Best Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks

Pickup trucks are needed heavily for carrying cargo and goods from one place to another. There are light pickup trucks as well as heavy-duty pickup trucks available for different requirements. If you are looking for a vehicle with heavy towing capacity and one which will help in hauling from one location to another, there is no better option than investing in a heavy-duty pickup truck. Because of features and qualities, these trucks are quite expensive. The major advantage of these trucks is that they run excellently on uneven and rugged terrains as they are designed for rough roads and conditions.

Mentioned below are The heavy-duty pickup trucks:

Ford F-250 Super Duty

The exteriors of the pickup truck are designed in oval shape. High strength steel and lightweight aluminum is used in the making of the external structure of the vehicle. This combination makes the vehicle extremely strong and sturdy, while keeping it lightweight at the same time. The aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency is also bettered in the truck. Massive wheels are provided in the truck for driving on all kinds of terrains and surfaces. Like the exteriors, the interiors of the vehicle are done in state of the art manner making traveling comfortable and convenient. Premium safety features are also used in the pickup truck.

Ford F-250 Super Duty will have a 6.2 liter V-8 petrol engine and 6.7 liter turbocharged V-8 engine under the hood. While the gasoline engine delivers 385HP and 405 lbs-feet of torque; the diesel engine offers 440HP of power. Towing and hauling capacities are highly enhanced in the vehicle.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD

Chevrolet’s pickup trucks have been competing quite well with the other pickup trucks from leading automobile brands. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD are models that are sure to make great impact on the heavy duty pickup truck segment once they are launched in the market. It is true that massive changes were already seen in the heavy duty models of Chevrolet in 2017; hence massive changes will not be seen in 2500HD/3500HD. However, there will be some upgrades for sure.

There will not be any major changes in the exteriors of Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD, but there will be small modifications for sure. There will be exterior themes, upgrades in front fascia and better wheel designs. The interiors of the pickup trucks will have everything needed for a comfortable long drive. Comfortable seats, highly advanced control systems, entertainment systems etc are seen in the interiors.

There are 4 trim levels in these heavy duty pickup trucks – namely Base, LT version, LTZ version and High Country. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD models will run on Vortec 6.0 liter V-8 engine offering 360HP energy and torque of 380 lbs-feet of torque. Towing capacity for the 2500HD model is 18,000 lbs, while for the 3500HD model, it is 23,300 lbs.

RAM 2500HD/3500HD

After Chevrolet and Ford, it is time for RAM to make updates in their heavy-duty trucks. With stiff competition in the heavy duty pickup truck variety, it is obvious that the automobile brands will brace themselves and make upgradations in the best possible manner. Though much detail is not available regarding these trucks, some spy shots have been able to reveal little information about the trucks. The vehicles have received mild facelift from the previous year’s models.

The trademark ‘cross-hair’ grille design is what makes the RAM heavy duty pickup trucks so very noticeable. The RAM logo that sits right in the center of the grille appears to be quite large. RAM is not ready to change its signature logo and style for anything. Traditionalists are extremely pleased with this decision.

RAM 2500HD/3500HD will have diesel engines from Cummins Inc. Optional diesel engines have been supplied by Cummins for RAM’s heavy duty trucks since long time. The engine in the pickup truck might be able to produce 1000 lbs-feet of torque. Towing capacity will also be enhanced in the vehicle and be more than 32,500 pounds.

GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD

While talking of heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capabilities and hauling capacities are important things to be taken into consideration. GMC Sierra HD models not only have great performance and capabilities, their interiors and exteriors are done in state of the art style for ultimate comfort and luxury.

It is being discussed that the design and styling of GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD is much better than the Chevy or Ford counterparts. Because of abundant use of chrome elements, these vehicles have flashy and bold appearance. The signature elements of GMC are also present in these vehicles. The structure of the trucks will be intensive and bold with bulging hood and squared off fender flares. Grille designs, wheels etc also enhance the bold appeal of the vehicles. The cabin in GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD is also designed well with customized effects. Highly advanced scientific and technological features are integrated in the vehicle interiors.

Performance wise, the heavy duty pickup trucks from GMC will run on 6.0 liter V-8 gasoline engine offering 360HP of energy and 380lbs-feet of torque. The vehicles might have newly designed turbo diesel engine – a 6.6 liter Duramax turbodiesel engine producing 445 HP and 910 lbs-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to 6-speed auto transmission.

Ford F-350

Ford is a leader in the making of heavy-duty pickup trucks. The Ford F-350 is higher in power and performance when compared to the F-150 and F-250, but lower than that of F-450. Areas in which improvements are expected to be seen include engines, power and performance, stronger frame, 4-wheel drive component etc. The combination of steel and aluminum makes the truck light in weight but extremely hardy and tough. Bolder styling is also possible with these metallic components. Along with classic interiors and exteriors, the heavy duty pickup truck also comes with highly advanced safety and security features.

The base engine used in Ford F-350 is 6.2 liter SPOHC V-8, which produces 385HP of energy and 420 lbs-feet of torque. There is also an optional 6.7 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel V-8 engine, which has the capacity of producing 440HP of energy and 925lbs-feet of torque. Both the engines are coupled to 6-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity of the pickup truck is also impressive.

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Nathaniel Moon

Nathaniel Moon is a mechanic and loves bragging about his trucking career.

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