The Ford Super Duty is a true, rugged hauler in every sense of the word. It is the brand’s largest and most profitable pickup. Analysts estimate that it accounts for roughly 30 percent of total f-series sales. The Ford 2017 Super Duty will be unveiled for the first time at the Dallas State Fair, which runs from Oct. 2 through Oct. 18.
So will the 2017 Super Duty live up to its reputation as a burly workhorse? Ford has yet to release any official numbers regarding horsepower and torque. Bear in mind, though, that some of the light-duty trucks in the F-series are capable of towing up to 12,200 pounds. Just imagine how much more the Super Duty will be able to haul. As for the engine, previous models were powered by a 6.7-liter diesel V-8 that churns out an impressive 860 lb-ft; that’s roughly twice the amount of torque as an F150 with a turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine.
In addition, the 2017 model will also have a high-strength steel chassis with 24 times more torsional rigidity than the previous model. Also, having a mostly aluminum body means the truck will shave off about 350 pounds off its base weight. Finally, a 360-degree camera will also provide a bird’s eye view to make towing more manageable without the need for a human guide.
While most consumers can get by with the capacity of a light-duty truck like the 2015 Ford F150, construction workers and professional and amateur carpenters need every bit of power a pickup can handle and then some. Whether you need an iron ox like the Super Duty to get the job done or can settle with an F-150, check out our inventory of Ford trucks for sale near Sacramento.