Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch that estimates cargo weight in real-time and provides guidance...

Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch that estimates cargo weight in real-time and provides guidance on trailer tongue weight distribution directly on the center touchscreen, FordPass app or within the taillamps.

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The all-new 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers an available 1,200 lb.-ft. of torque available, 40,000 pounds maximum towing, and 8,000 pounds of maximum payload, according to the automaker. New technology helps customers haul more and tow more while a new suite of cloud-based services adds productivity both on and off the jobsite.

“The all-new 2023 Super Duty is designed and engineered for America's builders. Our job is to help make our customers’ work feel easy, and this truck nails that commitment,” said Andrew Kernahan, Super Duty chief program engineer. “The combination of purpose-built construction, powerful engines, 10-speed transmissions and new technology means our customers can work, tow and haul with absolute confidence.”

Ford Updates Super Duty Towing Capabilities

Heavy-duty pickup owners use their truck for towing, so the Ford Super Duty offers the best maximum tow rating for all types of trailering: conventional (including pintle), fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers. At a maximum of 40,000 pounds gooseneck towing, that’s half the combined weight of a semi-tractor and a fully loaded trailer.

Additional towing specs provided by Ford include: 

  • Best maximum available gooseneck towing of 40,000 pounds* with F-450 pickup
  • Best maximum available gooseneck in F-350/3500 DRW pickup subsegment with 38,000 pounds
  • Best maximum available 5th wheel towing of 35,000 pounds with F-450 DRW pickup
  • Best maximum available conventional towing capacity in its class at 30,000 pounds
  • Best maximum available conventional towing in the F350/3500 DRW subsegment of 28,000 pounds
  • Best maximum available conventional towing in the F350/3500 SRW subsegment of 25,000 pounds
  • Best diesel F-250/2500 pickups subsegment maximum available towing with F-250 offering 23,000 pounds
  • Best maximum available 7.3L V-8 gas F-350 DRW conventional towing of 22,000 pounds
  • F-350 equipped with Tremor Off-Road and Power Stroke high-output diesel is rated at 23,000 pounds towing a gooseneck
  • Best maximum towing for an F-350/3500 gas Tremor Off-Road with 21,000 pounds

Ford noted the Super Duty is also packed with innovations to increase towing confidence even in the toughest conditions: Available Pro Trailer Hitch Assist steers the truck to align the hitch ball to the receiver, optional Smart Hitch helps customers distribute trailer weight properly and 360-Degree Trailer Camera Package provides a birds-eye view of the truck, cargo box, and trailer.

An available full-color head-up display helps keep eyes on the road and shows turn-by-turn Trailer Navigation that customizes your route to make it easier to drive with a trailer.

One of the four engine options on the Super Duty for 2023 includes Ford's new 6.8L V-8 engine,...

One of the four engine options on the Super Duty for 2023 includes Ford's new 6.8L V-8 engine, targeting low-end torque. 

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Increased Pickup Truck Power  

Ford announced four engines for the lineup including the all-new 6.8L gas, upgraded 7.3L gas V-8, 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8, and new high-output 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 producing 1,200 lb.-ft. of torque and 500 horsepower. Every engine is paired to a 10-speed transmission with 4x4 standard on XLT and above.

Engine Horsepower Torque (lb.-ft.)
6.8L V-8 gas 405 445
7.3L V-8 gas 430 (best in class) 485 (best in class)
6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel 475 1,050
High Output 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel 500 (best in class) 1,200 (best in class)

Updated Payload for Increased Productivity

According to Ford, Super Duty pickup offers the best maximum payload rating available at 8,000 pounds. Available Onboard Scales can measure a payload that is the equivalent of up to 100 eighty-pound bags of cement. But the business end of the pickup is more than just hauling, it’s designed for productivity with standard bed side and rear bumper corner steps and an available tailgate step that’s three inches lower than before. 

Technology to make work easier is back there too, like industry-first available Tailgate Down Camera and Tailgate Down Reverse Park Aid, and optional 2.0-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard to extend Super Duty capability with five times more exportable power than anyone else in the segment.

Standard FordPass Connect embedded 5G modem enables Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices at home or on the jobsite. The most connected F-Series Super Duty will receive Ford Power-Up software updates so the vehicle can get better over time.

High-speed connectivity also enables important software and data tools like Ford Pro Telematics and Super Duty’s new Vehicle Security Package. Together these digital subscriptions and the growing Ford Pro ecosystem of software and services – such as VIIZR, an all-in-one job management platform - can help small- to medium-sized fleet businesses manage downtime and productivity.

The new Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS) is great for customers who rely on body...

The new Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS) is great for customers who rely on body equipment and upfits to accomplish a job, such as utility cranes or plows.

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The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty is assembled at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Orders can be placed with dealers now with deliveries planned for early 2023.

Pricing currently starts at $43,970 MSRP, plus $1,795 for destination and delivery. 

Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis also recently teased the new 2023 Transit Trail van on Twitter. Earlier this year, Ford also announced increases to the pricing of the Ford F-150 Lightning, but also upgrades to the range, as well. 

More Pickup Truck Tech: Ford Duty Enhanced for 2023

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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