Ford Overhauling Commercial Line, Brings Back F-600 Super Duty For First Time Since The ’90s
Ford has introduced its all-new F-600 Super Duty, and updates to the Super Duty chassis cab, Transit, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, E-Series and its F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models for the industry’s broadest, freshest lineup.
This is part of a move to leverage Ford’s commercial fleet business in the U.S. to reach more buyers who might have been looking for something just slightly smaller than the F-650 Ford currently sells. The last time Ford sold the F-600 was in the late 1990s.
The new truck will be available in 2020, according to Ford. The F-600 delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck – including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds – in a familiar Class 5 Super Duty package. With F-600, customers no longer have to choose between a truck that doesn’t have enough payload to carry all the tools they need to a job site and a truck that’s too big. The Built Ford Tough F-600 stands poised to go where bigger trucks can’t. Ford’s all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine that debuted last month in F-Series Super Duty pickups is also available in Super Duty chassis cab, F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, E-Series, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis. This 7.3-liter V8 generates more torque and power than the 6.8-liter V10 engine it replaces.
For customers who need additional payload or need to mount heavier upfits but don’t want to move into a larger truck, the all-new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab fills the sweet spot between F-550 and F-650. Although the overall vehicle is the same size as an F-550, F-600 uses upgraded driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5-inch tires and wheels to help it achieve a higher GVWR.