2017 Ford® Super Duty Truck | Tough & Hard Working Durability Features | Ford.com

The strongest and toughest Ford Super Duty® ever.

The strongest and toughest Ford Super Duty® ever.

We've engineered the 2017 Ford Super Duty to be the toughest, hardest working, most capable heavy-duty pickup we've ever built. We began by slashing weight with an all-new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. We then reinvested some of that weight savings where it counts the most in a work truck — stronger axles, beefier steering and chassis components, and an all-new fully boxed frame built of over 95 percent high-strength steel. The result is a pickup that's stronger than ever before, yet up to 350 pounds lighter, delivering class-leading* payload and towing capability.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation

High-Strength, Military-Grade, Aluminum Alloy Body

The 2017 Super Duty® has the only high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body in its class.* Aluminum alloy is substantially lighter than the previous body, yet it's remarkably strong. It's also more dent-and-ding resistant and not subject to red rust corrosion. Use of aluminum alloy allowed some of the weight savings to be reinvested where it matters the most, especially in the frame that's the foundation of strength and toughness.
All new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body

*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

All-new fully boxed high-strength steel frame

Fully Boxed High-Strength Steel Frame

The all-new fully boxed frame is built of over 95 percent high-strength steel with up to ten crossmembers. It's 24 times stiffer than the previous frame. The frame is designed to minimize flexing and twisting while maximizing strength and torsional rigidity — and helps Super Duty achieve the highest payload and tow ratings in its class.*
*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Stronger axle than before

Stronger Axles

Like the all-new fully boxed high-strength steel frame, the axles are stronger than before. That means your Super Duty® can bear more weight and get more done, whether you're operating an upfit like a snowplow, or hauling big payloads that concentrate more weight on the rear axle. The axles are also designed to handle the 925 lbs. ft. of torque of the available 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. More than ever, our Super Duty is up to the task of taking on the toughest jobs in the most demanding industries.
Upgraded suspension and steering

Upgraded suspension and steering

2017 Super Duty® is engineered with stronger-than-ever frame and axles for superior load-carrying capability. The suspension and steering components are also stronger, to deliver the responsiveness and control you need while hauling or towing huge loads on the road or at the job site. And the springs are specifically designed to work with the new frame and take advantage of the lighter aluminum alloy body.
Largest-in-class brakes in F-450

Largest Brakes in Class (F-450)

We've made the components of the 4-wheel anti-lock brakes in the F-450 model the largest in its class* — and for two important reasons. You want them to provide the sure stopping power you expect when you're out on the job hauling tons of whatever it is that's riding along with you behind the cab. And you want them to last, because having to replace brakes too often can be a real drag on your bottom line.
Over 12 million miles of testing

Over 12 Million Miles of Testing

A truck as revolutionary as the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty® isn't born overnight. And it doesn't come along very often. We committed our latest-generation Super Duty to over 12 million miles of testing, under conditions simulated and real. We also put prototype models in the hands of people like you, working in some of the most demanding industries. Our goal: Build a line of heavy-duty pick-up trucks never before heard of — that is, until now.
Engineered for the extremes

Engineered for the Extremes

We tested the new Super Duty® in the lab, then under real conditions at temperatures from -20 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermal shocks swung temperature 250 degrees Fahrenheit in under two minutes. Powertrain tests replicated going up a 6-degree grade over 500 miles. We subjected Super Duty to 4-post frame twists, gravel, dust, water, salt brine and mud baths. Such extreme conditions go well beyond what you might encounter on your toughest jobs.
AdvanceTrac® with RSC® now on all Super Duty® models

AdvanceTrac® with RSC® and Trailer Sway Control

2017 Super Duty® now comes with standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) and Trailer Sway Control on dual-rear-wheel as well as single-rear-wheel models. Both systems use gyroscopic sensors and apply a combination of reduced engine power and selective wheel braking to help maintain the stability of the vehicle and the trailer in tow39