In late January, a 2022 Ford F-150 Tremor in Iconic Silver rolled imposingly off the line at Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. That truck marks 40 million F-Series trucks made in the United States—an incredible feat 75 years in the making.
Ford first began building the F-Series in 1947, and it’s been a force to be reckoned with ever since. The new Ford F-150 and Super Duty remain at the top of their respective classes with amazing power, capabilities, and innovations.
And Ford is just getting started. This spring, the all-new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning arrives. The first-ever electric Ford truck is the quickest and most powerful F-150 ever built, and it offers amazing range and ground-breaking technologies like Ford Intelligent Backup Power.
The Ford Super Duty badge has always assured folks that what they’re driving is stronger, tougher, and more reliable than any other truck out there. Ford proved this all over again with its biggest Super Duty stunt ever: eight F-150s plus an F-750 Tonka dump trunk hanging from one 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty frame.
Dangling from one enormous crane, the Super-Duty frame took on a collective 60,000 lbs. from the nine massive trucks hanging below it. Brackets were introduced to the frame in order to represent the axles that would be present on the actual truck. When the pressure was on (let us repeat: we’re talking 60,000 lbs. of pressure), the Super Duty frame held true, demonstrating no bends or cracks throughout the course of the biggest Super Duty stunt to ever grace us with mind-blowing capability.
The all-new frame of the 2017 Super Duty features a wash of new technologies and engineering to improve rigidity and overall strength. We can’t wait to start selling these beasts at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford!
The Kentucky Truck Plant, which builds the F-250 through F-550 versions of Ford’s powerful Super Duty truck, just received an $80 million investment. The investment, which will help create 350 additional jobs at the factory, will mainly support a 15% increase in Super Duty production, an increase made necessary by insatiable customer demand for the popular truck.
“Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-Series overall is America’s best-selling truck for 37 years running,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Building on more than 100 years of manufacturing in Kentucky, we are proud to expand our profitable growth in the region as a result of our leadership in trucks and SUVs.”
Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we know firsthand just how popular these Super Duty trucks are, so the increase makes perfect sense to us. Come by Shults soon and take one of these awesome trucks out for a test drive—you’ll easily see why Ford is finding it necessary to increase production on these behemoths.