2000-2020 Ford F-350 Towing Capacities

The Ford F-350 is a powerhouse when it comes to towing capacity, but it has evolved over the years to become what it is today.

It was interesting to look at the towing numbers from earlier models and compare those to later model years to see just how much these trucks have evolved.

Overview of the Data For the Ford F-350's:

Engine Choices: There were many different engine options for the F-350's over the years and the engine you had equipped in your truck was the main factor when it came to pulling power.


The larger engines had the best specs out of all of the towing charts like the V10 and diesel engine options and were far superior to some of the other options like the 5.4l engine, which was a bit small for a truck as powerful as the F-350.

Cab Configurations: There was a slight difference in towing specs when it came to what type of cab configuration you had installed on your F-350. The three choices were: a regular cab, a super cab and a crew cab.


The regular cab seemed to have the best towing specs compared to the other two options, followed by the super cab and the crew cab usually had a slightly lower towing spec listed than the other two types as well.


Axle Ratios: The axle ratios listed in the towing charts for the F-350s were definitely something you should pay attention too because it did have an impact on the numbers in the charts as well.


The differences I noticed were as small as 100 pounds for some F-350s with the same cab configurations, transmission and engine equipped, but I also noticed a difference of several thousand pounds in other cases, so be sure you know what axle ratio your truck has to get an accurate number.

Towing Capacity: The towing capacity for the F-350's really did vary over the years, having a minimum towing weight of 6,800 pounds for the earlier 2000's models and increasing to a 12,000 pound minimum number for the newer 2020 models.


If we look at the higher end of the towing numbers it is quite astounding to see the differences from a 2000 model F-350 and a 2020 model, more than a 21,000 pound difference!


I arranged the Ford F-350's towing specs by which engine options were available for specific model years and attached the corresponding towing charts in the sections below. 

For example, the 2011-2018 F-350's had the same engine options according, to the towing charts, so I grouped these model years together.

Remember to refer to your owners manual for all of your tow related information to get as familiar as you can with your F-350's towing capabilities.

2020 Models:

The 2020 F-350s had three different engine options to choose from: the 6.2l engine, the 6.7l engine and the 7.3l engine.

The towing capacity for the 2020 F-350's ranged from 12,000 pounds on the lowest end (6.2l engine and SRW) and went up to 35,750 pounds with a DRW model, equipped with the 6.7l diesel engine.

2020 F 350 Image

If we look at the SRW models, the towing range was between 12,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds.

The 6.7l engine had some of the strongest figures in the towing charts, by far, followed by the 7.3l engine models. The 6.2l engine had some of the lowest ratings on the charts.

2020 F 350 Srw Conventional Towing Chart

2020 F 350 SRW Conventional Towing Chart

2020 F 350 Srw Gooseneck Towing Chart

2020 F 350 SRW Gooseneck Towing Chart

2020 F 350 Drw Towing Charts

2020 F 350 DRW Towing Charts

2019-2017 Models:

For 2019-2017 model years, the F-350's only had two different engine options: the 6.2l engine and the 6.7l engine.

The towing capacity for the 2019-2017 F-350's ranged from 11,900 pounds, all the way up to 32,000 pounds, which was about 1.5 tons less than the highest figure for the 2020 models.

2020 F 350 Image

The same was true for the 2019-2017 F-350's, with the DRW vehicles having the highest towing numbers compared to the SRW models.

2019-2017 F-350's that had the 6.2l engine equipped had a towing capacity of between 12,000 pounds and 16,700 pounds, while models equipped with the 6.7l diesel engine had a much higher range of between 13,600-32,000 pounds.

2019 F 350 Srw Conventional Towing Chart

2019 F 350 SRW Conventional Towing Chart

2019 F 350 Srw Gooseneck Towing Chart

2019 F 350 SRW Gooseneck Towing Chart

2019 F 350 Drw Towing Charts

2019 F 350 DRW Towing Charts


2018 F 350 Srw Conventional Towing Chart

2018 F 350 SRW Conventional Towing Chart

2018 F 350 Srw Gooseneck Towing Chart

2018 F 350 SRW Gooseneck Towing Chart

2018 F 350 Drw Towing Charts

2018 F 350 DRW Towing Charts


2017 F 350 Srw Conventional Towing Chart

2017 F 350 SRW Conventional Towing Chart

2017 F 350 Srw Gooseneck Towing Chart

2017 F 350 SRW Gooseneck Towing Chart

2017 F 350 Drw Towing Charts

2017 F 350 DRW Towing Charts

2016-2011 Models:

The 2016-2011 F-350 towing charts did only have the 6.2l and 6.7l engines as options, like the 2019-2017 models but there were no DRW figures for the 2016-2011 models which would throw the averages way off balance.

The towing capacity range for the 2016-2011 F-350s started at around11,700 pounds and went up to a maximum weight of 26,500 pounds.

2011 F 350 Image

The 2016-2011 model F-350s that had the 6.2l engine equipped saw a range of between 11,700-16,700 lbs. compared to the 6.7l engine models that ranged from 12,500-26,500 lbs.

2016 F 350 Towing Charts

2016 F 350 Towing Charts


2015 F 350 Towing Charts

2015 F 350 Towing Charts


2014 F 350 Towing Charts

2014 F 350 Towing Charts


2013 F 350 Towing Charts

2013 F 350 Towing Charts


2012 F 350 Towing Charts

2012 F 350 Towing Charts


2011 F 350 Towing Charts

2011 F 350 Towing Charts

2010-2008 Models:

For 2018-2008 model F-350s, there were three completely different engine options than we saw in the later model years and these were the: 5.4l, 6.8l and 6.4l (diesel) engines.

The towing capacity averages that I came up with for the 2010-2008 F-350s were between 8,200 pounds and wet up to 16,900 pounds.

2008 F 350 Image

The towing charts for the 2010-2008 did have specs for manual transmission models and automatic transmission models and the F-350s that had the automatic transmission equipped had a significant advantage over the manual transmission models.

The 6.8l and 6.4l engines had the highest towing numbers, according to the charts and the 5.4l engine had the lowest specs, in general.

There were also significant differences in the numbers between conventional towing and 5th wheel/gooseneck ow ratings for the 2010-2008 models, which is typical and to be expected.

2010 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2010 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2010 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2010 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart


2009 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2009 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2009 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2009 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart


2008 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2008 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2008 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2008 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2007-2004 Models:

2007-2004 F-350s engine options were between the 5.4l, the 6.8l and the 6.0l (diesel) engines. The 6.4l diesel engine replaced the 6.0l engine for the later 2008-2010 model F-350's.

The towing capacity range for the 2007-2004 F-350's ranged from 6,800 pounds on the low end and went up to a phenomenal 19,200 pounds!

2004 F 350 Image

Some of the lowest towing specs I noticed for the 2007-2004 F-350's were from models equipped with the 5.4l engine and if you had a manual transmission equipped with that motor, then the specs seemed to dive even lower.

The highest ratings I noticed came from models that had either the 6.8l or 6.0l engines equipped with automatic transmissions, especially when paired with the 4.10 4.30 axle ratios.

2007 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2007 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2007 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2007 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart


2006 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2006 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2006 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2006 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2006 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2006 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances


2005 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2005 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2005 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2005 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2005 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2005 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances


2004 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2004 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2004 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2004 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2004 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2004 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2003 Models:

The 2003 F-350's has their own section because they had the 6.0l engine like the '04-'07 models and also had the 7.3l engine like the '00-'02 models with the addition of the 5.4l and 6.8l engines.

The average towing capacity of the 2003 Ford F-350's ranged from 6,800 pounds and went all the way up to 14,100 pounds.

2004 F 350 Image

The 6.8l, 7.3l and the 6.0l engines all had the best towing specs in the charts, ranging from 9,400-14,100 pounds and the 5.4l came up pretty shy compared to those specs, ranging from 6,800-9,300 pounds.

2003 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2003 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2003 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2003 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2003 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2003 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2002-2000 Models:

For the 2002-2000 model years of the F-350, there were three different engine options available: the 5.4l, the 6.8l and the 7.3l engines.

The towing capacity numbers for the 2002-2000 F-350's ranged, starting at around 6,900 pounds and went up to 14,400 pounds on the high side, very similar overall to the 2003 F-350's specs.

2004 F 350 Image

I noticed the same trends for the 2002-2000 model F-350's that I noticed for some of the later model years and that was that the 5.4l engine is the smallest engine and had the lowest ratings and seemed to be under powered for such a large truck.

On the other hand, engines like the V10 (6.8l) and the 7.3l diesel engines provided plenty of power, having an average of around 10,000-12,000 pounds of pulling power.

2002 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2002 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2002 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2002 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2002 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2002 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances


2001 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2001 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2001 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2001 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2001 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2001 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances


2000 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2000 F 350 Conventional Towing Chart

2000 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2000 F 350 Gooseneck Towing Chart

2000 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

2000 F 350 Gooseneck Tailgate Clearances

Do I Have A Towing Package Installed?

Some F-350's in the tow charts stated that in order to achieve some of the figures that were listed, you would need to have a towing package or GVWR package installed.

This is usually a hard thing to verify as Ford does not really make any identifying clues for which models have the towing/GVWR package installed.

As always, I would recommend that you take your vehicle to the dealer to see if it has any sort of package installed.

If I come across any info that would help to identify if you havs a towing or GVWR package installed on your truck, I will update this post and provide it here at a later date.

DRW VS SRW Configurations

On some of the newer towing chats (2017 and newer) Ford has a label for their F-350's as a SRW or DRW which stands for Single Rear Wheels or Dual Rear Wheels.

So basically a SRW is a single rear axle and DRW is a dually model with 4 rear wheels in total.

Srw F 350

SRW F-350

Drw F 350

DRW F-350

Finding The Axle Code For Your F-350:

On all of the towing charts that were listed for the F-350's, there were axle ratios listed and a corresponding maximum towing weight limit.

You will need to know your axle ratio and finding what that is does require some light investigative work.

If you open the driver's side door, you will see a label (or a couple). On that label, usually towards the bottom, there is a section that states "axle" or "axle code".

Below that you will see numbers/letters. These will determine what axle ratio you have in your F-350.

Example Of Ford Axle Code

Example Of Ford Axle Code

I would recommend using blueovaltrucks.com to decipher that sequence of letters/numbers to see what axle you have equipped and that will allow you to get a more accurate towing number.

HINT: Once you are on blueovaltrucks.com, hold control (command for Macs) and press the "F" key and type in the axle code to eliminate looking through all the charts.

I do have other specs on the other Ford Trucks listed on my website that may be of interest to some of you out there, so be sure to check those out too. I have F-450 Tow Specs, along with F-250 Tow Specs and F-150 Tow Specs and a list of all of the Ford Tow Guides from 1999 and up!

Resources That Helped Me Out:

I gathered all of my information on the F-350's from Ford's towing charts, including the towing charts, which were pulled directly from the charts themselves. I will link to all of Ford's towing charts below so you can verify the information for yourself or to just check them out further.

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