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2011 Ford F-59 Super Duty Strips For The NTEA Audience

Posted in 4x4, Auto Show, Ford, Newsworthy, Pictures, Trucks by Suzanne Denbow | March 3rd, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


Today at the National Truck Equipment Association trade show, Ford pulled the cover off of its newest introduction to the F-Series work-ready lineup: the 2011 Ford F-59 Super Duty. Given its mechanical capacity to structurally adapt to whatever type of specialty vehicle it’s destined to become, the F-59 was not introduced in a form many of us are accustomed to. Giving us literally just the bare bones, Ford displayed merely the F-59 chassis – but what a chassis it was. We don’t usually generate much enthusiasm for vehicles that aren’t slated for the mass consumer market, but we can’t help but be impressed by the sheer brute strength of the F-59. Constructed on a 36,000lb pure steel ladder-type single channel frame, the F-59 comes available with three different wheelbase lengths (158-, 178- and 208-inches) featuring 16,000-,19,500-, and 22,000 pound GVWR’s, respectively. Powered by a 6.8L 3-valve-per-cylinder Triton V10, the F-59 cranks out 362 horsepower and 457 ft-lbs of torque – which isn’t exactly as impressive as the 700-hp Volvo FH16, but it gets the job done. Check out more photos after the jump

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