2007 Ford F-450 Overview

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    2007 Ford F-450 Overview

    2007 Highlights

    • Power equipment group chrome package now available on XL models
    • Cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat is now offered on XL models
    • Tilt steering wheel is optional on XL Fleet
    • 19.5-inch Michelin all-position tires are now available on all F-450/F-550 Chassis Cab models

    Overview

    The F-350/F-450/F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab lineup is designed for hard work and is the popular choice for industrial and commercial applications. The wide variety of Ford Super Duty choices available to customers is one reason Ford has been the truck leader for almost three decades. The chassis cab breadth and depth of product, quality, power, toughness, reliability and ability to get any job done makes for a product that exceeds customer expectations.

    The F-350/F-450/F-550 Chassis Cabs are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations in XL, XLT and Lariat trims. Designed with customization in mind, all models are available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.

    The F-Series Super Duty truck lineup is manufactured at Ford’s 4.6-million square foot Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville – the largest truck plant in the world.

    Design and Equipment

    Super Duty has a confident stance, drop-down beltline, round wheel openings and a large grille with machined-appearance bars and distinctive side nostrils. Clean, sheer surfaces with distinctive geometric forms and strong lines introduce a modernized, highly structured look, emphasizing the overall sense of power.

    Super Duty Chassis Cabs have flat frame rails designed specifically to accommodate aftermarket bodies. Two-piece frame rails allow for a replaceable front section module that enables easy service. Standard power-glass, manual-telescoping, trailer-tow mirrors on XLT and Lariat models have heated glass, two-way fold, integrated turn signals and clearance lights. SuperCab and Crew Cab 4×4 models can be equipped with the enhanced protection of a transfer case skid plate.

    Wiring on isolated circuits is color-coded to facilitate vocational upfits. A through-the-frame-rail fuel-filler neck makes upfitting easier. The fuel tank comes in different configurations, including standard aft-of-axle, midship or both (diesel only), providing up to 59 gallons of optional capacity on dual-rear-wheel (DRW) diesel models.

    Both SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations are best in class for interior roominess. The XL vinyl interior washes down quickly and holds up under severe conditions. The XLT and Lariat trims make a great work truck a great place to work.

    Newly available for 2007 XL models is a power equipment group chrome package that includes power locks, power front side windows (and rears on Crew Cab), one-touch down driver side window, foldaway black power mirrors. A 40/20/40 split bench seat is also available on all XL models.


    Powertrain and Chassis

    Super Duty Chassis Cabs have power and torque, where and when you need it.

    Powertrain options include the segment’s most powerful gasoline engine.

    The 6.8-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-10 produces 362 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque – both class-leading figures.

    The Power Stroke® Turbodiesel is rated at 325 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.

    Ford’s modular 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8, available on some F-350 models, has a three-valve architecture and sophisticated technology, including variable valve timing, delivering 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. More than 85 percent of peak torque – nearly 300 pound-feet – is available starting as low as 1,500 rpm.

    All engines benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits. For commercial users who need elevated engine speed to run aftermarket power takeoff (PTO) systems, the “stationary elevated idle control” feature is now available with all powertrains.

    All engines offer the TorqShift® automatic transmission, with five forward speeds and Tow-Haul Mode, which provides improved control uphill and downhill, using a tailored shift strategy and engine braking as necessary.

    Safety, Security and Maintenance

    Safety and security features available on F-350/F-450/F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cabs include air bags for the driver and right front passenger. Fog lamps on the Lariat enhance visibility in inclement weather.

    All Super Duty customers benefit from “uptime-critical” parts ordering, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with next-day delivery 365 days a year.

    Additional safety and security equipment includes alert chimes, safety belt energy-management retractors and pretensioners, Beltminder®, fuel pump inertia shutoff switch, side intrusion door beams and four-wheel anti-lock brakes.

    Major Features and Options

    XL: 5.4-liter, three-valve V-8 engine (F-350 SRW); 6.8-liter V-10 engine (F-350 DRW/F-450/F-550); four dash-mounted upfitter switches; telescoping trailer tow mirrors; front tow hooks; seven-wire harness; auxiliary power point; roof clearance lights; AM/FM stereo; four-wheel disc brakes with ABS; 40-gallon fuel tank; air filter minder (diesel only) and rear ­­fold-bench seat.

    XLT adds: Chrome front bumper; bright grille; dual-beam jewel-effect headlamps; 18-inch chrome steel wheels (SRW) or 17-inch steel wheels (DRW); air conditioning; power windows and door locks; power heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated clearance lights and turn signals; cloth seats; speed control; tilt steering wheel and CD player.

    Lariat adds: Cab steps; fog lamps; six-way power driver and passenger seats with leather seating surfaces; privacy glass; leather-wrapped steering wheel; 18-inch premium bright aluminum (SRW) or 17-inch polished aluminum wheels (DRW); rear sliding window; advanced security group and trailer tow package.

    Option packages include: keypad entry; auxiliary idle control kit; ambulance prep package; high capacity trailer tow package; max front GAWR package with heavy duty springs; low deflection package; power equipment; snow plow package; trailer towing package and XL decor kit.

    Milestones

    1900

    Henry Ford builds his third vehicle: a truck

    1917

    Ford introduces the Model T One-Ton truck chassis, its first chassis specifically built for trucks

    1948

    F-Series is Ford Motor Company’s first all-new post-war line of vehicles.

    1953

    F-250 pickup is introduced as F-Series; numerical designations are changed

    1959

    Ford introduces the first factory-built, F-250 four-wheel-drive models

    1965

    1969

    F-250 Crew Cab is introduced as Ford’s first four-door pickup

    Kentucky Truck Plant opens

    1974

    Ford introduces the F-Series SuperCab for F-100 through F-350

    1983

    F-Series 6.9-liter V-8 diesel debuts

    1995

    F-Series surpasses the Volkswagen Beetle as the world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate

    2003

    6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel joins the lineup

    2005

    F-Series is heavily upgraded with new powertrains, features and updated design