The F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck for years because it’s versatile, powerful and reliable – and now it’s even better. This article will explain what the F150 Heavy Duty Payload is all about, why it matters and how you can maximize your productivity with an SUV that can haul more than just groceries and furniture from Best Buy. Let’s get started!
What is the F150 Heavy Duty Payload Package?
Payload is the maximum amount of cargo that your vehicle can carry. It’s measured in pounds and listed on the vehicle’s window sticker.
The payload rating is based on EPA standards, meaning it’s an average of how much weight you’ll be able to carry for the life of your truck. The Ford F150 heavy-duty payload is an option on the Ford F150 that gives your truck higher load-bearing capability.
This is made possible by adding a stronger suspension as well as a slightly larger bed. With the heavy-duty payload, you will be able to haul up to an additional 600 to 1000 pounds.
The Ford F-150 Heavy Duty Payload Package includes a variety of features that make it perfect for any job. It comes with a heavy-duty rear differential, which delivers added torque to the drive wheels under load. This helps to keep your vehicle stable and firm when you’re driving off-road or in other tough situations.
What is Included in the Ford F150 Heavy Duty Payload Package?
The package also comes with a heavy-duty trailer hitch, which helps you connect your trailer to your truck without any hassle.
You can also add an optional trailer brake controller and wiring harness so that you can control the braking system of your trailer. The following is also included:
- A 5.0L V8 engine, which is one of the most powerful in its class and gives you great fuel economy
- A 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers excellent acceleration and power
- Standard 4WD System with Torsen LSD and Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly system (ESOF) so you can get where you need to go even if the weather is bad
- The 3.55 axle ratio, which provides more torque for better acceleration and better fuel economy
Why is Payload Important on a Ford F150?
Payload and towing capacity are two different things, but they’re often used interchangeably. Payload is the amount of weight a vehicle can carry, while towing capacity refers to how much weight it can pull.
Towing capacity is measured in pounds (1 pound = 0.45 kilograms), so if your truck has a maximum payload of 2,000 pounds and you want to tow something 3,000 pounds, you’ll need an F150 with more than that max payload rating—in this case a 3/4-ton truck instead of a half-ton model like our example above.
You might also consider the 26 gallon gas tank option on a SuperCrew Cab and get even more work done without frequent stops for gas. The 26 gallon tank is available on SuperCrew Cabs with 5.5 foot beds, giving you more range between fuel stops.
Other Benefits of the F150 Heavy-Duty Payload Option
You can maximize your productivity by choosing the 110V/400W option so you can plug in at the job site or bring along power tools. If you want to plug in multiple devices, this is definitely the option for you. For example, with this option:
- You can plug in power tools like an impact driver and a circular saw to reduce downtime on site.
- If you’re camping, it’s great for charging phones and laptops (as well as running other small appliances like fans).
- In an emergency situation where there’s no access to AC power or your generator has failed, it could be used as a standalone source of electricity until help arrives.
Ford says that the F-150 comes in many payload options – from 1,000lbs to 2,500lbs – so there’s an F-150 for every type of hauler. If you need something that can haul heavy loads, I recommend the F-150 with a medium-duty payload (1,500 lbs) and a 5.0L V8 engine.
This combination provides plenty of power to haul any load and is great for those who don’t tow too often but still want the capability if needed. If you plan to tow more regularly or need more room for your cargo then we suggest upgrading to the heavy-duty model with a higher payload (2,500 lbs) and diesel engine.
My Overall Thoughts
The F-150 is one of the most versatile trucks on the market, with a wide range of different payload options. Whether you’re using your truck as a workhorse or playing hard off-road, there’s an F-150 for every type of hauler. The heavy duty payload option makes this already impressive truck even more impressive as it provides extra hauling capability to your truck.