Saturday, January 30, 2016

2017 Super Duty Frame Stunt






2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the toughest Super Duty ever thanks to its all-new high-strength steel frame.To prove this, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN Sport Science, hangs more than 60,000 pounds of F-Series trucks – eight F-150s, plus an F-750 Tonka dump truck – from the frame. Check out how the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever built accomplishes this never-been-done-before feat.


About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Mich. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Pickup - It's a Dump Truck! - Venco Pickup Hoists

 

 FORD – VP6F

The VP6F Dump Hoist is designed for the Ford Superduty F-Series 1999-2015 models. (2011-2015 GAS ONLY)




In order to comply with the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-Series Incomplete Vehicle Manual FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) 301 Fuel System Integrity, installation of the Venco VP hoist is prohibited on
trucks with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less, because the hoist requires modification to some or all of the following: fuel tank attachment hardware, fuel filler cap, pipe, hose, attachment hardware and/or
trailer hitch receiver.

For more details, please consult the Ford Super Duty F-Series Incomplete Vehicle Manual, March 2014, FC34-19A268-AB.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Exxpand - Shelf Staxx

THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ORGANIZATION 
AND PRODUCTIVITY.




Shelf Staxx are a lightweight, durable van shelving system that creates an organizational solution for your van. The modular design allows for flexibility in both configuration and layout. Shelf Staxx’s modern appearance compliments both the current and new generation of commercial vans.


Shelf Staxx include five base modules and three extension modules configurated to fit inside of your cargo van. The base modules come with a row of Sortimo by Knapheide BOXXes to help you move towards complete organization. Extension modules attach to the end panel of the base module to allow for more storage space toward the front portion of your van.


Find out more at http://www.sortimo.us/exxpand

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SpaceKap - Fiberglass Transferable Service Bodies




SpaceKap is the innovative result of over 40 years in the service truck industry. SpaceKap's universal slip-in design makes it the perfect fit for plumbers, electricians, contractors, first responders and more.


Saving with SpaceKap

The SpaceKap was built to be transferred from one pickup to another. This unique design allows users to reuse the equipment inside the SpaceKap while keeping their truck or fleet newer and younger.


Your SpaceKap will fit all full size trucks with the same bed length (6.5' or 8')


So whether you are transferring your SpaceKap within your fleet or the time has come to replace your current pickup, you will not be limited to a particular make or model.


Unmatched Versatility

SpaceKap has been engineered to be the most versatile service truck solution on the market. Its universal fit transforms you favorite pickup into the ultimate workshop on wheels.


Maximized Efficiency

Organize and secure your tools and workspace by outfitting your SpaceKap with one of the Quick Ship Packages. This means you spend more time getting things done and less time searching for your tools.




Find out more at: http://www.spacekap.com/

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ford and Jay Leno to Auction One-of-a-Kind Harley-Davidson Ford F-150 to Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Renowned auto enthusiast and TV legend Jay Leno will be on the block
    at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale to auction his custom 2000
    Harley-Davidson F-150, (Lot #3006)
  • A one-of-one truck, this F-150 is the only one ever built with a supercharged 360-horsepower 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine
  • Proceeds from the sale of this custom F-150 will be donated to National Multiple Sclerosis Society
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 8, 2016 Ford Motor Company and Jay Leno, renowned auto enthusiast and star of Jay Leno’s Garage,are teaming up to auction the TV legend’s personal one-of-one 2000
Harley-Davidson F-150 at the 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

All proceeds will benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the country’s leading organization helping people affected by multiplesclerosis through cutting-edge research, advocacy and education. Live TV
coverage of the auction of this custom F-150 will air on Velocity onJan. 29.


“Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company share a passion for special vehicles and charity,” said Jim Owens, Ford Performance marketing manager. “Weenjoy working with celebrities like Jay Leno who support a worthwhilecause that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. It’s a great story, because organizations can receive the help they need, while automotive enthusiasts get a chance to own a one-of-a-kind vehicle.”

Leno will be on the block to help auction his Harley-Davidson F-150, (Lot #3006). Representing the first collaborative effort between Ford and Harley-Davidson, this distinctive pickup captured the imagination of
auto enthusiasts across North America when it was introduced in May 2000.


The truck is the only one in existence that features the SVT Lightning powertrain. Equipped with a supercharged 5.4-liter Triton V8, this custom monochrome black F-150 features distinctive Harley-Davidson orange pin-striping and badging and 20-inch styled chrome wheels. It cranks out approximately 360 horsepower that exits through a specially tuned single-inlet dual-outlet exhaust for a more robust sound.


“This is an opportunity to own a truly unique vehicle from my personal collection,” said Leno. “Not only is this Harley-Davidson F-150 the only one of its kind, it’s providing much needed resources to the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The next owner can feel good knowing that they’re getting an outstanding truck and supporting a great cause at the same time.”


This custom Harley-Davidson F-150 has been titled to Leno since it was first presented to him by Ford Division President Jim O'Connor at Ford World Headquarters in May 2000.


In addition to the latest Ford Performance models, Ford will have its full 2016 vehicle lineup on display at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, including the new Explorer and F-150, as well as all-new Lincoln sedans
and SUVs. Auction-goers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of their favorite Ford Motor Company models for on-site ride-and-drives.


Visit the Jay Leno’s Garage website on Jan. 18, for more information about the Harley-Davidson F-150 and an exclusive video featuring Leno and the truck.


For auction information, visit the Barrett-Jackson website or Facebook.




About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the
company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.




About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of  information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meet the National Truck Equipment Association





Ever try to explain the work truck industry? Us, too. This video will help. Meet the work truck, the people and companies behind the wheel of this multi-billion dollar industry. To learn more, visit NTEA at http://www.ntea.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAsso....

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ford Debuts All-New Display for Engaging Visitor Experience at 2016 North American International Auto Show

  • Fusion, F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, FordPass and other Ford products and  technologies are being introduced to the public through a completely redesigned Ford exhibit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show
  • Visitors to the show are invited to experience how Ford makes lives better through vehicle and technology innovations
  • Free build-it-yourself Ford GT snap kits are available for children,
    while adults can get photos and videos of their visit using Ford’s
    souvenir tag
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2016 – The latest Ford products and technologies – including Ford Fusion, F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, FordPassand more – are being introduced to the public through an all-new Ford
display at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.


The redesigned stand immerses visitors in Ford innovations that make life better – everything from new customer experiences to driver-assist technologies and advanced lightweight materials.


“We want the Ford visitor experience at the North American International Auto Show to be just as innovative as our products and technologies,” said Darrell Bryja, Ford global auto shows manager. “The
new Ford display brings our biggest news to life, and the interactive elements enable families to become part of the action.”


Ford expects 70 percent of show visitors to enter through its newly Ford-branded Cobo Hall entrance at the corner of Washington Boulevard and West Congress. The concourse display includes historic and
present-day Ford Performance and racing vehicles.


The new Ford exhibit inside the convention hall is encircled by an oval made of aluminum, encasing a 360-degree LED video ribbon. More than 114 million individual LEDs play vibrant high-definition video and
spotlight visitors’ social media posts that use #FordNAIAS.


Two 36x19-foot LED video walls glide open and shut. Rather than riding on rails, the walls move using the same laser-guided, magnetically driven technology that moves F-150 parts through the Dearborn Truck Plant. Sensors built into the LED video walls detect buried wire, which controls the walls’ nearly silent opening and closing.


Vehicles are showcased on a 78-foot-diameter revolving turntable in the center of the stand, with three smaller turntables on it.


Show-goers are invited to learn more about Ford Smart Mobility, which is Ford’s plan to use innovation to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, data and analytics and the
customer experience. This area focuses on innovations, ongoing research and pilots that make up Ford Smart Mobility. Guests can share their opinions on Ford Smart Mobility and their feedback will be directed back to the engineers and researchers leading various projects.


Consumers can see how Ford has made backing a trailer convenient with Pro Trailer Backup Assist. An F-150 rises almost two stories above the show floor, in line with an immersive video screen where a virtual
trailer responds to a driver simply twisting a knob to back up the truck.


Visitors can take a virtual ride in Explorer One – an Explorer Platinum also lifts off the show floor to relive its 2015 Platinum Adventure Tour through some of the most scenic places in North America.

Truck fans can sit in a testing simulator to experience how the all-new Super Duty was tested to be Built Ford Tough. The simulator mimics grueling tests that condense the hard work Super Duty customers
expect of their truck.

The full Ford Performance lineup makes its first appearance on the all-new upper level of the display – featuring Ford GT, F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, Focus RS and Shelby® GT350 Mustang.

A shopping area on the lower level offers an array of Ford vehicles with accessories, personalization enhancements and Ford licensed merchandise.

Kids ages 11 and younger can get a free build-it-yourself Ford GT snap kit while supplies last, and adults can take home photos and video of their experience using a Ford souvenir tag. Visitors simply scan
barcodes on the stand and provide an email address where the photos and video are to be sent. Guests can preregister at fordautoshows.com.

For those unable to attend the show in person, roving camera crews will capture product narrations and other stories from the Ford stand and webcast them on fordautoshows.com.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the
company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

SYNC & Amazon Echo Feature






Ford is developing ways to pair millions of SYNC®-equipped vehicles globally with home automation devices or smart home products.


Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock,unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Defog your windows TWICE as fast using SCIENCE- 4 easy steps





Here are 4 steps to defog your windshield twice as fast in the morning and the science behind why it works. Thanks for watching from the bottom of my nerdy heart.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Which BOSS Headlight System is Best for You

 


A snow contractor’s job is never done until order is restored and the streets are back to black. Many of those hours restoring order happen in the dark of night. BOSS Snowplow offers two headlight systems, the classic SmartLight2 (SL2) and the recently released SmartLight3 (SL3) L.E.D. with Ice Shield TechnologyTM. Understanding both headlight systems will assist you when making a snowplow headlight purchase decision.


Lighting System


The two headlight systems from BOSS use two different light sources. The classic BOSS SL2 headlights use halogen light bulbs. Halogen light is a type of incandescent light which uses a halogen gas in order to increase both light output and longevity. As a byproduct of producing light, halogen bulbs generate heat. Producing heat is why the SL2 is a great headlight option for snowplow drivers. No one wants their lights to freeze over with ice or snow while out plowing.


As the same says, the SL3 LED system uses LEDs to light the night. LED stands for lighting emitting diodes. These small diodes produce light when an electric current stimulates their electrons. They require a lot less energy than the halogen bulbs because most of the energy is used to produce light and not heat like the halogen light bulbs. So why might a snowplow driver want the SL3 headlights if the light bulbs do not produce heat?


Heated Lens


The lack of heat produced by LEDs is a major concern for plowing snow in adverse weather conditions. BOSS engineers recognized this concern and added a cutting edge heating system, Ice Shield Technology. Ice Shield Technology utilizes a thermally-conductive grid to actively heat the SL3 lens, thus, preventing ice buildup even in the worst conditions. Click here to watch the excruciating testing the SL3 LED with Ice Shield TechnologyTM went through.

Snow and ice buildup is not an issue with SL2 or SL3, as both light options produce heat.


Headlight Profile Design


The SL2 headlights are 40% larger in size than the SL3, which features a lower profile design. The smaller size of LEDs allow the headlamp housings to be thinner and more distinctive in shape. This design also allows for a less obstructed view. The compact shape of the SL3 headlights are also less prone to shock and vibration while plowing.


The SL2 system offers a classic BOSS look and has a design that is proven to be tough in the worst of winter weather.





Color Temperature

The light color cast by each snowplow headlight option should be closely evaluated and may impact your decision. Your choice will largely be determined by personal preference. The SL3 is equipped with LEDs that are the coolest in color temperature which makes them appear whiter than daylight. This white light helps illuminate the snow very clearly and is less straining on the eye, perfect and beneficial for long nights behind the plow.


The halogen bulb casts a warmer color temperature that makes the light appear more yellow in color. The SL2 offers a high output, dual burning halogen bulb system which is still up for the task of lighting your way on long winter nights.


Life Span


The new BOSS SL3 system boasts a long 8-10 year life span for its LEDs. This means no service or maintenance is typically required for a very long time. The SL2 halogen bulbs have a shorter life span than LEDs, but can still withstand harsh weather and operating conditions.


Mounting Style


The mounting system is one area where both systems cross paths. The light bracket and light bar are common between both SL2 and SL3. This makes it easy to upgrade from The SL2 headlight system to the SL3 system. Only the plow-side wiring harness will need to be changed to move from SL2 to SL3.

There are many benefits to both headlight systems. It will be up to you to decide which system you would prefer on your truck plow set up. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call in or chat with BOSS at any time! Happy plowing!

Happy plowing!


by Katie Roell Boss Plows,

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Ford Targets Drone-to-Vehicle Technology to Improve Emergency Services, Commercial Business Efficiency



Ford Targets Drone-to-Vehicle Technology to Improve Emergency Services, Commercial Business Efficiency

  •     Ford and drone-maker DJI drive innovation in smart drone-to-vehicle software with DJI Developer Challenge
  •     DJI Developer Challenge designed to create a rapidly deployable surveying system for use by the United Nations in emergency zones; future applications could include agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection and other work
  •     These types of mobility innovations are part of Ford Smart Mobility, the plan to take Ford to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics
Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2016 – Ford and DJI are imagining a world in which vehicles and drones become more capable and efficient working together, and are announcing a challenge to develop the software to make that possible.


Working with DJI, the world leader in professional-grade drone systems and software, Ford invites innovators to participate in the DJI Developer Challenge to create drone-to-vehicle communications using Ford SYNC® AppLink or OpenXC. The goal is a surveying system for the United Nations Development Program to inspect emergency zones inaccessible to even the most versatile vehicles.


The technology could allow United Nations first responders to earthquakes or tsunamis to quickly deploy drones able to survey and map hardest-hit areas – all from the cab of an F-150.


“At Ford, we are driving innovation in every part of our business to help make people’s lives better,” said Ken Washington, Ford vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering. “Working with DJI and the United Nations, there is an opportunity to make a big difference with vehicles and drones working together for a common good.”


Applicants to the surveying system challenge can visit http://developer.dji.com/challenge2016. The challenge winner receives $100,000.


The mobility challenge is part of Ford Smart Mobility, the plan to take the company to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics.


Ford F-150 serves as drone base station

Developers are tasked with creating software that would allow an F-150 and a drone to communicate in real time. The United Nations’ rapidly deployable surveying system ideally would work like this:


In a disaster, an emergency response team would drive an F-150 as far as possible into an emergency zone caused by an earthquake or tsunami.


Using the Ford SYNC® 3 touch screen, the driver could identify a target area and launch a drone by accessing an app projected through Ford SYNC AppLink. The drone would follow a flight path over the zone, capturing video and creating a map of survivors with associated close-up pictures of each.


Using the driver’s smartphone, the F-150 would establish a real-time link between the drone, the truck and the cloud, so vehicle data can be shared. Data will be relayed to the drone so the driver can continue to a new destination, and the drone will catch up and dock with the truck.


Developers will be able to use vehicle data available through SYNC AppLink or the OpenXC platform to create a seamless drone-to-vehicle communications experience.


Though this challenge has a specific mission, the software eventually could allow drone-to-vehicle applications in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection, search and rescue, and many other work environments in which vehicles are space-, height- or terrain-limited.


Ford Developer Program

This developed challenge for drone software is just the latest example of how Ford is driving innovation through its Ford Developer Program, launched at the CES in 2013.


By leveraging Ford AppLink and OpenXC, the company is inviting developers from across the globe to innovate with Ford in the automotive industry’s first end-to-end developer ecosystem.

About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Friday, January 8, 2016

SEM Spotlight Series • Rock-It Liner





SEM Products, Inc. - Rock-It Liner is 2K protective truckbed liner.
Watch to find out more. Look for the Truckbed Liner How-To video coming
soon!



Visit www.semproducts.com


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Backing Up a Trailer Can Be As Easy As Turning a Knob





Equipped with Class-Exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist,TM the Ford F-150 can help you put your trailer exactly where you want it.



In this demonstration, Master Rigger Sean Riley brings a Ford F-150 to a group of guys who specialize at felling trees in narrow spaces. The precision they gain from Pro Trailer Backup AssistTM allows them to back a heavily loaded trailer down a difficult path through a densely wooded area.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Transfer Flow Refueling Tanks



The only completely assembled refueling tanks on the market. No hassle — you can legally leave the pump in place when driving!


When it comes to in-bed refueling tanks, it’s hard to know what’s legal and what’s not. With a Transfer Flow refueling tank, you don’t have to guess! Our refueling tanks are Department of Transportation (DOT) legal to carry and transfer gas, diesel, ethanol, methanol, kerosene and jet fuel in all 50 U.S. states. Having a DOT legal refueling tank from Transfer Flow means you won’t get red tagged and fined by your Highway Patrol for carrying an illegal fuel tank in the bed of your truck. Click here to see our Special Permit from the Department of Transportation.


Transfer Flow refueling tanks are manufactured and engineered in the U.S.A., unlike many of our competitors. Each refuelling tank is designed with the heavy-duty user in mind, and comes pre-assembled with a 12-volt refueling pump, 12 foot hose with nozzle, locking fuel cap, wire harness with dash-mounted power switch and mounting hardware.


We choose premium suppliers for our refueling tank parts: Great Plains Industries supplies our fuel pumps, Goodyear supplies our hose, and our locking fuel caps come from SpinSecure. The result is a tank that is trusted by Industry professionals, as well as municipalities, fire departments, and several government agencies. They chose Transfer Flow because they want safe, durable and LEGAL refueling tanks, just like you do!


Transfer Flow refueling tanks come in a variety of shapes and gallon sizes, including 40, 50, 82, 100, 109 gallons. They’re made from 12-gauge aluminized steel for superior rust resistance and strength, are baffled for extra support, and are powder coated black for a durable finish.


Toolbox and Refueling Tank Combos


A Transfer Flow toolbox and refueling tank combo is your solution to more fuel plus additional storage space on your pickup! Available in 30, 40 and 100 gallons; the 30 and 40-gallon units fit short and long bed pickups, while the 50 and 100 gallon units fit long bed pickups only.

Department of Transportation Special Permit issued to Transfer Flow for Refueling Tanks

Features and Benefits:

    Available in 40, 50, 82, 100, 50-50 split and 109 gallons

  •     All refueling tanks come with 12 gallon per minute fuel transfer pump, 12 foot hose with nozzle, mounting hardware, SpinsSecuree® locking fuel cap and wiring harness with dash-mounted power switch
  •     Made from 12-gauge aluminized steel and powder coated black for strength and maximum rust resistance
  •     Baffled to reduce fuel sloshing
  •     Refueling tanks are US DOT approved for gas, diesel, ethanol, methanol, kerosene and aviation fuel
  •     Over 300 authorized fuel tank installers in the US and Canada
  •     Optional Spray-on coating available for added durability
  •     3-year/unlimited mile warranty
  •     Designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA
Find out more at:  http://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/refueling-tanks