Ford and Ram Are Fighting Over Towing Capacity

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One of the ratings that full-size truck buyers are interested in is towing capacity, especially in the big 3500-series one-ton trucks. But reports that all towing capacities aren’t created equal.

At odds are Ford and Ram, which both claim that their one-ton trucks offer the greatest towing capacity. According to Brian McTaggart’s story, Ford and Ram use different methods to evaluate how much their truck can carry.

The Ram 3500 uses the Society of American Engineers (SAE) J2807 method. Ford, on the other hand, utilizes an “in-house testing method” that receives SAE certification, but isn’t exactly the same method. 

You can understand the arguments on both sides. McTaggart lays out the methods in its July 30th article at

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