No surprise that Super Duty® for 2020 improves upon its already top-rated performance with an expanded line of engines. There’s the all-new 7.3L PFI Gas V8 as well as the next- generation 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel, both with best-in-class power ratings.
Ford Super Duty® has the only high-strength, military-grade , aluminum-alloy body in its class. Aluminum alloy is substantially lighter than the previous body, yet it’s remarkably strong. Use of aluminum alloy allowed some of the weight savings to be reinvested where it matters the most, especially in the fully boxed frame, built of over 95 percent high-strength steel, that’s 24 times stiffer than the previous design.
Some operating conditions, such as long idling, don’t generate enough engine heat for the diesel to automatically burn off soot in the diesel particulate filter. That’s where available Operator-Commanded Regeneration with Active Inhibit (diesel only) comes in. When the warning light comes on, pushing the activation button raises the exhaust temperature to burn off the soot, after which the exhaust temperature reverts to normal. The Active Inhibit feature allows delay of regeneration when the vehicle is sitting over combustible materials such as dry leaves or grass. Once in a safe place, the driver can manually start the regeneration process. Recommended for commercial applications.
Ford Super Duty® offers features that help make every hard day on the job easier. Available running boards, in regular and extended lengths, assist in getting in and out of the cab as well as accessing the front of the pickup bed. An optional power-deployable version extends automatically when the door is opened and retracts when closed. And there’s integrated tailgate step with tailgate assist. The step and handle are stowed inside the tailgate and can be easily accessed when needed. Another tailgate feature is remote release with power locking that opens the tailgate with the key fob. When activated, the tailgate gradually lowers to a flat position.