Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ErgoRack-For fast, safe, easy loading and unloading of a ladder





Watch how Prime Design's ErgoRack allows for productive, safe, and easy loading and unloading of a ladder. With the Ergorack you can load a ladder in 20 seconds or less without risking injury by climbing on a bumper or tire. The ErgoRack fits on almost any commercial van and truck
model, wheelbase, and height. Be sure to subscribe to our channel and watch this demo of an ErgoRack:



https://youtu.be/jWyaiVgmsJ8

Sunday, May 29, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty Camper Handling Testing





Ford engineers put the all-new 2017 Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – to the test at the Arizona ProvingGrounds.


See how we push the Super Duty to the limit with a custom built slide-in camper simulator to demonstrate the roll stability control and other capabilities designed to ensure that every Super Duty
customer is a happy camper.


Learn more about the all-new Super Duty: https://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Exxpand: Types of Boxxes

Watch as Nathan Campbell, Central Regional Sales Manager, gives us a tour of the variety of Boxxes our Exxpand program offers.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Weather Guard - 2016 - Dan Laurx Demonstrates Toolbox Durability





WEATHER GUARD Toolboxes designed and built utilizing the latest technologies and toughest materials to provide the most complete selection of high-quality storage equipment available.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Odyne Chassis Walk Around - Batteries supply auxiliary power to equipment at the job site





Caleb Pontius, Client Develop Manager, highlights the unique features of this Odyne chassis.



The
majority of Utilimaster service vehicles have options that use the
vehicle’s fuel source to provide power to auxiliary equipment, but this
chassis utilizes two batteries to supply auxiliary power to equipment at
the job site without drawing fuel from the vehicle.



Visit Utilimaster online at www.utilimaster.com.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

All-New Ford F-150 Raptor – The Ultimate High-Performance Off-Road Pickup





It’s one thing to describe the capabilities and features of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. But nothing compares to seeing F-150 Raptor do what it does best.


LEARN MORE: http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150raptor/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

More Torque and Better Boost: 2017 Ford F-150 to Debut with All-New 3.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine and 10-Speed Transmission

  • Continuously improving for customers, 2017 Ford F-150 doubles down on efficiency, capability and performance with debut of the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and all-new Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission
  •     New 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine provides 30 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation EcoBoost engine, up to a best-in-class 450 lb.-ft. for a V6, beating gasoline- and diesel-powered competitors
  •     The first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker will deliver improved acceleration and performance
3.5-Liter EcoBoost engine infographic


10-speed automatic transmission infographic


DEARBORN, Mich., May 3, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, continues its relentless pace of innovation, delivering more torque and better acceleration to 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and 10-speed transmission.


The new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine will provide 30 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, up to a best-in-class 450 lb.-ft. for a V6. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine.


The all-new Ford-built transmission – the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker – will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions.

“The Ford truck team lives to serve our hardworking truck customers,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. “The powertrain is the heart of every F-150, and together our all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 10-speed transmission will give our customers better power, efficiency and confidence.”


More than 20 patents are approved or pending for the innovative powertrain combination.


Second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine

The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine builds on the success of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine available for the 2016 F-150. Nearly 1 million F-150 EcoBoost engines have been sold to date, with the 2.7-liter and first-generation 3.5-liter accounting for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales.

Ford engineers designed the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine to provide best-in-class torque for a V6 engine, beating gasoline- and diesel-powered competitors. The new engine provides better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.

The engine features an all-new, Ford-first dual-direct and port fuel-injection system. Two injectors per cylinder – one mounted in the intake port where air enters the cylinder and one positioned inside the cylinder – work together to improve power output, efficiency, and emissions.


All-new turbochargers deliver more boost thanks to improved twin turbos and a lighter turbine wheel. The new turbos work seamlessly with Ford-first electrically activated wastegates, enhancing operating efficiency. Light-weighting the turbine wheel – by making it out of high-temperature super alloy Mar-M-247 developed by the aerospace industry – improves responsiveness.


Ford’s commitment to continuous light-weighting to improve performance also is evident in the hollow camshafts in the all-new roller-finger follower valvetrain that help save up to 4 pounds of weight. The valvetrain also features more durable intake and exhaust valves, and hydraulic valve-lash adjusters that optimize engine durability over the life of the truck.


The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine provides Auto Start-Stop as a standard feature, helping customers save fuel, though actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decreased idle times. Auto Start-Stop is specially tuned for truck customers, shutting off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode.


All-new 10-speed transmission

The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine will be paired with an all-new 10-speed transmission for the 2017 F-150.


The transmission delivers improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions, thanks to optimized wide-span gear spacing, coupled with drag-reduction actions. Three overdrive gears and a wider ratio span enable lower-numerical rear-axle ratios to help improve fuel efficiency at highway speeds, while maintaining best-in-class towing.


Weight savings play a key role in improved shifting performance. The 10-speed transmission uses advanced materials and alloys to save weight, and it is the first Ford gearbox that does not use cast-iron components.


An integrated torque converter/turbine clutch also helps shave more than 2 pounds of weight, while also reducing the packaging footprint.


Smarter shift logic helps 2017 F-150 customers tow with improved confidence using tow/haul mode. All-new real-time-adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms monitor more than a dozen powertrain- and driver-control signals to ensure the right gear at the right time for an engaging driving experience, including in sport mode.


An integrated electric pump works with the standard Auto Start-Stop system for seamless restarts and improved driving efficiency.


Manufacturing investment

Ford announced earlier this year that it will invest $145 million to upgrade its Cleveland Engine Plant – creating or retaining 150 jobs to support production of the all-new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for the 2017 Ford F-150 lineup.


An additional $1.4 billion is being invested at Ford’s Livonia Transmission Plant to create or retain 500 hourly jobs to build the 10-speed transmission.


Both investments are part of the company’s commitment to invest $9 billion and create or retain 8,500 hourly jobs in its U.S. facilities during the next four years. In the past five years, Ford has invested $12 billion in its U.S. plants and created nearly 28,000 total U.S. jobs.


The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall.


About Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 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. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Automatic Emergency Brake Technology to Be Standard by 2022



Who says automakers can't work together for the good of the consumer?


In a voluntary agreement including just about every automaker that sells vehicles in the U.S., almost all vehicles will have forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment by model-year 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that is about two years faster than the time it would have taken for regulations to force them to add the technology.


According to Cars.com, the new technology could cut rear-end collisions up to 40 percent, saving thousands of lives. Collision avoidance systems with automatic emergency braking use cameras or radar to sense an impending collision, prepare vehicle safety systems — and hit the brakes if the driver does not react quickly enough, avoiding the crash or lessening the impact.


Each automaker will create their own timeline to incorporate the systems into their vehicles, but it looks like both cars and pickups will be included. The 2022 target applies to all vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings of 8500 pounds or less (which includes every half-ton and midsize pickup). Pickups with GVWR ratings from 8500 pounds and 10,000 pounds GVWRs get a little longer, with the technology to be standard by 2025.


We expect the technology to show up in the upper trim packages first, then trickle down to become a standard safety feature across the lineups by the target dates.



Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/03/automatic-emergency-brake-technology-to-be-standard-by-2022.html#more

Sunday, May 15, 2016

EPA Certifies Natural Gas Ford F-650/750 & F-53/59








Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), is pleased to announce natural gas EPA certification for the 2016MY Ford 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty engine utilized in F-series trucks, including the F-650/750 and F-53/59 stripped chassis.


Landi Renzo has maintained both EPA & CARB certifications on the Ford 6.8L 3-valve V10 engine since 2012MY. The most recent 2016MY EPA certification makes it the industry’s first dedicated CNG application for the engine test group GFMXE06.8BW6 under Ford’s gaseous fuel QVM program.


With this significant achievement in hand, Landi Renzo anticipates a similar announcement in the coming weeks as it relates to successful pursuit of the highly coveted CARB certification for the same engine family.


Continuing with a tradition of quality products available from Landi Renzo, our 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading alternative fuel engineers and is available exclusively through Landi Renzo USA’s ship-thru partnership’s and certified installation network.


Source: http://www.landiusa.com/blog




Friday, May 13, 2016

Ease of service? Ford Medium Duty hits the mark.





Jon Taffer shows these real fleet buyers how easy it is doing business with Ford Trucks. Maximize your uptime thanks to your local Ford dealership, where every vehicle your business needs is sold and serviced
under one roof.

Learn more about the Ford Medium Duty lineup: http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks...


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ford Invests $1.6 Billion in U.S. Plants, Creates 650 Hourly Jobs in Michigan and Ohio

  • Ford is investing a total of $1.6 billion in its Livonia Transmission and Ohio Assembly plants
  • The investment is part of the company’s commitment to invest $9 billion and create or retain 8,500 hourly jobs in its U.S. facilities during the next four years
  • In the past five years, Ford has invested $12 billion in its U.S. plants and created nearly 28,000 total U.S. jobs
DEARBORN, Mich., April 26, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade two of its manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio, and creating or retaining 650 hourly jobs in the
United States.


The $1.4 billion investment in Livonia Transmission Plant and $200million investment in Ohio Assembly Plant are part of the $9 billioncommitment the company made in the 2015 UAW-Ford collective bargaining
agreement to continue investing in its U.S. plants.

Ford has invested $12 billion in its U.S. plants and created a total of nearly 28,000 U.S. jobs in the past five years.

“We are proud that Ford employs more hourly workers and builds more vehicles in the United States than any other automaker,” said JoeHinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “We are committed to
manufacturing in the United States, as we have been for more than 100years.”


Ford’s latest investment creates or retains 500 hourly jobs in Michigan at Livonia Transmission Plant to build a new 10-speed transmission to be first introduced in the all-new F-150 Raptor and certain F-150 models. The investment and 150 hourly jobs at Ohio Assembly Plant, located in Avon Lake, will be used to build Super Duty chassis cab. Both F-Series trucks are part of Ford’s toughest, smartest,
most capable truck lineup ever.


Ford has committed to 2,800 U.S. jobs in the past five months. The company has committed to a total of 8,500 hourly jobs in the U.S. during  the next four years in communities across Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky,
Missouri, New York and Ohio.


“I am thrilled that through our collective bargaining with Ford we were able to secure a substantial investment for the communities of Southeast Michigan and Northeast Ohio,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice
president, National Ford Department. “The men and women of both Livonia Transmission and Ohio Assembly have shown a great commitment to manufacturing quality products, and we look forward to their continued success.”


Livonia Transmission Plant

Livonia  transmission Plant employs more than 1,550 people. It builds a six-speed transmission that is used in a number of products including Mustang, F-150, Transit and Expedition. Production begins in June for
the new 10-speed transmission.



Ohio Assembly Plant

Ohio Assembly Plant employs more than 1,650 people.It began building F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis cab configurations earlier this year. The plant also produces Ford F-650 and
F-750, which was
insourced from Mexico last year, as well as Ford E-Series cutaway vans and stripped chassis. 


Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan.
With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’score 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 FordMotor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Masterack Aluminum Shelving Packages


This lightweight interior has aluminum shelving, toolbox cradles, full-length drawers, and a full line of
customizable accessories. The aluminum is 30% lighter than steel with the ability to support a comparable capacity. Our aluminum shelf modules are made in the U.S.A.


When it comes to choosing high quality, professional grade commercial vehicle equipment, Masterack is an industry leader with over 40 years of experience in product design, manufacturing, and installation. Our large selection of steel and composite van interiors, pickup equipment, ladder racks, and accessories are available as pre-designed trade packages or can easily be mix-and-matched to customize your vehicle.




Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sortimo By Knapheide - Work Truck Show Recap 2016





Sortimo By Knapheide announced the addition of new products and options to its Exxpand program at the Work Truck Show 2016.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ford F-150 Strobe Light Kit





The Ford F-150 now offers an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit for fleet customers.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ford 2016 Medium Duty Reveal NTEA





2016 Ford F-650/750 John Davis Ford Chief Engineer video interview. Video interview Bruce W. Smith/HardWorkingTrucks.com