Super Duty is the proven leader in the over-8,500-pound GVWR truck segment with a reputation as America’s get-the-job-done, rugged, practical and capable truck.Building on the success of its extensive 2005 improvements to capability, power, toughness and useful new features, Super Duty enters 2006 with a series of new packages to help customers find a truck with the style and equipment they desire.
F-350 Super Duty pickups are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles in XL, XLT and Lariat trims. For even higher payload capacity, F-350 Super Duty is available in a dual-rear-wheel (DRW) “dually” configuration.
Design and Equipment
Super Duty design complements its legendary capabilities with a bold, tough look, the segment’s only 18- and 20-inch wheels and a refined interior.
The grille draws cues from the popular Mighty F-350 TONKA concept truck’s chiseled good looks. Sharp edges and vertical bar surfaces provide a milled appearance.
Large three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain.
Available paint choices include dozens of monochromatic and two-tone combinations. Wheel-lip moldings coordinate with the two-tone treatment on some series.
This year, a new Amarillo Package is available on Lariat Crew Cab and a Chrome Package is available on XLT and Lariat SuperCab and Crew Cab. Seven distinct wheel styles are offered, including the new 20-inch polished-aluminum forged wheels available on SRW Crew Cab 4x4 Lariat, King Ranch and Amarillo.
Powertrain and Chassis
Three engine options include the segment’s most powerful gasoline engine.
The 6.8-liter, three-valve Triton V-10 produces 355 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque – both class-leading figures.
The segment’s best-selling diesel engine – Power Stroke – is rated at 570 pound-feet of torque and 325 horsepower.
Ford’s modular 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V-8 delivers 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. More than 80 percent of peak torque – nearly 300 pound-feet – is available starting as low as 1,000 rpm.
All engines benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits. For commercial users who need elevated engine speed to run aftermarket power takeoff (PTO) systems, the “stationary elevated idle control” feature is available on all models.
Super Duty transmissions include the rugged six-speed manual and sophisticated TorqShift five-speed automatic.
Ford Super Duty pickups have more towing and payload capacity than ever, making F-350 capable of towing a class-leading 17,000 pounds.
The TowCommand System, which includes the industry’s first factory-installed and warranted electronic trailer brake controller, offers smoother operation and safety features. This includes a special trailer brake strategy when the truck’s anti-lock braking system detects poor traction. No aftermarket trailer brake controller can do this. Ford’s TowCommand System also includes TorqShift transmission with tow-haul mode, best-in-class brakes and telescoping trailer tow mirrors.
F-350 Super Duty frame features a fully boxed front section for strength and torsional stiffness. From the boxed section back, the frame uses steel that is the thickest gauge of any pickup.
Properly equipped, dual-rear-wheel Super Duty pickups with the 6.8-liter, 3-valve Triton V-10 and 6.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel have the ability to tow up to a class-leading 15,000 pounds on a conventional hitch.
Safety and Security
F-350 Super Duty models include driver and passenger air bags, BeltMinder and anti-lock brakes as standard equipment.
Major Features and Options
XL: 5.4-liter 3-valve V-8 engine, manual fold-away mirrors, argent grille, front tow hooks, halogen sealed beam headlights, removable tailgate with key lock, AM/FM stereo, driver and front passenger air bags, air filter minder (diesel only).
XLT adds: Chrome front bumper, bright grille, jewel-effect headlamps, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cloth seats, speed control, tilt steering wheel and CD player.
Lariat adds: Cab steps, fog lamps, six-way power driver and passenger seats with leather seating surfaces, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear sliding window, advanced security group and trailer tow package.
Ford’s F-Series can be customized in literally hundreds of thousands of distinct combinations. Selected option packages include keypad entry, High Capacity Trailer Tow package, Max Front GAWR package with heavy duty springs, Snow Plow package, Trailer Towing package and XL Decor kit.