Ford announced the towing and payload capacity for its 2013 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks today, bumping the best-in-class claim higher than ever before.
Towing capacity for the 2013 model year increases to 18,500 lbs — 500 more than the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado HD. Of course, the payload capacity also increased to 7,260 lbs – something the truck owes to its improved brake system.
“We’ve really improved brake feel,” brake system engineer Michael Watkins said. “There’s refined modulation in the pedal – you really feel the stopping power. With a full load of cargo, drivers will notice strong, confidence-inspiring brakes.”
Apart from having better-feeling brakes, the truck also gets a larger parking brake which helps it achieve the higher capacity.
Super Duty buyers will also have the option of buying their massive truck in “Platinum” trim, taking the work horse to new luxury heights. The Platinum trim level was the Ford’s poshest pickup truck option until this year when it introduced it’s “Limited” trim level.
Finally, MyFord Touch is available this year, but anyone familiar with the system will likely agree that it’s a box better left unchecked.