Ford will be celebrating yet another historic milestone in October when the 5-millionth F-Series Super Duty rolls off of the assembly line at the Kentucky Truck Plant. The Kentucky plant has been responsible for the production of Super Duty trucks and chassis for everything from the F-250 to the F-550 for the past 15 years.
“Super Duty trucks are engineered to meet the needs of the toughest customers,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Their continued sales dominance with these demanding customers proves how hard they deliver.”
So just how much has changed with the Super Duty in the past 15 years? Well, here’s some food for thought:
The largest gasoline engine produced for the Super Duty in the year 1999 was the Triton 6.8-liter V10, which generated 275 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The largest gasoline engine produced for Super Duty today is a 6.2-liter V8 that is not only more fuel efficient but also delivers a beastly 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
Similarly, the largest Super Duty diesel engine in 1999 was a 7.3-liter that created 235 horses and 500 lb-ft of torque. Today’s Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel makes 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque.
Want to enjoy the fruits of 15 years’ worth of labor? Come to Gurley Motors this weekend and see what the Ford F-250 and F-350 have to offer for your heavy duty needs.