Ford Puts Super Duty to the Test

Feb 17, 2010

In an effort to observe the performance of its new vehicles, Ford gave commercial businesses around the country pre-production models of the all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty months before the truck goes on sale.  Initial results will be posted on http://www.fordvehicles.com/2011superduty under “Field Work.”

To test the trucks in extreme real world conditions, select customers put the new 2011 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 to work immediately in the humid swamps of Florida, in the sub-zero wintry conditions of Wyoming and in the dusty, dry areas of Texas construction sites and ranches.

“As soon as we got this truck, we slapped a 22,000 pound trailer on it and headed for the field,” says a Wyoming-based Well Cementing Supervisor in one of Ford’s web testimonials.  “Ford asked us to work this truck hard, and we’re working this truck hard.”

The evaluation trucks are all equipped with the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbocharged diesel engine and the 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2011 Super Duty goes on sale this spring.  Meanwhile, 2010 Super Duty – the segment leader in towing with over 24,000-pound capability – continues to dominate the heavy-duty pickup market with 45 percent of the segment in 2009, up over two percentage points over the previous year.

Photo courtesy of noahg under the Creative Commons License.