2000 F-SUPER DUTY TRUCKS
When it comes to big, tough hauling and towing applications,
Super Duty models just keep getting better. Ford's changes to its
over-8500-pound GVWR trucks for 2000 add comfort, convenience and
storage space, following a host of major improvements last year.
Major product changes include
- Four-wheel anti-lock brakes standard on Lariat trim level in the
F-250 and F-350 pickup, and F-350 single rear wheel chassis.
- Optional bucket seats on XL trim levels for F-250 and F-350
pickups, and F-350, -450 and -550 chassis cabs. Bucket seats
accommodate commercial and individual buyers who need additional
space for custom storage. Bench seats continue to be standard.
- Clean fuel (LEV) gasoline engines are standard on all Super
- New manual telescoping trailer tow mirrors will replace
non-telescoping trailer tow mirrors.
- Rear bumpers standard on all F-250 and F-350 pickups.
- Standard power windows and door locks on XLT trim levels.
- New exterior colors for F-Super Duty trucks include Harvest Gold
Clearcoat Metallic and Island Blue Clearcoat Metallic.
- New interior colors include dark denim blue and medium dark
Ford F-Super Duty models are available in regular cab, four-door
SuperCab, and crew cab, as well as a Class-A motorhome chassis.
There are 44 different configurations, 15 of them unique to the
industry. F-250 and F-350 SuperCab pickups and Chassis Cabs include
a standard rear seat on all trim levels (XL, XLT and Lariat).
Ford Super Duty trucks are powered by the Triton
5.4-liter V-8 or 6.8-liter V-10 gasoline engines. Ford's 7.3-liter
Power Stroke diesel engine also is available. All engines are
teamed with manual or automatic overdrive transmissions.
Super Duty F-Series trucks are equipped with standard four-wheel
disc brakes. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on all
vehicles with GVWRs over 10,000 pounds, and on all Lariat models.
All Super Duty models are available in two- or four-wheel drive.
Pickups come in short- or long-box configurations and there is a
Gross vehicle weight ratings range from 8,800 pounds for the
F-250 pickup to 19,000 pounds for the F-550 4x2 Regular Cab chassis
cab. Payload ratings are available up to a maximum of 12,270
Sales and Manufacturing
The over-8500-pound GVWR segment of the U.S. truck
market has expanded significantly in the late `90s as the service
sector booms. Ford offers the industry's most complete lineup of
trucks in both the under and over 8500-pound segments.
Ford sold 836,629 total F-Series trucks (combined LD and HD) in
the United States in 1998. In the U.S., Super Duty F-Series trucks
are built at Ford's Louisville, Kentucky assembly plant.