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2017 Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab Can Support More Weight Than Ever

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The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty chassis cab is more capable than ever before, with fully-boxed frame rails under the cabin and forward, made up of 95 percent high-strength steel. The drivetrain, suspension, and towing hardware are also fortified, lending to a significant increase in aptitude, and the capacity to haul around ever heavier upfits (cranes, snowplows, ambulance bodies, etc.)

In fact, the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cabs offer a best-in-class front gross axle weight rating of 7,500 pounds – 250 pounds more than the next-best competitor. The models’ gross combined weight rating is even more impressive: 40,000 pounds. That’s a measure of the maximum weight when the truck, its cargo and/or upfit, and its towed weight are combined, and it’s about half the allowed max gross combined weight rating for an 18-wheeler on most US highways.

“Commercial truck customers need tough, capable trucks that can haul heavy equipment to crush challenging jobs,” says Ford Super Duty Chief Engineer Craig Schmatz. “The innovations our team has put into the next-generation Super Duty chassis cab are paying off by delivering capability that surpasses the competition.”

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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