Ford wants us all to know just how tough the new frame is for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty. So it’s putting the pickup to the test in a new stunt.
The automaker took eight F-150’s and hung them from one of the high-strength steel frames. Eight trucks equals 60,000 pounds. To make things even more interesting, it also added an F-750 Tonka dump truck into the mix.
It’s Ford’s biggest Super Duty stunt yet. Check out what happened in the behind-the-scenes video below.
Ford calls the new Super Duty its toughest, smartest and most capable F-Series Super Duty ever.
The new fully boxed frame is comprised of more than 95 percent high-strength steel. Ford says it is up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame. It also uses military-grade, aluminum alloy which makes it more dent-and ding-resistant. Plus, it won’t rust. The new truck line also features heavier-duty four-wheel-drive components, driveline, axles and towing hardware.
It also has quite a camera system. The Super Duty will debut Ford’s new seven camera system which gives drivers a 360 degree view of their surroundings and helps making towing easier. A first-ever, factory-available trailer camera can be attached to a trailer to improve visibility backing up. Trailer reverse guidance provides visual cues and tips to help ease backing up a trailer.
There are five models in the Super Duty lineup: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. Ford will build its new 2017 F-Series Super Duty at its Kentucky Truck Plant and it goes on sale in late 2016.