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New 2018 Ford Medium Duty Trucks Make Light Work of West Michigan’s Toughest Jobs

May 5th, 2017

Photo of an upgraded 2018 Ford F-650 Medium Duty Truck upfitted with a dump body, which arrives at Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI fall 2017

New & improved Ford F-650 & F-750 Medium Duty Trucks: coming soon to Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI

When there’s an exceptionally tough job that needs doing in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, people come to Borgman Ford Commercial looking for Ford Medium Duty trucks. The Ford F-650 and F-750 are the biggest trucks that Ford makes, and they’re getting even tougher this year with some new upgrades and features.

For the 2018 model-year, Ford is adding new features to the toughest of Ford Tough, based primarily on customer feedback. These upgrades include new standard electronic stability control and traction control brakes, available high-output 240-amp alternator, and more!

This article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more about the latest round of upgrades to the new trucks. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Photo of an upgraded 2018 Ford F-650 Medium Duty Truck upfitted with a cargo body, which arrives at Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI fall 2017Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks were completely redesigned for 2016, enjoying their best sales since 1997 last year. Ford’s largest trucks are available in straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and dedicated tractor models, with Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles. Ford is the only manufacturer to offer a choice of gasoline or diesel powertrain in the medium-duty conventional truck market. All F-650 and F-750 trucks are built at Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland using domestic and foreign parts.

“Customers are moving from other brands to Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks because they’re affordable and Built Ford Tough in America,” says Kevin Koester, Ford medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager. “Our segment-exclusive gasoline engine is appealing to fleet managers who recognize not every duty cycle requires the torque of a diesel engine, and who prefer the cost and maintenance advantages of gasoline power.

“The success of our new truck design is apparent from our growing sales and the fact it was named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck magazine in 2016 and 2017,” adds Koester. “For 2018, we’re enhancing this successful platform based on customer feedback.”

Electronic stability control and traction control brakes are now standard on all 2018 F-650 and F-750 tractor models. The system will initially be optional on certain F-750 diesel air-braked straight trucks with high-center-of-gravity-body upfits.

For applications with high electrical demands – such as tow trucks, road service vehicles and other well-lit work trucks – a high-output 240-amp alternator is now available with the 6.8-liter V10 gasoline powertrain. Ordering the higher output alternator to power auxiliary lights and equipment can eliminate the need to specify a second alternator or generator.

Ford offers an optional automatic regeneration inhibitor on 2018 diesel trucks to give the operator more control over when the engine goes into regeneration to clean the diesel particulate filter.

To read the full article, visit the Media.Ford.com.

Preorder your 2018 Ford F-650 or F-750 Medium Duty this summer at Borgman Commercial

There are other exciting features and upgrades that will be available on the 2018 Ford Medium Duty trucks too. Stop by the Borgman Ford Commercial Vehicle Center in Grand Rapids, MI today to ask our experts any questions you may have. Preordering for the 2018 Ford F-650 & F-750 begins this summer, and the new Medium Duty truck will arrive at our dealership fall 2017. To see our full lineup of Ford Commercial Vehicles, Click Here.


 

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