There are many reasons behind the “Built Ford Tough” motto, but two very good examples are the F-350 and F-450. These two Super Duty Ford trucks blast through the competition. Ford’s definition of the word tough really elevates what we should expect in a truck. There are three trucks in Ford’s 2020 Super Duty lineup, however, today we are going to focus on the most powerful of the three, the F-350 and F-450.
Body / Frame
Both the 350 and 450 Ford Super Duty® trucks have been engineered with high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy bodies. Compared to the previous steel-body, the aluminum-alloy body provides a significantly lighter and astonishingly stronger body for the truck. It is also less likely to rust and is more resistant to dents.
You may be wondering why weight savings are imperative. The lighter body weight has allowed Ford to reinvest that weight to the frame of the truck--strengthening the Super Duty’s foundation where the truck can benefit the most.
Safety / Technology Features
Both these Super Duty® options come with a lot of the same standard and available safety and technology features.
The Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow coverage, combined with other features like the Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist, and Lane-Keeping Alert elevate your overall safety driving and towing experience.
Towing will also become a breeze if you allow the AdvanceTrac® (with Roll Stability Control® and Trailer Sway Control), Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, Trailer Reverse Guidance and Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System to become a part of your daily towing needs.
When it comes to connectivity, there is some awesome upgraded tech that will make sure you are never led astray. Utilize FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and SYNC® 3 technology to keep you moving in the right direction to accomplish all your profession and personal needs.
The 350 comes standard with the 6.2L SOHC (Single Overhead Cam) 2-Valve Flex Fuel V8 Engine with the new TorqShift® 10-speed automatic transmission. If you are looking to upgrade just a little, there are also two other available engine options. The 7.3L OHV PFI V8 offers more of a commercial-grade performance and efficiency, and the 6.7L Powerstroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Engine which is the top dog when it comes to engine power and longevity.
If you would like to get the max amount of power from the get-go, the F-450 comes standard with the 6.7L Powerstroke® V8 Turbo Diesel Engine. Upgraded this year, this impressive engine has a new 36,000-psi fuel-injection system. The combination of the stronger block, connector rods, cylinder heads, bearings and the new forged-steel pistons, you will seamlessly be able to utilize an astonishing 475 hp and staggering 1,050 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Payload & Towing Capacity
Because you have the ability on both the Ford F-350 and F-450 to add the Dual Rear Wheels, the payload and towing capacity vary greatly depending upon configuration.
Maximum payload for the F-350 ranges from 3,893 lbs up to 7,033 lbs. The towing capacity for the F-350 ranges from 12,000 lbs all the way up to 35,750 lbs with the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck configuration.
When it comes to payload and towing capacity for the F-450, there is a configuration to suit any need. The payload maximum can range anywhere from 5,414 lbs to 6,288, and the maximum towing capacity starts at 21,200 and with the Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck configuration goes all the way up to an astounding 37,000 lbs.
No matter what your needs and expectations are for your next truck, you have the ability to customize the F-350 and F-450 to handle anything you have in mind. Beyond the strength, convenience, and longevity of the Ford Super Duty® Trucks, the luxurious interior and exterior features are sure to hold up to your expectations as well. Whether you plan to use your new Super Duty® for your job, home, ranch, or off-road adventure, these trucks will not disappoint.