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Truck Trend’s 1-Ton Challenge: Winner

Winner Winner

Jul 27, 2017
Photographers: Truck Trend Staff
When the smoke cleared the air and the dust finally settled, one truck stood above all the rest. Redesigned for ’17, Ford’s F-350 Super Duty boasts a high-strength steel frame, military-grade aluminum body, and more powerful third-generation Power Stroke diesel V-8. While the margin of victory wasn’t huge, the Ford F-350 threw down harder than the rest and claimed the title of victor.
Photo 2/18   |   1 Ton Challenge Winner Tow
Ford’s Super Duty was a powerful force throughout the competition. In the fuel-economy challenge, Ford edged out Ram to clinch the second-place spot by only one-tenth of a liter of fuel. On the dyno, the Super Duty’s Power Stroke engine spun the rollers to a first-place finish in horsepower by laying down 376.8. Ford again barely edged out the Ram 3500 to take second in torque by cranking out 766.2 lb-ft. Domination continued on the dragstrip, clinching the top spot in the eighth-mile trailer tow with an elapsed time of 14.076 seconds at 53.85 mph and securing honors in the quarter-mile with an elapsed time of just 16.780 seconds at 84.54 mph. Ford’s weakest showing came at the trailer obstacle course, finishing in third place a full 8 seconds behind the winning GMC Sierra Denali. Unfazed by the obstacle-course loss, the Super Duty came back to again dominate the sled pull, besting the nearest competitor by more than 18 feet.
Photo 3/18   |   1 Ton Challenge Winner Drag
All three of our competitors fought hard and reinforced throughout our week of competition that we live in a time where there are truly no bad pickups. The results in each competition were incredibly close; however, there can be only one winner and that distinction goes to a deserving ’17 Ford F-350 Super Duty.
Photo 4/18   |   1 Ton Challenge Winner Course

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