Ford trucks earned top honors at the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – being named “Truck of Texas,” the most prestigious award given at the 23rd annual competition.
Ford says its 2017 F-Series Super Duty lineup will boast the largest fuel tank in the segment at 48 gallons. Ford uses the longer wheelbase and wider track of the new long-box Crew Cab to fit the huge tank between the frame and driveshaft.
Ford unveiled the payload and towing capability of its new F Series heavy-duty Super Duty trucks, claiming the “most towing and hauling capability and the most horsepower and torque of any heavy-duty pickup truck,” which includes a whopping 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 32,500 pounds of max towing capacity.
Southfield, Michigan – An innovative one-piece front axle shaft seal that permits faster, easier installation and provides superior sealing characteristics on Ford Super Duty 4×4 trucks has been introduced by Federal-Mogul’s (NASDAQ: FDML) National® Oil Seals brand. The new, patent-pending unitized seal (No. 710825) is available immediately through National Oil Seals distributors and jobbers.
The new National seal – engineered for Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 4×4 trucks equipped with Spicer 50 or 60 Monobeam front axles – features a sophisticated, one-piece design that helps provide proper axial alignment during installation to ensure trouble-free performance and longer life. The new design does not require a snap-ring and can be installed by hand.
“Our innovative new unitized National seal is ready to install right out of the box without tools and eliminates the misalignment concerns commonly associated with conventional oil seals for these applications,” said Raymond King, director of business development, sealing, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment.