As an option, it will be available on the 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup. The 450-hp variant, in turn, will be available in F-250 and F-350 trucks, joining the already offered 6.2-liter V8 and 6.7-liter V8 diesel.
No other competitor provides such a powerful and advanced gasoline engine in such a broad range of offerings - from Class 2 Super Duty pickups through Class 7 commercial trucks. At Ram buyers can opt for a 6.4-liter V-8 that hammers out 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet, meaning Ford is coming out on top when it comes to HD gas engines.
Ford's biggest trucks will get one of the world's biggest V8 engines starting this fall, as one aspect of the Truck Wars turns into an old-fashioned battle of engine size that's reminiscent of the muscle auto era. Basically, this gas engine has a torque curve that looks a lot like a diesel engine. The really big stuff, namely the hard-core F-650 and F-750 trucks, stripped-chassis F-53 and F-59, and E-350 and E-450 chassis-cab models, will continue to use the double-overdrive version of the six-speed transmission.
Ford says that for F-250 through F-600 models the 7.3-liter engine is paired with the all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission. It also features a variable-displacement oil pump, extra-large main bearings, forged steel crankshaft for durability, and piston cooling jets to help manage temperatures under heavy load. All torque-bearing parts are larger and stronger, and only 7 percent of its parts are common to the F-150 version. It will be used with both the new 7.3 gas and updated 6.7 diesel.
Reports said that the overhead-valve V8 produces over 400 lb-ft of its max torque at just 1,500 rpm, with the peak arriving at 4,000 rpm allowing owners to move things more quickly.
"Live" PTO capability enables operation while a truck is moving, such as spreading gravel from a dump body, he said. Unquestionably one of the most important updates is the addition of a new 7.3-liter gas V-8 engine, which finally has some stats.
A transmission-mounted PTO sends engine power directly or through a hydraulic motor to equipment like generators, cranes, wreckers, pumper trucks and boom lifts. F-650 and F-750 models will also stick to a 6-speed automatic transmission.