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. 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. To the interior, several changes were made to improve functionality for end-users. There is an optional concealed slide-out step and swing-up hand grab bar in the rear tailgate for easy access. The 2-bar grille introduced in 2011 was widened, integrating the headlights into its design. 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.
Crew Cab models will have a 34-gallon 128l tank for the 6. It still had the same specs as the previous generation but with more of a sporty trim package. But now Ford has created a diesel offering more power 350 horsepower and torque 650 pound-feet , along with a cleaner burn, quieter operation and better throttle response via dual sequential turbos. A minor update occurred in the 2002 model year which saw a new instrument cluster with a digital odometer. The weight and class of these trucks would make them the heaviest trucks in the F-Series line at the time. The only powertrain combination is the 6.
A gasoline engine was no longer offered with the package, instead, a 6. Viscosity recommendations vary with ambient temperature; refer to owners manual Engine Weight: Approx. For a more in-depth look, go. The ring, pinion, carrier and u joints all remained the same however. Maximum towing is 24,500 lb 11,100 kg 4.
Each engine is mated to a 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission. The Super Duty trucks would be produced with three cab configurations: two-door standard cab, 2+2 door SuperCab, and four-door crew cab. This would be expected based on its increased displacement and sequential turbo setup. The F-450 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed TorqShift. 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.
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 long-running Twin I-Beam front suspension continued on two-wheel drive trucks. Single-rear wheel versions were fitted with a 10. The TorqShift 1st to 5th gear ratios are 3. The emissions equipment on the 6. Ford Super Duty transmissions Ford 4-speed automatic Gear 1 2 3 4 R Ratio 2.
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. 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. For this market the F-350 featured the 5. Finally, there's the aforementioned 6. They developed a joint venture with known as Blue Diamond Trucks, the F-650 and F-750 Super Duty were assembled in Mexico. Since 2012 due to government regulations, the Venezuelan F-350 Super Duty is factory equipped to use both and gasoline.
Some other impressive qualities of this engine were the increased power and the sequential turbocharger technology, which was one of the key enablers for the power increase. Heated seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, and power-adjustable heated mirrors round out the standard equipment. Learning from problems with the 6. Unique spun-metal gauge faceplates, embroidered carpeted floor mats, and a leather-wrapped console lid with individually serial numbered badging round out unique interior appointments. The Gross Combined weight was upped 2,000 pounds to 35,000 lb maximum; 5,000 pounds greater than the nearest competitor. The only engine offered in the F-450 Super Duty is the 6.
It comes standard with Crew Cab, 8-foot 2. An optional 4-speed automatic was available for either the gas or diesel engines, later being replaced with the 5-speed automatic. 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 F350 has a maximum 21,600 pounds 9,800 kg of towing capacity and 7,110 pounds 3,230 kg of payload. Under the skin, only the base-equipment 5. To improve aerodynamics over metal-framed mirrors, manual-telescoping trailer tow mirrors were available as an option. As noted, the Super Duty order form provides a wealth of choices for virtually any commercial or recreational use.
If the engine overheats, the engine will operate on half of its cylinders. Additional standard features include a second row folding seat, cargo area tie downs, pickup truck cargo box light, front air dam, full size spare tire, and interval wipers. Additionally, it streamlines the warranty process, which was partially responsible for souring the relationship between Ford and International in regards to problems with the 6. Beyond the imposing edifice are new fender-mounted vents, available telescoping mirrors and optional 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. The dual-rear wheel variant of the F-350 is known locally as F-4000. The Super Duty will be available in eleven exterior color options. When compared to the previous Super Duty, the grille and hood blister provide the main visual differentiation.