There are the Ford trucks we like driving to the jobsite with enough class for recreational use as well. Then there the really hard working Ford trucks that are designed to work every moment of their life. In that vein, Ford has introduced the new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab with upgrades over last year’s model.
The truck features a fully-boxed frame, C-channel behind the cab, upgraded powertrain, aluminum body, and the highest power rating of any Super Duty model with 330 horsepower and 750 foot pounds of torque. According to Ford, it offers a best-in-class 40,000-pound gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and 7,500-pound front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) when properly equipped.
Through-welded crossmembers increase the stiffness 24 times over the previous model. The 2017 models offer an impressive set of options including F-350, F-450, and F-550 in Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab styles. Ford offers several combinations of engines, drives, rear axle ratios, and transmissions.
“Commercial truck customers need tough, capable trucks that can haul heavy equipment to crush challenging jobs. The innovations our team has put into the next-generation Super Duty chassis cab are paying off by delivering capability that surpasses the competition. We are reinvesting the weight saved by using advanced materials, giving that savings back to customers with more capability and performance than ever.”
– Craig Schmatz, Ford Super Duty Chief Engineer
We enjoyed upgrading the Ford F-150 work truck, but the possibilities with this new chassis cab are endless for more commercial-level modifications.
Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab Manufacturer’s Key Features
- Best-in-class front gross axle weight rating of up to 7,500 pounds – 250 pounds better than the closest competitor – that supports carrying bigger snowplows, taller utility buckets and cranes, larger ambulance bodies or other specialized vocational body upfits
- Best-in-class gross combined weight rating of up to 40,000 pounds – the combined weight of the truck and everything it can haul and tow – for both truck and trailer. That’s the equivalent of half the maximum gross combined weight rating of an 18-wheeler semi on most U.S. federal highways
- 330 horsepower and 750 lb.-ft. of torque from second-generation Ford-designed, Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel – best-ever ratings for Class 4 and Class 5 Super Duty chassis cab