Earlier today Ford announced the power and torque rating for its new 7.3-liter gas V8 that will find its way under the hood of the 2020 Ford Super Duty trucks. Ford has also announced something that buyers of work trucks with diesel engines will like. The new 2020 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab truck has a Power Takeoff (PTO) as standard.
The PTO is something that will make the 2020 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab more usable to those working in them all day. The PTO is used to power industrial equipment and accessories like snowplows, generators, and hydraulic units while the truck is in motion. The 2020 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab has the most powerful PTO of any in its class delivering up to 300 pound-feet of stationary torque.
The PTO can deliver that power for commercial vehicle bodies that require direct-to-component or hydraulic body motor power. The 300 pound-feet rating is 50 pound-feet more than the closest competitor. The PTO allows the commercial users to mount equipment to the transmission for auxiliary power from the engine to increase functionality.
This sort of functionality is critical for generators, cranes, wreckers, pumper trucks, and boom lifts. The PTO provision is optional on 2020 Super Duty models and 7.3-liter gas V8 Chassis Cab models. Ford also notes that its new 10-speed Heavy Duty transmission features its Live-Drive Power Takeoff that allows the customer to operate accessories when the engine is running whether the truck is in motion or stopped.
That is a critical feature for snowplows and dump trucks. To generate the 300 pound-foot of PTO stationary torque, the Ford trucks require the third-generation 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel with the new TorqShift 10-speed automatic.