Ford F350/450 Super Duty Models Part Of Automaker’s SEMA Show
With the emphasis on its Ranger and smaller F-Series pickups, you would think that vehicles like the F350 and F450 would not be part of its Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) exhibit stand, but no, the larger are part of the exhibit. Several Ford truck series are included in this year's SEMA concepts, including the Ranger which is represented by several concept Ranger models. Plus there are other models that address the popular F250 market including the anticipated F250 Ford Super Duty Tremor package.
Two manufacturers, BDS Suspension and DeBerti Design, have taken the honors in this arena by providing examples of each truck. BDS has used the F350 as the basis of its SEMA unique model, while DeBerti has used the F450 workplace truck for its entry.
BDS Suspension Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab XLT
Billed as the ultimate off-road adventure 2020 Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab XLT, BDS Suspension’s project Go Beyond is set up as the ultimate off-road adventure vehicle. The project builds on the F350 Super Duty’s robust platform to create a purpose-built overland rig that is designed to go places where few others have gone, far off the grid.
Powered by the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine, it uses a BDS four-inch radius arm lift with Fox 2.5 factory race Dual Speed Compression coilovers and shocks. Fitted with massive 40-inch Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 tires, mounted on 20-inch Method Race 605 NV-series wheels, the F350 Super Duty features enlarged wheel openings to take care of the massive wheels. This unique vehicle is ready to handle rough terrain.
Bumper Houses Warn Winch
The F350 Super Duty takes advantage of an Addictive Desert Designs stealth fighter front bumper that houses a Warn Industry’s Zeon 12S winch, equipped with Rigid LED lights for off-road trekking at night.
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In back, the heavy-duty truck uses a Knapheide aluminum service box to store everything needed for long trips away from civilization. For example, the box holds a hard-shell tent and awning, a Dometic CFZ-75DZW electric refrigerator, a two-burner gas grill, propane tank with custom mount. There is also a Ridetech air compressor kit with an air tank, power inverter, collapsible aluminum table, and camp chairs. There is little left out.
The BDS Suspension’s Go Beyond F350 Super Duty looks ready for adventure both inside and out. It features a custom agate black and chroma elite copper paint paired with custom Katzkin black and mahogany leather seats, and a Kicker VSS audio system.
DeBerti Design Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab
Moving up a truck size to the 2o020 Ford F450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab, DeBerti Design has taken the F450 to levels of storage and styling not seen before.
A Kelderman air ride suspension system supports the truck’s massive towing and hauling capabilities. The suspension ensures there is more than enough room for its 22-inch American Force wheels shod in 37-inch Toyo tires. DeBerti Design’s patented pullout bumper drawer has improved storage. The bumper drawer combines with a dual pullout fender/cabinet and Ford Accessories safe by Console Vault.
Rigid LED Lights Provide Illumination
The DeBerti Design Ford F450 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab features more than enough light to keep working after the sun goes down. Sets of Rigid LED lights ensure that the after-dark lighting remains bright. Indeed, this F450 Super Duty looks excellent at any worksite, while also improving the overall view of the site, as well.
Source: Ford Public Relations
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