2017 Ford® Super Duty Truck | Tough durability features | Ford.ca

Toughest Super Duty® ever.

Toughest Super Duty® ever.

We’ve engineered the Super Duty® to be the toughest, hardest working, most capable heavy-duty pickup we’ve ever built. We began by slashing weight with an all-new high-strength, military-grade*, aluminum-alloy body. The result is a pickup that has a stronger frame than ever before, yet is up to 350 pounds (158 kg) lighter.
*6000-series aluminum alloy.
All new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body

High-Strength, Military-Grade*, Aluminum-Alloy Body

The Super Duty® is the only truck in its class** with a high-strength, military-grade*, aluminum alloy body. Aluminum alloy is substantially lighter than the previous body, yet it’s remarkably strong. It’s also more dent-and ding-resistant and not subject to red rust. The lighter aluminum alloy body made it possible to take some of the weight savings and reinvest it where it matters most, especially the frame that’s the foundation of a truck’s strength and toughness.

* 6000-series aluminum alloy.

** Class is Full-Size pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

All-new fully boxed high-strength steel frame

Fully Boxed High-Strength Steel Frame

The all-new fully boxed frame has up to ten crossmembers, and is built with over 95 percent high-strength steel. It’s 24 times stiffer than the previous frame. The frame is designed to minimize flexing and twisting while maximizing strength and torsional rigidity.
Stronger axle than before

Stronger Axles

Like the all-new fully-boxed high-strength steel frame, the axles are stronger than before. That means your Super Duty® can bear more weight and get more done, whether you’re operating a front-end accessory like a snow plow, or hauling big payloads that concentrate more pounds at the rear. The axles are also designed to handle the increased 925 lbs. ft./torque of the available 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. More than ever, our Super Duty is up to the task of taking on the toughest jobs in the most demanding industries.
Upgraded suspension and steering

Upgraded suspension and steering

The Super Duty® is engineered with a stronger-than-ever frame. The suspension and steering components are also stronger; to deliver the responsiveness and control you need while hauling or towing huge loads on the road or at the job site. And the springs are specifically designed to work with the new frame and take advantage of the lighter aluminum alloy body.
Larger Brakes

Larger Brakes

We've made the components of the 4-wheel anti-lock brake system in the 2017 F-450 model larger than before - 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.
Over 19 Million Kilometres of Testing

Over 19 Million Kilometres of Testing

A truck as revolutionary in strength and durability as the all-new Super Duty® isn’t born overnight. And it doesn’t come along very often. We committed this latest generation of the Super Duty to over 19 million kilometres of testing, under conditions simulated and real. 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 heavy-duty pickups with extraordinary performance and capability never before heard of — that is, until now.
Engineered for the extremes

Engineered for the Extremes

We evaluated the new Super Duty® on computers and dynamometers in the lab, then tested it at the proving grounds and on public roads and highways in unforgiving temperatures, and conducted thermal shocks that swung ambient temperature 121⁰ C in under two minutes. We performed powertrain tests that replicated going up a six-percent grade for over 800 kilometres, and even designed a new dynamometer to push the truck even further than conventional testing. We subjected Super Duty to four-post frame twists, gravel, dust, water, salt-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.
AdvanceTrac® with RSC® now on all Super Duty® models

AdvanceTrac® with RSC® and Trailer Sway Control19

Super Duty® now comes with standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) and Trailer Sway Control19  on dual-rear wheel as well as single-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.