2021 Ford F-450 Specs

April 30th, 2021 by

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The new Ford F-450 Super Duty remains one of the strongest heavy-duty pickup trucks available today, and the new Ford F-450 Chassis Cab is a force to be reckoned with in its own right! We’ve covered the 2021 Ford F-450 specs in detail, so you can choose the perfect model for your Chicago and Madison job sites.

Ready to get started? Explore F-450 towing capacities, payload limits, weight ratings, gear ratios, and engine specs before you get behind the wheel.

2021 Ford F-450 Specs: Maximum Capacities

Whether you’re interested in towing or hauling, you can trust the 2021 Ford F-450 specs to help you power through almost any challenge. Maximum F-450 towing capacities and F-450 payload limits will vary depending on the body style and towing setup that you’ve chosen to use, but we’ve covered every angle below.

Ford F-450 Towing Capacity: Super Duty and Chassis Cab Models

  • F-450 Super Duty Towing Capacity (Conventional Trailer): Up to 24,200 pounds
  • F-450 Super Duty Towing Capacity (Gooseneck/5th-Wheel Trailer): Tow up to 37,000 pounds
  • F-450 Chassis Cab Towing Capacity (Conventional Trailer): Up to 17,500 pounds
  • F-450 Chassis Cab Towing Capacity (Gooseneck/5th-Wheel Trailer): Up to 26,600 pounds

Ford F-450 Payload Capacity: Super Duty and Chassis Cab Models

  • F-450 Payload Capacity (Super Duty): Up to 6,210 pounds
  • F-450 Payload Capacity (Chassis Cab): Up to 9,850 pounds

Ford F-450 GVWR: Super Duty and Chassis Cab Models

The F-450 weight varies depending on your chosen configuration. F-450 Super Duty trucks can weigh between 7,712 pounds and 8,587 pounds unladen. Curb weight for F-450 Chassis Cab models ranges from 6,956 pounds to 8,222 pounds. Now, check your maximum gross vehicle weight rating to see how much weight your axles can handle in total:

  • F-450 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (Super Duty): Up to 14,000 pounds
  • F-450 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (Chassis Cab): Up to 16,500 pounds

Unlike your GVWR, maximum Gross Combined Weight Ratings (GCWR) are outlined by engine and body style, not by configuration:

  • The Ford Super Duty has a maximum GCWR of 45,300 with the 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel.
  • The Ford Chassis Cab offers a GCWR of 43,000 pounds with the diesel engine, or up to 30,000 pounds with the V8 gas engine.

Since these specs don’t necessarily correspond to the F-450 configurations, you’ll want to review your owner’s manual carefully. If you think that a larger Chassis Cab could be more useful when you’re working in Milwaukee or Waukesha, compare the 2021 F-450 vs. F-550 to learn more about your options.

2021 Ford F-450 Engine Specs: Super Duty and Chassis Cab Models

F-450 Horsepower and Torque

The 2021 Ford F-450 Super Duty can only be equipped with the 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel. The 2021 Ford F-450 Chassis Cab comes standard with a 7.3L 2V DEVCT NA PFI V8, and it’s available with the 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel described above.

  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel: 475 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.3L 2V DEVCT NA PFI V8: 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque

Ford F-450 Compression and Gear Ratios

The Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel has a compression ratio of 15.8:1. The compression ratio of the V8 gas engine is 10.5:1. Gear ratios for the standard TorqShift® 10-speed automatic with SelectShift® are as follows:

  • First: 4.615 to 1
  • Second: 2.919 to 1
  • Third: 2.132 to 1
  • Fourth: 1.773 to 1
  • Fifth: 1.519 to 1
  • Sixth: 1.277 to 1
  • Seventh: 1 to 1
  • Eighth: 0.851 to 1
  • Ninth: 0.687 to 1
  • Tenth: 0.632 to 1
  • Reverse: -4.695 to 1

Take the 2021 Ford F-450 for a Test Drive

The 2021 Ford F-450 specs look great on paper, but we think this high-powered commercial vehicle deserves to be experienced in person. Take advantage of our new vehicle specials and contact us today to set up an appointment. The Badger Ford Truck Center is located at 2326 W St Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI.

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