In response to the changing demographics of pickup truck purchases during the 1980s and 1990s, Ford shifted the design of the F-150 separate from the larger F-250 and F-350 which remained in production. The interior was trimmed in all black leather, instead of the two-tone for 2008. In a switch to an aluminum-intensive body similar to the F-150, Ford created a potential 700 lbs 318kg of weight savings; in spite of the addition of heavier-duty frame and driveline components, the 2017 Super Duty weighs in at up to 350 lbs 159kg less than comparable 2016 models. On two-wheel drive F-250 and F-350 pickups, the Twin I-Beam independent front suspension with coil springs was used; their four-wheel drive counterparts were equipped with solid front axle and with leaf springs. As an industry first, 2 large complete ring-style front tow hooks were included. Maximum payload is 6,120 lb 2,780 kg. As with its predecessor, the 6.
The TorqShift 1st to 5th gear ratios are 3. The 3-valve 6,802 cc 6. The Excursion was only available with an automatic transmission. Ford's ToughBed spray on bedliner and a rearview camera was made options. The Limited trim would not debut for F-250 and F-350 until 2018. For ease of maintenance, the TorqShift's oil filter is an easily serviced cartridge design that was usually mounted on the passenger side behind the front bumper.
The F-450 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed TorqShift. If the engine overheats, the engine will operate on half of its cylinders. In a major departure, the stand-alone front grille and stepped front fenders seen since 1998 were eliminated from the exterior. Three different engines are available. Between 85 and 90 percent of Super Duty F-Series customers use their truck for towing, and they will appreciate how capable these trucks are. The manual locking hubs on Super Duty trucks are made by Warn. The Super Duty trucks utilize a distinct chassis from the lighter , with heavier-duty chassis and suspension components to allow for higher payload and towing capacities; additionally, the product line continued the use of diesel engines.
The only engine offered in the F-450 Super Duty is the 6. The interior stayed largely the same, with luxurious black leather captains chairs in the front and rear and Harley Bar and Shield badging galore, but the truck saw the same interior updates as other '05 Super Dutys. Examples include the , , , , and. The 3-valve 5,408 cc 5. The F-250 super duty was also recently re-introduced in this market after ten years. The Gross Combined weight was upped 2,000 pounds to 35,000 lb maximum; 5,000 pounds greater than the nearest competitor. Also the TorqShift's larger fluid lines and a larger transmission oil cooler help to assure cooler operating temperatures, even under the most demanding conditions.
The F350 has a maximum 21,600 pounds 9,800 kg of towing capacity and 7,110 pounds 3,230 kg of payload. Full pricing is available on the manufacturer's website. The Super Duty trucks would be produced with three cab configurations: two-door standard cab, 2+2 door SuperCab, and four-door crew cab. All will be available in both 4X2 and 4X4 configurations. Maximum towing is 24,500 lb 11,100 kg 4. It also utilizes an alternate 4th gear, overdrive on 2nd gear of the 3-speed automatic component 0.
The top-of-the-line Lariat was the most luxurious trim level of the F-Series Super Duty. The interior design of the all-new Super Duty is similar to that of the 2015 , and shares many of the F-150's components. The Super Duty will be available in eleven exterior color options. Earlier s5-42 versions were rated to 570 Nm 420 ft lbs of torque, while later s5-47 versions were rated to 636 Nm 470 ft lbs. While a smaller-displacement engine than its predecessor, its output is higher than the 7.
In 2005, the front suspension was updated as four-wheel drive trucks were converted to front coil springs; to reduce unsprung weight, the mounting of the front was changed to the frame instead of the front axle. This was Ford's first automatic transmission to feature. It comes standard with Crew Cab, 8-foot 2. At its launch, the standard engine in the Super Duty was a. With a fifth-wheel application, the maximum increases to 14,500 lbs. A 5-speed manual overdrive transmission is standard with the gasoline-powered Super Duty F-Series and features wide-ratio gearing to quickly reach maximum torque.
Ford F-250 to F-550 Super Duty trucks are assembled at the in , while medium-duty are assembled at in prior to 2016, medium-duty trucks were assembled in the Blue Diamond Truck joint venture with in Mexico. The sole gasoline engine was the 6. With a over 8,500 lb 3,900 kg , Super Duty pickups are trucks while chassis cab trucks are class 4 and class 5. Based upon the Lariat trim, Harley's had a unique black leather interior, with the Bar and Shield logo adorning the front and rear captains chairs SuperCab models had a rear bench. The 2nd generation Facelift of the Ford Super Duty Trucks are assembled at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant, with additional production for other countries in Venezuela and Mexico. The rear step bumper provides easier access to the cargo area. .
Gasoline engines Model Years Type Power, torque 2008-2010 5. Under the skin, only the base-equipment 5. In Venezuela the F-350 super duty is offered as a commercial use small truck cutaway featuring a 6. New colors were offered, Black with flame tape stripes, Black with Vista Blue painted flames or Dark Blue Pearl with Vista Blue painted flames. The F-450 is able to tow 24,400 pounds 11,100 kg and has a maximum payload of 4,920 pounds 2,230 kg. The trucks were once under investigation by the for steering failures, but the investigation revealed the failures were driver error and had nothing to do with design. The F-450 Super Duty with the optional 'High Capacity Trailer Tow Package' increases the from 26,000 to 33,000 lb 15,000 kg.
The ring, pinion, carrier and u joints all remained the same however. Base prices in the U. Crew Cab models will have a 34-gallon 128l tank for the 6. To accommodate the larger brakes, 17-inch wheels became standard, with 18-inch wheels optional on single rear-wheel trucks ; forged Alcoa wheels were an option. While sharing the similar aerodynamic cab design of its smaller counterpart, the exterior of the Super Duty trucks are much different forward of the windshield. Since 2012 due to government regulations, the Venezuelan F-350 Super Duty is factory equipped to use both and gasoline.