It has taken Ford only eight months to sell more F-650 and F-750 trucks than it did for all of 2015.
The truck manufacturer sold 10,160 of the all-new medium-duty trucks, up 59% percent year-over-year through August. It marked the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997.
The redesigned F-650 and F-750 trucks rolled off the line at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for the first time in August 2015. Ford shifted production to Ohio from Mexico in 2015 and invested $168 million in the Ohio plant.
The F-650 and F-750 line-up includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and a new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.
Ford offers a gasoline-powered engine for its medium-duty trucks—a 6.8-liter V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is available on both F-650 and F-750 models with the heavy-duty, Ford-built TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the 6.8-liter engine can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas. The trucks also can be powered by the Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine that produces 270 horsepower and 675 lb.-ft. of torque. Other engine outputs of 300 horsepower with 700 lb.-ft. of torque and 330 horsepower with 725 lb.-ft. of torque are also offered.
The TorqShift HD’s available Live-Drive Power Takeoff Provision can handle the diesel engine’s 300 lb.-ft. of stationary torque and 200 lb.-ft. in mobile mode, giving customers the power they need to operate a wide range of equipment on the job site. Diesel models can accommodate split-shaft PTO applications, as well. New for 2017 is the addition of mobile mode on the 6.8-liter V10 engine.