I may be in the market for a new one to replace my 2005 F550 in the next couple years. Hello again, Hope you're not getting sick of us. Does it add to your thoughts of going new Super Duty next year? No news on the F550. By switching over to an all-aluminum body, Ford was able to cut 350 pounds compared to the previous model, while reinforcing and strengthening the entire truck. Yeah he must have missed that he's got the best superduty ever assumes he's got a 08+. Diesels have gotten worse in recent years unless you illegally undue some of the emissions 'improvements' but gas motors I think are reaching there peak efficiency and little more gains can be expected.
If I cared about fuel milage and economy I'd be driving a Prius, I own a Super Duty 4x4 because that's what I need for my towing and hauling and lifestyle. Is this the sort of improvement that you wanted in a large Super Duty? What sort of mileage do you get? If you really wanted that you could buy the F350 which still gets crappy mileage and the reason for the 3. Why does a good work truck need to be raucous, unrefined, and basic? Why do you condemn a truck for features or comfort rather than for what it can or can't do? Despite being in a lower class than the F-450, the 3500 is only 1,290 pounds off of the Class 4 truck's maximum rating. Figures for the lesser Super Duty models — the F-250 and F-350 — have also risen, with both being able to tow up to 18,000 pounds, another class-leading claim by Ford. Are you hauling in all those travels? Newer trucks do everything better.
The 2011 will be no exception to this. If I wanted to store little drink boxes of juice in my floorboards I'd carry a cooler, I really hope Ford isn't going to make a work truck Super Duty into a wanna be Green Mobile. The F-450's maximum gooseneck towing capacity boils down to its all-new, fully boxed frame. Anyone who thinks it's gutless obviously has never seen it tow a trailer. According to Ford, fifth-wheel towing for the F-450 is best-in-class at 27,500 pounds, while conventional towing is also class-leading at 21,000 pounds The truck is now rated to have a maximum payload capacity of 7,630 pounds, which Ford claims is best-in-class. Biggest issues I see are: 1 Rear end goes from Dana 110 to a Dana 80.
I sure as hell hope Ford doesn't turn the Super Duty into a gutless soccer mom truck like dodge has done If I wanted to store little drink boxes of juice in my floorboards I'd carry a cooler, I really hope Ford isn't going to make a work truck Super Duty into a wanna be Green Mobile. Why does a good work truck need to be raucous, unrefined, and basic? Quite a bit cheaper, too. Without a doubt, no one is getting sick of finding out more about the 2011 Super Duty. Tires can easily withstand short term use over there speed rating anyway. Seems like they basically made it a 350 with a slightly higher tow rating. I didn't realize top speed was such an issue.
I think that's too bad. I am hoping for say getting 15-17mpg consistantly, not 40. The payload is virtually the same. This is a real truck, it is a tool. If I cared about fuel milage and economy I'd be driving a Prius, I own a Super Duty 4x4 because that's what I need for my towing and hauling and lifestyle.
Any unique ideas you came up with to ease the load and get more miles to the gallon? Yeah that does sound like they neutered it. The automaker announced that its 2017 F-450 is capable of towing a maximum of 32,500 pounds with a gooseneck trailer, which is 1,300 pounds more than the previous truck. . But if it has any less capability then I'm out. The problem arises when they have to cut down on strength or durability to get that better mpg, folks usually care more about those things than mpg. I dont think a prius fits the bill. The 2016 Ram 3500, which adheres to the Department of Transportation's Class 3 rules - the same class the F-350 is in - is rated to tow a maximum of 31,210 pounds.
Find the Articles here scroll down to Latest Articles to find the photos : The News can be found here: Always more to talk about when it comes to the F450: Thanks I would think unless your getting free fuel then it should always be a concern. I don't know why you'd want to go over 80mph with a heavy trailer anyway. I plan on putting fuel injection and some other things on it to improve that. But I'll take better fuel economy if they can offer it without cutting capacities but apparently they cant as jsimon indicated. I like my big crew cab, power windows, locks, mirror, and pedals. It's about the F450 though, and what's happened for the F450 is it's lost capacity. Especially when the information is about a leaner F-450: lighter, yet still just as strong.
They've basically took most of the capacity adding features of the F450 and replaced them with F350 components or much closer to it. Quite a bit cheaper, too. Why do you condemn a truck for features or comfort rather than for what it can or can't do? The F-450 pickups are the ones that changed. In some cases engine technology improvements can lead to higher mpg. What's so wrong with a truck that does everything well? However, I dont think there is much more to be had with our trucks.
For me I don't care too much what it gets for fuel economy. So dont think I've got some soccer mom vehicle. Who wouldnt want better economy if everything else were the same. Anyone who thinks it's gutless obviously has never seen it tow a trailer. Newer trucks do everything better. In addition to the lighter and stronger body, the 2017 Super Duty's engine lineup gets a bump in performance.
What does the F450 now have that the F350 doesn't? Is mileage a concern for your daily Super Duty usage? I sure as hell hope Ford doesn't turn the Super Duty into a gutless soccer mom truck like dodge has done. And No, I dont want them to make it gutless to do it. Using 95 percent high-strength steel, the frame is 24 times stiffer than before. What's so wrong with a truck that does everything well? Biggest issues I see are: 1 Rear end goes from Dana 110 to a Dana 80. All the info I have read just says the F450 is being changed this way. The 2011 will be no exception to this.