Aluminum Alloy Body 2017 Super Duty is lean with high-strength. It bulks up the muscle with heavier-grade components to get more work done! Learn more about Military-Grade innovation.
Aluminum Alloy Body Super Duty
For the first time, the Super Duty body uses a high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. It’s more dent and ding-resistant than the outgoing steel body. It also not subject to red rust corrosion. The aluminum alloy body on the all-new 2017 Super Duty is like the athlete who depends on lean mass to improve power-to-weight ratio for great performance!
Super Duty goes lean with high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body and bed, and bulks the muscle with heavier-grade components such as springs, axles, hubs and transfer cases to get more work done. The end results in an all-new 2017 Super Duty that’s the lightest, toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever!
First-in-class high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and box
- 6000-series aluminum alloys are proven in aerospace, commercial transportation, energy and many other rugged industries over decades of use.
- Advanced high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy is specifically heat-treated and gauged.
- The heat-treating process provides high-strength properties.
- Aluminum is extremely strong for its weight. It has one-third the density of steel, which allows it to flex without losing shape, yet is strong enough to resist dents, dings and corrosion.
- Upgauged body panels have higher dent-and-ding resistance than the current model and save weight.
- Advanced riveting and tough adhesives create a strong, continuous bond between components.
- Proprietary heat treatment increases the strength and key structural components.
- Innovative F-Series cargo box has been re-engineered with even higher-gauge alloys to handle the increased loading requirements of the all-new Super Duty.
- Multiple panels of thick-gauge alloys are riveted and bonded together for structural strength.
- Continuous, hydroformed alloy tubes from the the A-pillar base, over the doors to the back of the cab roof.
The Truth About Aluminum Alloy
Aluminum alloys such as 6022 aluminum alloy have a better strength-to-weight ratio than common steels.