In the commercial heavy duty truck space, various operators seek out what’s called a “severe duty” package for Class 8 trucks that almost never see pavement. Mining, oil, forestry, concrete, and other industries simply need something more durable than the road-going semi truck. These upgrades usually involve adding all-terrain tires, underbody plating, better air filtration, and so forth. Just the same, demand is growing for work pickup trucks with similar capabilities. Enter the new Ford Super Duty XL Off-Road package, which was designed for those work areas that require a bit more capability off the beaten path while still offering all the beloved features of a Ford Super Duty.
2023 Ford Super Duty F-350 XL Off-Road: Details
According to our friends at TFL, the package is distinct from the FX4 and Tremor packages as it stands on its own. When purchasing a Super-Duty XL with this package, customers will receive 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac MT tires (with the white lettering!), a rear locking differential, higher water fording axle vent tubes (for serious water fording of up to 30 inches), a transfer case, and fuel tank skid plates. But that’s not all; this could be an off-road limo with a super cab and an 8-foot-long bed. Hubbah, hubbah.
Powering this Ford Super Duty is a 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel. It has also been equipped with a chrome package and a 2,000-watt inverter ProPower Onboard package to power an assortment of tools such as an air compressor, table saw, high-powered work lights, and more. All of which could be useful when working at a remote site.
The 2023 Ford Super Duty XL Off-Road Package is a mere $995 add-on, but does require a bit of content upgrades, such as the 3.73 limited slip differential ($4,215), to make it accessible. Configuring a new Super Duty as bare bones as you can the XL Off Road Package will nonetheless set you back $50,080 USD at the time of this writing. Meanwhile, the truck found in the video and described here has a sticker price of around $65,665. However, having something from the factory ready for work may be beneficial. Plus, Ford has done an extensive job to ensure that the truck is prepared to work hard without as much concern for recalls or other issues as part of an effort to improve vehicle quality across its products, especially for the ever-popular Super Duty trucks.