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Old 09-29-2020, 06:47 AM
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The automaker has announced that the maximum tow rating for its upcoming 2021 F-150 will be 14,000 pounds, which is an 800-pound increase over the 2020 model that currently tops all light duty trucks.

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Like my dad told me decades ago, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!"
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Like the looks. Would rather the shifter be on the column and retain the fold flat console option. Lockable rear storage is very nice for guns.
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I'm an F150 guy - have been for 20+ years. No way in hell I'm going to tow over 8k lbs with a half ton. It's just not heavy enough and the tail wags the dog.
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Summary from TFL

2021 Ford F-150 PowerTorqueChange3.3L V6290 hp @ 6,500265 lb-ft @ 4,000none2.7L TT V6325 hp @ 5,000400 lb-ft @ 3,000none5.0L V8400 hp @ 6,000410 lb-ft @ 4,250+5hp, +10tq3.5L TT V6400 hp @ 6,000500 lb-ft @ 3,100+25hp, +30tq3.0L TD V6250 hp @ 3,250440 lb-ft @ 1,750none3.5L TT V6 Hyb430 hp @ 6,000570 lb-ft @ 3,000new
  • Maximum half-ton horsepower: 430 HP
  • Maximum half-ton torque: 570 Lb-ft
  • Maximum half-ton payload: 3,325 Lbs
  • Maximum half-ton towing: 14,000 Lbs
  • Maximum Hybrid half-ton towing: 12,700 lbs
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Like my dad told me decades ago, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!"
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
I'm an F150 guy - have been for 20+ years. No way in hell I'm going to tow over 8k lbs with a half ton. It's just not heavy enough and the tail wags the dog.
Agree for regular long distance towing. Where the ability is nice is for those folks that need to handle that kind of weight short distances, preferably on occasion. I don't hesitate to put max or over behind my half ton, but that need is 100% very local farm type stuff. Would never consider putting those same loads on the interstate.
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I like it.
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  • Maximum half-ton payload: 3,325 Lbs
Holy crap. That thing must ride like a 1 ton. No thanks.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
  • Maximum half-ton payload: 3,325 Lbs
Holy crap. That thing must ride like a 1 ton. No thanks.
Part of the extra payload is the fact the body is avg 800 lbs lighter. So a Ram with a full payload of 2k would be similar to a Ford with 2800k in payload. Suspension is holding the same weight.
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I could be wrong but as I understand it:..

- 570 lb ft of torque is only with the Hybrid which has a tow rating of 12,700 so yes you get power but but not the increased 14000 lb tow rating.
- 14000 is with the max tow package in a non-hybrid truck which still has 500 lb ft
- 3325 lb payload with XL regular cab, 2WD, Heavy Duty Payload package and 5.0L V8 engine Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4x2, Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg.
- 12" screen while retaining knobs for AC is a thumbs up
- should have ditched the console shifter all together

The $750 option of 7.2Kw output is interesting if you get the hybrid... finally some useful electrical power.

Overall... nice updates on the F150 and the new interiors make it competitive with the Ram there.. If It was me though and I needed 3325 lbs of payload or 12,000lb towing much less 14000 towing... I'd still get a F250 or Ram 2500. In short I'd buy this new F150 if I wanted a luxurious 1/2-ton truck but those those numbers wouldn't sway me if I needed a payload or towing that high.

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G'mornin, Luddites.
1987 is gone and stagnant automotive technology left with it.
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Originally Posted by On the Half Shell View Post
I could be wrong but as I understand it:..

- 570 lb ft of torque is only with the Hybrid which has a tow rating of 12,700 so yes you get power but but not the increased 14000 lb tow rating.
- 14000 is with the max tow package in a non-hybrid truck which still has 500 lb ft
- 3325 lb payload with XL regular cab, 2WD, Heavy Duty Payload package and 5.0L V8 engine Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4x2, Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg.
- 12" screen while retaining knobs for AC is a thumbs up
- should have ditched the console shifter all together

The $750 option of 7.2Kw output is interesting if you get the hybrid... finally some useful electrical power.

Overall... nice updates on the F150
Real interested to see the setup on the big "generator" option. Thats some serious power.
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Does this mean now that a loaded Ford F150 will cost $80k?
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It looks like the Max Tow package will be available with the 5.0L V-8, 3.0L diesel V-6 and 3.5L V-6s.
At least according to the early build & price program. We'll see I 'spose.
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This New PowerBoost Hybrid with the 7.2KW Gen Set and 12,700 Tow Capacity along with 2100 plus payload will be perfect for my needs.
I’ll be trading in my 2019 F150 when I can get atleast 20 percent off on Msrp and a fair trade in value. With my boat at around 5k pounds loaded and the Rv at 7500 Lbs max loaded, this New F150 will be ideal.
I will most likely go Carbonzed Grey on the Lariat Sport 4X4. Price as built on Ford page was $68,500 (Msrp). I can wait for deeper discounts...
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
G'mornin, Luddites.
1987 is gone and stagnant automotive technology left with it.
Well, thank goodness that much is true. But I'm still scratching my head here...Even if a half-ton has been engineered to move 14k lbs. without spitting out its transfer case -- how is it going to feel at 70 mph when you get hit by a gust of wind or roll over a pothole?

Everybody has their own threshold/comfort-level, but I can't see a half-ton doing a safe job of highway-towing more than 9k-ish lbs. Your results may vary.

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G'mornin, Luddites.
1987 is gone and stagnant automotive technology left with it.
I'm not a posted weight nazi but 14k behind a 6k truck will absolutely own that trunk in any kind of evasive maneuver. I've had a cdl for 25 years and hauled about everything but I wouldn't rip down the interstate at 70 with that set up.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
  • Maximum half-ton payload: 3,325 Lbs
Holy crap. That thing must ride like a 1 ton. No thanks.
I will bet that the leafs are tuned to ride like a car without weight and as you put weight on the leafs they handle the weight. Just like they do now.
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Do you think the extra 1k at most in an f250 makes a difference?

as someone said this is not 1987. Technology has come a long way.
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When a "half ton" truck - originally meaning 1k lbs payload - can handle 3k lbs payload and 14k lbs towing we need to reset our thinking. Some of y'all are still judging these machines by 1995 standards.
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