What Is the Towing Capacity of Pickup Trucks?


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The towing capacity of a pickup truck is the maximum weight that vehicle can pull. It can vary from 7,450 pounds to as high as 30,000 pounds, depending on brand, model and method of measurement.

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Ram Trucks currently manufactures the Ram 3500 Dually Tradesman, with a listed towing capacity of 30,000 pounds. However, some claim that its towing capacity was measured unconventionally and that its actual towing capacity is 17,000 pounds. The GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD both have a towing capacity of 19,600 pounds when measured conventionally, making them equal contenders for the truck with the highest towing capacity.

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