(from Ford Press
Release) Ford and Harley-Davidson team up again for a new
Harley-Davidson F-450, the "Big Hog Daddy" of the road.
Ford F-Series Super Duty, America's most capable work truck, adds
new Harley-Davidson™ and Cabela's edition pickups and more standard
capability for 2009 including an integrated trailer brake controller
and trailer tow mirrors on select models.
Ford Work Solutions is a collection of industry-first, affordable
technologies available on 2009 F-Series Super Duty XL, XLT and FX4
trucks that will provide customers connectivity, flexibility and
security to better run key aspects of their business – from their
Ford Truck, even on the job site.
New 'Built Ford Tough' factory-applied spray-in bedliner, available
on 2009 F-Series Super Duty pickups, delivers exceptional weather
resistance and protection against gouging, scratching, cracking and
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 25, 2008 – The 2009 F-Series Super Duty line of
trucks, the industry's most capable full-size heavy-duty work
trucks, come equipped with even more capability, thanks to new
standard features and offers even more choice with two new packages
– a Cabela's FX4 for the outdoor enthusiast and for the first time,
a Harley-Davidson™ F-450 pickup.
All four Super Duty trim levels, XL, XLT, FX4, and Lariat, come with
new standard features. The XL, the no frills workhorse version, now
comes standard with air conditioning, Securilock, and manual trailer
tow mirrors. The XLT, a step up from the XL, now has power heated
trailer tow mirrors, privacy glass, integrated trailer brake
controller, remote keyless entry and Securilock as standard
For 2009 the FX4 adds standard PowerScope™ integrated power-fold,
power-telescoping mirrors, power seats, privacy glass, integrated
trailer brake controller, captain's chairs, and SIRIUS satellite
radio. The most luxurious of the Super Duty line-up is the Lariat.
The Lariat adds all of the new FX4 standard content as well as the
reverse camera system, a power sliding rear window, heated seats,
molded running boards, and SYNC, Ford's industry-exclusive,
voice-activated hands-free communications and entertainment system.
New Smart Technolgies
Ford is further
expanding its 'smart' features for truck customers by making new
technologies that make getting staying connected and getting the job
SYNC is Ford's industry-exclusive, voice-activated hands-free
communications and entertainment system that fully integrates mobile
phones and most media players into the vehicle using Bluetooth
technology and USB connectivity.
Voice-Activated Navigation System with SIRIUS Travel Link™ offers a
host of convenient features including more than 150 hours of music
storage. Users can browse the music juke box via touch-screen or by
using voice recognition. The system also integrates the climate
control and SIRIUS satellite radio into one easy-to-use,
smudge-resistant, 8-inch touch-screen display.
Ford Work Solutions, a collection of industry-exclusive technologies
for F-Series trucks and commercial E-Series vans will help make
business owners more productive and successful. Four
industry-exclusive innovations include:
An in-dash computer developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by
Microsoft Auto that provides full high-speed Internet access via the
Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and navigation by Garmin. It's the
first broadband-capable in-dash computer in production and features
available wireless accessories including a mouse and printer. This
system allows customers to print invoices and access documents
stored on their home or office computer networks – right on the job
Tool Link, a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) asset tracking
system developed with DEWALT, the industry leader in professional
power tools, and ThingMagic, the industry expert on embedded RFID
technology. This enables customers to maintain a detailed real-time
inventory of the tools or equipment stored in the vehicle.
Crew Chief, a fleet telematics and diagnostics system, which allows
small fleet owners to efficiently manage their vehicles, quickly
dispatch workers to job sites and keep detailed vehicle maintenance
Cable Lock security system developed in partnership with Master
Lock®, the industry-leading lock manufacturer, to secure large tools
or equipment in the cargo area of E-Series vans and wagons.
All four Ford Work Solutions technologies also will be available
this fall on the new 2009 Ford F-150 XL, STX, XLT and FX4 trucks and
E-Series vans. Transit Connect vans join the lineup in mid-2009.