Hardcore work rigs like the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty have graduated from jobsite necessities to big-ticket investments over the past couple of decades, due in large part to the enormous growth in not just their respective capabilities, but also the considerable luxury that these trucks now have to offer. Sure, you can still get a barebones model for shuttling drywall and gravel from point A to point B - and fleet shoppers will eat them up like candy - but foremen, contractors, and anyone facing the kind of towing needs that a regular half-ton pickup just can't handle have inexorably gravitated towards the finer things in life, at least when it comes to outfitting their diesel-powered full-tons.
The 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty isn't an all-new design, but it's made important advances in two key areas. Under the hood you'll find the second-generation version of Ford's Power Stroke turbodiesel motor, and inside the truck's cabin there's a fresh take on style, comfort, and functionality that catches up to what recent heavy-duty pickups from GM and Ram have to offer. I headed down to Daniels, West Virginia to sample the luxurious confines of the top-spec Super Duty trucks, as well as punish the latest Power Stroke design up and down the region's coal-rich mountain-side, and discovered that Ford is back in the commercial-spec game with a vengeance.