The mightiest working vehicle in the entire Ford pickup truck lineup is undoubtedly the Ford Super Duty, offering drivers an incredibly powerful, durable and customizable work machine.
The 2018 Ford Super Duty performs its work using one of two different engines.
The first, which comes as standard equipment on both the Super Duty F-250 and F-350, is a 6.2-liter SOHC two-valve Flex Fuel V8. This engine puts out a rough and ready 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, giving the Super Duty a maximum towing weight of up to 16,700 pounds when properly equipped.
The second engine is the Super Duty’s most powerful: a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbocharged diesel V8. This range-topping power plant comes as standard equipment on Super Duty F-450 models and generates 450 horsepower and a whopping 935 lb-ft of torque, giving the truck enough strength to pull up to 21,000 pounds when properly equipped.
This generation of Ford Super Duty is the most durable yet. This is partly due to the intelligent distribution of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy throughout the body. This remarkably strong metal is more dent- and ding-resistant than past iron bodies, doesn’t rust and is much lighter than previous bodies.
This weight reduction was mostly redistributed to the frame. The fully-boxed frame is made of 95 percent high-strength steel with up to 10 crossmembers, making it far stiffer than previous frames. Because of this, the new frame minimizes flexing and twisting, helping the Super Duty achieve its title of highest payload and tow ratings in its class.
The 2018 Ford Super Duty includes a wide range of available features to enhance its abilities. These include the Blind Spot Information System® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow, Trailer Reverse Guidance and SYNC® 3. There are also up to seven available exterior cameras to help the driver see all around the truck, including in the bed and at the tailgate.
Complete with a customizable array of available features, a highly durable and intelligent body and a set of powerful engines, the 2018 Ford Super Duty is a pickup truck that suits any work site.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.