Head to head Chevy vs Ford Bend check shows the difference in the rigidity of the new Chevy HD frame, as compared to the Ford SD.
Chevy claim their new HD series pickup is 30% more stiffer than Ford’s eqivalent, so this test was conducted to prove if they are correct. The new high strength Chevy steel frame which is fully boxed is certainly very rigid and the bed bend test gauge showed minimal twist even with a 3000lb payload on board. Is this important? Depends on what use the pickup will get, but if you carry and / or tow heavy loads over undulating ground then yes it is.
Now how did the Ford stack up? Watch this short video and you will see the results.