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Commercial Customers Design Super Duty Trucks For The Toughest Jobs

January 3rd, 2017

fsd17_pg_007_ext_fullBorgman Commercial has helped businesses in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and abroad build and configure Ford vehicles to be optimized for the tasks they’ll be performing. One of the most versatile trucks in the commercial lineup is the 2017 Ford Super Duty. With powerful gas and diesel engine options, plus a tough-as-nails and fully-boxed steel frame wrapped in a military-grade aluminum alloy body, this truck is already a force to be reckoned with.

However, you can further customize the truck with upfits and accessories that will transform the all-purpose workhorse into a highly-specialized utility vehicle.

To demonstrate what the 2017 Ford Super Duty is capable of, a handful of commercial truck customers – all with equally demanding work environments – were approached by Ford to share their truck’s configurations and their team’s experience using them.

Here’s an excerpt from the article published on The Ford Media Center:

The trucks in Stacey Nelson’s fleet rarely get the luxury of driving on clean roads under sunny skies.

Black Hills Energy crews are tasked with keeping natural gas and electrical services running for 1.2 million customers across eight states. Their efforts are critical to keeping people warm in their homes in the most extreme weather conditions, and their requirements for a vehicle equipped to handle the rigors of 24/7 work are unique.

2017FordSuperDutyNelson is responsible for a 3,200-truck fleet for Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills Energy. Durability and value were critical in the design of her all-new Ford F-250 Super Duty dream build.

“The weight Ford saved and reinvested into strengthening the Super Duty frame should result in a truck that lasts longer and is more durable,” says Nelson. “A more durable truck translates into lower costs for us – which we can pass on to our customers.”

Beyond choosing the spacious SuperCab model with 4×4, Nelson selected several features that make her dream F-250 Super Duty XL more capable and comfortable in extreme terrain and weather. These include a medium-duty battery, skid plates covering the transfer case and fuel tank, rear wheel well liner, front and rear mud flaps, and engine block heater.

Smart driver-assist technology was a must-have for Nelson. Super Duty’s optional seven cameras provide a 360-degree view around the truck, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) alerts crewmembers to vehicles in blind spots for both truck and trailer. Class-exclusive features like these help make Ford Super Duty the top choice for 50 percent of customers in the oil and gas extraction industry.

 

Other key features of this F-250 Super Duty 4×4 SuperCab XL:

  • 6.2-liter two-valve gas SOHC EFI flex-fuel V8
  • TorqShift®-G six-speed SelectShift® automatic
  • Single rear wheel
  • 3.73 electronic locking axle ratio
  • 6 ¾-foot bed
  • 10,000/9,000-pound GVWR package
  • Power equipment group
  • XL value package
  • Tailgate step
  • Bed mat
  • Remote start system
  • Exterior backup alarm
  • Platform running boards
  • Electronic shift-on-the-fly
  • 110-volt, 400-watt inverter outlet
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow camera system
  • Upfitter switches
  • SYNC® 3

To read about four other impressive 2017 Ford Super Duty builds, visit Media.Ford.com

What sort of jobs do you need done that may be too tough for ordinary trucks? Stop by the Borgman Ford Commercial Division and let us help you design the exact Ford Super Duty you need to get the job done. Check out our Full Inventory of Commercial Vehicles and feel free to Contact Us with any questions or to get started!


 

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