Towing Leader: 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty rated at 31,200 lbs using J2807 standard

Article by Christian A., on September 4, 2014

Ford Motor Co. disclosed it will state the maximum towing rating for the 2015 F-450 using the SAE J2807 towing standard being employed by the industry. It also said it will abort a practice of removing some items from its heavy-duty pickups to boost their payload ratings. The carmaker will also start using base curb weights to that effect.

Ford’s move will be turnaround from its previous practice of using its own tests to determine the maximum towing rating. The US carmaker had said it would only start using J2807 towing standard when it redesigned individual vehicles.

A spokesman for the carmaker, however, said that the towing ratings for the F-250 and F-350 would not be restated under the J2807 standard until they get redesigned although their maximum payloads would be restated using base curb weights.

Ford used to align its marketing efforts with those of other companies, which had made it easier for buyers to compare pickup capabilities. Ford was the automaker to remove some equipment from of its pickups to lower their weight and boost their payload ratings, starting with the MY2011.

General Motors then followed suit but got rid of the practice this summer following stories in Automotive News. In a news release on the F-450, Ford lowered its maximum payload by 150 lbs to 5,300 lbs allowing its biggest pickup to F-450 to stay in the Class 3 category (below 14,000-lbs gross vehicle weight rating.

It also said in the release that 2015 F-450’s maximum towing rating was still 31,200 lbs using the J2807 standard – around 1,200 lbs higher than its closest rival, the 4x2 Ram 3500. [source: Ford]

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