In the Ford F-series, the higher the numbers go, the more powerful they grow. So what can you expect from the 2019 Ford F-550? A hardworking beast that can knuckle down and do some intense jobs. We're talking a 6.8-liter 3-valve V-10 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, together delivering 424 lb-ft of torque. If that's whetted your appetite for what the Ford F-550 can do for you or your business, read on. Nothing is new for 2019, having just come off a major overhaul a couple years ago, but the Ford F-550 continues to be a shining example of what trucks can do.
Chassis and Configurations
Being a work truck for some huge jobs, the Ford F-550 has to be customizable. And this Ford is, in spades. The F-550 comes as a cutaway chassis and can be upfitted as a flatbed, dump truck, utility van, conventional pickup, and plenty more. With the chassis cutaway, the F-550 is really yours to customize for your needs or line of work. The cab is also customizable. You can get yours as one-row, super cab, or four-door crew cab that holds up to six people.
Another customization available is chassis length. With the aft-axle frame extension, you can accommodate additional equipment with extended length. It provides 42 inches of extension with the 145-in. wheelbase and 32 inches of extension with the 169-in. wheelbase.
Engines and Power
In addition to the base engine we mentioned above, the 2019 Ford F-550 offers the optional Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8. This is the most powerful engine ever offered in this class, delivering 330 horsepower and 750 lb.-ft. of torque. Together with the F-550's smart-aluminum composition that makes this truck lighter without compromising durability, the Super Duty truck has best-in-class payload capacity, at 12,750 pounds and best-in-class towing, at 31,900 pounds. Couple that with features like AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and trailer sway control, and you can safely tow 16 tons. The Ford F-550 is lighter, but this truck isn't afraid to pull its weight. And then some.
You'll appreciate the interior design of the 2019 Ford F-550. Ford gets it. You have plenty of tools and you need a quick and easy place to store them. That's why they installed a rear flat load floor in every Crew and Super Cab F-550. On top of that, the four-door F-550 boasts a folding lockable under-seat box. This feature stores your tools and loose gear for easy access when you need them.
With all the customization available, there's a wide range of prices for the 2019 Ford F-550. They start at just $38,875 and, generally speaking, can run up to $57,800. Still, when you consider that even Ford F-150s can run even higher, that's actually a pretty good deal. There's a lot more horsepower, torque, and customization in an F-550 than its smaller sibling can muster. So go ahead. Who says hard work has to be a chore?