F350 vs F450 Payload

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When I purchased my 350 Tremor I was completely new to the Diesel engine and super duty. I’m just curious what the payload numbers are on 350 and 450 dually trucks. Once my wife graduates from school, I plan on buying a fifth wheel toy hauler. However, it seems my eyes are bigger than my tremors stomach, so to speak. I’ll possibly keep the tremor for my daily and get a dually for towing. Anyone have a newer dually that can post payload numbers?
 

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FWIW, the F350 DRW Diesel is a towing monster and is probably all you ever need... In most cases better ratings than the F450s.
 

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Seems like they f350 may be better than f450 in payload and towing depending on configuration. I’m scratching my head about the purpose of the f450.
 

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Jrod, thanks! Always heard that a F450 could crank and that really showed it!
 
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Those charts don’t give real world payload numbers. When I ordered my truck, I was expecting well over 4,000lbs of available payload (according to ford charts). I should have paid more stock into the “Up To” wording.
That goes for all manufacturers. You have to read, read, read and then read more.
lots of little footnotes and asterisks.
If anyone is buying a truck for a specific purpose then there really is a fair amount of research that needs to go into the purchase.
It’s unfortunate that so many people buy something that ends up not fitting their needs. Either the salesman said “oh this baby will do it” or they just saw an ad that says “best in class towing of 1,000,000,0000lbs pounds.
Trust nobody.
And even in some cases you can’t trust the manufacturers charts. I passed up a 2020 tremor because the initial 2020 tow guide that Ford put out provided the wrong 5th/gooseneck numbers.
 
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That goes for all manufacturers. You have to read, read, read and then read more.
lots of little footnotes and asterisks.
If anyone is buying a truck for a specific purpose then there really is a fair amount of research that needs to go into the purchase.
It’s unfortunate that so many people buy something that ends up not fitting their needs. Either the salesman said “oh this baby will do it” or they just saw an ad that says “best in class towing of 1,000,000,0000lbs pounds.
Trust nobody.
And even in some cases you can’t trust the manufacturers charts. I passed up a 2020 tremor because the initial 2020 tow guide that Ford put out provided the wrong 5th/gooseneck numbers.
Do you own a Tremor now? Or have one on order?
 

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This is one of those cases where the GVWR game is ridiculous. 450 is a much heavier duty truck than a 350 but it has a lower cargo capacity than a 350 because they have the same GVWR. Since they have the same 14000 GVWR but the 450 is heavier it gets a lower cargo capacity.

450 in reality is heavier duty in almost every way, higher capacity rims/tires, bigger brakes, larger axles, bigger gears in the rear end etc. Also the wide track axle is amazing, it'll turn tighter than a short box single wheel truck. 450 does not have TPMS.

PS: The payload of my 2017 F350 6.7 platinum trim was ~5300 a similar 450 is about 5-600lbs less.

I always regretted not getting the 450, went with the 350 because it was on the lot and wasn't sure how the hard 19.5 rims/tires would be in for winter driving.
 
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