• Sep 25, 2008
Click above to view high-res gallery of the 2009 Ford F-450 Harley-Davidson Edition

Today Ford added two new co-branded models to its F-Series Super Duty line-up, the F-450 Harley-Davidson and FX-4 Cabela edition. The 2009 HD model continues a long tradition of collaboration between the Blue Oval and builder of hogs, but is the first time this co-branding has been applied to the mightiest of F-Series pickups, the F-450. It comes with a blue-flame paint job that's carried through into the interior on the gauges. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Harley-Davidson edition F-Series if there weren't a plethora of commemorative badges on the truck to remind you.


Click above to view high-res gallery of the 2009 Ford FX-4 Cabela Edition

For those looking for a truck that is perhaps a bit more mild, Ford offers the Cabela edition FX-4. Cabela is an outdoor retailer that appeals to hunting and fishing types, so this co-branding deal puts Ford right in front of their faces. The Cabela edition FX-4 gets a two-tone paint scheme that can be ordered up in a number of colors, cloth seats, dark Paldeo wood trim and lockable storage units to hide your hunting rifle, fishing pole or whatever.

Ford has also announced the availability of new options for the Super Duty line like a spray-in bedliner called Tough Bed, SYNC, voice-activated nav system with SIRIUS Travel Link, and the Ford Work Solutions package.




PRESS RELEASE

F-SERIES SUPER DUTY ADDS NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND CABELA'S EDITION PICKUPS
  • 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 chipping.

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 features.

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 done easier.

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 site.

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 records.

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.

Cabela's FX4

Ford is expanding its relationship with Cabela's, the world's largest outdoor outfitter, by offering a new Cabela's FX4 package for 2009. According to customer data, seventy-six percent of F-Series buyers hunt and fish and a key way for Ford to connect with those outdoor enthusiasts is as the official truck of Cabela's for the last six years with products prominently placed at stores nationwide and featured in Cabela's publications and TV programming. The Cabela's FX4 package features a unique two-tone paint scheme in five colors: Ebony, Oxford White, Forest Green Metallic, Royal Red Metallic and Silver Metallic with Sterling Grey Metallic lower body accents, running boards and wheel lip moldings. Custom mud flaps and unique Cabela's badging finish off the exterior.

The interior features standard cloth seats with the Cabela's logo or available Aniline leather seats with a unique two-tone embossed grain pattern. The center stack is finished with a dark Paldeo wood appliqué. All weather floor mats also wear the Cabela's logo. And for the avid outdoor enthusiast, additional lockable storage in the front console and underneath the rear seats is perfect for keeping equipment secure and out of sight.

Harley-Davidson™ F-450

Ford and Harley-Davidson team up again for a new Harley-Davidson™ F-450, the "Big Hog Daddy" of the road. As with the still available F-250/350 SRW models, each individually numbered Harley-Davidson™ F-450 features a unique blue-flame paint scheme that starts at the side vents and runs down to the box side of the truck. The flame design scheme is carried through to the interior gauges in the instrument panel. The custom perforated black leather wrapped seats, door panels and center console cover reveal blue leather underneath giving the same blue-flame effect as the exterior. Harley-Davidson™ badges are present on the fenders and tailgate, along with "Harley-Davidson" script located on the box side.

Tough Bed

Ford is offering Tough Bed, a unique, military-grade, factory-installed, spray-in bed liner for the first time on the 2009 F-Series Super Duty.
"Tough Bed is a smart solution for Ford Super Duty customers who want to better protect their most important asset – the pickup box," said Tom Aubrey, Ford F-Series Super Duty marketing manager. "Like the entire truck, Tough Bed stands up to the most stringent durability standards including those required by the U.S. Military – that definitely makes it 'Built Ford Tough.'."

According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), installation of spray-in bedliners grew from 27 percent in 2004 to nearly 34 percent of all pickup trucks in 2006, and will continue to grow at a steady rate to nearly 40 percent in 2008.

Developed in partnership with PPG Industries, Tough Bed exceeds the standards of today's typical aftermarket spray-in bedliner solutions. This military-grade coating has been through the government's toughest blast mitigation testing to determine whether the material can with stand the force of a bomb blast. It has performed equal to or better than other protective coating systems at one-third the thickness.

The polyol-based elastomeric film and isocyanate hardener are applied to the pickup box by a precision, high-pressure, automated sprayer to ensure one smooth, even coat at a very low film thickness unlike the traditional hand-spray application of aftermarket bed liners.

The finer application ensures that the bedliner materials won't run or sag on the inside walls of the box in addition minimizing unnecessary weight. Tough Bed does not compromise Super Duty's class-leading cargo capacity or the installation of aftermarket assets such as tool boxes, tonneau covers and truck caps. The uniformly textured surface also helps minimize load slippage while delivering an exceptionally clean appearance.

The special bedliner material formula is immune to the effects of ultraviolet radiation and will not fade or chalk. It also protects against physical damage to the pickup box such as gouging, scratching, cracking and chipping. It is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile factory limited warranty.
All F-Series Super Duty models are built at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i like harleydavidson, and i have sharing photo and videos about harley davidson on : http://harleydavidsons.flixya.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...dark Paldeo wood trim and lockable storage units to hide your hunting rifle, fishing pole or your salami!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      John: I too am an enthusiast. These are great vehicles and have been Ford's bread and butter for years. However, the HD editions usually sit on dealers lots for months in my market. I suspect Ford only produces then due to a co-operative ad "donation" from HD. But beyond being an enthusiast, I am a stockholder, former retail employee and company retiree. Ford must recognize the market for this type of vehicle is dead and I think they should not spend the $$ to promote them over vehicles with high fuel efficiency, and of course, they should be working on vehicles with even better fuel efficiency. There are 20 comments to this point and of those that are positive about these units, I'll bet none are going to beat a path to their friendly Ford dealer tomorrow to buy one.
      I'm more interested in seeing the company survive and prosper than putting units like this on the ground to collect dust.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Many people haul ATVs to go hunting, and use the ATV to get back to their tree stand.

      Also, ever try to move a moose (900-1500 pounds) or an elk (700 pounds) in a Prius?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ allaman:

        LOL! I think I cried a little with that.

        Personally, I like that the back seat in my Focus goes down so I just shove the moose in there and tie down the trunk.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Who doesn't haul 1500 lbs of moose regularly?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there really demand for this?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know people are going to say no one wants a truck, but I know there's a demand for trucks. Believe it or not, people still have to build houses and buildings, and they can't haul lumber in a Prius.

      When we look at places like Germany (8 dollars a gallon), and really think hard about it, gas prices here ain't that bad.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You sir, have style.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have you heard a Prius drive by. Its sounds like this,..

        vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooommmmm i'm gay...

        I drive a 2000 F-250 SuperDuty V10, 6 inch lift, 37" Super Swamper tires to the office everyday. Pruis are like Fat Women, they are fun to ride in until one of your friends see's you with one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm talking about trucks in general if you hadn't noticed....
        • 6 Years Ago
        i actually agree with this. if you look at the market trends, truck sales are actually gaining steam... yes a lot of it is incentive driven, but it doesnt matter, people will still buy them no matter what. the trick is to get production in line with demand, build to that number and everyone wins. especially since they make so much cash on trucks. they would be dumb NOT to sell them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Large and not in charge.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When are they going to announce powertrain options??? I am still looking for that new V8.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks Ford truck interiors are really cool? I sat in a F-150 and F-250 during the NY Auto Show and though they were really well made and the design fit their truck personalities... here's to hoping the 2010 Mustang interior will be a big improvement :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        +10

        Apparently V.Wolf has never sat in a Harley F-series. My friend had an '06 F-150 Harley and it was a beautiful interior with a smooth, quiet ride...better than ANY Accord I have ever been in (and there have been a few).
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah I agree, I wish ford's cars had interiors as nice as their trucks.

        • 6 Years Ago
        V.Wolf HAS to be 'No Welfare for GM'. They have the same avatar, and even though he has a different name. his stupidity shines through.

        P.S. V. Wolf, you know Accord and F150 are in 2 different classes, right? and Honda has nothing that can even remotely compete with Ford, Chevy, or even Toyota at that. Ridgeline wants to be what what every other truck is, and it fails.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah *breath* hahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha

      Its NOT big enough!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with the flames?

      That is almost as bad as fake port holes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Harley is bad-ass .. plain and simple. And it's stuff like this that really sets the F-series apart from the rest.
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