Originally published in the June 2015 edition of Tech Trends
(e-newsletter and as an article within NTEA News), this article is also
available to you below as an employee of an NTEA member company.
Ford recently held a measuring session for its 2016 model year
F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks in Dearborn, MI. NTEA members were able to
evaluate the vehicles in preparation for their launch later this year. The new
F-650/F-750 trucks are developed with all-Ford components, including engine,
transmission, cab and frame.
- With the new model, customers
can order their truck frames with holes pre-drilled/punched from the factory for
equipment and body mounting applications. The hole locations are checked for
existing chassis items that could be in the way, providing customers with
optimal positioning recommendations.
- This optional pre-punched hole
program must be special ordered through a dealer but allows quicker installation
times, as well as more specific body and equipment mounting based on customer
needs and applications.
- The new Ford F-650/F-750 frames
have been fully CAD-mapped for potential issues and interference, enabling body
builders, end customers and truck dealers to customize the equipment mounting
hole locations for maximum benefit.
This option will be available as production starts on the 2016 model
year Ford F-650/F-750, and will change the gross vehicle weight ratings
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