How can a 5,000-pound truck tow 10,000 pounds?

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For towing, what's more important, horsepower or torque?

For towing, what's more important, horsepower or torque?

Torque versus horsepower: Which of these two measurements is more important when you tow? Learn the difference between them and see which is more important.


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