live in exciting times. Till the next test opportunity…..