Ford Details Towing, Payload Numbers for 2017 F-Series Super Duty
Ford on Monday dropped some details about the upcoming 2017 F-Series Super Duty, revealing that the all-new heavy-duty will offer the best towing and hauling abilities and most horsepower and torque in its segment all in addition to an up to 350-pound weight loss.
“This is the best heavy-duty truck we’ve ever made,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager. “We listened to our customers and created the toughest, smartest, and most capable Super Duty ever.”
According to Ford, the 2017 Super Duty is best-in-class in all towing categories. The 2017 F-450 Super Duty SuperCrew 4×4 has a max gooseneck tow rating of 32,500 pounds and a max fifth-wheel towing rating of 27,500 pounds—approximately 1,290 pounds and 2,500 pounds better than the F-450 Super Duty SuperCrew 4×4’s closest competitor, respectively.
Max towing for the F-450 is rated at 21,000 pounds without the need for a weight-distributing hitch, while the F-250 and F-350 are rated at 18,000 pounds (the former with the new trailer tow package). Max payload for the F-350 is 7,360 pounds; max payload for the F-250 is 4,200 pounds, or 600 pounds better than its closest competitor.
All of this in addition to the numerous advancements made with the 2017 Super Duty, including the addition of adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support for trailers, Blind Spot Information System, in-cab trailer tire pressure monitoring system, a high-mounted stop lamp camera, the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System, factory-available trailer camera, and Trailer Reverse Guidance.
The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is scheduled to arrive this fall.
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