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  • TRUCK SPEC'ING PAGE 6 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CENTER PAGE 13

    WWW.FORD.COM/COMMERCIAL-TRUCKS/F650-F750/2017 SPECIAL ISSUE 2017

    TRUCK SPEC ING PAGE 6 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CENTER PAGE 13

    WWW.FORD.COM/COMMERCIAL-TRUCKS/F650-F750/2/201017 SPECIAL ISSUE 2017

    F-650/F-750The Solution forYour Application

    +DIESEL- AND GASOLINE-POWERED CAPABILITY

    FORD MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS: ASSEMBLED IN

    THE USA

    Vehicles shown with available and aftermarket equipment.Vehicles shown with available andand aftermarket equipment.

    Winner 2016 & 2017

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    -ft./Moblle:200lb.-ft.

    -ft./Moblle:125 lb.-ft.

    Front Spring Rating (lbs.)

    Model 8,500 10,000

    12,000 13,200 14,0

    F-650 Pro Loader gas S

    O

    F-650 Pro Loader diesel S

    F-650 gas S O

    O

    F-650 diesel S O

    O

    F-650 Tractor S

    O

    F-750 gas S

    O O

    F-750 diesel S

    O O O

    F-750 Tractor S

    O O O

    Rear Multi-Leaf Sp

    rings Rating (lbs.)

    15,500 19,000

    21,000 23,000 31

    F-650 Pro Loader gas S

    O

    F-650 Pro Loader diesel S

    O

    F-650 gas S

    O

    l S O

    O

    SUSPENSIONS

    SF-650 Pro Loader

    diesel O OS

    F-650 diesel O O S F-750 gas

    SO O

    O

    F-750 Tractor

    Front Axle Rating (lbs.)

    8,500 10,000 12,000 14,000

    r gas S

    r diesel S

    S O

    S O

    S

    S O

    S O O

    S O O

    Rear Axle Rating (lbs.) Single-Spe

    ed

    00 21 000 23 000 26,000

    Yield (psi) Max. section modu

    lus (cu. in.) 10.75 12

    Max. resisting bending moment (in.-l

    bs.) 860,000 632,000 1,211,

    000 1,702,000

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    2/17/17 12:38 PM

    FORD F-650/F-750: ASSEMBLED IN THE USA

    WRIGHT TREE SERVICE REAPS REWARDS FROM LONG-LASTING FLEET

    DISTRIBUTING COMPANY TREKS THROUGH TOUGH TERRAIN

    FOUR STEPS TO SPECING A TRUCK

    FORD OFFERS DIESEL AND GASOLINE POWER OPTIONS

    F-650/F-750 TRACTOR MODELS OFFER CAPABILITY THATS HEAD OF THE CLASS

    F-650/F-750 MODELS OFFER A RANGE OF SOLUTIONS

    F-650/F-750 MODELS BY THE NUMBERS

    FORD COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CENTER PROGRAM EMPHASIZES SERVICE

    ARROW TOWING INC. STANDS BEHIND FORD

    TNG INCREASES CAPABILITY EFFICIENCY WITH F-650

    MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK NEWS TABLE OF CONTENTS SPEC IAL ISSUE 2017

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    MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK NEWS WWW.FORD.COM/COMMERCIAL-TRUCKS/F650-F750/20172

  • MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK NEWS 3

    OUR FACTORY

    part of a collective bargaining agree-ment Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) negotiated in 2011. The plant has approximately 1,400 hourly and 130 salaried employees.

    In addition to those employed direct-ly, the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant bene-fi ts approximately 680 production and non-production suppliers that the plant does business with.

    Opening its doors in 1974, the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant covers 3.7 mil-lion square feet on a 419-acre prop-erty. The assembly line spans approx-imately 19 conveyor miles. In total, the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant uses 420 ro-bots as part of the production process, including the 38 installed that specif-ically accommodate the production of the F-650/F-750 models.

    The Ford Ohio Assembly Plant has demonstrated its value as a good cor-porate citizen to the residents of Avon Lake and the surrounding communi-ties. For example, the Ohio Assembly Plant received Fords Community Out-reach Environmental Leadership Award for a unique contest for grade school students that challenged them to de-sign labels for recycling containers at the plant. In 2015, Ford brought production of its medium-duty F-650/F-750 models back to the U.S. from Mexico. To accomplish this, the

    automaker invested $168 million in its Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, where it also produces its Super Duty Chassis Cab, E-Series Cut-away, and E-Series Stripped Chassis models. Ford shut down its full van and club wagons production in June 2014 to make room for the medium-duty truck production. Production of the E-Series replacement, the Tran-sit, was moved to another U.S.-based plant, Fords Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.

    The move gives Fords fl eet custom-

    ers the benefi ts of a U.S.-assembled product, including shorter order-to-de-livery times, a more effi cient delivery and/or ship-thru process, and more choices if the fl eet is required to pur-chase U.S.-produced vehicles.

    As part of the $168-million invest-ment, Ford installed 38 painting ro-bots, refurbished one of the enamel spray booths and oven, and consolidat-ed the paint and recirculating systems to minimize paint waste. Other chang-es to tooling were also made to tran-sition to medium-duty production. The Ohio Assembly Plant produces Ford F-650/F-750 models on a daily two-shift production schedule.

    The production shift from Mexico was

    FORD F-650/F-750: ASSEMBLED INTHE USAFord shifted production of its medium-duty trucks from Mexico to its Ohio Assembly Plant, giving fl eets the benefi ts of U.S.-assembled vehicles.

    Production of the F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks at Ohio Assembly Plant, previously assembled in Mexico, was made possible due to a $168-million plant investment in the United States.

    One of the fi rst F-650/F-750 models to roll off the assembly line in 2015 after Ford shift production of the medium-duty trucks from Mexico to the U.S. plant.

    The production shift from Mexico was part of a collective bargaining agreement Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) negotiated in 2011.

  • WWW.FORD.COM/COMMERCIAL-TRUCKS/F650-F750/2017MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK NEWS4

    PROFILE

    The national vegetation management company relies on Ford F-Series models. The trucks offer rugged, easily customizable options and make up the largest portion of the fl eet.

    For Wright Tree Service Fleet Man-ager Kevin Fitzpatrick, the choice is not whether to buy Ford but which Ford he needs for the job at hand. Operating in 43 states across the U.S., the overwhelming majority of Wright Tree Services 2,000-truck fl eet is comprised of Ford vehicles.

    We have everything from F-150 up to F-750 models, which are the larg-est part of our fl eet, Fitzpatrick said. Last I looked, we have 90% Ford prod-ucts. With Ford, we can make sure we plug into the right power plant, the right cab, and the right axle. Ford gives you all these choices under one roof,

    and we can get a truck that will pret-ty much do anything. On top of that, theyre made very well, and theyre ex-tremely rugged.

    The nationwide employee-owned veg-etation management company, Wright Tree Service, requires its fl eet to be du-rable, because it supplies storm resto-ration and work planning services to gas and electric companies. These compa-nies need their transmission and distri-bution lines clear of trees, brush, and other vegetation.

    FLEXIBILITY OF FUEL TYPESFord offers both a gasoline and a die-

    sel power plant, so it gives the company the fl exibility to choose the engine best-suited to their requirements. Anoth-er benefi t of the F-650/F-750

    models is the availability of three horse-power ranges in the 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V-8 engine: 270 hp/675 lb.-ft. of torque, 300 hp/700 lb.-ft. of torque, and 330 hp/725 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The fl eet has a mix of diesel and gas-oline equipped trucks, though diesel is more common. Also in the fl eet is the 6.8L Triton V-10 Gas Engine. Wright has been acquiring these trucks with the available CNG/propane-autogas gas-eous prep package with the assump-tion that they may look into alternative fuels down the line.

    CONVENIENCE AND QUALITY Throughout the years, the Ford cab chassis has been a consistent winner for us, Fitzpatrick said. More recent-ly, I think the 6.7L diesel has been an excellent, excellent engine. It has re-ceived very positive reviews from every-one in our industry and our own people. Its good enough that after driving our trucks, our employees go and buy a Ford truck for their personal use.

    Convenience and quality dont have to come at high cost, Fitzpatrick added, since Ford products have an outstand-ing total cost of ownership, both at the time of initial purchase and through the trucks lifetime.

    The cost-effectiveness continues on past Wright Tree Services owner-ship, seeing a good return on invest-ment when the company disposes of the vehicle. The company typically runs its Ford trucks for an average of 10 years or more on the medium-duty models. This is especially attractive for the companys employees. As employ-ee owners, they want to see the com-pany make good fi nancial investments so they can see the return in the com-pany stock price each year.

    We defi nitely look for a value at re-tirement, and Im responsible for bring-ing in revenue from selling our trucks, Fitzpatrick said. The value of the truck and how they hold up is defi nitely moni-tored, and the Ford trucks have consis-tently given us a really good value over the course over their lifetimes.

    WRIGHT TREE SERVICE REAPS REWARDS FROMLONG-LASTING FLEET

    Photo: Wright Tree Service

    (L-R) Kevin Fitzpatrick, Alan Mace, Lacy Fitzpat-rick, Stephanie Burkman, and Matt Lair of Wright Tree Service rely on Ford medium-duty models to serve their clients needs.

  • MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK NEWS 5

    PROFILE

    ing the vehicles. Since the discount was nationwide, for all beer distribu-tors in the country, the sheer volume of discounting afforded us better pric-es, he said.

    The driver operating the F-750 said it offers a quiet, comfortable ride and is comparable in handling to th