The brand-spanking new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Long-Box Crew Cab will receive a 48-gallon (gas and diesel) fuel tank for the long-box crew cab configuration only. You can get this configuration in the F-250, F-350, and the F-450. According to Ford, the 48-gallon fuel tank is the largest available in the segment. It’s 22-percent larger than the diesel fuel tank it replaces (37.5-gallons) and 37-percent larger than the gasoline fuel tank (35-gallons). Ford also upgraded the water separator and fuel filter which will allow for longer intervals between replacement/servicing.
Regarding the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF): “Adding to that range is a larger-capacity diesel exhaust fluid tank for Power Stroke®-equipped Super Duty – up 2.5 gallons from the 2016 truck to 7.5 gallons for 2017.”
While mpg numbers are unavailable (heavy-duty trucks are not rated for fuel economy), the 2017 Ford Super Duty Long-Box Crew Cab, which is substantially lighter than the vehicle it replaces thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, should be more frugal and have a much greater range. “We want to give our customers a more productive tool for getting the most out of their trucks,” said Brian Rathsburg, Super Duty marketing manager. “This means less downtime at the fuel pump and performing routine maintenance, and more time on the job.”
The all-new Super Duty is available in the fall of 2016.
This should help businesses and consumers who use their HD pickup trucks for long haul work. Many customers upgrade their trucks with larger and additional aftermarket fuel tanks. The availability of a 48-gallon tank from the factory should decrease the need for adding secondary tanks.
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