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Ford has introduced the 2018 Ford Super Duty series, and detailed several upgrades over the previous model year trucks.
Among the improvements highlighted by the company include horsepower and torque improvements from a newly upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. Upgrades to the engine include redesigned cylinder heads for added strength under higher loads, plus optimized fuel and turbo boost calibrations to take advantage of the increased cylinder head capacity for increased horsepower and torque, the company said.
Ford also now offers a new F-450 Super Duty 4×2 configuration. According to Ford, the dual-rear-wheel truck leverages the benefits of a high-strength steel box frame, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, and added load capacity with a rating of 34,000 lbs. of gooseneck towing, when properly equipped. The 2018 Super Duty F-450 4×2 dual-rear-wheel pickup will be available this winter in XL, XLT, Lariat and Platinum series offerings.
The 2018 Super Duty boasts ratings of 450 HP (a 10 HP improvement over 2017); 935 lb./ft. of torque (a 10 lb./ft. improvement over 2017); 21,000-lb. conventional hitch towing; and 7,360-lb. payload capacity.