Off-Roading the 2017 Super Duty Because ‘Murica!

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2017 F-Series Super Duty Media Drive in Colorado

Farmers and ranchers all over the country will soon be purchasing the 2017 Ford Super Duty for work. Some of that work will certainly involve driving off-road. Additionally, splashing mud around on an off-road course is about as American as apple pie and Pabst Blue Ribbon. So it’s only logical that we’d take the 2017 Super Duty off-roading during the media program in Denver, Colorado. For a truck as big as it is, it handles it all pretty well.

An available option on the Super Duty, which is also available on the F-150, is the FX4 off-road package. This package adds the necessary skid plates so you can off-road knowing you’re not going to leave all of your vehicles’ fluids out on the course.

The truck feels smaller than it actually is thanks to a slew of cameras and driving aids to help avoid obstacles. The front-view camera and the 360ยบ cameras can see things you can’t see. The front-mounted camera even has a power washer linked to the windshield washing system to clear off mud.

Plenty of torque from both the gasoline and massive diesel engines help the truck crawl around the course, and the extra weight over smaller cars also assists in traction.

The truck is still huge, and wouldn’t be suited for some of the off-road parks that favor Jeeps and small pickups, but if you did want to take your new Super Duty off the beaten path, it’s more than capable of doing so.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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