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Maybe you didn’t know this about the
crew of PickUpTrucks.com but we love to tow. That’s why we love one ton single
rear-wheel turbo diesel 4×4 pickup trucks and we know you do too. So that’s
why we brought this group of heavy haulers to the mountains and deserts of
Arizona for the 2018 One Ton Truck Challenge. The first truck is the Chevy
Silverado 3500 6.

6 liter Duramax V8 with the High Country trim package. Next, the
Ford Superduty F-350 6.

7 liter Power Stroke V8 in the Lariat trim. And finally
the Ram 3500 6.7 liter Cummins i6 in Laramie trim. Every one of our diesels is
rated at more than nine hundred foot-pounds of torque
but we know torque isn’t the only reason people buy these vehicles. We start our
contest with fuel economy. For the fuel economy portion of our contest we ran
our trucks over a ninety plus mile loop through the Arizona desert that included
some lonely two-lane highway, a good portion of gravelly dirt road through
the backcountry, some multi-lane freeway, a good long city section, as well as a
winding mountainous hill climb. What we found after our empty and loaded testing
loops is that the Chevy is not only a powerful player at the track, it also
does quite well in everyday driving on all sorts of road surfaces. The Chevy
Duramax averaged a respectable 18.7 miles per gallon on our test
loop when empty while the Ford Super Duty delivered 17.8 miles per
gallon with Ram’s Cummins finishing with an average of 16.

When
running the exact loop later in the day with our loaded trailers, meaning they
had to haul an extra 13,000 pounds, the results were similar but not exactly the
same. Chevy won the contest again with a 10.4 miles per gallon.
But this time the Ram came in second place with a solid 9.9 miles
per gallon while the Ford F-350 struggled with a 9.2 miles per gallon
calculation. But running a long mileage test is just one way to test an
engine’s capability to see what they can really do, nothing beats a good
old-fashioned drag race. For that we came to the Kingman Airport where they closed
down one of their taxi runways so that we could do some wide-open throttle
quarter-mile runs both empty and with our 13,000 pound trailers. Not
surprisingly the Ram 3500 Cummins was the slowest of our three with an empty 0
to 60 time of nine and a half seconds and a quarter-mile time of 16.9 seconds
at 84.7 miles per hour. As you also might expect when
loaded with a 13,000 pound trailer the Ram was also the slowest of the bunch
with a 20 second zero to sixty time and a quarter-mile run of 22.4 seconds at 64.1 miles per hour. Finishing in second
place by the smallest of margins, the Ford F-350 Power Stroke ran an empty 0
to 60 time of 7.9 seconds and a quarter-mile run in15.8
seconds at 91 miles an hour and with our loaded Big Tex gooseneck dump bed the
F-350 ran up to 60 miles an hour in 17.3 seconds with a quarter-mile time of
21.4 seconds at 67.2 miles per hour. And in first place just inching out the
Super Duty by the slimmest of margins, the Chevy Silverado 3500 Duramax proved to
be a rocket off the line in zero to 60 the best run was timed at 7.8 seconds and it ran a quarter mile in 15.6 seconds at 92
miles per hour.

In loaded testing the Duramax ran to sixty miles an hour in
17.2 seconds and ran a quarter mile at wide open throttle in
just over 21 seconds at 67.8 miles per hour.
So no big surprise that the Chevy Duramax did so well on the quarter-mile
but how did it do pulling up the Davis Dam grade? Our tow testing was done on
the infamous Highway 68 Davis Dam grade outside Bullhead City, Arizona. That’s an
11 mile section of road that climbs about 3,000 feet from bottom to summit.
Knowing that all these turbo diesel engines are monster pullers we chose the
steepest two-mile section of the climb to conduct our head-to-head runs, most of which is at a six or seven percent grade. As a testament to how competitive the
Ford and Chevy are, they ran a distance separated by less than one second but it
was through the mid section of the run that the Chevy Duramax just nosed ahead
of the Ford Powerstroke. Chevy’s time was just a little over two minutes and three
seconds with a 74 mile per hour top speed while the Ford was just 2 minutes
and 4 seconds with a 72 mile an hour top speed. The Ram Cummins ran a respectable
2 minutes and 16 seconds with a 68 mile per hour top speed. We should also note
that we conducted several real-world 40-60 tests on a designated stretch of
the Davis Dam Hill Climb where we got each one ton into fourth gear up the
hill to 40 miles an hour, then flat footed the throttle to see how long it
would take each of them to run back up to 60. Although the finishing order was
predictable the fact that they were all so close
is not. The Chevy ran forty to sixty in 18.23 seconds the
Ford in 18.31 seconds and the Ram in 18.76
seconds. In the end after we added all our scores from the weeks worth of
testing the winner of our challenge was the Chevy Silverado 3500 with its
powerful V8 Duramax, plush interior and towing comfort. Coming a close second was the F-350 Power Stroke. While it’s powertrain was plenty tough enough, the
Lariat interior left us wanting and it didn’t seem to tow with as much
confidence as the others. And bringing up the rear in third place was the Ram 3500.
While a worthy competitor in this competition it fell short in most of our
track testing and offers a challenging media system. So there you have it. We
want to offer our sincere congratulations to the winner. This is
one of our tightest competitions as long as we can remember but we also want to
make a special note that these are not perfect trucks. There’s plenty of room to
improve and make better and when the manufacturers do that we’ll be right
here to test again. For a more detailed look at this story go to PickupTrucks.com.

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