Ford F-550 Super Duty is the latest model from F-Series, which is a line of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company. The most popular version of the F-Series is the F-150. It has been the best-selling vehicle in the world and as well as best-selling truck in the United States.
The very first F-Series truck of Ford was known as the Ford Bonus, it was introduced late 1948. It was the replacement for the company's previous car-based pickup line. Ford F-Series was a modern-looking truck with a one-piece windshield and integrated headlights. In the year 1953, the F-series was redesigned with a more incorporated look. The pickups also acquired their familiar names: F-100, which refer to a half-ton, F-250, which are the three-quarter-ton and the heavy-duty F-350. Years after years, Ford F-Series vehicles are continuously evolving. As of 1999, Ford introduced its new F-250 and F-350 which labeled as the Super Duty trucks. These were big in dimensions, comfortable interiors, and big capacity for towing and commercial use. 2005, these Super Duty trucks was redesigned form its exterior to its interior parts. However, the major change on these models was on their engines, they are consisting of a 3 valve 5.4L V8 and 6.8L V10 putting out 300 and 362 horsepower, respectively. The Power-stroke Diesel was also modified, boosting torque from 560ft/lb to 570ft/lb, but horsepower stayed at 325.
All Ford's F-Series including F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 can compete in the work trucks category. These trucks will be having its complete redesign edition this coming year 2007, but it was recently proclaimed that quality issues will push it back to a 2008 model. The new 2008 model will introduce a new 6.4 L twin-turbo Power Stroke Diesel V8 to the replacement of the complex 6.0 L Power Stroke Diesel V8. This engine can produce 350 hp or 260 kW and 650 ft·lb of torque or 880 N·m.
Owning one of Ford F-Series is really great. It does not only provide you a comfortable and enjoyable ride, but as well as it can be your buddy on your everyday work. Even if these trucks are marque as Super Duty trucks, somehow or later, some of its parts will be need of replacement. When its maintenance time for your vehicle, surely you will need replacement parts for your vehicle. Parts Train can offer you the most economical auto parts for all Ford F-Series including the most powerful truck, the Ford F-550 Super Duty.