The World's Biggest Pickup / Ford F650
The Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty are medium-duty commercial trucks produced by a joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Navistar International. They were introduced in 2000, replacing the previous-generation F-600, F-700, and F-800 trucks introduced in 1980. They are made mainly for use as utilitarian trucks for towing, heavy hauling, use in construction and are intended to appeal to businesses and municipalities. They are primarily Class 6/7 trucks, but the 2011 model year F-750 expanded into the Class 8 range with a GVWR of 37,000 pounds (17,000 kg) due to frame and chassis upgrades. Although an F-Series truck, the F-650/750 Super Duty is also an indirect replacement for lower-end versions of the L-Series, in terms of GVWR and capability. The F-650 and F-750 are manufactured in Mexico in a joint venture with Navistar International called Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC. As of 2014, the medium-duty Super Duty is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. First generation (2000-2015) For the 2000 model year, Ford introduced the medium-duty variants of the Super Duty lines to replace its F-600, F-700, and F-800 that were discontinued in 1998. After the sale of the Aeromax/Louisville truck line to Freightliner in 1997, these had been the largest vehicles produced by Ford in North America. Although they saw a minor update in 1995, the medium-duty F-Series had not seen any major changes since 1980. To decrease development costs on a new truck line, Ford entered into a joint venture with truck manufacturer Navistar International, who was looking to develop a replacement for the long-running International S-Series/4000-Series. Named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC, the two companies would develop their own medium-duty trucks sharing a common chassis; International would use its own engines for its truck while Ford would use off-the-shelf powertrains. International would introduce its version in 2002 as the redesigned 4000-Series (later the DuraStar). Introduced for the 2000 model year, the all-new F-650 and F-750 variants of the Super Duty line followed the previous Ford tradition of using the cab from the Ford pickup line (this time, the larger Super Duty models) joined to a larger hood with separate fenders. The only visible part shared with previous-generation models were the headlight/turn signal clusters. Along with the standard two-door cab, the crew cab was again available. For the first time, Ford offered the SuperCab on the medium-duty line; it was also available with 4 doors as well as all other Ford SuperCab trucks. While smaller Super Duty trucks received periodic updates, the only external update to the medium-duty trucks was the adoption of a three-slot grille in 2004. In 2012, the interior was updated; the design seen since 2000 was replaced by the design introduced in Super Duty pickups for 2011. Second generation (2016-) Introduced at the 2014 National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show, the 2016 versions of the F-650 and F-750 bring many changes to the medium-duty Super Duty range of trucks. With Ford discontinuing the Econoline van in 2014, Ford is transferring all of its medium-duty truck production from Mexico to its Avon Lake, Ohio assembly plant upon the end of van production; it will be built alongside the F-53/F-59 front-engine motorhome/commercial chassis. While the cab itself is carryover, the 2016 medium-duty trucks feature an all-new hood, which features a larger grille and headlights. In a significant departure from the 2000-2015 model, both the engine and transmission are supplied by Ford. In addition to the 6.7L Powerstroke V8, Ford is offering the 6.8L Triton V10 gasoline engine available to buyers; the latter will be available for conversion to propane. Powertrain At its launch, the F-650 and F-750 were available with two Diesel engines: the Caterpillar 3126 (replaced by the C7) and the ISB from Cummins. For the 2010 model year, Caterpillar exited the on-highway Diesel engine market, leaving Cummins as the sole engine choice. Expanded to 6.7 liters for 2007, the I-6 Diesel comes with 8 standard and optional horsepower ratings, and two vocational ratings. In 2012, Ford introduced turbocharged gasoline and gas (propane) engines for its duty trucks. The 6.8 L Triton V10 supercharged produces 312 horsepower (233 kW) and 457 foot-pounds force (620 N·m) of torque and is mated to the TTC Spicer ES56-7B 7-speed manual.
Ford F650 vs Hammer H1 H2
F650 Pickups is a manufacturer and automotive distributor of mainly custom made Ford F-650 super trucks and XUVs. As well as custom made class 5 and 6 Navistar International, Freightliner, Chevrolet, and GMC Super trucks, 6 door Ford F-450 suvs, and various used automobiles and trailers. All their products are distributed on theirs and 3rd party dealerships and also online. In 2006 the company's trucks were featured on automotive magazines like Rides magazine, Poker Runs America, Xtreme Boats, Dupont Registry, Exotic Car Buyers Guide. The Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty are medium-duty commercial trucks produced by a joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Navistar International. They were introduced in 2000, replacing the previous-generation F-600, F-700, and F-800 trucks introduced in 1980. They are made mainly for use as utilitarian trucks for towing, heavy hauling, use in construction and are intended to appeal to businesses and municipalities. They are primarily Class 6/7 trucks, but the 2011 model year F-750 expanded into the Class 8 range with a GVWR of 37,000 pounds (17,000 kg) due to frame and chassis upgrades. Although an F-Series truck, the F-650/750 Super Duty is also an indirect replacement for lower-end versions of the L-Series, in terms of GVWR and capability. The F-650 and F-750 are manufactured in Mexico in a joint venture with Navistar International called Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC. As of 2014, the medium-duty Super Duty is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs, first marketed in 1992 when AM General began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee. In 1998, General Motors (GM) purchased the brand name and marketed three vehicles: the original Hummer H1, based on the military Humvee, as well as the H2 and H3 models that were based on smaller, civilian-market GM platforms. By 2008, Hummer's viability in the economic downturn was being questioned, and it was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being transferred to Motors Liquidation Company as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, the brand was retained by GM, in order to investigate its sale. In 2009, a Chinese manufacturer, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, announced that it would acquire Hummer, pending government approvals, but later withdrew its bid. On February 24, 2010, Reuters reported that the Chinese ministry of commerce had prevented the deal, although a ministry spokesperson denied rejecting the application, which had been stalled for eight months. At the end of February, General Motors announced it would begin dismantling the Hummer brand. Although the automaker announced two days later that it had been approached with new offers, by April 2010, any sale became unlikely, as inventory was depleted and Hummer dealerships began shutting down. After filling a rental-car fleet order, the last Hummer H3 rolled off the line at Shreveport on May 24, 2010. Beggest suv ever!
2011 Ford Mad Max Concept
Ford Australia, in partnership with TopGear Australia magazine, has unveiled not one, but two spectacular new Mad Max Interceptors. The 21st century concepts have been designed by Ford's designers for TopGear Magazine Australia to help celebrate the revival of the Mad Max action movie genre. It is more than 30 years since Hollywood director, George Miller's original Mad Max movie - starring Mel Gibson and a jet black Ford XB coupe-based Interceptor - hit movie screens around the world. Ford Australia's Melbourne-based Asia, Pacific and Australia Design Director, Chris Svensson, jumped at the chance to design a new Interceptor and has since thrown the full weight of Ford Australia's Research Centre behind the project, with stunning results. "Our entire team was very excited to be involved in this after-hours project and they approached it with a great deal of enthusiasm - even those that were too young to remember the first Mad Max movie," Svensson said. "We had a special screening of the original movie so they could understand it." Led by chief designer passenger cars Asia, Pacific and Africa, Todd Willing, the team created several way-out concepts that pay homage to styling cues from the original XB Coupe Interceptor. Out of the concepts two have been chosen by the magazine to feature in the April issue of TopGear Australia magazine, on sale now, because they take body design, power sources and weaponry to a futuristic level. TopGear Australia magazine readers will be invited to vote on which design Ford should take to the next level. The winning car will be turned into a clay model, and then a scale version, which is expected to be revealed later this year. The two competing designs - by designers Nima Nourian and Simon Brook - are limitless in their imagination, technology and weaponry. Among the weaponry is an industrial-strength "taser" mounted to the bonnet to zap bad guys on bikes straight off the road. Other futuristic movie features include a titanium-lined body shell to interrupt police scanners and wheels with extendable spikes to shred enemy vehicles. Nourian said his design paid tribute to the 1970s Interceptor, but also drags the car into the future. "There are some great scenes in the first movie with high-speed chases and clashes with the bad guys, and I thought I'd take that one step further," he said. "So instead of having weapons and machine guns, we've got an industrial strength taser that'll zap cars dead and out of the way. Brook's car was equally threatening. "During high-speed pursuits, the wheel's inner spokes on my design would pop out and start ripping up other cars," Brook said. "They'd do some serious damage to other people's vehicles." Brook's design takes cues from the current FG Falcon but advances it further into Armageddon-land, while adding touches of the retro Interceptor as well. "I wanted to keep it clean and aerodynamic in its essence, but still brutal and tough."
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