To improve aerodynamics over metal-framed mirrors, manual-telescoping trailer tow mirrors were available as an option. All versions of the Super Duty trucks came equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. As before, the engine continued to be produced by Navistar. Introduced in 1998 for the 1999 model year, the F-Series Super Duty trucks marked the addition of a heavy-duty pickup to the range with the new versions of the F-250 and F-350 pickups, while the previous 1987—1997 F-Super Duty were replaced by the F-450 and F-550 Super Duty. The vehicle had its first official showing at the Texas State Fair in 2006. In Venezuela the F-350 super duty is offered as a commercial use small truck cutaway featuring a 6. Gasoline engines Model Years Type Power, torque 2008-2010 5.
For the exterior, a new grille, front bumper, and headlights were introduced alongside the introduction of a locking for all pickup trucks. 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. It is being marketed using the same engine as the Venezuelan F-350, but only with a 6-speed automatic transmission, 4x2 or 4x4 wheel drive option in both single and double cab configurations. An optional slide-in camper certification package with heavier-duty springs was available on single rear-wheel models. 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. 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. Available only as a chassis cab for commercial upfitters, both versions were fitted with dual rear wheels.
For 2003, a special Centennial Edition Super Duty Crew Cab was offered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of. 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. There is an optional concealed slide-out step and swing-up hand grab bar in the rear tailgate for easy access. On F-450 and F-550 cab-chassis trucks, the Dana 60 front axle was replaced with a in 2005. 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.
In dual-rear wheel F-350s, the rear axle was a. The ring, pinion, carrier and u joints all remained the same however. 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. Maximum towing is 24,500 lb 11,100 kg 4. 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. It could be had in two or four wheel drive and with three engine options, the , or the.
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. An optional 4-speed automatic was available for either the gas or diesel engines, later being replaced with the 5-speed automatic. Heated seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, and power-adjustable heated mirrors round out the standard equipment. It has 2 available axle ratios of 4. 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. It features an all-new 6.
The truck could be ordered with two unique exterior themes, a black monochromatic look with bodyside graphics or a black and vintage copper two-tone with chrome dimensional boxside Harley-Davidson lettering. As a replacement for the long-running 7. In Suriname, even though traffic is on the left side of the road, the import and registry of left hand drive vehicles is allowed. 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. The Excursion was only available with an automatic transmission. .
Model Years Type Power, torque rpm 1999-2003 7. For 2010, only minor changes were made. They developed a joint venture with known as Blue Diamond Trucks, the F-650 and F-750 Super Duty were assembled in Mexico. Ford started taking orders in January 2007. An adaptive shift function monitors the TorqShift's performance over its lifetime, and adjusts shift pressures in real time to assure consistent shift feel and compensate for wear. Versions equipped with an automatic transmission produced 250 hp while manual-transmission examples produced 275 hp; with either transmission, the engine produced 525 lb-ft of torque.
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. Both the V8 and V10 Triton engines are designed with a fail-safe cooling system to protect the engine in case of major coolant loss. No longer could you order a SuperCab Harley-Davidson and the 5. 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. At its launch, the standard engine in the Super Duty was a.
As with its predecessor, the 6. The TorqShift design in fact has six forward ratios, but only five are advertised, with the 'hidden' gear only used in extreme cold weather. For customers who purchased a Super Duty with the original Power Stroke V8, Ford offered a free upgrade at dealerships to the new level of output. The F-250 super duty was also recently re-introduced in this market after ten years. 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. Although engine output is limited, dependent on upon vehicle load, outside temperature, and current road conditions, the system is designed to allow the vehicle to travel a short distance to obtain service or to reach a repair facility.
The dual-rear wheel variant of the F-350 is known locally as F-4000. To market a truck that appealed towards commercial buyers, , and users who tow, Ford sought to create a separate, dedicated heavy-duty truck platform in place of using one chassis for all of its trucks. F-550s used a Dana 135 from 1995 to 2004; in 2005, the rear axle was added to the F-550. Single-rear wheel versions were fitted with a 10. In place of outsourced engines and transmissions, the 2016 F-650 and F-750 now use a 6.