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Ford Super Duty – F-450 Vehicle Shipping
The Ford F-450 is a part of Ford’s Super Duty line of trucks, along with the F-250 and F-350 models. The F-450 models are currently the largest production trucks that Ford offers to consumers and are much different than the F-250 and F-350 models (which in turn are incredibly similar to one another in all aspects but size). All four F-450 models – the XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch – are duly trucks, meaning they have six wheels – two in the front and two pairs of wheels in the back. Unlike the F-250 and F-350 models, which sport up to three different cab choices, the F-450 models only come with one: the crew cab, a five-passenger, four-door variant which makes the vehicle larger and longer than a single cab or SuperCab. Also unlike the F-250 and F-350, the four F-450 models only feature one type of engine: a 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo diesel engine, a behemoth in a truck that size.
The XL comes in at $49,395 MSRP, while the XLT costs $53,645, the Lariat costs $59,050 and the King Ranch weighs in at a hefty $64,030. The prices show just how much you get out of the F-450 models; they are true workhorses, not meant to be driven by just anyone. The F-450 is designed to haul things and tow things, and are especially useful for people in the construction industry and the agricultural industry. F-450’s have always had huge tow limits, and this year’s models are no exceptions, providing the most towing capacity of any truck commercially available from the Ford Motor Company. You can also learn more about the F-450 by visiting the Cars.com page here.
The biggest problem is always shipping it. Arranging vehicle transportation for an F-450 can be expensive and difficult, considering the size. Most auto transport companies base their prices on the weight of the vehicle being shipped, and the bigger the vehicle, the more expensive auto transport will be. The reason for this is that most auto transporters on the road today operate multi-car carriers, which are capable of hauling ten different passenger vehicles/light SUV’s at one time. These auto shipping carriers are required by federal law to be weighed while on the road, and are subject to heavy fines and costly delays should they be overweight. Therefore, many auto transporters won’t transport something like an F-450, leaving it to specialty transporters to deal with. The F-450 is almost always going to have to go onto a flatbed auto transport truck, as opposed to a regular one, and these transporters cost a lot more money because they are not as commonly seen on the road. It’s important to talk to your auto transport representative about your specific truck; let them know the exact model and be ready to give measurements and specifications, should your auto shipping company ask for them.
But no matter which F-450 you’re shipping, Automobile Shipping Quotes can help you get it moved. Simply fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form and you’ll receive ten free quotes from auto transporters who know what it takes to handle something as large as an F-450. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live representatives, who can answer general questions about auto transport and give you tips and tricks to avoid costly fees or delays. Whether you’re shipping to Maine, California, or any other state in between, our representatives can help you get to where you’re going. So go ahead, fill out our free form yourself, or give us a call and let us do the work – either way, you’ll be glad you did.