For those people looking for a work horse of a truck, the Ford F-350 is the truck to have. Intended for commercial and industrial uses, Ford introduced these trucks in 1998 for the 1999 model year. The trucks are assembled at the Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Ford F-350 Super Duty is the type of truck you can expect to find on farms and ranches. It is a truck intended to be worked hard and it’s definitely built that way. The F-350 may look a little like the older traditional F-250 Heavy Duty and the F-350 but looks are about the only thing these have in common. The trucks are built to such standards that the F-250 Super Duty is more durable than the traditional F-350.
The new and improved F-Series Super Duty trucks have heavier duty body-on-frame steel ladder frames, axles, springs, brakes, transmissions and have higher towing capacities. Ford built the Super Duty series to be heavier and tougher in the field and the trucks do not disappoint.
The Super Duty trucks are offered with several engine options, including both gasoline and diesel. The 5.4 liter modular V8 with 260 horsepower comes in the base model and the largest offered is the 6.0 L Power Stroke diesel engine. Four transmissions are also available, from a five speed manual transmission for gasoline engines, a six speed manual for diesel engines and the new Torqshift five speed 5R110 automatic transmission.