2017 Ford Super Duty: First Look Video

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The 2017 Ford Super Duty is an all-new heavy-duty pickup truck from the front bumper to the tailgate camera. The big news, of course, is that Ford decided to incorporate military-grade aluminum body panels into the heavy-duty lineup. As a result, Ford beefed up just about every chassis and suspension component under the truck, delivering a lighter and stronger pickup that's ready to leapfrog the competition.

To read more about the 2017 Ford Super Duty, click on the links below:

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The text of this reads like an advertisement. Did ford just forward the text to you to be reposted along with the video? Being relatively new to this site, I am trying to discern between an opinion article and a paid advertisement. Or, are all articles paid for?

Can you say "North American Truck of the Year".

Can you say, best truck ever made?

Obviously I own a Ram, but this looks great to me (except the headlights). I am eager to see how much this will tow, how good the brakes are (including the exhaust brake). I have a few concerns:

1: Do you still have to remove the cab to do major engine work?

2: I like technology and see it's benefit but most of the articles really focus on the amount of cameras on this truck. My back up camera goes out sometimes and needs a reboot.

3: Why doesn't PUTC report that a lot of these "new" technologies are on other trucks. For example, the CHMSL camera is currently available in the Ram 3500.

This really looks like a great truck and might replace my Ram in 2020 but we need to see what the other makers do by then.

I sure hope the other Mfgs. get this kind of "attention" and coverage ...
In other news, along with the Titan article that was missing information, the ETA was set for Dec 2015 for the truck to be available at dealers lots

The crew cab short box better have more than a 26 gallon fuel tank.

Geez guys, lighten up. This site reports the same for all brands. Look back at the new Tacoma articles and videos. And back further to the new GM mid sized twins. Tons of articles and videos. There aren't major changes that warrant that kind of coverage often, but this Super Duty redesign fits into that category.
And at this point, all they can do is repeat what the manufacturers tell/show them (which is impressive). It's not like they can test run anything yet.

The title of this sight ,Should read ,Fordpickuptrucks.com

Fordtrucks.com

Fordtrucks.com

How many pages do you guys want on swinging running boards from gm to access the bed or the new grills for the ram rebel and limited? There was nothing new revealed at Texas other then the super duty....

I'm not sure what everyone is complaining get about. GM got the spot light for painting their trucks all black and Fiat got all the front page for a ridiculous amount of recalls and highest fines in automotive history.

Now we just need AL to post something about aluminum and this thread will be complete.

He didn't say the 5th wheel camera wasn't on any other truck. He said it was part of a 7 CAMERA PKG. 7 cameras you cannot get on any other truck. Future Ram HD pickups will need lane departure warning systems and other safety features for towing to keep up with Ford.

As somebody mentioned before, google brought up nothing on Ram trucks at the SFOT. They had nothing to show. Not a single new thing. Nothing. GM has the trucks with black paint which were already covered. Nobody wanted to go up against Super Duty so Ram released their upgraded console and grille before the SFOT and GM just brought black paint.

@ LMAO

"Now we just need AL to post something about aluminum and this thread will be complete."

Thats a classic AL burn right there!

My comment has more to do with the in depth coverage of all things ford ... not brand loyalty. I am interested in the Titan roll-out (XD and other) to start working on my pickup wish list before I purchase. The article on here covered everything the "other" sites covered; EXCEPT the anticipated roll out date. I found it on a similar website, with the same pictures! So this was news that was conveyed ... just NOT to pickuptrucks.com readers. Hence my comment about hoping ALL brands "get this kind of "attention" and coverage ". Ford product articles appear to get more in depth treatment. Just report on the products as honestly with the same type of breadth of information for everyone. I find it ridiculous that I had to dig out the anticipated Titan show room date from a NON pickup truck site.

Well, guys your wish has come true.

I do believe the 350lbs saving by the use of aluminium is a real waste.

This does show Ford hadn't had a good look at the new material they are using for weight reduction.

Now, if the SuperDuty is losing only 350lbs, which is basically the cab weight savings, and the alumninium F-150 is losing a lot more where is the aluminium F-150 had much material removed?

The chassis? Engine?

I wonder how much this truck will end up costing the consumer? For 350lbs???

Using a smaller entry model diesel could of given better FE than the 350lb weight savings. This would of been a cheaper option for the consumer.

@ LMAO

"Now we just need AL to post something about aluminum and this thread will be complete."

He better hurry to get his 2 cents in before the aluminum Chevies hit the lots!

MechE697,
I'm with you regarding the Cummins diesel Titan. It will not sell nowhere's near the same as the Big Three HDs, but I do think it will be a challenging pickup in the 250/2500 end of the market.

I wonder how large this segment is. I'd say it is the largest segment with the HDs.

Ford last year sold 230 000 HDs and it represented the largest segment. Nissan only need to sell 50 000 to 60 000 Cummins Titans a year to take away 10% of the HD market. This would be a big blow to the Big Three.

The biggest loser would be Ford. Ford two reasons. First, it is the largest manufacturers of HDs and second, the negative impact with the negative takeup of the aluminium SuperDuty.

I am predicting a 10%-15% drop in the total sales when Ford changes over to aluminium for it's SuperDutys.

That would knock around 30 000 off their total.

The Titan isn't going to cut into the he market. It can only tow around 12k. But Nissan never released anything new on the xd at Texas other then a rough time frame of when it can be purchased.

Hd instead of he.

Hd instead of he.

Hd instead of he.

Wow, the rear end looks terrible--so bad it appears photoshopped. And yes, this reads like a blatant Ford PR article. So tired of the "military grade" BS. It reeks of insecurity--like some washed up loser constantly bringing up past accomplishments...

Scott,
"Rough" time frame or not, the title of the article was "2016 Nissan Titan XD Is on the Way" (http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/09/2016-nissan-titan-xd-is-on-the-way.html#more). A blurb to state Dec 2015 is information (deliberately?) missing that I do not see in Ford articles.
All I ask for is unbiased reporting with ALL the information (Ford tends to get more breadth in PU articles).

To add to Al's point, I will be looking @ 250# vs. the XD as well as the 150# class trucks for personal use. Large family and the mini-van cannot carry (payload numbers) everything for 70% of our outings, with sporadic towing.

I am just disappointed at this site. In this case, I am harping on using "... on it's way" and not putting a date. In my opinion, this is misleading and typical of other articles.

Cordially,
Previous Datsun/Nissan, Dodge, Toyota, Ford, and Chevy truck owner

BAFO,Im trying to figure out how you come up with 10% take away of a halfton truck from the HD market? Where has a half ton ever taken away from the HD market? This truck isn't capable enough to take away and if it did, this would take years of data to prove that theory to the point where people would say buy a halfton over a HD truck

You had to throw in the anti-aluminum opinion didnt you? haha

So what new came out of Texas on the Titan then.... Nothing. Why report nothing new. Nobody is reporting on the Titan cause nothing new came out that we already know

The use of Aluminum didn't just save 350lbs that's just the weight difference between the current and the new truck. The new truck added weight in plenty of other places such as the frame and axles to increase strength.

Now if Ford left the rest of the truck alone and just went with the aluminum body change and reducing weight like the F-150 then we would have seen weight savings closer to the early estimates of around 700lbs or more. I'd rather take the long overdue upgrades such as the frame than more weight cut off as this is an HD truck.

That front end is a bit ugly, the XL doesn't look bad but some of the higher end models look a little too crowded

My comments aren't so much about Ford but for Pickuptrucks.COM seemingly asking a Ford marketing intern to send them some copy so they could post it on their site and pass it off for journalism. Here it is reposted, read it again, it is straight from every ford advertisement:
The 2017 Ford Super Duty is an all-new heavy-duty pickup truck from the front bumper to the tailgate camera. The big news, of course, is that Ford decided to incorporate military-grade aluminum body panels into the heavy-duty lineup. As a result, Ford beefed up just about every chassis and suspension component under the truck, delivering a lighter and stronger pickup that's ready to leapfrog the competition.

"military-grade aluminum", "Leapfrog the competition". There are some people happen upon this site for research and the stupid people from that group may take that as an endorsed review by the journalists writing the article.

BAFO, was it Ford or Alcoa that pee'd in your Wheaties? Obviously one of them did the way you've made it your life mission to bad mouth that vile commodity that starts with an "A".

Google News reported nothing new on the Titan at the SFOT.

https://www.google.com/search?q=nissan+titan+release+date&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#tbm=nws&q=nissan+titan+

Nissan confirmed that the Titan would go on sale later this year and this was already mentioned before. As the other site stated, critical pieces of information are still unknown: xd towing, mpg, pricing, payload, non-xd details, etc. Nissan says that the Titan XD will tow over 12,000 lbs, but I got to be hoest with you. This is nothing special. Several half-ton pickups currently on the market are rated at 12,000 or more lbs of towing.

I personally wouldn't want a truck that isn't aluminium now that they exist.

I personally wouldn't want a truck that isn't aluminium now that they exist.

My comments aren't so much about Ford but for Pickuptrucks.COM seemingly not promoting my favorite truck more when they had a new black-out look. Here it is reposted, read it again, it is straight from every GM advertisement:
black-out look with a unique grille and blackened front and rear bow ties. The big news, of course, is that GM decided to incorporate black paint into the lineup. As a result, GM is ready to leapfrog the competition.

"black-out", "Leapfrog the competition". There are some people happen upon this site for research and the stupid people from that group may take that as an endorsed review by the journalists writing the article.

I don't post often but, for the life of me, I've never seen such a bunch 'Whiney babies' as in this forum. If PUT.Com is so bad, then why in the hell do you bother to read it? Yeah, I'm a 70 year old, Vietnam vet Ford guy and like to read about all trucks and the tech content WITHOUT all the pissin' and moaning. Some of you folks need to get a life. USA all the way.

@The Tone

Thats exactly what i was going make a comment on! The depth of the bed is increased and there are several frame mods, brake enlargements, that add lots of weight. only thing this truck will not compete with GM on is the 8 speed tranny they will put in the HD gas model. The towing with 8 speed and big v8 willl not be able to be beat by ford and the 6 speed no matter what they do for HP.

@JLTX
This is the blurb from the Midnight Edition article:

Piggybacking on the recent success of the 2015 Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition, Chevrolet decided to offer the special option package on its heavy-duty lineup. The Midnight Edition offers a black-out look with a unique grille and blackened front and rear bow ties. The truck will only be available in crew-cab short-bed configurations, but we're told it will be available with either the gas (6.0-liter V-8) or diesel (6.6-liter V-8 Duramax) engines. Although the video reports that the Midnight Edition will be available on 3500 dualies, we have since been told that it will not be.

PUTC is providing information without marketing spin. Without using words like "military grade" and "leapfroging the competition". I am fine with just providing information but this article uses actual ad copy and passes it off as the opinion of the writer. But thanks for pointing out the obvious bias that I missed earlier. Maybe it is just a matter of a different writer not being lazy?

You need to educate yourself. It is military grade. Other sites report the same.

Sorry but black paint doesn't leapfrog and isn't a big story.

Ya... This story is worth reporting...

"Breaking news!!!! Red Titan xd at the Texas state fair. Nissan releases no further details."

That should be the front page of every automotive journalism site!!!!

Ya... This story is worth reporting...

"Breaking news!!!! Red Titan xd at the Texas state fair. Nissan releases no further details."

That should be the front page of every automotive journalism site!!!!

Going to try this one more time. I am not saying that any of the chevy articles are groundbreaking. The mid cycle refresh, the midnight edition, etc. are not big deal. The new Super Duty is by far the biggest story. My problems are with the words of the story, and using add copy to write the article. That didn't happen with the chevy article. So my question is, is this a site for reviews and information or is this site just a shill for Ford Marketing?

The "hater crowd " is working overtime! Lol. It's a beautiful truck that the competition is loosing a great deal of sleep over. Ford will continue to outsell all competitors. Great job Ford!


The "hater crowd " is working overtime! Lol. It's a beautiful truck that the competition is loosing a great deal of sleep over. Ford will continue to outsell all competitors. Great job Ford!

Posted by: Artemus | Sep 28, 2015 3:47:10 P

Agreed. My department will be needing to buy some more heavy hauling trucks within the next year. We already have quite a few superdutys that are awesome and tow our oversized loads with ease. Im hoping these new trucks will be out when we get our capital to purchase more trucks.

Maybe putc can report this so the ford haters can be proud of there preferred brand.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13303740/1/fiat-chrysler-fcau-stock-falls-ahead-of-uaw-labor-vote.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

Well said don ragan

Look, I'm a GM guy. I always will be and I don't really like Ford as a whole. But the Super Duty created the heavy duty segment and it looks like this new one will raise the bar again.

But I'm still not going to buy a Ford.

Oh and this ugly thing looks better with each picture I see.

But I'm not buying a Ford.

Not another word about giant plastichrome on Dodge tailgates and grilles. Ford wins that battle

Military grade aluminium doesn't exists. That rear end and specially fenders looks like done by Honda Civic fan in his garage. Disgusting. Look up RAM dually, how it's done properly in 21.st century.



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