Like the fully boxed high-strength steel frame, the axles are stronger in today’s generation of the Ford Super Duty® pickup. That means greater weight-bearing capability so you can 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 best-in-class 935 lb. ft. of torque from the available 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel.
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....less
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