2013 Ford Super Duty Raises The Bar On Towing And Payload
Ford engineers have raised conventional towing capacity of the 2013 Ford Super Duty pickup, to a class-leading 18,500 lbs., besting the nearest competitor by 500 lbs. Payload capability has also been increased to 7,260 lbs. According to Ford engineers, the 2013 Super Duty also has improved braking power with a larger swept area in both front and rear discs. These changes support a 700-lbs.increase in the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating to a best-in-class 14,000 lbs. Improved brake pads and a retuned booster enable enhanced pedal brake feel to increase driver confidence.
“We’ve really improved brake feel,” said Michael Watkins, brake system engineer. “There’s refined modulation in the pedal – you really feel the stopping power. With a full load of cargo, drivers will notice strong, confidence-inspiring brakes.” A larger parking brake for F-250 and F-350 models also allowed an increase in maximum payload rating. Available adjustable pedals also enhance customer comfort by personalizing the interface between driver and brake system.
Other changes to the 2013 Super Duty include the introduction of the all-new Platinum series model and the availability of SYNC® with MyFord Touch®. The Platinum series trucks feature a bold grille that features a satin chrome surround highlighted by perforated mesh inside. The interior features premium wood grain appliqués, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and other high-end luxury touches.
The 2013 F-Series Super Duty also features Ford’s SYNC with MyFord Touch, which is available for the first time. A new eight inch, high-resolution touch screen display also provides a large, clear view behind the truck when in reverse to help drivers maneuver in tight spaces or line up conventional trailers with the truck’s hitch.
Unique to Ford F-Series, the physical interface for MyFord Touch has been optimized to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack.