Heavy Duty truck wars are hotter than ever, and the newest contender is the 2017 Ford Super Duty. What is all the excitement about? Ford came out swinging with seven class-leading claims. This includes power specs, payload and towing capability numbers. TFLtruck.com and MrTruck.com are going to the 2017 Super Duty drive event July 26th and 27th. We will have all the latest information and driving impressions for you next week.
The 2017 Super Duty with the 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel is rated at 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque. It makes it the most powerful 2500 (F-250) and 3500 (F-350) class truck. Ford also increased the torque output of the 6.2L gasoline V8. The 6.8L gasoline V10 remains for the commercial chassis-cab applications. Ford also announced maximum gooseneck towing capacity of 32,500 lbs for the F-450 and 32,000 lbs for the F-350. The maximum payload capability stands at 7,650 lbs. You can get all the 2017 Super Duty specs.
Will Ram and GM stand by and let Ford make class-leading claims? We think not! GM is preparing their heavy duty truck upgrade for the 2017 model year. Ram continues to test their HD trucks in the Rocky Mountains. What will Ram and GM come back with? We will have to wait and see.
This is not all the news.
TFLtruck is also going to a Mercedes-Benz commercial van and a Nissan truck events next week. The Nissan event includes the 2017 Nissan Titan light-duty, 2017 Nissan Armada, and the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.
TFLtruck.com and MrTruck.com are very proud to announce that we are jointly publishing a truck book. It’s called “Truck Nuts”! It’s our take on a guide book for trucks. It contains stories from many decades of truck experience, truck testing results, and much more. Kent and I are very excited. We will officially launch the book on September 29th, 2016 at the 2016 State Fair of Texas.