Available beginning the fall of 2016, the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty boasts the addition of a 48-gallon fuel tank, which is the largest in its class. The purpose of this significant improvement by Ford Motor Company is to help hard working men and women spend more time getting the job done and less time stopping for fill-ups.
In order to house the new fuel tank, the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Truck line has a longer wheelbase, wider track and long-box Crew Cab, with the fuel tank sitting between the driveshaft and truck frame.
How much bigger is this fuel tank? Well, it’s 22 percent bigger than the 37.5-gallon tank in the 2016 diesel models and 37 percent bigger than the 35-gallon tank housed in the 2016 gas engine models. As an added bonus, the military-grade aluminum alloy used for the body of the 2017 models allows for improved fuel economy, too!
How about minimizing time spent on maintenance? The Power Stroke-equipped 2017 Ford Super Duty models have a 7.5 gallon diesel exhaust fluid tank (up from 2.5 gallons in the 2016 models), as well as upgraded fuel and water separator filters. This means filters don’t have to be changed nearly as often as before.
“We want to give our customers a more productive tool for getting the most out of their trucks,” says Brian Rathsburg, Super Duty marketing manager, according to the Ford Motor Company Media Center.