The Ford Excursion Lives On; Tree Huggers Be Warned

When it arrived on the market for the 2000 model year, the Ford Excursion monster SUV was a natural target for the green lobby, due to its sheer size and weight. Ford originally discontinued this leviathan back in 2005, but now it has returned, with a vengeance.

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Ford F-Series Super Duty Represents Half of Heavy Duty Truck Sales

According to a recent press release from Ford Motor Company; the 2011 Super Duty is currently accounting for 50 percent of total heavy-duty pickup sales in the United States.

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2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Getting Upgrade to 800 FT-LBS of Torque

Already boasting class-leading payload and towing, Ford has now increased the 2011 F-Series Super Duty‘s engine output to ensure it has class-leading numbers in all areas. Originally launched with 390-hp and 735 ft-lbs of torque, Ford is upgrading the truck to deliver 400-hp and 800 ft-lbs of torque. Better yet, owners who already purchased one of the lower-output 2011 models will be able to get a free upgrade from their Ford dealer.

“These numbers are impressive, yes, but that is not why they matter,” Samardzich said. “These numbers matter because our customers say they do. The higher torque means that fleet operators, such as Florida Power & Light, can plow through deep swamps and get to downed power lines faster and more confidently. It means that oil and gas crews in the Northwest can tow up an 8,000-foot grade maintaining a steady speed and using less fuel.”

In addition, F-350 dual rear-wheel (DRW) models will get upgrades that include an increased max payload from 6,520 to 7,070 and a max fifth-wheel tow rating set at 22,600 lbs, up from 21,600 lb.

Official release after the jump:

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Ford F-Series Super Duty to Get 800 Ft-Lbs of Torque

Not too long ago, if you had a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup that made 600 ft-lbs from its diesel engine, it was a really big deal. No longer. In 2010, both Ford and GM heavy-duty trucks top 700 ft-lbs from their turbo diesel engines with Ford claiming 735 ft-lbs and GM recently upping its number to 765 ft-lbs. But in what has become perhaps a new performance war, Ford is set to up the ante once again, this time by tuning it’s 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbo diesel to deliver 400 horsepower and a whopping 800 ft-lbs of torque.

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Ford F-Series Super Duty Sales Up Dramatically Thanks to All-New Model

Ford’s brand-new 2011 Super Duty pickup is creating a dramatic boost in truck sales, with May the best sales month for the model in two years. Sales of the truck beat retail targets by 237 percent in May, and beat the overall sales target (including fleet sales) by 153 percent.

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Report: Ford Power Stroke Diesel V8 to Get More Power Next Year, Topping GM's Duramax

The horsepower (and more importantly, torque) wars are heating up between GM and Ford. Last month Ford released the power numbers for its new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 in the all-new F-Series Super Duty, rating the truck at 390-hp and 735 ft-lbs of torque. Then just a few weeks later GM announced its numbers for the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 in the new 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups at 397-hp and 765 ft-lbs of torque.

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2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Makes 735 Ft-lbs of Torque, Rated to Tow 24,400 Lbs

Ford has just released the full stats on its new 2011 F-Series Super Duty, powered by an all-new 6.7-liter Powerstroke V8. The engine makes 390-hp at 2800 rpm and a tremendous 735 ft-lbs of torque at just 1600 rpm. A standard 6.2-liter gasoline, which replaces the old 5.4-liter V8, makes 385-hp and 405 ft-lbs of torque, an improvement of 85-hp and 40 ft-lbs of torque. Both engines are mated to an all-new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission

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VIDEO: Ford Releases Seven High Quality Videos About the 2011 Super Duty

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Report: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Officially Debuts at Texas State Fair

As promised, Ford officially unveiled the 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickup at the Texas State Fair today. Truck-lovers have been anticipating this release ever since Ford announced that the Super Duty models would be available with an all new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8. Unfortunately, Ford still hasn’t released any info on how much power or torque this revolutionary new motor makes.

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