With world-class diesel power and a multitude of upfitting options, the 2019 Ford F-550 is the tough, capable chassis truck for the job. This Super Duty chassis cab truck is also built to tow and haul seriously heavy loads--especially if you select the optional turbodiesel V8 engine.
Why Buy the 2019 Ford F-550?
The Ford F-550 chassis cab truck is specially designed for commercial upfitting, so you can transform it into the truck that suits your business. You can add heavy machinery, like an aerial lift, or an empty bed to haul heavy-duty construction supplies.
What's Under the Hood?
As with other Super Duty trucks, the 2019 Ford F-550 offers the choice of two engines. The 6.8-liter, gasoline-powered V10 comes standard, helping you move your upfitted truck or heavy trailer with 288 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque. Should you require extra pulling power, upgrade to the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. The V-8 generates 330 horsepower and 750 pound-feet of torque to move heavier loads.
What Can the 2019 Ford F-550 Tow?
With the 6.8-liter, gasoline-powered V10 and a conventional towing setup, the Ford F-550 can tow max loads of 18,500 pounds. The same goes for the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. Both powertrains are more than capable of towing a trailer full of construction supplies or heavy machinery. Throw a gooseneck trailer rig into the mix and the gas-powered model can tow up to 20,700 pounds. The diesel engine will get you a lot further, however, towing up to 31,800 pounds worth of gooseneck trailer. That amount of power will haul major farming equipment or one luxurious toy hauler.
How Do I Configure the F-550 to Meet Payload Requirements?
Good question! This chassis cab truck was specially designed for upfitting. But not every cabin configuration is equal; some models have a higher gross vehicle weight rating than others. Every model can move hefty loads, however, with GVWRs ranging from 17,500 to 19,500 pounds.
The trick to buying a chassis cab truck that works for you is to plan ahead. Know how you want to upfit this chassis cab truck and compare weight requirements to each model's GVWR. Whether you want to add aerial lift equipment to your truck or transform it into a dump truck, you need to know how much weight the upfitting equipment will add and do the math.