Ford revealed the new 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum at the State Fair of Texas. It will include many upgrades designed to give the monster hauler greater strength, capability and control. At the heart of the new heavy-duty pickup is the newly modified turbo-diesel 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8.
Many of the biggest changes to the 2015 F-450 are a result of the personal-use pickup truck adopting F-450/550 chassis cab parts and pieces. The new F-450 will get a commercial-grade frame, suspension components and 19.5-inch HD wheels and tires. Other upgraded parts include a stronger and more massive rear axle, other driveline components and larger rear driveline U-joints. The new truck will get heavier-duty steering gear and linkages, upgraded suspension components (front and rear) and bigger shocks. Additionally, because of the changeover to stronger and heavier chassis cab wheels and tires, the new F-450 will get bigger brakes and new antilock calibrations.
All of these changes will give the 2015 F-450 much higher payload, towing capacity, and gross combined weight ratings — all of which are likely to make it the new tow champ. In fact, from the looks of the video Ford showed at its press conference, it looks like Ford has been reading and watching the PickupTrucks.com tow tests pretty closely. No doubt we'll hear more about pricing and maximum fifth-wheel gooseneck towing numbers in the near future. More to come.
For the complete 2015 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke press release, click here.