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Ford Tough Truck Challenge Winners Revealed!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

After a public vote featuring Ford’s top 10 Tough Truck Challenge Finalists, the winners have been revealed! Read how these small business owners have used their trucks on a daily basis to complete trough, rigorous, and detailed tasks. As a reward, the grand prize winner received a brand new F-250! Accelerate and revamp your business by getting your new truck at Borgman Ford today!

Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 3.20.23 PMGrand Prize Winner
D.H. Badger, Badger Custom Homes

“I can’t thank Ford enough for the chance to win a new F-250. I have over 400k miles on my ’99 F-250 with the 7.3L diesel and the truck is as reliable as the day I bought it. I’ve heard great things about the new 6.7L diesels and I can’t wait to give one a try!”

Badger Custom Homes

Here’s my 1999 F-250. I’m a custom home builder in Austin, Texas and the truck has been with me since I got into the business with a production builder. It is used every day and currently has over 400,000 trouble-free miles on it and counting.

This truck has hauled a Case 480D backhoe 10 hours round-trip several times, and pulls a Bobcat S250 skid-steer all over the Texas hill country. It hauls lots of different equipment and we regularly run tools, machinery, plants, and jobsite materials from home to home. There is constantly something in the bed or headache rack.

I don’t see ever getting rid of the truck since it’s never let me or my business down. Many of my subcontractors have had 3 or 4 trucks since I’ve owned “Big Blue” and they can’t believe how long it’s lasted (they are the few that really know how it gets used). Not only does it still perform flawlessly, it looks as good as the day I got it. Well, from 30 feet away anyhow. I put one dent in the truck when I forgot I was pulling a generator and jack-knifed it!

The truck has proven so reliable that when it was time to replace my wife’s Explorer, we went with an Excursion with the same motor and transmission as my truck. Why change a good thing?

Now that I’m taking on more work, I need to expand with another truck. With the track record of Big Blue, I don’t see how my company could go wrong. This truck has helped build hundreds of houses in the Central Texas area and has really been like a partner in the company. Whether we need to haul a rock saw for utilities or agave cactus for landscaping, we’ll be there.

2nd Place
Norris Farm
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3rd Place
Jerry Toy Farm
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Click here for the complete Ford story of the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Borgman to Hold 2015 Transit Introduction Event

Friday, December 13th, 2013

TransitVideoScottCome check out the new 2015 Transit at Borgman Ford on March 19! The Full Size Transit Introduction Event will feature a production model for you to experience the new, advanced innovations. Contact Scott Gibbons, Commercial sales for your invitation to this exclusive event!

The 2015 Ford Transit is completely reconstructed, yielding lightweight yet durable unibody construction. Going beyond the typical vehicle redesign, it features five wheelbases, three roof heights and four models including cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab and cutaway. The new Transit is a major transformation in the full-size van you’ve been accustomed to driving. Read more!

 

 

Transit Connect Wins “International Commercial Vehicle of the Year 2014″

Friday, November 8th, 2013

11_newslettertransitWe at Borgman are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Ford won the “International Van of the Year 2014″ award at a commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow. The 2014 Transit Connect isn’t even on sale yet, but it’s already riling commercial vehicle buyers around the world!

Ford is the only company to win this award two years in a row; in addition to Ford’s 2014 and 2013 win, they were awarded the same honor in 2001, 2003, and 2007.

“The all-new Transit Connect has moved the game on for compact vans – and we are really proud to win this significant award again,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The new Transit Connect is just as tough and hard-working as all our commercial vehicle range, and comes with smart new looks and much lower fuel bills.”

Visit the the autoblog article for complete access to the press release and award details.

Ford Trucks: Towing Pros

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Ford-f150June is finally here, and the summer is off to a great start. It’s the time of year for family fun! Wherever your vacation plans take you –whether camping, boating, or beyond – you’ll need reliable power to tow your summer fun gear. That’s where we come in.

The Ford F-150 is a trusted truck for towing anything from the boat to industrial gear. For even more power, there’s the Super Duty series. Garnering fans everywhere, these tough trucks are the American standard for awesome towing. While you load up for your family vacation, consider some of the great features offered on F-Series trucks aimed at making your job hauling it a little easier:

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Commercial Truck Season!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Commercial Truck SeasonThis is the month to pick the perfect fleet: until July 1st, Ford’s tough commercial trucks are in their prime. With Upfit Cash Incentives, Cash Back, and Maintenance packages, you could save up to $8,000 on a powerful new addition to your fleet!

Build your truck. Build your savings. These offers apply to our entire commercial lineup, but they’ll only be around until the end of the month. Don’t miss it! Check out your potential savings at Ford’s Commercial Incentives, then call Scott Gibbons at 616-249-8815 to see how much you can save!

2013 Transit Connect: Built Specifically for Any Business

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

2013 Ford Transit ConnectFord Transit Connect offers the comfort and efficiency of a car – but that’s where the car-like similarities end. Transit Connect is a rugged truck, certified to Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards. It provides a maximum payload of 1,600 lbs. and up to 129.6 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2.0L Duratec engine is as responsive as it is efficient.

In addition to best-in-class fuel efficiency, the Transit Connect can travel up to 354 miles on a single tank of gas. That could mean fewer trips to the gas pump and more time where it really counts – on the job.

Call Scott Gibbons at 616-249-8815 to find out what kind of discounts, upfits and incentives are available for your company on this Ford Tough van.

 

2013 Super Duty: The Toughest Gets Tougher

Friday, February 8th, 2013

That’s right. America’s Most Capable Pickup is now even better. Tested-tough new powertrains – designed, engineered and built by Ford – give Super Duty class-leading fuel economy, plus best-in-class diesel horsepower and torque.

Best-in-class maximum towing and payload capacities get the job done when no one else can. Standard trailer sway control helps increase your towing confidence. It’s no wonder F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 33 years running.

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The Ford Atlas Concept

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Allow us to introduce the Ford Atlas Concept, revealed at the North American International Auto Show. Ford has built the Atlas Concept as a way to explore how to improve a truck’s towing and hauling characteristics, and it also offers a glimpse at where Ford trucks may be headed in the future.

Fuel efficiency and productivity are key for the Atlas Concept, which has some breakthrough capabilities. Take for example the Active Grille Shutters that automatically stay open when additional engine cooling is needed in low-speed or hot weather driving situations, then close for better aerodynamics when cruising at steady speeds.

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What Moves You? It May Soon be the All-new Ford Transit!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Ford is about to completely change the look, feel, fuel economy and functionality of its full-size commercial vans in the U.S. with the introduction of the 2014 Ford Transit.

“The all-new Transit is a game changer,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President of The Americas. “Transit raises the game for our customers in North America and around the world with even greater work capability and significantly lower operating costs, helping improve their productivity and bottom lines. These, literally, are the vehicles people trust and rely on for their livelihoods.”

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Ford Owns Work

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Rough, heavy-duty work. It’s the foundation of our world. And the people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do that work know that they need to pick the right tools for the job. That’s why Ford keeps improving the Super Duty series — to give the hardest workers the most powerful tools.

We Own Work lets workers share their stories. How do you use your Ford Super Duty? Are you a proud member of a Super Duty fleet? You get to represent your industry, share your photos, and tell the world how your Ford truck takes the lead in the heavy duty daily grind.

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