Stopping to fuel up can prove to be a real inconvenience.
To help keep you on the road longer, Ford has added a 48-gallon fuel tank to its 2017 F-Series Super Duty line-up, making it the largest tank in its class and 22 percent larger than the prior model’s 37.5 gallon tank.
“We want to give our customers a more productive tool for getting the most out of their trucks,” said Brian Rathsburg, Super Duty marketing manager. “This means less downtime at the fuel pump and performing routine maintenance, and more time on the job.”
Thanks to the all-new long-box Crew Cab’s longer wheelbase and wider track, the new tank fits between frame and driveshaft. It is 22 percent larger than the 2016 diesel-equipped Super Duty’s 37.5-gallon tank and 37 percent larger than the 2016 gas engine’s 35-gallon tank.
Along with improved fuel economy enabled by light-weighting through the use of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, Ford reports that the all-new Super Duty’s range has increased significantly.
Adding to that range is a larger-capacity diesel exhaust fluid tank for Power Stroke-equipped Super Duty—up 2.5 gallons from the 2016 truck to 7.5 gallons for 2017.
An improved fuel filter and water separator filter allow for longer change intervals to minimize time and money spent on maintenance, allowing Super Duty to spend more time on the road.