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A silver 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL Cab is shown at a construction site.

Everything You Could Want (and More) in a Workhorse: Ford’s 2022 Super Duty

Henry Ford put the world on wheels in the early 1900s and revolutionized how farmers across rural America worked. He delivered a capable vehicle that eventually replaced the trusty steed, made work more efficient, and gave drivers the freedom to travel and explore the world beyond the corners of their farms. Today, this legacy continues at your local Ford Super Duty dealer, where trucks like the F-250, F-350, and F-450 expand on the “Built Ford Tough” mantra and play a vital role in how Americans balance work and play.

Like the F-150, the Super Duty is a veteran in the Ford lineup. Today, the 2022 Super Duty is the latest iteration in the fleet and builds on the Ford legacy to deliver an exceptional workhorse that can meet the demands of your life and the road ahead. But what truly sets the Super Duty apart is its ability to do this without breaking a sweat. Delivering a best-in-class payload, best-in-class conventional towing maximum, and a best-in-class gross combined weight rating, this heavy-duty workhorse sees its capability soar with a suite of unique features and packages that add to its versatility at every turn.

A black 2022 Ford F-450 Super Duty is shown towing a horse trailer.

Industry-Leading Trailering Technology

Towing a heavy load can be stressful, whether it’s your first time or your hundredth. Ford minimizes your stress with exclusive tools like the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist. With 180-degree and 360-degree cameras strategically placed around the Super Duty, you have a clear view of the entire truck from multiple angles. By adding a camera to the back of your trailer, you can extend this view and know exactly what’s behind the rig when it’s time to park or navigate the roadway in reverse. In these situations, you can also rely on Trailer Reverse Guidance that expands your view and overlays grid lines on the center touchscreen display to show you the direction of the truck and trailer based on the position of the steering wheel.

If you’re looking for easier trailering, Ford answers with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, a remarkable tool that you won’t find on any other truck in the segment. So, what makes it unique? First, think about how you typically back a trailer into its designated spot like a parking space, boat ramp, or campsite. Most drivers turn around in the driver’s seat to keep an eye on the trailer while they turn the steering wheel in either direction to move the trailer. One wrong turn, and the trailer ends up out of line, leaving you no other choice but to pull forward and start your approach again. Does this sound familiar?

Pro Trailer Backup Assist eliminates this stress and makes you look like a pro regardless of the size of the trailer and its destination. You start by activating the Trailer Backup button and entering a few measurements into the system. The Super Duty’s cameras track the position of the trailer, allowing you to take your hands off the wheel. Using the knob on the center dashboard, you simply turn it left or right to steer the trailer in that direction. There’s no second-guessing which way to turn the steering wheel since the Super Duty does the work for you!

From Towing to Off-Road Adventures: Never Miss a Beat

The Super Duty is designed to work hard, but options like the Tremor Off-Road package live up to the adage, “Work hard, play harder.” The Super Duty Tremor can match your sense of adventure long after the pavement ends as a trail-ready road warrior that can meet the demands of your workweek and transition to the weekend without missing a beat. It’s this package that makes the Super Duty one of the most versatile and adventurous heavy-duty trucks available today.

Opting for the Tremor Off-Road package gives you a choice between two top-rated engines – the 7.3-liter V8 or the 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel. The availability of the Power Stroke makes the Super Duty attractive and reflects its ability to balance work with play and towing with adventure. By numbers, the Super Duty Tremor is impressive and can tow up to 15,000 pounds on a conventional trailer and offers a payload of 4,150 pounds.

Best-in-Class on the Trail

Aside from the powertrains, the Super Duty Tremor comes straight from the factory with the largest tires ever fitted to a heavy-duty truck – 35-inch maximum traction tires. Also equipped with an off-road front and rear suspension with custom dampers and a 2-inch front lift, the Super Duty reaches a new level of capability on the trail and achieves several more best-in-class feats with its 33-inch water fording capability and its 31.7-degree approach angle. Looking for any other heavy-duty workhorse that offers this level of off-road prowess will leave you empty-handed.

A black 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty is shown driving in a snowy field after leaving a Ford Super Duty dealer.

Cruise Control for the Trail

The Super Duty offers tools like Adaptive Cruise Control that builds on traditional cruise control by actively monitoring the flow of traffic and adjusting the Super Duty’s cruising speed as needed. The Super Duty Tremor extends this feature to the trail with what’s known as Trail Control. So, how does it work, and when is it useful?

You’re spending a weekend in the woods exploring new trails with a group of fellow off-roaders. With several trucks ahead of you, you know the trail ahead is challenging and that there’s a good chance you’ll get stuck in one of the deep mud pits. Activating Trail Control is a great option because it puts the truck in control of accelerating and braking as needed so that you can focus on steering. This allows you to navigate out of the mud pit or across obstacles without worrying about how fast or slow you need to go.

Rock Crawl Mode

Now, let’s say that you’re in the same situation but, instead of a mud pit, you’re facing a trail full of rocks that are begging to be crawled. The Super Duty Tremor comes equipped with Rock Crawl mode, which gives you the confidence and power you need to tackle rocks and other obstacles ahead. Rock Crawl engages the four-wheel drive lock to maximize traction and give you the slow-speed power you need for the situation at hand. The mode optimizes the brakes and dampens the accelerator pedal to improve throttle control and reduce drastic changes in speed, which can be detrimental when climbing rocks.

Integrated Electric Winch

One of the biggest fears when you’re blazing a new trail is getting stuck. The Super Duty is designed to give you confidence in uncertain situations with its available integrated electric winch that’s always ready to help you out of a dicey situation. Mounted behind the Super Duty’s steel bumper to optimize ground clearance and aerodynamics, the winch features a 70-foot high-tensile-strength, abrasion-resistant synthetic line that can support up to 12,000 pounds. Ford makes the tool even sweeter by making it the only wireless remote-controlled winch in the segment, which means you can operate the tool outside the cabin for added safety and visibility.

Versatility at Its Finest: Towing to Trail-Running

The Ford Super Duty is an enigma because it’s more than a workhorse as its name suggests; it’s also an adventurer that can match your sense of wanderlust long after your workweek and the pavement ends. This balance between work and adventure is remarkable in light of Henry Ford’s early vision to revolutionize how Americans worked and lived. Ford sought to give farmers a more efficient workhorse than the steed itself, and the modern-day Super Duty builds on that same vision. However, it’s more than a truck that can get you from Point A to Point B; it’s a capable hauler, a trail-runner, and a chariot to your next adventure. It embodies the work hard, play harder mentality along with the Built Ford Tough mantra that Americans know and love. It’s Ford ingenuity at its finest.

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