While the best-seller has been around for 39 years, the variant had been improved so entail up to 350 pounds in weight savings
Ford is set to start additional production of the 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab—one of its most capable truck line-ups ever created. The project will be carried out at the Ohio assembly plant in partnership with the Kentucky truck plant to produce F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty chassis cab configurations.
“Super Duty chassis cabs are the number one trusted choice of tradespeople and fleet customers. The new variant will allow the same to keep the lights on, deliver supplies, and build a better world for their customers,” said Kevin Koswick, Director of Ford’s North American Fleet, Lease, and Remarketing Operations.
While the best-seller has been around for 39 years, the carmaker’s engineers have improved the variant with advanced materials to entail a frame made from high-strength steel and body out of high-strength military-grade aluminium alloy. The result is up to 350 pounds of weight savings.
The aforementioned tweaks offer users significantly more towing and hauling capability. Components such as axles, hubs, and brakes have been enlarged as well as strengthened to support work demands. Also, there engine choices are available—a 6.2-liter gasoline V8, 6.8-liter gasoline V10, and 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8.
Meanwhile, the frame is engineered with an open C-channel design behind the cab to enable easy aftermarket body up-fit and modification. It is made from more than 95 percent high-strength steel while fully boxed from the front to the back to accommodate vocational needs and aftermarket body builders.