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Also a new option for 2011 is Live Drive PTO, a power take-off feature for diesel-equipped Super-Dutys. The PTO uses an output gear that runs off the crankshaft to power auxiliary devices such as a dump bed, or a snow plow, or (what a concept!) a winch. The awesome thing about a PTO function is that it'll power your ancillaries for as long as the engine is running-no need to worry about draining the electrical system. If you hydrolock the engine-well heck, nothing's perfect, but we're delighted to see this time-tested example of old-school 4x4 tech returning to OE production models. For a vehicle as work-oriented as the Super Duty, it makes perfect sense.