New interior features include a fold-down armrest, a floor console that can accommodate a laptop, and a removable hanging bin for storage that can attach to the dash. While many still haul hay, pull horse trailers, work construction sites and are modified for all sorts of duties, more and more heavy-duty trucks are used for recreation. While the smaller F-l50s have rounded edges, the Super Duty pickups look like heavy-duty truck. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard with the gasoline engines, while a new six-speed manual is standard with the Powerstroke. The rear seat cushion folds up and forward and the seatback folds down to create a steel flat loading surface, a perfect place to put tools and other heavy items that need to stay secure and out of the elements.
Their menacing square-jawed front ends, brawny-looking raised hoods and aggressive headlamps are a big tip-off that there are significant differences underneath. Other options included a 7. Four-wheel disc brakes, which are standard, provided excellent driver feedback. Two new Triton overhead-cam engines are available: A 5. Standard in all rear-wheel and four-wheel drive 1999 Ford Super Duty F250 pickups was a 5-speed manual overdrive transmission. Our F-250 was equipped with the V8. A dropped beltline gives the new F-250 a sense of openness and accessibility.
A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission or 6-speed manual overdrive transmission were available as options. Manual locking hubs are still available for the 4x4s. The F-250 comes with a 16-inch wheel and tire package. . Cargo area cover and pickup bed liner were available for all trims, along with Cruise Control, tilt steering, keyless entry, and leather steering wheel. Adjustable seatbelt anchors increase safety and comfort. The 1999 F250 could pull up to 11,000 pounds and carry more weight.
Many trucks these days are used for work and personal duty. The Super Duty F-250 comes in regular cab, extended Super Cab and four-door Crew Cab models. A better suspension, better brakes and a choice of more powerful engines make it a joy to drive. With the ability to tow up to 13,400 pounds, the Super Duty F-250 offers the best towing capacity in its class. Dark toreador, oxford white, red, and woodland green were also available as options. Driving Impressions We drove our F-250 along the Pacific Coast, down bustling inland freeways and off road in the backcountry. They hinge on the rear pillars of the cab and swing out a full 90 degrees from the doorsill.
Power windows, power door locks, and leather seats were standard equipment in Lariat models. But with features that make it as comfortable as a luxury car and capabilities that allow it to perform more work than ever before, this new F-250 is a thing of beauty. Controls are big, easy to reach and manipulate and gauges are easy to read. To address that, Ford is offering twice as many configurations as before. This truck is much roomier than before. Wheelbase lengths include 137 inches regular cab , 142 inches SuperCab short-bed , 158 inches SuperCab long-bed , 156 inches Crew Cab short-bed and 172 inches Crew Cab long-bed. Until recently, heavy-duty trucks—three-quarter- and one-ton models—were work vehicles.
It almost felt like a big luxury car. The rear doors are 25 inches wide. Some compare it to the big-rig look of the Dodge Ram. A roomier, more comfortable interior makes long hauls more bearable. In fact, the Super Duty F-Series trucks ride on an entirely different platform from the regular F-150 and F-250 models. This design eases the loading of gear and passengers and contributes to occupant safety with the combination of vertical beams and a cross brace where the front and rear doors meet. Braking performance was impressive with smooth, undramatic stops.
The standard cigar lighter is augmented with a second auxiliary power outlet. The optional 4-speed automatic transmission has been improved. Extended cab models can now be ordered with four doors. It also makes it easier to climb in, a welcome feature when juggling tools, briefcases, or even toddlers. More than 44 different configurations are available and we checked out a fair sample of them when the Super Duty F-Series line was launched. Completely redesigned and re-engineered for 1999, the Super Duty F-250—and the rest of the new Super Duty F-Series pickups—now look like real trucks. Standard in all four-wheel and rear-wheel drive 1999 Ford Super Duty F250 pickups was a 5.
The wheelbase of regular cab trucks has been stretched 4 inches and the truck is 9 inches longer overall. Two large cupholders are provided. Recognizing this, Ford has redesigned its Super Duty trucks with a slew of thoughtful features to make them more enjoyable for ferrying families. We like the new styling. Body roll was noticeably limited in the corners. Shoulder room has been increased by more than 3 inches and hip room by more than 5 inches.
By - January 20, 2010 The 1999 Ford F-Series Super Duty F250 was available as a rear or four wheel-drive pickup and provided an increased hauling capacity over the Ford F-Series F150 models. Ford expects it to be rated at 275 horsepower and 500 foot-pounds of torque. Walkaround The most noticeable thing about the 1999 Super Duty F-250 is the new exterior styling. Our overwhelming impression was that it drove like a much smaller truck. The new chassis is more rigid than the previous platform, which allowed Ford engineers to redesign and retune the suspension geometry.
The only exception is the instrument panel dimmer, which is a bit hard to reach. Passenger-side airbags offer a deactivation switch on regular cab and SuperCab models. We were impressed with the striking combination of crisp handling and compliant ride quality. Greater capacities make all of the Super Duty F-Series trucks able to carry heavier loads and pull heavier trailers. The 1999 F250 was available in a basic black, light prairie, bright amber, and dark hunter green. . .