Ford Improves the Popular F-650 and F-750 Commercial Series Trucks
Both trucks are experiencing their best sales numbers since 1997.
The Ford medium-duty series of trucks sold like gangbusters last year, and Ford plans to continue that trend with a series of 2018 model year upgrades. Designed for usability in the workforce and easy maintenance, the F-650 and F-750 chassises are helpful additions to any fleet.
Exclusive to the medium duty market, Ford offers both a gas and diesel engine for the F-650. Owners can either equip their truck with the honking 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel V8 or 6.8-liter gas-powered V-10. Both engines serve specific purposes and can drastically effect the cost of daily fleet operation.
The 6.7-liter is tuned to the sound of three different power outputs: 270 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque; 300 hp and 700 lb-ft; and 330 hp and 725 lb-ft. On a side note, if you were every wondering how much play these engines have in regards to tuning, here is your answer. Another comforting aspect of the new Ford F-650 and F-750 is under warranty for five years or a whopping 250,000 miles. Although both figures will most likely be surpassed by many owners, it is nice to see high-mileage warranties backing a product.
For the 2018 model year, Ford has added standard electronic stability control and traction control braking to the F-750. Ford is also offering a high-output 240-amp alternator for the 6.8-liter V-10 engine. This was done in order to allow for substantial auxiliary lighting—think the sort of accessories needed by ambulances, snow plows and tow trucks.
Clearly these trucks are getting the attention of businesses with commercial fleets...but apparently they are also getting the attention of one Shaquille O'Neal, too.