Friday, July 31, 2015

GMC Adds Apple CarPlay to 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra


Phone integration tech also includes Android Auto 
offered on some Sierra models



DETROIT – GMC adds Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle’s display in a smart, simple manner with the brand’s IntelliLink system.

Android Auto capability will also be offered on some Sierra models at the beginning of the model year and all Sierra, Canyon and Yukon models later in the year.

The features allow customers to use select smartphone apps through the touchscreen interface of GMC’s IntelliLink system. Many features can be controlled via voice commands through a button on the steering wheel, helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

“GMC IntelliLink is taking another step forward with this simple and intuitive functionality that makes phones and vehicles work better together,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Like other GMC features, from OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and active safety features, it’s technology designed to enhance the driving experience without intruding on it.”

GMC’s latest infotainment systems include an eight-inch-diagonal screen version offered on Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, which will be compatible only with Apple CarPlay at the beginning of the 2016 model year. A seven-inch-diagonal screen radio is offered on Sierra base models and will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability at the beginning of the model year. Android Auto capability is expected to be available on the eight-inch system later in the 2016 model year.

Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display in a smart, simple manner. This allows drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Apple CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and third-party audio apps. A full list of those apps can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iOS 7.1 or higher.
Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at g.co/androidauto. Android Auto requires a phone running an Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or above.
Using either application is simple. A “Projection” icon on the IntelliLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected, then changes to indicate CarPlay or Android Auto when a compatible phone is connected via USB.

Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using. Apple and Google’s privacy statements and terms of use apply. Data plan rates may also apply.

Complementing OnStar 4G LTE connectivity
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability complement the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot offered in all 2016 GMC models, including Acadia and Terrain.

The state-of-the-art technology provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected wherever and whenever they like with up to seven personal devices. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three gigabyte data trial, after which there is an option to purchase additional data.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A well equipped RAM Utility Truck utilized by TECO, Tampa, Florida


By Steve Taylor

This bucket truck in Tampa, Florida is being used for maintenance on Street Lights. Bucket trucks are used for raising workers up near electrical utility poles for maintenance. Insulated buckets trucks are used to protect workers from danger from high voltage wires.




This RAM diesel powered chassis and Utility Body is outfitted with a Pedestal Mounted Man Basket. This boom set up has the longest reach that can be used without outriggers!

This body has all kinds of storage space on shelving behind the closed cabinet doors. Notice the extra storage for long tools on the curbside top of the body. The body has an rear extension of the bed allowing access and egress from the bucket. Notice the cross box the full width of the bed underside. Steps w/ railing are integrated into the extension on the curbside. A wheel chock cradle is crafted into the side of the body.

Other interesting equipment are the built in traffic cone holder, the attachment of parts buckets below the rear, the  cooler and water bottles, a basic requirement in this Florida sub-tropical climate!



Guest Post by Steve Taylor: Steve specializes in lean six sigma process improvement. He focuses on consulting with landscape / snow removal contractors, truck fleets, equipment distributors and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is http://www.upstreamsource.com/




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Video: Ford Focuses on Alternative Fuel Options



Ford Focuses on Alternative Fuel Options, CNG, Propane, etc.

Isuzu FRR - Landscaper's use of a Beavertail Body makes loading lawn mowers easy!



This Platform/Flatbed Body is being used by a Landscaping Company in Tampa, Florida. The body has a beavertail extension and ramp that enables the easy loading of mobile equipment such as mowers. Notice the extensive use of expanded metal, including in the headboard, the cabinet enclosure on top and the drop-down sides. This design allows for increased visibility, while looking back through the headboard and visibility into the cabinets.




The Chassis is an Isuzu FRR Single Rear Axle with a Standard Cab. This truck cab allows great visibility for the driver, being close to the windshield. The driver and passenger have a great view down through the side door windows which start at an elevation close to the floorboard. 

This body was installed by Knapheide Truck Equipment in Orlando, FL. Find out about Knapheide products at: www.knapheide.com


Guest Post by Steve Taylor: Steve specializes in lean six sigma process improvement. He focuses on consulting with landscape / snow removal contractors, truck fleets, equipment distributors and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is http://www.upstreamsource.com/

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ever wonder what’s Inside the Stanley Steemer van?




By Steve Taylor

Often these vans appear to be parked and the driver likely to be out having coffee and donuts! Right, but if you take a close look at the rear of the van you will see a vacuum hose and cords snaking out from the underside of the van. Look closer and you will see a small extra exhaust pipe next to the van tailpipe. And if you listen carefully, you will hear a 2 cycle engine running!



So whats going on? The van is working, even with all the doors buttoned up! There is a small gas engine powering an electric generator as well as a vacuum system, all this going on without any help from the vans engine! Of course the other end of the hoses will (hopefully) find people working as well, using the vacuum to clean carpets etc!


And if you open the rear doors you will find a very well ordered and organized equipment and storage configuration. The hose reels are accessed from the rear of the van, with the hoses exiting the interior through the floor.


When you open the side doors you will find a well organized space containing portable equipment. tool trays, hoses reels, and chemicals stored securely in place.

The use of the auxiliary engine requires fuel and in this case it is gas. The gas is supplied from the vehicle tank and the system monitors the fuel level. The auxiliary engine cannot drain the tank of it's contents, it shuts the aux engine down at an adequate to allow the van to travel to the refueling station.

So idle trucks can be working, when you take a close look you might be surprised at what you find!

Find out more about Stanley Steemer at: https://www.stanleysteemer.com/



Guest Post by Steve Taylor: Steve specializes in lean six sigma process improvement. He focuses on consulting with landscape / snow removal contractors, truck fleets, equipment distributors and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is http://www.upstreamsource.com/





GMC Double Cab 4x4 with 8' Harbor Service Body



Jordan Lewis gives us a tour of a new 2015 GMC Double Cab 4x4 truck with an 8' Harbor Service Body with Stainless Steel Lids, HD Forklift Loadable Rack, Tow Package, and more.

See more at http://www.DowLewisTrucks.com

Monday, July 27, 2015

GMC Interactive Canyon Experience


Ever wondered what a new pickup might look like sitting in your driveway?

Thanks to GMC’s interactive Canyon Experience, you can find out without having to finance a new vehicle. Canyon Experience lets customers virtually “test drive” a Canyon in four lifestyle environments starting from their neighborhood – or anywhere else.



The Canyon Experience is the first with Google Maps and Google Street View technology that lets users “see” a Canyon in their neighborhood, close to their home.

“The Canyon Experience will appeal to the variety of lifestyles and interests of our very diverse audience,” says Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager. “Customers can learn about the various Canyon attributes that interest them, including capability, safety, the quiet cabin, connectivity and more.

When customers visit the site, they can choose different scenarios for their Canyon test drives – city, shore, mountains and rural. They can even ‘park’ a new Canyon close to their home to see how it looks, and share it socially.

“We set out to engage potential Canyon customers in a fun, creative way,” says Bakowski.

The Canyon Experience is designed to connect with customers in the early stages of the vehicle-buying process and is compatible with desktop (Internet Explorer 9 or higher), tablet and iOS and Android smartphones.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Knapheide Develops Service Bodies For Half-Ton & Compact Trucks

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company introduces 
an exclusive service body product offering to the industry.


The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, the nation's leading provider of commercial vehicle solutions, announces the release of EC Series Service Bodies.  EC Service Bodies feature an optimized understructure for superior strength to weight ratio and possess many of the same tried and true standard features customers have come to expect in Knapheide Service Bodies.  Knapheide received a high volumne of positive feedback when customers got a sneak peek of the EC Series Service Body at the 2015 Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center.      

"Customers have become very payload sensitive but still want the durability of steel," said Tony Marshall, Product Manager at Knapheide. "The combination of a half-ton or compact pickup with an EC Series Service Body give the owner/operator more than enough applicable payload.  The OEM approved bed delete option on half-ton and compact trucks has opened up a whole new segment for truck body manufacturers and upfitters."

Traditionally confined to utilizing only cross or side mounted toolboxes or toppers, half-ton and compact truck owners now have the ability to transition into a dedicated service body which promotes forced organization to drive increased efficiency and productivity.  Loaded with innovative standard features like automotive-quality rotary latches, stainless steel continuous hinges, and E-Coat prime paint protection, the EC Series Service Bodies are built to provide years of dependable service for owner/operators.

EC Series Service Bodies are available through Knapheide's extensive North American distribution network.  Visit the EC Series Service Bodies product page for more information or fill out the form below.

Caseco Lube & Mechanics Truck New Features



Don Freeman, Vice-President of Business Development at Caseco talks with Joe Hughes, of the National Ford Truck Club about some of the changes and features of the Caseco lube and mechanics bodies. See much more about Caseco at http://www.casecotruck.com

Saturday, July 25, 2015

2016 GMC Sierra Unveiled


 With exterior styling as its top reason for purchase, the new truck adds key design elements: LED “C-shaped” signature daytime running lights and LED headlights; new front fascia and grilles for each trim level; new LED fog lamps; new bumpers; and new “C-shaped” LED taillights.

The new Sierra will be available in the fourth quarter of this year, with additional details and information on the new model released in the coming months.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, onTwitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.


GMC’s best-selling truck has great momentum coming off its best June since 2006 and 12 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cummins Genuine Parts vs. Non-Genuine Parts: There is a Difference (Korean subtitles)



Sometimes it can be hard to see the difference between Genuine Cummins parts and non-genuine parts, but it’s the little details that make a difference. Non-genuine parts may fit a Cummins engine – but they aren’t built or remanufactured using the same procedures or materials, to Cummins exact specifications. This video takes a look at some of the critical differences in quality and performance between Genuine Cummins parts versus non-genuine parts. To learn more about Genuine Cummins parts, visit http://cumminsgenuineparts.com or contact your Cummins dealer or distributor. This video includes Korean subtitles.

때 로는 정품 커민스부품과 비 순정품 간에 차이를 눈으로 구분할 수 없지만, 조금만 자세히 보면 분명 차이가 있습니다. 비 순정부품이 커민스엔진에 맞을 수 있습니다. 그러나, 비 순정품은 커민스의 정확한 제품 규격에 맞는 재질 혹은 절차에 따라 제조되지 않았습니다. 이 동영상을 통해 순정부품과 비 순정부품간의 성능과 품질의 중요한 차이점을 확인 할 수 있습니다. 커민스 순정부품에 대한 자세한 내용은http://cumminsgenuineparts.com를 방문하거나 커민스 대리점에 문의하십시오.

Mercedes-Benz Econic with scissorlift body: Two Econic 2630 trucks handed over to Wisag Aviation Service



•    To be used as airport service vehicles at Frankfurt airport
•    Supply of cabin equipment to aircraft, ranging from passenger blankets to newspapers
•    Medical lift to carry the infirm and wheelchair users
•    Low-frame concept and low overall vehicle height allows deliveries to practically all aircraft types
Press Information

23 July 2015
Stuttgart/Frankfurt – Two Mercedes-Benz Econic 2630 trucks have been handed over to Wisag Aviation Service in Frankfurt, a company specialising in airport services. The vehicles are used to deliver supplies to aircraft ranging from passenger blankets and cushions to magazines and newspapers. In addition these vehicles with their scissorlift bodies can also be used as "medical lifts" for wheelchair users and infirm passengers. "The investment has definitely been worthwhile, as the Econic 2630 is not only efficient and environmentally friendly by virtue of its design. Thanks to its improved safety technology, the new Econic also eases the daily workload of our personnel when making deliveries to aircraft at Frankfurt airport," says Hartmut Meyer, General Manager of Wisag Aviation Service Holding.

Users of the Mercedes-Benz Econic appreciate the low-entry concept with its convenient access and outstanding visibility through the large, panoramic windscreen as well as to both sides. Visibility is further improved by cameras for a 360-degree all-round view and the so-called blind-spot camera system. The Mercedes-Benz Econic is equipped with an Allison automatic transmission as standard. This means that the driver can concentrate fully on the traffic situation, which benefits safety on the apron.

Moreover, thanks to its low-frame concept in combination with the low cab available ex factory, the Econic has an overall vehicle height which allows it to deliver supplies to all current aircraft types from the MD80 to the Airbus A380, without requiring a slimmed-down cab or any modifications to the cab.

Wisag Aviation Service Holding is a leading specialist in airport services. Its core business is ground-based transport services for airports and airlines, predominantly provided with its own employees. Its activities encompass Airport Service, Ground Service, Passage Service, Cargo Service and Airport Personal Service.

A photo of the Mercedes-Benz Econic with the index number 15A464 is available online: www.media.daimler.com

Caption for photo 15A464:
Two Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks have been handed over to Wisag Aviation Service in Frankfurt, a company specialising in airport services. The vehicles are used to deliver supplies to aircraft and for waste removal.

Contacts:
Jürgen Barth, +49 (0) 711 175 2077, juergen.barth@daimler.com
Uta Leitner, +49 (0)711 175 3058, uta.leitner@daimler.com
Heidi Frühe (Wisag), +49 69 505044-260, heidi.fruehe@wisag.de

Further information about Mercedes-Benz is available online: www.media.daimler.com and www.mercedes-benz.com

Thursday, July 23, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gets a Face-Lift



To say the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is on a roll is to horribly understate the point. Amid the high-visibility plays both Ford and Ram have made with their 2015 pickups — the all-new F-150 and Ram Rebel, respectively — Chevy has quietly been plugging away, producing some of the best monthly truck sales numbers it's had in many years. According to some reports, Chevy is winning the Half-Ton Pickup Truck War.

To take advantage of that momentum, the Silverado 1500 is getting a subtle face-lift to keep the truck looking fresh. The new look is restricted to the front of the truck with a bulging new hood, a more color-integrated grille and several reshaped design cuts to the headlights and bumper.

Although it doesn't look like there will be any significant powertrain or undercarriage changes, it is possible the 2016 models will include some trim package additions and adjustments. As expected, the new eight-speed transmission (previously only available on the 6.2-liter V-8) will move through various 5.3-liter V-8 models, but will not be standard on all V-8-equipped trucks. We're guessing that's to keep the six-speed 5.3-liter Silverado prices as low as possible.

Whether this massaged look will spread to the heavy duties or to the smaller Colorado remains to be seen. Regardless, this midmodel design refresh — along with new available driver connection technology like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay — should give new buyers a few more good reasons to feel like they have something unique.

Manufacturer images

Source: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/2016-chevrolet-silverado-1500-gets-a-face-lift.html

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Custom Designed Welders Bodies by Harbor Truck Bodies






It seems that there's no such thing as a standard Welder Body because every welder want something different.Harbor can custom build a Welders Body for each customers unique needs.Here's a 9' Low Pro 34" Open Top Service Body with Stainless Steel lids and with slightly raised front compartments to the standard height of 40" closed compartment style.

This also has a small sized transverse compartment with two compartments for tall gas bottles in storage, while in the main front compartment are bottle brackets and rings for short gas bottles. This also has the rear compartment cut off and an 18" work platform with V-groove on the back plus the standard 8" step bumper.

This is all mounted on a new Dodge 3500 regular cab chassis and makes for a very clean looking rig.

Let Harbor create a unique body for you! Call 800-433-9452. www.htbi.net

Zero emissions, one hundred percent electric: Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials completed successfully

  •     Vehicles proved adequate for everyday use
  •     Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC): “The Fuso Canter E-Cell project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler Trucks.”
  •     Tramagal plant important production site for MFTBC in Europe and integrated into Daimler Trucks’ global production network
Stuttgart/Lisbon – One year after the hand-over of Fuso Canter E-Cell trucks to selected customers, the trials for the battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” vehicle were officially completed in Portugal. At an event held in Lisbon, Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, representatives of government authorities, customers as well as the management of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe and Daimler Trucks drew a positive conclusion from the real-life performance of the trucks.

“The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler Trucks”, said Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.

The Portuguese government co-funded the research project through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

“The vehicle underlines our commitment to thinking ahead and developing sustainable and reliable transportation solutions to the benefit of our customers and society as a whole. The results of the trials prove that we are on the right track. The customers in the test trial experienced the Canter E-Cell as an efficient and reliable concept fully meeting the demands of urban delivery transport”, Llistosella added.
MFTBC is the centre of competence for hybrid technology within Daimler Trucks. Based on this experience, the Daimler subsidiary has also been responsible for developing the Fuso Canter E-Cell.
Customers used vehicles for a wide range of purposes

First findings from the trials with eight vehicles indicate the vehicles proved adequate for everyday use in short range delivery and inner city transportation. The trucks achieved a range of more than 100 kilometers, thus exceeding the average distance many short-radius distribution trucks usually travel per day. The Fuso Canter E-Cell reached a payload of two tonnes, an amount necessary for customers to operate their fleet efficiently. At the same time, preliminary analysis points to cost savings of about 1.000€ per 10.000 km compared to conventional diesel trucks.

The capabilities of these electrically-powered light-duty trucks were put to the test under a wide range of conditions. The city of Lisbon used the Canter E-Cell for horticultural and waste disposal purposes, the city of Porto as a means of collecting recyclable waste, the city of Sintra in forest maintenance, the city of Abrantes and Cascais similarly in the field of horticulture. The company Transporta used the vehicle for house-to-house deliveries as part of its short-radius distribution service, the energy supplier REN for transport purposes within industrial gas storage facilities located in the cities of Sines and Pombal. And lastly, the Canter E-Cell helped the Portuguese national postal service CTT with transport runs between its distribution centers in the cities of Lisbon and Coimbra.
Tramagal plant is part of Daimler Trucks’ global production network

The Fuso Canter E-Cell vehicles were produced at the Tramagal plant, located about 150 kilometers northeast of Lisbon. It extends over a surface of 39,900 square meters. Its more than 300 employees produce Fuso Canter trucks for around 30 European countries, Israel, Morocco and Turkey. Almost 95 percent of the vehicles are exported. Since 2012, the Tramagal employees also produce the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, the hybrid version of the truck.

The Tramagal facility is incorporated into Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation’s global production network to enable the plant to meet the internationally valid quality standards for the Fuso Canter and exploit the advantages of collaboration. The main production plant Kawasaki primarily supplies the body panels, the axle parts, the steering system, the heating and climate-control systems, and the DUONIC dual-clutch transmission, as well as the electric drive components of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid. The Tramagal plant also benefits the local economy. In terms of monetary value, around 50 percent of the Canter’s parts are provided by 60 European suppliers; half of them are based in Portugal and Spain. These parts include the chassis, the engine, the axle components, the springs, the brakes, the tires, the headlights, the seats, and much of the interior trim.

MFTBC, which employs approximately 11,000 men and women, is Daimler’s biggest subsidiary in Japan.

Its headquarter and its most important production plant are located in Kawasaki near Tokyo. With its Mitsubishi Fuso brand, MFTBC accounts more than 40 percent of Daimler trucks’ global sales. As a result, Mitsubishi Fuso is the group’s highest-volume truck brand. Fuso trucks and buses are sold in over 150 countries all over the world. More than 170,000 vehicles are produced annually in Kawasaki for the Japanese and international markets.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How Air Curtains on F-150 Help Reduce Aerodynamic Drag and Aid Fuel Efficiency


  •     New air curtain technology that guides airflow across the front wheels to reduce wind turbulence helps make the all-new F-150 the most aerodynamically efficient F-150 ever
  •     Horizontal slots underneath the headlamps channel air from the front of the truck through ducting to openings in the wheel wells – directing it across the outer surface of the wheel and tire
  •     Distinctive Built Ford Tough style of all-new F-150 pushes boundaries of bold design while increasing aerodynamic efficiency over the previous model
DEARBORN, Mich., July 15, 2015 – The 2015 Ford F-150 is the most aerodynamically efficient F-150 ever, thanks in part to new aero curtains that reduce wind drag by guiding airflow across the front wheels.

Air curtain technology, which first debuted on the all-new Ford Mustang, allows air to flow through a vent underneath the headlamps and out around the wheel. Side-by-side animations show how airflow is smoother at the front wheel and down the side of the truck with the air curtain, versus without it.

By optimizing the aerodynamic design of F-150, Ford designers and engineers reduced drag to help F-150 deliver a best-in-class gasoline EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway when equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine.1 

Using air to manage airflow

“With the new F-150, an extensive amount of time was spent running aerodynamic simulations and doing wind tunnel tests,” said Rob Lietz, Ford technical expert in applied computational fluid dynamics. “Major advances in our computational fluid dynamics capability let us quickly see how we could improve airflow while maintaining the tough truck looks expected from F-150.”

It’s not obvious to the eye, but rotating wheels are a major source of drag. Enclosing the wheels in skirts to smooth the flow isn’t necessarily practical or attractive – especially on a vehicle as hardworking as F-150. So Lietz and team adopted a different approach.

Horizontal slots underneath the headlamps channel air from the front of the truck through ducting to openings in the wheel wells – directing it across the outer surface of the wheel and tire. The wall of high-speed air works much like a skirt to reduce drag, while still leaving the alloy wheels fully exposed.

Other F-150 aerodynamic efficiency improvements include:
  •     Flush-mounted windshield eliminates need for molding that would disrupt smooth airflow
  •     Tailgate top is designed to act as a spoiler, giving air that flows off the roof a place to land before smoothly trailing off – reducing turbulence behind the truck
  •     Cargo box is narrower than the cab, with no reduction in box volume, which enhances airflow, while a trim piece prevents air from getting trapped between cab and box
  •     Rear corners including taillamps are precisely angled so air breaks off cleanly – reducing turbulence behind the truck
  •     Duct under headlamp channels air through to the wheelhousing and reduces the wake generated from the wheel
The result of the work of Ford engineers and designers is another incremental improvement in aerodynamics that helps F-150 earn its position as the most fuel-efficient gasoline pickup in the light-duty truck segment.

12015 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 4x2 model tested for EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary. Class is full-size pickups under 8500 pounds GVWR.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 194,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ford CNG Transit 150/250/350 3.7L Full-Size Van & Wagon



CNG System Specifications:                                                                 Transit CNG System Brochure

    • 2015/2016 - Ford QVM Approved Bi-Fuel CNG Systems.

    • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 FFV with CNG Engine Prep Package (98C).

    • Cargo or Passenger Models, Class 1 only. We can convert engine groups FFMXT03.75HF & FFMXT03.76BF. (No Heavy Duty Models Class 2 or 3, engine group FFMXD03.76BU or FFMXD03.77BU)

    • 24 GGE CNG Cylinder Package for Cargo Version (1 Tank). Tank Diagram
      20.3 GGE CNG Cylinder Package for Passenger Version (2 Tanks). Tank Diagram

    • CNG Driving Range from 250 - 400 miles.

    • Comes with Standard Metal Black Carpeted CNG Tank Cover.

    • Includes Quarter Turn Manual Shut Off Valve Located Under Drivers Side Door.

    • CNG Fuel Economy Equivalent to that of Gasoline.

    • Meets EPA Certification Standards.

    • Seamlessly Intergrated with Ford Vehicle and Equipped with Ford On-Board Computer Control System.

    • Sequential Fuel Injection and Proprietary Fuel Delivery System.

    • Serviceable Through Ford Dealer Network with Standard Ford Diagnostic Equipment.

    • Delivers Excellent Horsepower and Torque.

    • Performs In Extreme Cold or Extreme Heat, High or Low Altitudes, or Any Inclement Weather Condition.

    • Original Ford Warranty Remains Intact & Altech-Eco 80,000 Miles/8 Year Emissions Components Warranty Included.

    • 10 Micron In-Line Coalescing Filter Assures Miles of Trouble Free Operation.

    • Maintains All OBD II Functionality.

    • HOV Lane Eligible in Many States.

    • Tax credits may be available, check with your tax advisor.


Find more information at: http://www.transecoenergy.com/pages/Transit-3.7L.htm