Facts about Ford Super Duty Pickup. The Ford Super Duty Pickup is called the F-series truck. There are several lines such as the F-250, F-350, and F-450. There are other F-series vehicles but they are not considered super duty trucks.
History of Ford Super Duty Pickup
Ford has used the Super Duty name before for gasoline powered F-950 and N-series trucks in the 1960s.
The modern Ford Super Duty trucks weigh over 8,500 pounds. The Ford Super Duty trucks were rolled out in 1998 as the 1999 model year. The second generation of the Ford F-series came out in 2008. The third generation of trucks came out in 2011.
Design of Ford Super Duty Pickup
The Ford F-250 comes in five trim lines in 2015, the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch edition and Platinum. The Ford F-350 has the same trim lines: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch edition and Platinum. The F-450 comes in the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch edition and Platinum versions.
The XL is the basic version. The XLT version adds power equipment and an integrated brake controller for the trailer the truck is designed to carry. The Lariat adds the Ford Sync voice control system and an LCD screen. The King Ranch edition adds leather seating and a more advanced touch screen. The Platinum trim line adds leather seats and a remote start system.
The basic version of the Ford Super Duty truck is a 6.2 liter V8 engine; most versions of the Ford F-series truck have a flex fuel vehicle. The F-450 has a more powerful 6.7 liter V8 turbo diesel engine. For the other Ford truck series, the 6.7 liter engine is an optional upgrade for an additional price. Features like a tailgate step and bed liner are extra.
Regular cabs, double cabs and crew cabs are available. The regular cab seats three. The double cab seats five or six, and the crew cab can hold up to eight people.
The basic truck has a 6.8 foot truck bed, while 8.2 foot truck beds are extra.
All of the Ford super duty trucks in the third generation only have automatic transmissions.
Performance of the Ford Super Duty Pickup
The Ford F-series super duty trucks generate around 400 to 450 horsepower.
The F-350 can tow up to $31,200 pounds with full equipment.
The standard F-450 truck can tow 26,000 pounds. The Ford F-450 can tow up to 31,000 pounds with a high capacity trailer tow package.
The Ford super duty trucks are FFV or flex fuel vehicles. They can run on diesel or E85 ethanol fuel.
Rivals of the Ford Super Duty Pickup
The Ford Super Duty is a rival to the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram truck. The F-250 is equivalent to the 2500 series trucks by Chevrolet and 2500 trucks by Ram. The F-350 Ford truck is equivalent to the 3500HD GMC Sierra truck and Ram 3500.
Trivia about Ford Super Duty Pickup
The smaller F-150 truck however is not considered super-duty.
There is a Ford F-650 truck, which is a super duty truck used as tow trucks and work vehicles. Those trucks rival International Durastar and Freightliner Business Class M2 trucks.
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