Ask TFL: Should I Buy a Ram 2500 HD non-H.O. Cummins or a Ford F-250 Diesel Truck?

Which diesel truck to buy?

2018 ford f250 super duty limited ram 2500 hd tungsten
Ford F250 Limited & Ram 2500 HD Limited Tungsten

Should I buy a new Ram 2500 HD truck with a standard output Cummins diesel or a Ford F-250 with a Power Stroke diesel?

We recently received this question from Hunter.

I am in the market for a new heavy duty diesel truck.  I’ve always drove ram trucks, but I am thinking about getting a Ford. I want to buy a three-quarter ton pick up. I am disappointed that the ram will not give you the High Output In a three-quarter ton. The Ford has 80 more horsepower in the three-quarter ton then the Ram.  If you guys were in the market to buy three-quarter ton pick up which one would you pick?

Ram offers a standard output 6.7-liter I6 Cummins turbo-diesel in the 2500 trucks. The 2019 power rating is 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque for this engine. This version of the engine is mated to a Ram-built 6-speed automatic transmission. The Ram 3500 trucks can be had with a high-output version with a 400 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.

The 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 trucks come with the same 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V8 engine. The rating is 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a Ford-built 6-speed automatic transmission.

We have not tested many Ram HD 2500 diesel trucks. Most of our towing tests are focused on 3500 and 350 diesel trucks with maximum towing packages. This is why we need some help from you in the comments section to help Hunter with his buying decision.