The Work-Ready All-New 2017 Ford F-250 & F-350
There are heavy-duty trucks and then there are Ford heavy-duty trucks. Isn’t it obvious which one’s made by Ford? Reinvented for 2017 the Ford F-250 and F-350 is the truck of choice for Saskatchewan farmers, tradespeople, and contractors who want the dependability and class-leading hauling stats that the other guys are continually trying to catch up to.
If Confucius were a pickup driver his famous saying might instead be: “the gem cannot be polished without friction, nor trucks perfected without trials.” How has the 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 been tested? The engineers have put it through extreme climatic and terrain tests to make it the most thoroughly tested heavy-duty truck ever.
The 2017 Ford f-250 and F-350 also aced some tough tests to become the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. If you’re looking for reasons to drive home in one the list goes on and on.
To find out if a new of certified pre-owned Ford F-250 or F-350 is right for your tough jobs, call our knowledgeable sales team at 306-522-6612. We’re not paid on commission, allowing our consultants to work as a team to get you behind the wheel of the pickup that’s right for you.
What’s The Difference Between The 2017 F-250 & F-350?
You’ve probably wondered why truck types are differentiated by 2500, 250 or 3/4 ton names. What does that refer to?
Up until the 1960s, pickups were typically rated by how much payload weight they could haul in their beds. Thus, a 3/4-ton (AKA 2500 or 250) level truck could expect to carry up 3/4 tons (1,653 lbs.) in its bed. Nowadays, trucks can haul much more than that. For example, the 2017 Ford F-250 has a maximum payload of 4,200 lbs. and the Ford F-350 can muster all the way up to a whopping best-in-class 7,630 lbs.
This now raises the question: why does the F-350 have higher hauling specs than the F-250? It mainly comes down to heavier duty suspension components. Thanks to available dual rear wheels, taller suspension blocks, a wider bolt circle diameter, and stronger springs, the F-350 outfitted with the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel is rated to tow a 5th-Wheel/ Gooseneck trailer of up to 32,000 lbs.
2017 Ford Truck Engines
In the 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350, you have the choice of two massively powerful engines. Standard equipment is the E85-capable 6.2L gas V8. It uses heavy-duty pistons and dual-equal variable cam timing to deliver a best in class horsepower at 385 and 430 lb-ft of torque. For even bigger jobs, the Ford-built strongest yet 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel features a single-sequential turbocharger, twin-pilot injection, and upgraded pistons and injectors to produce a best in class 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque.This engine is paired with Ford’s TorqShift 6-speed rugged automatic transmission.
Comfortable, Heavy-Duty Interior
When you have a several ton trailer rolling behind you, you need to be on top of your game to get where you’re going safely. The 2017 Ford line-up is available with up to 7 cameras to ensure you can see everything around you, especially when towing. The 2017 Ford F-250 and F-250 are available with an 8-inch colour LCD production screen that gives you a live feed of fuel economy, towing, and off-road information. Plus, you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel with Ford SYNC voice-activated infotainment control for stereo, GPS, and climate functions. You can also voice control SYNC compatible mobile apps. With Siri seamless integration you can bring Siri’s power from your Apple iPhone into your truck. Want to maintain an extra level of security for your tools, laptop, or documents? The 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 can be ordered with front and rear, lockable under seat storage.
Quality Truck Parts & Accessories
If you need to add anything to your new 2017 Ford F-250 or F-350 work truck, whether it’s OEM accessories like rubber floor mats, side step-up bars, tow hitches, or aftermarket customization parts like a suspension lift kit, off road wheel and tires, exhaust system, diesel tune, or flood lights, come to Bennett Dunlop Ford in Regina. We have a dedicated pickup modification centre staffed by experienced technicians. Book your next service appointment online within seconds using our handy scheduling form.