Whether you are an adventure enthusiast who likes to carry your world with you wherever you go, or a business owner who depends upon your pickup truck to go about your days, you definitely need a pickup with a serious towing capacity. The pickup market has been experiencing a remarkable boom, encouraging every major automaker to come out with new models. That said, the ever-increasing number of choices can make it difficult for buyers to take their picks, which is the reason why in this article, we present a list of some of the top pickup trucks to consider when looking for the maximum towing capacity. Take a look.
GMC Sierra 3500HD
Conventional Towing Capacity: 20,000 pounds
The first on the list is the GMC’s top towing machine, the Sierra HD. The top variant of the GMC Sierra 3500D is powered by a 6.6-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel engine capable of producing up to 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, the GMC Sierra weighs in at one ton, and has a standard towing capacity of 20,000 pounds. The gasoline variant of the truck, however, can tow up to 16,800 pounds. That said, when equipped with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer, the diesel-powered 3500’s capacity increases up to 36,000 pounds.
Conventional Towing Capacity: 23,000 pounds
Ram’s pickup trucks are long known for their power, especially the ones powered by Cummins engines, and the Ram 3500HD is no exception. While the standard offering on the 3500HD is a 410-hp 6.4-liter gas-fed V-8, the truck is also available in a 6-cylinder Cummins diesel engine that is unarguably the biggest used by the manufacturer. The 6.7-liter diesel engine used on the Ram 3500HD can produce up to 400 horsepower and 1075 lb-ft of torque, and boasts a maximum conventional towing capacity of 23,000 pounds, which goes up to 37,100 pounds when the truck is equipped with a gooseneck hitch.
Ford F-350 Super Duty
Conventional Towing Capacity: 24,200 pounds
After dominating the pickup truck market with the F-150 for decades, it goes without saying that Ford can’t do anything wrong in the segment, and the F-350 Super Duty is a testament to that. Ranked among the torque kings of the segment, the F-350 Super Duty comes with a 475-hp V-8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission system, with a maximum conventional towing capacity of 24,200 pounds. That said, when equipped with gooseneck hitch, the truck’s towing capacity goes up to 37,000 pounds.
So, those were the top three trucks you can consider buying if you’re looking for some serious towing capacity. If the cost of these flagship models is a concern, you can always buy these through our salvage truck auctions. Our auto auctions run throughout the year and are open to all members, which means you don’t even need a dealer’s license to buy a salvage truck through our auctions. Simply register with us and start bidding in our insurance salvage truck auctions. If you have any questions about our truck salvage auctions or any of the trucks featured in our inventory, please call: +1 (360) 347-1300, Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm (Pacific Standard Time) or email at: [email protected].