The Ford F-450 Super Duty truck has been in production since 1998. Ford introduced the F-450 Super Duty to bridge the gap between the F-250/F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks and the much bigger F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. The F-450 Super Duty is an incredibly strong and a highly capable truck that is built to haul/tow massive loads, and so it is aimed mainly at fleet buyers. It comes equipped with dual rear wheels, and it is also offered in several configurations and trim levels.
The 1st-generation Ford F-450 Super Duty was introduced in 1999, along with the other Ford Super Duty trucks, i.e. the F-250, F-350, and F-550 Super Duty trucks. This generation of the F-450 was offered only as a chassis cab truck that could be commercially upfitted to suit different business needs. It was offered in three cab styles: a 2-door regular cab style, a SuperCab (extended cab) cab style with small rear-hinged rear doors, and a SuperCrew cab style with four full-size doors. The regular cab models featured an 8-foot-long cargo bed while the SuperCab and SuperCrew models featured either a 6 ¾-foot cargo bed or the 8-foot cargo bed. The 1st-generation Ford F-450 Super Duty was also offered in XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels. The Lariat models offered features and accessories like an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player and an in-dash CD changer, an automatic climate control system, leather-trimmed seats, and a power-adjustable front seat bench. Under the hood, the 1st-generation Ford F-450 Super Duty was initially offered with a standard 6.8 L V10 gasoline engine or an optional 7.3L PowerStroke turbodiesel V8 engine. In 2003, the 7.3 L Powerstroke engine was replaced with a 6.0 L PowerStroke turbodiesel engine.
The 2nd-generation Ford F-450 Super Duty was introduced in 2008. This was first F-450 generation to feature a regular production pickup bed. Like its prior generation, this generation was offered in regular cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew cab styles, and a dual-rear-wheel configuration was also standard. The SuperCrew models could be had with an 8-foot-long cargo bed. This generation also added a trailer tow package that included an integrated trailer brake controller, auxiliary transmission/engine oil coolers, a Class V receiver hitch, and several other towing features. Thanks to this package, the 2nd-generation F-450 thanks offered a GCWR of up to 33,000 lbs. It could also handle payloads of up to 6,180 lbs. Under the hood, the 2nd-generation Ford F-450 Super Duty featured a 6.4 L V8 PowerStroke turbodiesel engine.
The 3rd-generation F-450 debuted in 2011. This time, Ford offered only one configuration for this truck—a 172.4-inch wheelbase SuperCrew with an 8-foot-long cargo bed and dual rear wheels; it came only in 4WD. However, the trim levels increased to five options: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The Platinum model was luxurious, with features like 20-inch chrome-plated alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, a tailgate assist step, and running boards. Under the hood, this generation featured an upgraded 6.7 L Powerstroke turbodiesel V8 engine. Thanks to this engine, the 3rd-generation F-450 was able to haul up to 5,450 lbs. Its maximum GCWR also grew to 40,000 pounds.
The current 4th-generation F-450 Super Duty is even more capable. It features the latest version of the 6.7 L Powerstroke turbodiesel V8 that makes up to 475 hp and up to 1,050 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to which it offers a maximum payload capacity of 7,850 lbs and an increased GCWR of up to 45,300 lbs. A 7.3 L V8 gasoline engine was also added in 2020. The 4th-generation F-450’s maximum towing capacity stands at approximately 37,000 lbs when appropriately equipped. Unlike the prior generation, this generation is available in regular and SuperCrew cab style options; DRW and an 8-foot cargo bed are also standard. The 4th-generation F-450 Super Duty is also available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels.
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