Big jobs call for reliable vehicles, which is why the Blue Oval's F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks are rapidly growing in popularity and sales. Information about both is readily available at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, so don't hesitate to stop by!
As the result of a recent redesign, the pair in the spotlight are currently basking in their greatest sales afterglow of a record-setting year in 2016 - a year that parallels sales from 1997, two decades prior. The two largest trucks in Ford's lineup are offered in straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and exclusive tractor models, with Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles. The Blue Oval also stands out as the only manufacturer to make the choice of gasoline or diesel powertrain in the medium-duty conventional market an option.
“Our segment-exclusive gasoline engine is appealing to fleet managers who recognize not every duty cycle requires the torque of a diesel engine, and who prefer the cost and maintenance advantages of gasoline power,” Kevin Koester, Ford's medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager, said.
Stay tuned to learn more about the F-650 and F-750, and talk to our team at Sound Ford about purchasing them for yourself today!
'Tough' and 'reliable' are two apt terms to describe the Ford F-Series trucks lineup, which encompasses everything from the classic F-150 to the F-750 medium-duty vocational trucks and beyond. The former sports up to 450 horsepower with a towing capacity of up to 10,500 pounds - plenty of grit for the average truck driver - and the rest of its family even more.
That's why it's no surprise that the F-Series is celebrating its best-selling status for 40 years in a row, and giving a nod to utility and communications infrastructure contractor HENKELS & McCOY Group as of late. The contractor recently reached a notable milestone of 94 years as a loyal Ford truck customer. It's one of the longest recorded customer relationships industry-wide.
Stay tuned to learn more about this historic relationship, and test-drive our F-Series trucks at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.
March's largest work truck event nationwide, The Work Truck Show, welcomed a bevy of truck enthusiasts and a slew of announcements from the Ford Motor Company team. As part of their public statement, the Blue Oval shared successes from 2016's truck sales.
Last year, Ford sales for medium-duty trucks exceeded that of any year since 1997 - nearly two decades earlier. Medium-duty trucks are also the most rapidly growing volume medium-duty brand, according to the announcement. Ford F-650 and F-750 truck sales also received recognition for their 54 percent year-over-year sales increase, with 2016 sales capping at 15,486. The increase in sales represents growing market share in tandem.
“Customers are embracing our new medium-duty trucks,” John Scholtes, Ford's chief program engineer of commercial vehicles, said. “They appreciate how flexible the platform is – we offer a choice of gasoline or diesel powertrain, three body styles, a wide GVWR range, and almost limitless customization options to let them spec exactly the right trucks for even the toughest jobs.” The F-650 and F-750 family, in particular, includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, in addition to kick-up frame Pro Loaders and a tractor model solely crafted for heavy towing.
Check back to learn about Ford's other exciting announcements from The Work Truck Show, and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.
It takes one of the nation's most renowned automakers to power one of the nation's most renowned parades. For today's Rose Parade, which helps kick off the new year on a high and jubilant note, Ford Motor Company's 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine is doing the heavy work to ensure that the Lucy Pet Products 2017 Rose Parade float - the longest and heaviest in parade history - cruises through the parade route in style.
The V10 gasoline engine is only fitting for a float of this magnitude; it's a highly proven engine that has made a reputation for its towing and hauling power and efficiency. Although the Lucy Pet Products float is making its debut at the parade, its record-breaking numbers have already given it a preceding reputation. The florally decorated float measures over 125 feet long and weighs over 137,000 pounds, featuring eight dogs surfing on actual waves. To create the jaw-dropping effect, a special mobile wave machine within a 5,000-gallon water tank works to generate the motion of the ocean. Given its sheer size and heft, it's only fitting that Ford' 6.8-liter V10 gas engine and heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission does the job. The engine is also found in the Blue Oval's F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks.
According to Kevin Koester, the marketing manager of Ford's medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet, “Ford is proud to power the world’s longest and heaviest parade float. As the U.S. commercial vehicle sales leader for 31 years, we’ve seen a lot of applications for our vehicles – but hauling the world’s longest, heaviest parade float certainly stands out." He continues in a statement released by Ford, “ With the broadest line of commercial vehicles available, Ford has you covered, whether you need a truck to haul soda, sand or surfing dogs.”
The engine that takes the spotlight in today's parade also boasts 320 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and is a testament to Ford's dedication to making waves in the automotive industry. The Blue Oval is the only automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine in the medium-duty truck category.
Learn more about Ford's engines by visiting our team at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!