Why would you want to know how much a Ford F350 weighs? It’s not as much of an unusual request as it might seem because it is critically important to know, particularly if you’re going to be carrying heavy loads and want to stay safe and legal whilst driving.
I’ve done a lot of online research, and in this guide to Ford F350 weights you can read on about what all the different terminology means such as GVWR, GCWR, gross vehicle weight, payloads, towing capacities and more – that’s further down the page.
Ford F350 Curb Weights (Rough Guide)
Before that though, here are some rough guides to Ford F350 curb weights taking into account models since 1990 up to the present day.
- 1990 F350– 4,761 pounds
- 1991 F350– 4,777 pounds
- 1992 F350– 4,890 pounds
- 1993 F350– 4,892 pounds
- 1994 F350– 4,872 pounds
- 1996 F350– 4,477 pounds
- 1997 F350– 4,664 pounds
- 1999 F350 Super Duty SRW Lariat – 4,759 pounds
- 2000 F350 Super Duty– 5,195 pounds
- 2001 F350 Super Duty– 5,182 pounds
- 2003 F350 Super Duty King Ranch Crew Cab– 5,604 pounds
- 2004 F350 Super Duty– 5,405 pounds
- 2005 F350 Super Duty King Ranch Crew Cab – 6,665 pounds
- 2006 / 2007 F350 Super Duty SRW – 5,696 pounds
- 2008 F350 Super Duty SRW 4WD SuperCab– 6,523 pounds
- 2009 F350 XL 4WD Crew Cab– 6,567 pounds
- 2010 F350 King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab – 6,136 pounds
- 2011 F350 King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab– 6,542 pounds
- 2012 F350 King Ranch 2WD Crew Cab– 7,023 pounds
- 2013 F350 Lariat 2WD Crew Cab– 6,539 pounds
- 2014 F350 Platinum Super Duty 4×4 Crew Cab Long Bed DRW– 7,460 pounds
- 2015 F350 Lariat 4WD Crew Cab – 6,890 pounds
- 2016 F350 XL Standard Trim – 6,010 pounds
- 2016 F350 Lariat Standard Trim – 7,460 pounds
- 2017 F350 Super Duty SRW– 6,653 pounds
- 2018 F350 Super Cab SRW – 6852 pounds
If you own a 4×4 model from any year, then they will be heavier, and can add around 400 additional pounds in weight.
Pre-1990, the 1980s models tended to average between 4,720 and 4,730 pounds.
The reason that I have listed F350 curb weights and nothing else is because they tend to stay pretty similar unless you have modified your truck.
Curb Weight = Weight of the Truck + Fuel + Operating Fluids
It does not include driver, passengers, and cargo, and as such we can be reasonably sure that the weights we find in the Ford specs are relatively accurate.
What is the Gross Vehicle Weight of a Ford F350?
This will depend on the curb weight of your particular F350. You can see some example curb weights listed above, but yours could be different if the truck has been modified with add-ons.
Once you have the curb weight, you then need to know the weight of everything else going onto the truck including passengers and cargo.
Add the two together and that’s the gross vehicle weight of your Ford F350.
Gross Vehicle Weight = Curb Weight + Cargo + Passengers
As you can see, this measurement will be different from day to day, as the changing variable will be what you have loaded onto the truck, both in the bed and the cab.
Why It’s Important to Know Your Truck Weight
If you don’t know the weight of your truck, including the limitations that has been placed on it, then you’re putting yourself and other road users in danger.
You also run the risk of damaging your Ford and ending up with some VERY large repair bills.
Whilst the braking system on the entire range of F350s is very good, it’s not that good that it’s going to slow you down if you’re drastically overloaded with cargo.
And that’s where the main dangers are.
If you’re over your maximum payload, GVWR or GCWR when towing, then your stopping distances are going to be increased, plus your brakes could even fail.
The consequences don’t even bear thinking about.
On a lesser level, you also risk damaging your truck’s frame, suspension, chassis, and tires. Whilst in most cases this will just lead to an increased wear and tear, in more extreme scenarios you could crack the frame of your pickup truck or the engine can overheat.
Should You Get Your Ford F350 Weight Measured Accurately?
The numbers found on this guide to Ford F350 weight are purely for illustrative purposes only, where I have research Ford forums, websites, and online specs.
You should not take any of the figures on F350 curb weight or gross weight here as being gospel.
And there’s a good reason for that.
Almost every single truck, other than those that have just rolled off the production lines, will weigh differently, even if they are the same year, model, and spec.
It’s because of modifications and customization.
For example, let’s say you bought your F350 on the used market and the previous owner changed some components to after-market versions, or added other aspects, then the Ford F350 weights you see in this guide could be way off.
If you don’t know the exact curb weight or GVM (gross vehicle mass) of your truck, there’s every chance that you could end up exceeding the maximum GVWR and putting yourself in danger or damaging your F350.
How You Can Find Your Ford F350 Curb Weight
Providing you haven’t made any modifications to your truck, then you could simply talk with your dealer or look up the exact spec for your F350 online to find out what the curb weight is if I have not included it in the examples above.
If you’re lucky, you might find it on a blue sticker on the driver’s side, as Ford will place the curb weights and GVWR ratings inside of every new truck that rolls off the production line.
Bear in mind, Ford F350s are different each time that they are released, so they will differ from year to year, so make sure you find your exact year, model, and spec.
The only time you will need to actually get your Ford F350 curb weight checked is if the truck has been modified with add-ons.
Some garages will have weighing facilities, some local governments will, and there are some other privately-owned facilities that will let you weigh up.
Just before you do so, make sure that all the fluids including fuel are topped up as much as you can, as these all count towards your curb weight.
What the Different Measurements All Mean?
I appreciate that you might be new to truck weights, and some of the terminology I have used so far you might not be familiar with.
Below is a short and simple guide to the phrases you need to know and the way in which they all relate to how much a Ford F350 weighs.
This is the simplest to understand and means how much your Ford F350 weighs when it’s sat idle at the curb, with nobody in it and no load or cargo.
But it DOES INCLUDE the standard equipment and operating fluids such as oil, coolant, fuel, and air conditioning fluids.
If you can just imagine yourself having just filled up at the gas station, pulling up at home, and taking all your gear out of your F350, then that’s what the curb weight would be if it was sat on a massive set of scales.
This is very important, as it’s not something that you should exceed, and you should ALWAYS know what it is: GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating.
It’s the maximum operating weight of your Ford F350 and it set by the manufacturer after extensive stress and safety tests.
In simple terms you don’t want to go higher than the GVWR maximum, but what does it include?
- The truck itself including fuel and fluids
- Any drivers and passengers on board
- Any loads, baggage or cargo
So, if you can imagine you’ve loaded up your truck with everything you need including people and cargo, if you were to then place the entirety on a massive set of weighing scales, and the weight exceeds your GVWR maximum, you shouldn’t go anywhere.
Just to clarify, as this is where people do get it wrong, this includes the Ford F350 weight including the truck and everything in it.
This is why it’s so important to know how much your truck weighs at curb weight. Because if you know that, any know how much of a load you’re putting in it, you can keep below the GVWR.
Gross Vehicle Weight
This is almost the same as curb weight, but this time includes any passengers and cargo on the F350.
If you know your GVW, also known as GVM (gross vehicle mass), then you will know it needs to be under the GVWR in order to remain safe and legal.
This is a little similar to GVWR and the two measurements are frequently mixed up and confused.
GCWR stands for gross combined weight rating and again is determined by the truck manufacturer.
But this time, it’s the maximum weight of your vehicle fully loaded, PLUS anything that you’re towing such as a trailer.
Very simple this one, and it how much you are allowed to load onto the truck itself as weight, whether that’s in the cab or the bed of the vehicle.
If you are unsure about what your Ford F350’s payload capacity is and you can’t find it referenced anywhere then it’s actually quite easy to calculate… providing you know your Ford F350’s curb weight and the GCWR.
All you do is this quick calculation:
GVWR – Curb Weight = Truck Payload Capacity
All this relates to is how much your truck can safely pull or tow on a trailer. It is not the same as payload capacity or GVWR – many people get this confused too.
Your F350 will be able to pull heavier weights that it can actually carry in the bed, so the two measurements will be very different.
How much your towing capacity is will depend on the strength of your truck’s frame, engine torque, and your transmission.
Why Do Ford F350s Weigh So Much?
This particular line in the Ford pickup range has been designed to handle far more than the F150 and F250 lines.
It’s a truck designed to carry and hold heavy loads, and to do so needs to be heavier.
Depending on what trim you opt for, or perhaps you’ve chosen the 4×4 type, or own a DRW truck, then expect the curb weight to be higher.
Knowing how much your Ford F350 weighs is essential if you are going to be using it for work purposes where heavy loads will be carried in the bed, or when using it for transporting cargo recreationally.
If you don’t know your numbers, have no idea on gross weights, curb weight, payloads, towing capacities, and how this all relates to the GVWR or GCWR then you could damage your truck, or in worst cases have a very bad accident.
I hope that this guide has given you some insight, but if I can offer one disclaimer it would be this:
You need to find out your F350 weight yourself, as no matter how much research I have done online, it’s just that, research. It should not be construed as safety advice as all trucks will be different, and there could be mistakes in the information that I have gathered for you.
Elsewhere on the Truck Styler website you can also find additional information on similar topics, which I hope will also help you out.
- How much an F350 Super Duty weighs
- How much weight you can carry in the bed of an F350
- What’s the difference between curb weight and GVWR?
- GVWR versus GCWR and the differences you need to know
- How to calculate your truck’s payload capacity
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