Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 28, 2016 2017 Ford Super Duty Pickup - Transformable Cupholder



Ford-patented design debuts on 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup – which can have as many as 10 cupholders thanks to transformable dual cupholder

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Get The Crew And The Tools To The Job With This Harbor Work Truck


Jordan gives us a tour of a great truck to get the crew to the job site along with the tools and things needed to get the work done in one package. This unit is a 4x4 GMC Crew Cab with a 10' Harbor Contractor Body. See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 with All-New 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 Nets Best-in-Class, V8-Beating 470 lb.-ft. of Torque, More Horsepower

  •     All-new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 produces 375 horsepower and a segment-best 470 lb.-ft. of torque, a gain of 10 hp and 50 lb.-ft. from previous 3.5-liter EcoBoost
  •     Class-leading torque of 3.5-liter EcoBoost  and new 10-speed automatic transmission will deliver improved acceleration and performance
  •     3.5-liter EcoBoost paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker
Ford, America’s truck leader, continues its relentless pace of innovation, delivering segment-leading torque for 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.

The new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine will provide 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, to a segment-best 470 lb.-ft., beating all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement of the EcoBoost V6. Horsepower jumps 10 from the previous version, to 375 hp.

“The 2017 Ford F-150 now delivers the best torque in the segment,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. “This class-leading torque arrives with a transformative 10-speed automatic that improves nearly every aspect of F-150 performance.”

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost in the 2017 F-150 is paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker.

The more capable powertrain combination will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions. The new engine provides better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.

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. The 2.7-liter and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines account for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales.

The Ford F-150 remains the first and only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo gasoline engine.

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 aggressively is 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.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty Leaves the Rest Behind; Raises Towing, Hauling, Engine Power to Next Level

  •     Most capability: All-new F-Series Super Duty can tow heavier trailers and haul heavier cargo than ever before, with maximum gooseneck towing capacity raised to 32,500 pounds on F-450, fifth-wheel towing capacity boosted to class-leading 27,500 pounds and conventional towing to class-leading 21,000 pounds; maximum payload now rated at up to best-in-class 7,630 pounds
  •     Most power: 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel boosts horsepower to a class-leading 440 and torque to a class-leading 925 lb.-ft. for all pickup models – from F-250 to F-450; 6.2-liter V8 gas model offers best-in-class torque of 430 lb.-ft.
  •     Most confidence: Class-exclusive smart technologies help make towing easier and enable increased confidence, including BLIS® with trailer tow, adaptive cruise control that works with the heaviest trailers, and Trailer Reverse Guidance to help back trailers up
DEARBORN, Mich., July 18, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, is taking heavy-duty trucks to the next level with the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty – empowering customers with the most towing and hauling capability and the most horsepower and torque of any heavy-duty pickup truck.

Super Duty’s enhanced capability starts with high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy and high-strength steel that help reduce weight by up to 350 pounds. Ford reinvested that weight savings in more robust components everywhere it counts to give customers more towing and hauling capability than ever before.

Foundational improvements for every Super Duty pickup truck include an all-new, fully boxed frame that is more than 95 percent high-strength steel and up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame to support increased towing and hauling. The all-new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is more dent and ding resistant than the previous steel body. 

“This is the best heavy-duty truck we’ve ever made,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager. “We listened to our customers and created the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever.”

The future of towing is now
The 2017 Super Duty is the undisputed leader in towing, offering available best-in-class performance in all towing categories, plus smart technology no other competitor has to enable greater confidence when towing.

Ford F-450 Super Duty SuperCrew 4x4 now features a maximum gooseneck tow rating of 32,500 pounds – 1,290 pounds more than its nearest competitor, a regular cab two-door pickup. Maximum fifth-wheel towing is increased to 27,500 – 2,500 pounds better than the nearest competitor.

Maximum conventional towing is increased to 21,000 pounds – 1,000 pounds better than the nearest competitors’ trucks and without the need for a weight-distributing hitch. Maximum conventional towing with F-250, with the all-new trailer tow package, and F-350 single-rear wheel are increased to a class-leading 18,000 pounds.   

Maximum gross combined weight rating for truck and trailer now tops out at a class-leading 41,800 pounds. That is more than half the maximum weight of an 18-wheeler semi-tractor trailer combination on most federal highways.

This industry-defining capability is matched by never-before-seen towing technology. Super Duty is the first truck to offer adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support for heavy trailers, allowing truckers to traverse steep mountain grades while maintaining speed – even with a trailer weighing 32,500 pounds.

A center high-mounted stop lamp camera provides visibility into the cargo box, which is especially helpful when hooking up gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers. An Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System uses four digital, high-definition cameras to give the driver a 360-degree bird’s-eye view surrounding Super Duty. Trailer Reverse Guidance provides visual cues and tips to help ease backing up a trailer. A first-ever factory-available trailer camera can be custom-placed on a trailer to improve visibility backing up.

Trailer towing customers benefit from a segment-first in-cab trailer tire pressure monitoring system, accessible from the comfort of the cab while stopped or on the highway. Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow is optimized for Super Duty to include the length of the trailer up to 33 feet long; BLIS® uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver.

Payload dominance
Super Duty can haul more than any other heavy-duty pickup. Maximum payload of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 is 7,630 pounds – more than any competitor, period. F-250 Super Duty boasts the same dominance over its peers; with maximum payload of 4,200 pounds, it can haul more than 600 pounds over its nearest competitor.

More power than ever
The Ford-designed, Ford-engineered, Ford-built second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel that powers Super Duty now delivers a best-in-class combination of 440 horsepower and a staggering 925 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is standard for every Super Duty diesel pickup – from F-250 to F-450 – without requiring special tuning or unique hardware.

The standard 6.2-liter V8 now offers best-in-class torque among gasoline engines of 430 lb.-ft., with standard 385 horsepower.

Both diesel and gasoline engines are backed by the TorqShift six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission for reliable and efficient cross-country towing. The F-250 pickup with 6.2-liter V8 and all-new TorqShift-G six-speed automatic delivers improved fuel economy and capability for three-quarter-ton Super Duty customers.

Ford has redefined leadership in the heavy-duty pickup truck market, delivering never-before-seen productivity for today’s heavy-duty truck customer. The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is a purpose-built machine for getting work done faster, smarter and more efficiently. The all-new Super Duty 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 aggressively is 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,

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Great Looking Harbor Flatbed - Removable Wood Gates allow for easy loading and unloading




This Chevy Dually sports a Harbor Flatbed with full- width Headboard and Low Style Contractor Style Wooden Gates. The removable gates allow for easy loading and unloading. This body is often used by contractors and landscapers and allows carrying necessary equipment and materials.

To find out more, you may call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452.
Also find us at http://htbi.net/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ford's New EcoBoost 3.5-Liter V-6 Offers Monster Torque

 

Ford has released official horsepower and torque ratings for the standard 2017 EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 engine that we'll see first on the upper-trim levels of model-year 2017 F-150s and will then rollout to the entire lineup. The new EcoBoost will be paired with the new 10-speed transmission as well.

This new upgraded EcoBoost engine will produce 375 horsepower and a whopping 470 pounds-feet of torque, more torque than any other half-ton — including GM's 6.2-liter V-8 — in the segment. The new engine uses a more sophisticated twin-turbo system, a new direct-injection system and includes many other efficiency-centered technologies to increase the power and cooling capabilities. Additionally, the new engine is four pounds lighter.

As if that wasn't enough, the first-ever EcoBoost-equipped Raptor (due out later this fall) will get an even more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost (specific ratings not officially announced yet), and be partnered with one of the most sophisticated four-wheel-drive systems available to provide a huge boost in dirt, street, and rock performance and capability.

The new six-mode multi-terrain system offers Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl settings, where each mode offers unique traction and driveline parameters, so steering response, throttle tip-in, traction control, transmission shifting and much more change from mode to mode.

Ford also released another video (see below) to highlight some of the Raptor's new-found capability but if the traction system works half as well in the field as it looks like on paper, we're guessing there’s plenty more performance inside this new Raptor just waiting to be released.

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams; manufacturer images

See More at:  http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/07/fords-new-ecoboost-35-liter-v-6-offers-monster-torque.html








Monday, July 18, 2016

New USPS First-Class Stamps Featuring Historical Ford Trucks - Including 1948 F-1 and 1965 F-100 - Now Available



DEARBORN, Mich., July 15, 2016 – Ford fans can now send their first-class mail with stamps featuring the truck brand that has been the No. 1 seller in the United States for 39 consecutive years.

The U.S. Postal Service is now selling four new stamps that celebrate the history of pickup trucks, the rugged and reliable work vehicles Americans have driven for nearly a century. Two of the stamps feature Ford trucks – the 1948 Ford F-1, the first-ever F-Series truck, and the 1965 Ford F-100, which debuted breakthrough twin I-beam ride comfort technology.

USPS art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps with original artwork by Chris Lyons.

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 aggressively is 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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

SpaceKap Transfer With Jacks



See how easy it is to transfer our SpaceKaps even without a forklift. In this video SpaceKap Boy transfers a WILD unit with the use of our optional jack system. Our SpaceKaps are all universal and can be removed at any time with jacks, even with as much as 2,000 lbs of equipment inside. For that reason, many customers refer to our service bodies as toolboxes. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

SLP supercharger available for 2014-2016 GM trucks

 

Street Legal Performance (SLP) announced that it now has supercharger systems available for 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014-2016 GMC Sierra with 5.3 and 6.2-liter engines.
The SLP Supercharger System for 2014-16 GM trucks powered by a 6.2-liter V8 boosts performance of the direct injected high-compression platform to 590 horsepower.

“That’s an additional 170 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 130 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm, resulting in a tire-shredding 41 percent horsepower and 28 percent torque increase over stock,” SLP reports.

For 2014-16 GM trucks equipped with 5.3-liter V8, the SLP supercharger provides an additional 165 rear-wheel horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 167 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm, with an end result of 520 horsepower and 550 lb-ft or torque. That equates to a 46 percent gain in horsepower and a 44 percent boost in torque over stock.

SLP’s supercharger systems for 2014-16 Chevrolet and GMC trucks are developed in-house by talented SLP engineers utilizing OEM CAD data to optimize available space for the best possible fitment and maximum performance.

Chevy Supercharger under hoodThe SLP 1900 supercharger system is part of the TVS (Twin Vortices Series) line of superchargers, utilizing Eaton’s TVS technology rotating assembly to deliver more power and better fuel economy in a smaller package. This is the same technology that has been used and proven for years in OEM high-performance applications such as the Cadillac CTS-V and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

The positive displacement supercharger features twin four-lobe rotors twisted 160-degrees. By comparison, the original Eaton supercharger rotating assembly featured three lobes twisted 60-degrees.

“The added benefits of this design include vastly cooler discharge temps than competitive twin screw designs, higher volumetric capacity, higher operating speeds, a smoother, more efficient flow of air into the engine, and improved noise and vibration characteristics,” SLP states.

“Instant throttle response and increased power through the engine’s entire power band is to be expected after installing the SLP 1900 TVS supercharger, giving it an instant advantage over the turbocharged competition.”

- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/slp-supercharger-available-for-2014-2016-gm-trucks/#sthash.JtTFfUdR.dpuf

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

World-Class Women's Rally Set for October

 

Adventure-loving women have a new competitive event to consider: the inaugural 2016 Rebelle Rally set for Oct. 13-22. The brainchild of veteran off-road racer and trainer Emily Miller, the rally is a seven-day navigation competition that covers 1,000 miles of the southwestern U.S.

Using 4x4s and crossovers, competitors will navigate remote backcountry roads without GPS, cellphone or computer assistance. Maps and a compass are the only aids competitors can use.

The race will have two classes — 4x4s and crossovers — each with their own set of requirements and technical challenges. If you don't own a qualifying vehicle, Jeep Wrangler Rubicons will be available for rent.

Each day of competition will end in a comfortable camp equipped with food, sleeping accommodations and bathroom facilities. The rally will begin in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., and finish in Del Mar, Calif.

To find out more about this first-ever U.S. event or to register, click here.

We expect the event will field quite a few full-size pickup truck entries; in fact, Ram is providing a 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel and sponsoring the team of Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen, two longtime adventure enthusiasts who have been involved in competitive rallies (such as the Gazelle Rally in Morocco) and overlanding for many years.

Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/07/world-class-womens-rally-set-for-october.html

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Industry Awards, Auto Shows Are Around the Corner

 

Believe it or not, we're almost ready to jump into another auto show season, which means the revelation of several automotive awards are close as well.

We consider the annual State Fair of Texas, open to the public Sept. 30-Oct. 23 in Dallas, as the first auto show of the year because it offers big pickup truck displays and new product highlights from each pickup truck maker in the U.S. No one needs to tell Texans that the pickup truck is an important part of life; that's why we've made a point of attending each year for almost two decades. Texans buy more pickups than the residents of any other state in the country, so the fair is a great place for manufacturers to promote their vehicles.

As for automotive awards, the annual North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year Awards set the bar for industry standards. These awards are determined by a group of 60 U.S. and Canadian automotive writers; sister site Cars.com's Senior Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays and Executive Editor Joe Wiesenfelder are among the judges.

In the past, restricting the awards to just two categories — Car and Truck/Utility of the Year — created some challenges when it came to which category included SUVs and crossovers. To rectify that for 2017, NACTOY added a third category for SUVs and crossovers; heavy-duty and light-duty pickup trucks, and commercial vans fall into the truck category.

NACTOY announced Wednesday which vehicles are eligible for the 2017 awards. Below we list the SUV of the Year and Truck of the Year competitors. The winners will be announced at the press conference that kicks off the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 9.
SUVs

  •     Audi Q7
  •     Bentley Bentayga
  •     Buick Envision
  •     Cadillac XT5
  •     Chrysler Pacifica
  •     GMC Acadia
  •     Infiniti QX30
  •     Jaguar F-Pace
  •     Kia Sportage
  •     Mazda CX-9
  •     Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
  •     Nissan Armada

Trucks

  •     Ford F-150 Raptor
  •     Ford Super Duty
  •     Honda Ridgeline
  •     Nissan Titan (light duty)

Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/07/industry-awards-auto-shows-are-around-the-corner.html

Friday, July 8, 2016

How the Harbor Service Body with a Cargo Bed Enclosure Keeps Stuff Out-Of-Sight



This is an example of a new GMC 2500HD chassis upfitted with a Harbor 8' Service Body with a Forklift-Loadable Rack, Class IV Receiver, and a 3-Piece Cargo Bed Enclosure. It's a great way to keep your stuff accessible and yet out of sight. Ron Sadler is the Fleet/Commercial Manager at Lehmer's Buick-GMC in Concord CA. See more at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Prime Design: Rear Access Ladder



Prime Design, a Safe Fleet brand, introduces a new product that makes accessing equipment on high-roof cargo vans safer. Weighing less than 20 pounds, the ladder installs in minutes without drilling and eliminates using a slippery tire or bumper as a step surface providing superior stability in accessing roof cargo. Made from anodized aluminum, the ladder resists corrosion from harsh road chemicals and provides Prime Design’s standard three-year warranty.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Pick One: Gas or Diesel Ford Work Truck | Ford Commercial Vehicles | Ford Tough



With all the benefits of Ford Medium Duty trucks offered with gas or diesel, it’s hard to pick the right truck for your business.

Darren Crawford, Fleet Manager for Farmer Brothers Coffee, has a tough decision to make when filling up his fleet and has to choose between the Ford F-650 6.7L PowerStroke® V8 Turbo Diesel or the V10 Triton gas engine. With best-in-class* standard horsepower and torque, the gas engine looks good, but the diesel engine can be prepped for biofuels**, so which one will he choose?

*Class is Class 6 and 7 Conventional Chassis Cabs based on Ford segmentation.

**See your dealer for details.

Learn More: http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks...

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Spied: 2017 Ram Power Wagon Tow Testing

 


Our spy shooters caught the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Laramie during high-altitude tow testing in the Rocky Mountains without its trademark macho graphics package.

Given the size and shape and amount of flex in the dual-wheel box trailer, we'd estimate the load to be about 8,000 or 9,000 pounds, and a good test for the Hemi Power Wagon on the steep, high-altitude Colorado grades.

As you can see, this isn't so much a traditional spy photo gallery, complete with camouflage graphics, as it is about tow testing the 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi to its limits. Shown at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the brawny Power Wagon is getting a new look that brings it more in line with the light-duty Ram 1500 Rebel. The 2017 Power Wagon will even offer seats imprinted with a tire-tread pattern just like the Rebel.

The 2017 Power Wagon lineup will include a fully loaded Laramie (pictured) as well as a new, less expensive and more basic Tradesman Power Wagon. Expect 2017 Power Wagons to make it to dealerships later this fall.

SpiedBilde images

Source:  http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/06/spied-2017-ram-power-wagon-tow-testing.html