2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity with Chart (Super Duty Pickups & Chassis Cabs)

The 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup trucks were built to offer exceptional power, and towing capacity. The F-450 Pickup Trucks were also available with Chassis Cabs, and supplied with powerful engines, and drivetrains to excel at conquering the toughest of jobs.

The F-450 Super Duty Chassis Cab strengthened the tradition of F-Series toughness and continued to handle the most hard-line towing jobs and aggressive payloads.

Explore 2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity with Chart

There were two engines available for the 2015 Ford F-450: a 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine, and a 6.8L SOHC V10 engine. The diesel engine offers more power, and towing capacity than the gas engine.

The 2015 F-450 powerful pickup truck is equipped with various towing features such as Standard Trailer Sway Control, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Tow/Haul Mode with Integrated Exhaust Brake, and Standard Hill Start Assist. The 2015 F-450 was also available with a 5th-wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package.

Let’s explore the 2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity with towing charts, engine configuration, towing features, and more. Without further ado, let’s get started.

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity according to the Engine Type

A 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine, and a 6.8L SOHC V10 were two powerful engines available for the 2015 Ford F450 Pickup Truck.

ENGINE TYPE MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel19,000 lbs (Conventional Towing)
31,200 lbs (5th-Wheel/Gooseneck)
6.8L SOHC V1016,000 lbs (Conventional Towing)
18,300 lbs (5th-Wheel/Gooseneck)

The 6.8L V8 Gas Engine produces a peak power of 362 hp at 4,750 rpm, and a peak torque of 460 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. The 2015 F450 powered by this gas engine offered a maximum conventional towing of up to 16,000 lbs, and 5th-wheel/Gooseneck towing of up to 18,300 lbs.

On the other hand, the powerful 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 engine delivers a maximum power of 440 hp at 2,800 rpm, and a peak torque of 860 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. The 2015 F450 offers a maximum conventional towing of up to 19,000 lbs, and 5th-wheel/Gooseneck towing of up to 31,200 lbs with the V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

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2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity

The 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup truck was only available in Crew Cab with 4×4 DRW configuration.

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – Conventional Towing (Crew Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×4 DRW
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel19,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)

The Super Duty Chassis Cab version of the 2015 F-450 was available on Regular Chassis Cab, Super Chassis Cab, and Crew Chassis Cab along with two available engines (a 6.8L SOHC V10, and a 6.7L Turbo Diesel V8).

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – Conventional Towing (Regular Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOHC V1016,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)16,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – Conventional Towing (Super Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOHC V10 16,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)16,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – Conventional Towing (Crew Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOHC V1016,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)16,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
16,000 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – 5th-Wheel Towing (Regular Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOHC V1018,300 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)18,000 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel17,600 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
21,600 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
17,200 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
21,200 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – 5th-Wheel Towing (Super Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOHC V1017,900 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)17,600 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel17,100 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
21,100 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
16,700 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
20,700 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)

2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity Chart – 5th-Wheel Towing (Crew Chassis Cab)

ENGINE TYPE4×2 DRW4×4 DRW
6.8L SOCH V1017,700 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)17,300 lbs (4.88 Axle Ratio)
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel16,900 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
20,900 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
16,500 lbs (4.10 Axle Ratio)
20,500 lbs (4.30 Axle Ratio)
2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity

Towing Features on Ford F450

The 2015 Ford F450 was available with various towing features such as Standard Trailer Sway Control, Trailer Brake Controller, Standard Hill Start Assist, and 5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package. 

Standard Trailer Sway Control

The Trailer Sway Control was available for the 2015 Ford F450 trucks. It works in conjunction with AdvanceTrac to detect trailer sway, and reduce it as necessary. The AdvanceTrac works with the Roll Stability Control (RSC) system.

The AdvanceTrac feature comes with additional software that monitors the vehicle’s performance while towing. The yaw motion of the vehicle is measured by the software, and then the sway condition is reduced after the software determines it.

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (TBC)

TBC uses braking input, vehicle speed, and ABS logic to balance the performance of the truck brakes and electric trailer brakes. The trailer brake controller output, gain levels, and trailer connection status is displayed in the instrument cluster.

When the ABS module senses the towing vehicle’s brakes are approaching lockup, the controller’s trailer braking strategy changes to compensate for traction conditions, reducing the risk of trailer brake lockup.

TBC is fully integrated into the truck’s brake system, and provides instant visual, and audible warnings in case of accidental trailer disconnect.  

Standard Hill Start Assist

Hill Start Assist helps to prevent rolling back on a grade by momentarily maintaining brake pressure until the engine delivers enough torque to move the truck up the hill. You’re always covered while heading up, or in reverse mode.

5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package 

All models of the 2015 Ford F450 Pickup truck were available with the 5th-wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package which provides the necessary under-the-bed hardware to allow mounting of a 5th-wheel/gooseneck hitch in the pickup bed to put more of the trailer weight over the tow vehicle.

Tow/Haul Mode with Integrated Exhaust Brake

  • Tow/Haul Mode and Tow/Haul Mode with integrated engine brake (6.7L diesel only) give drivers even greater control when traveling downhill.
  • Helps eliminate the unwanted frequency of gear shifting on steep uphill grades and allows engine braking to maintain or reduce vehicle speed and assists the driver in controlling the vehicle when descending a steep grade.
  • Provides additional braking and control on downhill grades when used in combination with the engine brake feature on the 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine.
  • When the engine braking switch is selected, the engine brake adjusts the vanes on the exhaust side of the turbocharger to generate engine backpressure.
  • Extra braking power requires less manual brake application from the driver, especially on downhill grades.
  • Using the engine brake to slow the vehicle, rather than applying the brakes, helps reduce brake fade and brake lining wear

Conclusion on 2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity

The maximum conventional towing capacity of the 2015 Ford F-450 is 19,000 lbs which is achievable with the 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel engine. Likewise, the maximum 5th-wheel/Gooseneck towing capacity is 31,200 lbs when properly equipped.

Some Important Information on the 2015 Ford F-450 Towing Capacity

  • Trailer tongue load weight should be 15% of the total loaded trailer weight for 5th-wheel/Gooseneck towing.
  • Trailer tongue load weight should be 10% of the total loaded trailer weight for conventional towing. 
  • The combined weight of the vehicle, and trailer must not exceed the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) mentioned in the vehicle manual.
  • F450 owners must carefully read, and review the owner’s manual before buying, or using their pickup truck for towing purposes.
  • The maximum towing capacity may only be achieved when the 2015 F450 is equipped with a powerful engine (6.7L Turbo Diesel V8), Max Trailer Tow Package, required tires, wheels, and genuine/approved towing accessories.
  • The towing capacity varies according to the vehicle configuration, cargo, the weight of passengers, addition of trailer tongue, availability of towing accessories, and other customizations.

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