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. 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. This innovative inboard exhaust diesel V8 features a redesigned electronic-actuated variable-geometry turbocharger that provides improved pumping efficiency and throttle response. 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. 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. 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.
Shortly after the unveiling of the 6. Model Years Type Power, torque rpm 1999-2003 7. Inside, the improvements are basically limited to premium materials and options on specific models. The 2-bar grille introduced in 2011 was widened, integrating the headlights into its design. Port injection with variable-valve timing optimizes the intake and exhaust to match performance with workloads. 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 sole gasoline engine was the 6. Archived from on April 8, 2006. Maximum payload is 6,120 lb 2,780 kg. Ford Super Duty trucks were built in Brazil, with different engines than its North American counterparts and fewer options, initially between 1999 and 2011, with a limited reintroduction of the F-350 in 2014. Ford stated in the 2011 Chicago Auto Show that the 2011 trucks have the thickest gauge steel frame of any Heavy Duty truck, this was due to frame being the same design that debuted in 1999. The truck will also offer up-to-date Sync infotainment system, heated and ventilated front seats, multicontour seats with massage function, wood trim elements, etc.
In Australia, it was officially imported in right hand drive from Brazil between 2001—06, however as of 2007, Ford no longer offers the Super Duty in Australia. It features an all-new 6. For 2017 production, the Super Duty line shares its powertrain lineup with its 2016 predecessor: a 6. By expanding into two separate but related platforms for F-Series trucks, the inevitable compromises inherent in offering a wide range of load-carrying capacities were avoided. In Suriname, even though traffic is on the left side of the road, the import and registry of left hand drive vehicles is allowed. Structural enhancements increase the strength of the cylinder head, block, connecting rods and bearings to handle higher cylinder pressure and increased output.
To find out more, or. Unique pinstriping was found on all three color options. An all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission is paired with the 7. 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. This workhorse offers heavy-duty truck customers proven capability at an affordable price. The Centennial Edition offered the following standard equipment: Monochromatic Black Clearcoat exterior, Premium Verona-grain Imola leather seating finished in Two-Tone Parchment, Special Centennial Edition badging and a commemorative keychain and wristwatch. The F-450 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed TorqShift.
The Super Duty models then used a solid axle version of this axle. Ford continues to be the leader in the truck market stateside and has the most-up-to-date fleet in the industry. In that context, the 1. This lasted all the way to 1997 models. While still a full-size pickup under the skin, to expand its appeal among consumers, the F-150 adopted carlike aerodynamics and convenience features. An optional 4-speed automatic was available for either the gas or diesel engines, later being replaced with the 5-speed automatic. All-new powertrains for improved performance and capability An all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 7.
Most versions are constructed using the Ford F-550 chassis cab. Under the skin with thicker frame rails , updated Triton gasoline engines were introduced with higher engine output and larger ; in response to the increased power, all trucks were given 4-wheel with two-piston calipers. Maximum towing is 24,500 lb 11,100 kg 4. The new engine is an entirely Ford product, unlike previous diesels, therefore reducing development costs and shipping delays. The Harley-Davidson package returned for 2009 with some changes. Along with the addition of a driver-side glove compartment, the truck added the option of dashboard-mounted auxiliary switches for owners who fit equipment such as snowplows, winches, and auxiliary lights ; these are switches that were typically user designed. Gone was the two-tone paint jobs, but optional was painted ghost flames.
Unique black and dusted copper two-tone leather captains chairs with bar and shield logo, leather-trimmed center console, unique gauge cluster, and embroidered carpeted floor mats rounded out interior features. The 3-valve 6,802 cc 6. The interior was trimmed in all black leather, instead of the two-tone for 2008. Although its poor fuel economy would prove uncompetitive against diesel engines, the durability of the Super Duty would keep it in production into 1981. The truck will be available in F-250, F-350, and F-450 pickup truck models, and F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cab models. More Powertrain Choices Until the all-important torque and towing ratings are released, the big news is that the Super Duty will now offer two gasoline-powered V-8 engines. The TorqShift design in fact has six forward ratios, but only five are advertised, with the 'hidden' gear only used in extreme cold weather.