2009 Ford F-150 officially tows 11,300 pounds

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The pickup truck market may have run out of steam, but the 2009 Ford F-150 can haul an 11,300-lb trailer full of coal if the need ever arises. The next F-150 will keep its light duty pickup towing title when it hits showroom floors in the fall after being delayed a bit. Its official pulling power has increased a full 300 lbs, which is 500 lbs more than the second place Tundra and 1,600 lbs more than the new 2009 Dodge Ram. What's more amazing is that the F-150 achieves this feat with less horsepower and torque than those models: just 310 horsepower and 365 ft-lbs of torque according to Pickuptrucks.com. To pull that much weight you'll need a very specific model: the Supercab 4x2 with the 5.4L V8 and Heavy Duty Payload package.

On Sunday our buddy Mike Levine from Pickuptrucks.com discovered that the online F-150 owner guide noted that towing capacity for the truck had increased to 11,400 lbs. Ford has since acknowledged that the owner guide was wrong and the 11,300 lb number has not been eclipsed. Given that the '09 F-150 is still the tow king at 11,300 lbs, we doubt owners will miss the extra hundred libbies. If they do, their local Ford dealer would be happy to sell them a Super Duty.

[Source: Pickuptrucks]

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