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Old 08-16-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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F350 Or F450?


I think I'm going to get a dually pickup to replace my 2015 f350 srw
the f350 and f450 drw have almost the same towing specs
the 450 still has bigger brakes and the wide track front end for better turning
would be a 2018 or 2019
any one have any experience with either?
some say the 450 rides way worse due to the 19.5s and commercial tires it has

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Old 08-16-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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I think I'm going to get a dually pickup to replace my 2015 f350 srw
the f350 and f450 drw have almost the same towing specs
the 450 still has bigger brakes and the wide track front end for better turning
would be a 2018 or 2019
any one have any experience with either?
some say the 450 rides way worse due to the 19.5s and commercial tires it has

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What ur guna pull, had a f450 pulling a 48ft goose neck so much better than a 350, back then the 450 had rear disc brakes 350 still had drums, bought cab and chassis and put a bed on it Ford did not offer it as a pick up back then.

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I wouldnít bother with the f450 pickup. It seems like a joke. If you are really going that route, just get a f450 cab and chassis and put a flatbed on it.
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c&c is derated by a lot, and cant tow as much
so it will be a pickup
towing 32' gooseneck tool trailer
gooseneck flatbed to haul skid loader, boom lift and scissor lift

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c&c is derated by a lot, and cant tow as much
so it will be a pickup
towing 32' gooseneck tool trailer
gooseneck flatbed to haul skid loader, boom lift and scissor lift

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How is it de-rated? Never heard that before.

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motor
less hp, less torque
different injectors and a different turbo
less tow rating

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Are you sure the 450 pickup has a greater GCWR than a 450 or 550 C&C?
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450 pickup, 42,800
450 chasis, 34,500
550 chasis, 40,000


450 pick up max towing, 34,000
550 chasis max towing, 31,400

very stupid numbers, I think a f550 should be rated high but that's how they rated them
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Wtf are you planning on pulling? Iíd be willing to bet the C&C would be more reliable with the derated engine in the long run.

A 34000 lbs trailer is 6800 lbs of tongue weight. Nuts.
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hell, the regular cab 4x2 f350 drw is 40,000 gcwr, and max towing of 32,000
pretty much the same as a f550 on paper

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I want to be able to tow whatever I want and have it legal
empty gn trailer, 8500#,boom lift, 15000#
that's about 23,500#
empty gn trailer, 8500#, 14 round bales, 1500# each
29,500#


that is one reason they de-rate the chasis, they figure employees will be the drivers and less power will hopefully mean less abuse and make it last longer
I'm the only driver, so I dont really plan to abuse my own truck

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Iíve never payed much attention to the GCWR, just watch the tire, axle, and hitch ratings.

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