Six Interesting Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Ford F-250
While Super Duty-which the Ford F-250 is tagged as-might sound like a rather hyperbolic exaggeration, it is actually fairly accurate. Relative to Ford's own "Heavy Duty" series, the Super Duty trucks are really larger, heavier-built, and contain much more powerful parts. The reason for the over-the-top name is for purely marketing reasons. With all other truck manufacturers starting to slap "heavy duty" on their trucks, Ford adopted the "super" tag to make their trucks stand out.
With the F-100 classes as a half-ton truck, many people identify the Ford F-250 as the one-ton version. In reality, it's the F-350 that's the one-tonner. The F-250 is the middle man, lying in-between the two at three-fourths of a ton. The difference is actually hard to notice, and will only be truly apparent to anyone who hauls with these trucks.
In a joint venture with Navistar International, Ford overhauled the F-series-including the F-250-apart from upgraded engines and other components, this move gave the trucks the distinctly modern look that they would carry from 1997 to the present. This year also marked the official re-tagging of the F-series as the Super Duty lineup.
The Ford F-250 is quite the versatile actor! It has starred in some famous movies like Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as in other well-known movies like the original 1955 adaptation of Dennis the Menace, reality shows like Bio Channel's Shipping Wars , and even animated serials like King of the Hill.
By around 2009, Ford released a special Harley-Davidson Edition for the F-250 to commemorate the famed motorcycle company's 100 years of existence. This was mostly just a aesthetic appearance package. The look was a generally red-colored body with the hood, door frame, and roof painted in black. Additionally, it came with 100th Anniversary badging.
If you head out to Australia and try to purchase a Ford F-250, you might be a little confused-they actually sell them under the F-100 tag. That can really muddle things up, because there also is an F-100 sold in America!