F-250 and F-350 pickups are built on a fully boxed frame; chassis-cab models are produced on a frame boxed up to the rear of the cab and of C-channel design rearward. The F-250 receives a TorqShift-G six-speed automatic while all other Super Duty trucks are paired with the 6R140 6-speed automatic. 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. In the winter, it quickly raises the cabin temperature to a comfortable level until the engine is warm enough to handle the job. 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. Single-rear wheel versions were fitted with a 10.
Dark Blue Pearl was deleted from the color options in favor of Black with Tuxedo Black painted flames and the rearview camera was made standard. Alongside the and H-Series cabovers, the N-Series conventional adopted the Super Duty name. 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 new engine is an entirely Ford product, unlike previous diesels, therefore reducing development costs and shipping delays. Along with the addition of a driver-side glove compartment, the truck added the option of dashboard-mounted auxiliary switches for owners who fit equipment such as snowplows, winches, and auxiliary lights ; these are switches that were typically user designed.
A standard is included on dual rear-wheel models and an option on single rear-wheel versions. Under the skin with thicker frame rails , updated Triton gasoline engines were introduced with higher engine output and larger ; in response to the increased power, all trucks were given 4-wheel with two-piston calipers. The Super Duty trucks utilize a distinct chassis from the lighter , with heavier-duty chassis and suspension components to allow for higher payload and towing capacities; additionally, the product line continued the use of diesel engines. Both the V8 and V10 Triton engines are designed with a fail-safe cooling system to protect the engine in case of major coolant loss. The F350 has a maximum 21,600 pounds 9,800 kg of towing capacity and 7,110 pounds 3,230 kg of payload. The truck could be ordered with two unique exterior themes, a black monochromatic look with bodyside graphics or a black and vintage copper two-tone with chrome dimensional boxside Harley-Davidson lettering.
Model Years Type Power, torque 1999 5. Gone was the two-tone paint jobs, but optional was painted ghost flames. It has 2 available axle ratios of 4. If the engine overheats, the engine will operate on half of its cylinders. 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. Unique spun-metal gauge faceplates, embroidered carpeted floor mats, and a leather-wrapped console lid with individually serial numbered badging round out unique interior appointments.
The vehicle had its first official showing at the Texas State Fair in 2006. This was Ford's first automatic transmission to feature. While still a full-size pickup under the skin, to expand its appeal among consumers, the F-150 adopted carlike aerodynamics and convenience features. The interior design of the all-new Super Duty is similar to that of the 2015 , and shares many of the F-150's components. The F-450 Super Duty with the optional 'High Capacity Trailer Tow Package' increases the from 26,000 to 33,000 lb 15,000 kg.
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. Ford Super Duty trucks were built in Brazil, with different engines than its North American counterparts and fewer options, initially between 1999 and 2011, with a limited reintroduction of the F-350 in 2014. Also the TorqShift's larger fluid lines and a larger transmission oil cooler help to assure cooler operating temperatures, even under the most demanding conditions. They developed a joint venture with known as Blue Diamond Trucks, the F-650 and F-750 Super Duty were assembled in Mexico. Maximum towing is 24,500 lb 11,100 kg 4. An optional slide-in camper certification package with heavier-duty springs was available on single rear-wheel models. Styled by Andrew Jacobson designer of the 1997 Ford F-150 and , aside from taillamp lenses and the tailgate, the Super Duty F-Series trucks share no visible exterior parts with the Ford F-150.
Examples include the , , , , and. The F-250 super duty was also recently re-introduced in this market after ten years. Heated seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, and power-adjustable heated mirrors round out the standard equipment. For the exterior, a new grille, front bumper, and headlights were introduced alongside the introduction of a locking for all pickup trucks. The ring, pinion, carrier and u joints all remained the same however. Ford's ToughBed spray on bedliner and a rearview camera was made options.
The Limited trim would not debut for F-250 and F-350 until 2018. F-550s used a Dana 135 from 1995 to 2004; in 2005, the rear axle was added to the F-550. There is an optional concealed slide-out step and swing-up hand grab bar in the rear tailgate for easy access. The manual locking hubs on Super Duty trucks are made by Warn. .