Heavy Haulin’: 7,500 Pounds of Load-Leveling Capacity for Your 2017 Super Duty

    Heavy Haulin’

    Mike McGlothlinPhotographer, Writer

    So you bought a ’17 Super Duty—a truck that’s capable of towing 30,000 pounds or more depending on the model you went with—and now it’s time to hook up the fifth-wheel trailer and see what she’ll do. With so much potential present in the current crop of diesel pickups, it’s easy to get swept up in the glorified numbers game of towing and payload ratings. After all, just because a truck is rated to tow or haul a given amount of weight on paper doesn’t mean it will enjoy doing it out in the real world. Excessive tongue weight, poor load positioning, and improper weight distribution can all contribute to a truck that squats, bottoms out, steers and brakes poorly, and suffers from excessive body roll and incorrect headlight aim.

    For decades, Air Lift has been helping trucks live up to all of their marketing hype—and the company’s latest air spring system, the LoadLifter 7500 XL, does not disappoint. Designed to support the largest loads on the road, the new Air Lift system brings 7,500 pounds’ worth of load-leveling capacity to the freshest heavy-duty offerings from Ford, Ram, and GM. With a ’17 Ford F-350 being prepped for regular towing duty, we decided to give the LoadLifter 7500 XL a shot. Just three hours later, the complete, bolt-on package was installed and we moved on to outfitting the truck with Air Lift’s WirelessAIR air spring controller. If you plan to move any substantial amount of weight with your ’17 Super Duty, you owe it to yourself to consider Air Lift’s LoadLifter 7500 XL system.

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