The dual-rear wheel variant of the F-350 is known locally as F-4000. The Super Duty trucks would be produced with three cab configurations: two-door standard cab, 2+2 door SuperCab, and four-door crew cab. During 1999, the engine was retuned to 260 hp. Heated seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, and power-adjustable heated mirrors round out the standard equipment. A minor update occurred in the 2002 model year which saw a new instrument cluster with a digital odometer.
It has 2 available axle ratios of 4. The sole gasoline engine was the 6. 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. An optional 4-speed automatic was available for either the gas or diesel engines, later being replaced with the 5-speed automatic. 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. The TorqShift 1st to 5th gear ratios are 3.
All versions of the Super Duty trucks came equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. Ford Super Duty transmissions Ford 4-speed automatic Gear 1 2 3 4 R Ratio 2. While the chassis and other components would be common to both manufacturers, Ford and International would each source their own bodywork and powertrain; the cab for the Ford trucks would be common with other Super Duty models. The long-running Twin I-Beam front suspension continued on two-wheel drive trucks. 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. Ford started taking orders in January 2007. Close ratio and wide ratios were available, as well as 4wd and 2wd configurations with the exception of integrated driveshaft brake 2wd versions using the 4x4 style transmission.
Although its poor fuel economy would prove uncompetitive against diesel engines, the durability of the Super Duty would keep it in production into 1981. In dual-rear wheel F-350s, the rear axle was a. The new engine is an entirely Ford product, unlike previous diesels, therefore reducing development costs and shipping delays. Available only as a chassis cab for commercial upfitters, both versions were fitted with dual rear wheels. 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. Ford's ToughBed spray on bedliner and a rearview camera was made options.
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. 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. Full pricing is available on the manufacturer's website. At its launch, the standard engine in the Super Duty was a. The only powertrain combination is the 6. Due to problems with the head bolts Navistar re-designed the engine with reinforced heads, more torque and, power releasing the new design in 2005-6.
The F-450 has a wider track than the F-350. 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. The ring, pinion, carrier and u joints all remained the same however. 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. 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. An optional slide-in camper certification package with heavier-duty springs was available on single rear-wheel models. Model Years Type Power, torque 1999 5.
The 2-bar grille introduced in 2011 was widened, integrating the headlights into its design. Gone was the two-tone paint jobs, but optional was painted ghost flames. The F-250 receives a TorqShift-G six-speed automatic while all other Super Duty trucks are paired with the 6R140 6-speed automatic. While a smaller-displacement engine than its predecessor, its output is higher than the 7. For the exterior, a new grille, front bumper, and headlights were introduced alongside the introduction of a locking for all pickup trucks. 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. The Gross Combined weight was upped 2,000 pounds to 35,000 lb maximum; 5,000 pounds greater than the nearest competitor.
The top-of-the-line Lariat was the most luxurious trim level of the F-Series Super Duty. For 2010, only minor changes were made. Two-wheel drive was standard, with four-wheel drive as an option; on F-350 pickup trucks, a dual rear-wheel axle was optional with either drive configuration. 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 only engine offered in the F-450 Super Duty is the 6. At its launch, the Super Duty F-Series was sold with the.
Shortly after the unveiling of the 6. This affected 52,000 trucks but no injuries or accidents were reported. The weight and class of these trucks would make them the heaviest trucks in the F-Series line at the time. A gasoline engine was no longer offered with the package, instead, a 6. 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 F-450 is equipped with a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed TorqShift. On F-450 and F-550 cab-chassis trucks, the Dana 60 front axle was replaced with a in 2005.