Need a truck that can tow heavy? Set your sights on one from the Ford F-Series. The award-winning truck brand, available at Sound Ford, features a lineup that's adept for any number of towing scenarios, no matter how unconventional. Class-leading features like Trailer Reverse Guidance and a 360-degree camera system with trailer view - exclusive to the brand - make it a standout option.
Petite Retreats, a company providing unique accommodations, took those features to heart when they selected the F-Series as the truck of choice to tow the latest tiny houses in their selection. The houses will be towed across the nation using a 2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 F-250 Super Duty.
Todd Eckert, Ford's truck group marketing manager, believes that the respective trucks are perfect for the nationwide tour. “With Super Duty’s best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 32,500 pounds of towing, plus F-150 with its segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission mated to an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that helps deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated gas fuel efficiency, F-Series trucks own towing,” he said. And it's a good thing, since the two Petite Retreats are over 9,000 and 12,000 pounds.
Over 3,000 Ford F-Series trucks have provided support for HENKELS & McCOY Group since 1923, when the contractor first began buying the trucks that now account for one out of every three sales at the Blue Oval. The group is celebrating its 94th year of loyalty to Ford in 2017, marking a perennial relationship not common to many automakers. Learn more in the video below:
HENKELS & McCOY take care not to play favorites, either. The company utilizes the entire F-Series family for its needs, taking advantage of the series' aluminum bodies, hefty towing power and more. In particular, H&M's contracted fleet of F-150 trucks comes with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine to efficiently move workers and equipment with ease.
Find the F-Series truck for your needs today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
As one of the middle siblings in the Ford F-Series family, the 2017 F-250 may not immediately come to mind when considering which truck to purchase. But that doesn't negate its capabilities on - and off - the road. Sporting both a lightweight body and some notable muscle for heavy lifting, it's a viable option for drivers with a variety of hauling needs.
Offering a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 430 lb-feet of torque and a six-speed automatic as its standards, the F-250 may prove to be a happy compromise between the F-150 and the F-450. It also comes with an all-new TorqShift-G transmission, which allows for upgraded capability.
Buyers looking for more than the base engine option can also satiate their wishes with a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 with 925 lb-feet of torque and a max tow rating of 32,500 pounds; configurations include regular, SuperCab, and Crew Cab in addition to 6.75-foot and 8-foot truck beds. As stated on CarandDriver.com, "Brutish power and payload capacity remain key traits of the F-250, while aluminum construction brings it into the 21st century." But while any selection provides more than enough heft to appease drivers with varying needs, comfort is not sacrificed - the interior is notably quiet, despite the engine power.
Interested in seeing the F-250 in action? Catch it in the video below:
The F-250 also shines when it comes to towing. With a maximum payload of 4,200, it surpasses towing capabilities of its competitors with ease. More precisely, it can tow over 600 pounds in comparison! Add on the Trailer Tow Package, and you'll be set to tow 18,000 pounds at the receiver hitch.
There's no need to wait to bring the 2017 Ford F-250 home. Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and drive away from the dealership in your all-new towing machine today.