3. Ford F-250 Super Duty

Just one step up from the F-150 and one step down from the F-350, the F-250 is Ford’s most improved model for the 2018 model year.

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That 6.7-liter Power Stroke Diesel allows this rejuvenated pickup to pull a maximum of 18,500 pounds with the right kind of configuration.

4. Ford F-350 Super Duty

The Ford F-350 got a badly needed re-design in 2017 making it lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient. Its top-of-the-line engine is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 rated at 440 horsepower and a whopping 925 lb-ft of torque.

With the right configuration, that powerplant allows the truck to pull a maximum of 21,000 pounds with conventional towing.

5. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Chevrolet jumps into the heavy duty pickups arena with the seriously impressive Silverado 2500.

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Ford has its Power Stroke Diesel, Chevy has its Duramax turbo-diesel V8 that pumps out 415 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The Duramax is the heart of the entire HD line for Chevrolet. The Silverado 2500HD has a towing capacity of 18,100 pounds with the right configuration.

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