The Super Duty Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 pickups are for pulling big boats, horses and construction equipment. Heavy work. A large diesel engine makes that possible, and now a gleaming array of driver-assistance technology makes it easy. Heck, it’s even fun.
(Full disclosure: Ford flew me to Colorado and provided extremely courteous hospitality to me for about 36 hours so I’d have the opportunity to experience their products.)
The whole Super Duty truck line—Ford’s “three-quarter ton” F-250, “one-ton” F-350 and I don’t even know what we’re calling the the F-450 and F-550 these days—now receive their first major redesign in 18 years. The last time these trucks were new, Lou Bega still had a viable music career.
The “ton” nomenclature is archaic anyway, and explained in greater depth in our handy truck classification guide. You can just think of each “F-X50" as an incremental increase in general cargo capability from the F-150.