2019 Ford® Super Duty Commercial Truck | Tough and Durable Features | Ford.ca

Durability you need today — and over the long haul.

2019 Ford Super Duty on work site
Today’s generation of the Ford Super Duty®  is the toughest, most capable heavy-duty pickup we’ve ever built. Body weight was slashed by going with lighter yet tougher dent- and-ding-resistant high-strength, military-grade60  aluminum alloy, which will not rust. Some of that weight savings was reinvested where it really counts in a truck — stronger axles, beefier steering and chassis components, and a fully boxed frame built of over 95 percent high-strength steel. The result is a pickup that’s stronger yet lighter, delivering class-leading payload and towing. 

HIGH-STRENGTH, MILITARY-GRADE60 , ALUMINUM-ALLOY BODY

Super Duty body made of high strength military grade aluminum alloy
The Super Duty®  has the only high-strength, military-grade60 , aluminum-alloy body in its class.* Aluminum alloy is substantially lighter than the previous body60 , yet it’s remarkably strong. It’s also more dent-and-ding-resistant and not subject to red rust. Use of aluminum alloy allowed some of the weight savings to be reinvested where it matters the most, most notably in the frame and driveline components that are the foundation of strength and toughness.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. (3856kg.) GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Fully boxed high strength steel frame built of over ninety five percent high strength steel

FULLY BOXED HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME

The fully boxed frame, built using over 95 percent high-strength steel, and incorporating up to 10 crossmembers is 24 times stiffer than the previous design. The frame is designed to minimize flexing and twisting while maximizing strength and torsional rigidity — and serves as the foundation for Super Duty's achieving the highest payload and tow ratings in its class.*
*Best-in-class payload when properly configured with 6.2L gas engine. Best in class towing when properly configured with 6.7L diesel engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. (3,856 kg) GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

STRONG AXLES

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*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. (3,856 kg) GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Solid front axle on all 2019 Ford Super Duty four by four models
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and trailer sway control standard on all 2019 Ford Super Duty models

ADVANCETRAC® WITH RSC®  AND TRAILER SWAY CONTROL19

Super Duty® comes with standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC® )19  and Trailer Sway Control19  on both single-and dual-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 tow.19
F 450 brakes are largest in class

LARGEST BRAKES IN THEIR CLASS (F-450)

The components of the 4-wheel anti-lock brakes on the F-450 model are the largest in their 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.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. (3,856 kg) GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

OVER 19 MILLION KILOMETRES OF TESTING

We committed this latest generation of the Super Duty to over 19 million kilometres of testing, under real and simulated conditions. 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 Class 3-5 trucks with extraordinary performance and capability.
Over 19 million kilometres of testing for strength and durability
Testing under extreme conditions beyond experienced in normal use

ENGINEERED FOR THE EXTREMES

Before building the first examples, we evaluated the Super Duty® on computers and dynamometers in the lab. We then tested prototypes at proving grounds and on public roads and highways with extreme loads, and at temperatures across the spectrum to ensure this truck was ready for all the extremes you’d push it to. We conducted thermal shocks that swung ambient temperature 120 degrees Celsius in under two minutes, as well as powertrain tests that replicated going up a six-degree grade over 800 kilometres. We subjected Super Duty® to four-post frame twists, gravel, dust, water, brine, mud baths and even intentionally tested with worn or broken parts. We’re talking here about extreme conditions that often went far beyond what you would likely encounter on your toughest of jobs, to ensure that Super Duty is engineered for whatever you throw its way.

Try to avoid water higher than the bottom of the hubs and proceed slowly. Refer to your owner’s manual for detailed information regarding driving through water.