7/01/22

New 5th Wheel Toolbox Review (Brute) - RV Transporting


In this video I review a Brute 5th wheel toolbox from Dan's Hitch in Elkhart, IN. I talk through my previous experience with toolboxes and then get into showing off the toolbox setup (5:30). Everyone has their own way of organizing a toolbox but I briefly share how I will have mine organized according to my needs.This Brute 5th wheel toolbox is made in the USA (Michigan) and I'm extremely happy with my purchase. Dans-Hitch.com Dan's Service Center 111 Alt Drive Elkhart, IN 46514 574.262.4638

6/29/22

How Does the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Compare to Other Electric Pickups?


 

By Brian Normile

With the debut of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, Chevrolet is joining a fast-growing segment of the truck market: all-electric pickups. But how does this full-size electric truck compare with what other manufacturers have announced? Let’s take a look at currently available specs of the Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck to see how the Silverado EV stacks up.  

Related: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: The Avalanche Resurrected (and Electrified)

Story continues here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2022/01/how-does-the-2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-compare-to-other-electric-pickups.html


6/27/22

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan: The Fastest Transit Yet


The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is a van unlike any other. Its four electric motors and approximately 2,000 PS produce colossal performance, and the embedded modem and advanced telemetry software help engineers optimise performance for the track. Inspired by the new E Transit Custom and combining horsepower with processing power, the Electric SuperVan is the ultimate showcase of Ford’s EV and connectivity capabilities.

6/26/22

Assembly | Built for America | Ford


Welcome to the electric future of the Ford Motor Company. Built not for the few, but for the many. Learn more about how we’re building electric for America here: https://ford.to/34C7qnZ

6/23/22

Ford Protect: Premium Maintenance | Ford


Premium Maintenance provides coverage of routine inspections and preventive care for your vehicle. Benefits include: available wear items coverage (brake pads and linings, shock absorbers/struts, spark plugs, clutch discs, engine belts, coolant hoses and clamps and wiper blades), up to 2 days rental coverage for covered repairs, $0 deductible, 100% transferable and available vehicle pick-up and delivery service.

6/21/22

Premier Builds Custom Bodies - Concrete Body


Premier Truck builds custom bodies to fit the customers needs. Two of these concrete trucks were built for Manatee County Florida . They use these trucks to do minor concrete repairs to sidewalks and bus stops throughout the county. They haul brick, sand, concrete bags and 250 gallons of water.

Here are just a few of the customers, industries we serve:
  • Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Concrete
  • Mechanical – Plumbing - HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Sheetrock
  • Roofing
  • Construction Supply
  • Building Maintenance
  • Fire Suppression
  • Road Construction
  • Municipal
  • Emergency Agencies
  • Landscaping
  • Tree Service
  • Cable – Internet Cos.
No matter what business you are in, if you need a work truck; we can build it. Even if your existing truck is not meeting your needs, we can make it work for you. We can modify your body and provide the equipment and accessories that will help make your work easier every day.

Premier Truck Center
1313 17th St East
Palmetto, FL 34221

Contact us at: sales@premiertrucksfl.com

Phone: 941-729-8196








6/19/22

Ford Economy Truck - 1953 Ford Historical Reel


Ford Economy Truck Reel - Check out a full playlist of awesome ford economy truck reels on my channel and subscribe!

6/17/22

Knapheide Customer Story: Gorilla Truck Box

 “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.



For James Longley, dirty jobs have kept him in business for the past two decades.

Longley owns and operates Professional Cleaning Supply, Inc. (PCS) and its subsidiary, Gorilla Truck Box, in Oklahoma. PCS, founded in 2000, specializes in providing supplies for professional carpet cleaning companies, auto detailers, and those who work in restorative services focusing on fire and water restoration and mold remediation.

Though the lineup of cleaning products and accessories offered to PCS customers was meeting their needs, a practical transportation solution for these professionals was an entirely different story altogether.

“We had the supplies, tools, and equipment for these businesses, but there were no good service vehicles that were customized for our industry,” recalls Longley.

Options did exist, but none were specifically tailored to meet the needs of these particular industries. Dissatisfied with that fact, Gorilla Truck Box was born.

“We saw utility vehicles for plumbers, electricians, HVAC, etc., but nothing designed for the professional carpet cleaners and restoration companies,” says Longley. “Our industry was always trying to take a standard box truck or van and make it conform to our industry needs, which created a very disorganized vehicle at best.”

Not only was lack of organization a catalyst for creating an industry-specific body, practicality and efficiency also played significant key roles.

“In the carpet cleaning and restoration industry, doors on vans and trucks must stay open when a gas engine is needed to power equipment and tools, which gives easy access for thieves to steal tools not bolted down,” says Longley. “With Gorilla Truck Box, we built compartments that are lockable with the push of a button, securing all the tools.”

Utilizing his extensive experience and knowledge of the industry, Longley began drawing up concepts for a custom truck body that would provide ample storage for supplies and adequate space for common equipment used by these professionals. The overarching theme for the design was “to have a place for everything and everything in its place.”

As is with most inventive endeavors, the process of bringing this creation to life was trial and error.

“We began building Gorilla Truck Box in 2013 with another builder,” says Longley. “After a couple years, we became dissatisfied with a number of quality issues that continued to happen with that builder. So, we started researching other manufacturers.”

Requiring a manufacturing company that understood his vision and mission for the highest standard of quality, Longley says he was thrilled to finally discover Knapheide, the company that would work with him to bring his idea to life.

Like all customers seeking custom creations, Knapheide collaborated with Longley to build a unique body according to his specifications that would better serve those in the industries he serves.

“We were very impressed from the start with Knapheide,” he recalls. “They flew us to their headquarters in Quincy and gave us a tour of the manufacturing plant. We were truly impressed with their ability to laser cut steel, and were especially pleased with the anti-corrosion E-Coat process. Even Bo Knapheide came by and spoke with us.”

That visit to Knapheide easily solidified Longley’s decision to collaborate with Knapheide for the creation of Gorilla Truck Box, and the partnership began soon thereafter in 2015.

Knapheide was confident in the ability to bring Longley’s vision to fruition and provide the quality product he had previously lacked. To do so, Longley had extensive meetings with Knapheide personnel, particularly the engineering staff.

“I must say, I was very impressed with our first meeting with the engineers,” says Longley. “They were incredibly knowledgeable and informative. I have been especially impressed with Rick Terford, Supervisor Application Engineering. He has been there to help us with any changes and small issues along the way.”

The first Gorilla Truck Boxes, an order of four units, were rolled off the assembly line in 2016. Since then, customers across the country have come to rely on Gorilla upfits to get the job done. Longley has even seen his upfits expand beyond the typical vocations he serves.

“Our trucks are mainly sold to the professional carpet cleaning and restoration companies,” Longley explains. “We have also sold our trucks to plumbers who install motorized “jetters” (an apparatus used to remove and clean out buildup in drain lines) and pressure washing companies.”

Knapheide manufactures three different Gorilla Truck boxes to serve this particular market, each offering configurations, features, and options that provide users the most efficient and effective upfit for operations of any size.

“The highest cost of any service company is labor. The faster the employee can complete a task, the higher the profit,” says Longley. “We believe good organization is the key to productivity. Knowing where your tools are and being able to access them quickly speeds up the job process. And time is money.”

With that in mind, the company’s partnership with Knapheide continues to be one of great success.

“We named it Gorilla Truck Box because we wanted to let customers know that our products are tough, durable, well-built truck boxes, built to last for many years,” Longley says. “With partners like Knapheide, we believe we have achieved that goal.”

Relationships like those with Gorilla Truck Box show that a custom solution for any need exists through working with Knapheide to bring visions to life. No matter your needs, Knapheide is here to help customers across the country by creating an ideal solution to serve practically any vocation.

If you’re interested in creating a custom body with us, get started today by visiting knapheide.com.

For more information on Gorilla Truck Box, visit gorillatruckbox.com.

SOURCE: https://www.knapheide.com/main-blog/customer-story-gorilla-truck-box/



6/15/22

Lane Keeping System: Programming │Ford How-To | Ford


This video will assist you in programming the Lane-Keep System on your 2013 Ford vehicle. Learn more about being a Ford Owner here: http://ford.to/FordOwner Discover more Ford How-To videos here: http://ford.to/2jrAGSj SUBSCRIBE: http://ford.to/SubscribeFordMotorCompany #Ford Connect with Ford: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompany Facebook: http://ford.to/FordCarsFB Twitter: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanyTW Instagram: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanyIG Ford Social: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanySocial About Ford: The official YouTube channel for Ford Motor Company. Subscribe for weekly videos showcasing our vehicles, innovation and stories that inspire you to go further. Our videos are here for your entertainment, and you are welcome to use the share and embed links for all our videos, but the videos themselves are property of Ford Motor Company. You are not permitted to download any video and re-upload under any circumstances without written consent from Ford Motor Company. Lane Keeping System: Programming │Ford How-To | Ford https://www.youtube.com/user/Ford

6/13/22

Highway Products | Truckslide™ XT-2000 It's How We Build It


Truckslide™ XT-2000
Built for rugged work conditions
• 2,000 pound capacity
• 1/8” fully formed aluminum tray – no welds or weak points
• Two 10 Gauge galvanized Steel Tracks
• ¼” Steel pull handle and safety locking plungers
• Eight 2” Chrome Steel Sealed Bearings

It’s How We Build it
1. 1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
2. Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
3. ¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
4. Polished Chrome Steel Bearings

1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
1. No welds, no weak points, built to take a beating
2. Will never rust or deteriorate due to weather
3. 49” tray width for pallets & 4x8 sheets
4. 5” tall side rails with tie-down points

Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
1. Over-built & over-engineered for maximum weight capacity
2. Galvanized steel will never rust or deteriorate in the weather
3. Safety locking points built-in tracks
4. Tray rails glide down tracks that are secured by oversized mounting brackets

¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
1. Pull handle actuates rocker mechanism
2. Rocker made from 10 ga. galvanized steel that is cased in 5052 control box
3. ½” 302 stainless springs slam shut plungers into track safety locking points
4. Plungers are made from ¼” steel flat bar

Eight Chrome Steel Bearings
1. Each track contains four 2” sealed, vertically positioned, radial bearings
2. Each track also contains two .875 inch sealed, laterally positioned, radial bearings
3. Each 2” bearing has a dynamic load capacity of 3,600 lbs
4. Bearings are self-lubricated and sealed to protect from dust and contamination

6/11/22

Building the Ultimate Work Truck | A Guide for Contractors and Equipment Suppliers



A good work truck shouldn’t just be reliable transportation—It needs to be a toolbox, a mobile office, a hauler, and more… Here’s a complete guide to building a work truck that works as hard as you do. Work Truck Job Requirements When it comes to the different work truck functions, here are some questions to get you started… Passengers. How many people will you have to fit? Some trucks offer a way to easily reconfigure the interior to accommodate more people or more cargo. Load. How much weight do you need to haul? If you regularly haul heavy equipment to job sites, you may want a truck with a high towing capacity. Tools. What kinds of tools do you need to keep handy in the truck? You’ll want a way to organize and secure them and may want to consider aftermarket accessories as well—But more about this later. Distance. How far do you travel each day? If you’re clocking in some heavy miles, a hybrid or all-electric work truck could save you some dough. Terrain. What kind of terrain will you travel on? You may not need an all-wheel-drive (AWD) if you’re just driving on regular pavement. Truck Size You want to be comfortable! One indication that the truck may not be the right size for you is your need to move the seat to maximum positions—For example, do you need to move all the way up and forward in order to see over the wheel? Or will you want to lower the seat and recline it in order to avoid hitting your head? Don’t judge a truck by a photo, alone—You’ll want to take a seat inside the real thing! Truck Hauling and Towing If you regularly move equipment and other heavy items, we recommend getting the highest rated towing capacity that you can afford. For some, sacrificing interior space for a longer truck bed will suit their hauling needs. It is not necessary to buy a work truck large enough to tow items that you rarely have to transport. In the event you have a super heavy load, you can always just lease a larger truck. Truck Wheels You’ll want the type of wheels that can handle the terrain you are most likely to encounter on a regular basis. Some like the look of oversized tires, but it can be harder to get into a truck that is high off the ground. You can be dazzled by expensive rims, but you’re going to work, not a truck show. These are opportunities to save money to buy more practical accessories. Truck Safety Airbags are standard these days, but some newer work trucks include some impressive safety features, including braking when a living being is detected in front of you or warning you if you start to drift into another lane. And backup cameras are getting more sophisticated with guides to help you back into spaces and warning signals when you’re getting too close to a wall.
Tools There are several ways to organize your tools. Here are just a few options: Decked offers a unique drawer system that doesn’t take away your bed space. Bedslide makes it easy to slide your tools and equipment out from your truck. Weather Guard has their line of Pack Rat pull out storage in various sizes. Ram offers the Rambox Cargo Management System on some models. It has locked storage that lines the bed of the truck.

6/09/22

Adrian Steel Folding Shelving


Adrian Steel folding shelving provides flexibility for your cargo space.

6/07/22

Showing Off The Knapheide Mechanics Truck


Hunter gives us a tour of the Knapheide KMT-1 Mechanics Truck at the NorCal Ford Truck Club annual product event. See more about Knapheide products at https://knapheide.com/

6/05/22

Ranger Design Lockers & Workbenches for Commercial Vans


The Ranger Design locker for secure cargo van storage has the space needed to store your tools and your valuables. The lockers can be mounted inside the rear of the van to provide easy access to your most valuable supplies. The lockable storage units have a hook inside that gives a tidy place to hang work clothes while providing a private compartement to store personnal belongings. It comes with a 10 year limited warranty. The Ranger Design heavy duty van workbench with a high quality wood surface is great for tradesmen who work in their van. It is perfect for filling out paperwork, counting parts or doing any other task that requires a flat surface. Options include built-in shelves and drawer cabinets, and lockable storage. Comes with a 10 year warranty. https://rangerdesign.com/

6/03/22

Driving Tips for Wet Roads


Wet pavement contributes to over 1 million crashes each year! Here are AAA's tips if you're caught driving in the rain. www.aaa.com/safety


5/31/22

Diesel Engine Exhaust Braking | Ford How-To | Ford


Learn about available diesel engine exhaust braking* and how to use it in your Super Duty® truck. *Available on Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

5/29/22

Exceptional Capability | Ram Chassis Cab


With exceptional capability, outstanding towing and hauling, and impressive versatility the Ram Chassis Cab is ready for the toughest jobs. See the features and specs that make up the Ram Chassis Cab: https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-chassis...

5/26/22

Reinventing the Connected Fleet: Tropos Technologies Deploys OneConnect to Improve Fleet Production


OneConnect, Panasonic's unique IoT connected services platform, spans the automotive industry's “consumer-to-commercial” use case spectrum by providing real-time, deep-vehicle data for maximizing fleet uptime. Learn more. https://panasonic.com/ces

5/24/22

Ford vs. GM: Old Rivals Battle for Share of the EV Truck Market | WSJ


Ford and GM recently introduced their first electric pickup trucks. WSJ auto reporter Mike Colias breaks down the different strategies the two legacy auto manufacturers are pursuing to bring their EVs to market. Photo Illustration: Alexander Hotz/WSJ

5/22/22

5 Defensive Driving Strategies To Become A Safer, Smarter Driver


Learn how to become a safer, smarter driver with these 5 excellent defensive driving strategies - watch the video. DEFENSIVE DRIVING Checklist ► https://www.smartdrivetest.com/defens..

5/21/22

First Ride! Ford F150 Lightning and CEO Interview | Jay Leno's Garage


Jay talks about the new Ford F150 Lightning with President and CEO Jim Farley – and takes him on his first TV ride-along in this exciting EV from Ford that’s a real gamechanger.

5/18/22

The Many Benefits Of The Fleetwest Sportsman Work Truck Body

 




We think of the Sportsman Work Truck Body as the Ultimate Pickup Truck Toolbox because it is so useful in many ways. From the 1,000 lb pull-out drawer that becomes the new floor of your pickup that handles a 2,000 lb. load, to the low-profile upper bed toolboxes and more. And, the best part we think is that this is a whole unit that can be taken off the truck in one piece and there are no holes drilled into the bed of the truck. Add a Rack-It Truck Rack and do even more!

Fits most 6.5’ and 8’ truck beds - Ford, GM, Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan

Features Include:
  • Transferable even while fully loaded with equipment
  • On and Off your truck quick and easy
  • “No holes drilled” mounting
  • Low profile increases driver visibility
  • Rugged spray-on load liner finish - inside and out
  • 1000 lb. capacity pull-out drawer
  • Heavy-duty 2000 lb. capacity deck
  • 16 gauge steel construction
  • Lightweight double-locking side compartment lids
  • Leave your tailgate on
  • Eliminates downtime
  • One truck can be used for multiple operations
  • Built to outlast multiple vehicles

See more on our website at Fleetwest.net. Better yet, give us a call at 480-736-8800 today!


5/16/22

New Crash Tests Show Modest Speed Increases Can Have Deadly Consequences - IIHS News


Drivers want to save time, and local transportation agencies want to improve traffic flow, but at what cost? With posted speed limits increasing on roadways around the country, a vehicle’s ability to protect drivers in crashes is in doubt.

Small speed increases can have huge effects on crash outcomes, as shown in new crash tests by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Humanetics. The safety organizations conducted crashes at three different impact speeds (40, 50 and 56 mph). They found the slightly higher speeds were enough to increase the driver's risk of severe injury or death.

5/14/22

Ford Alexa Built-in | Ford How-To | Ford


Learn about the capabilities of Alexa* Built-in within your Ford vehicle.* *Access to Alexa requires an Amazon account, SYNC 4®, FordPass™ Connect and complimentary Connected Service activated through the FordPass App (see FordPass Terms for details). Eligible 2022 Ford vehicles receive three years of access to Alexa Built-in and 30 days of complimentary streaming media services that begin on the new vehicle warranty start date, after which fees apply. See your Ford account for information. Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Learn more about Ford support here: https://ford.to/3jXUVrt

5/12/22

Peterbilt Trucks at the 2022 NTEA Work Truck Show


This is the official YouTube Channel of Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc. Visit us at www.peterbilt.com.

5/10/22

Can A Truck Change Everything? | F-150 Lightning | Ford


A new age for Ford F-150 is here. More than you ever imagined from an all-electric future.
Harnessing a century of manufacturing mastery, the all-electric F-150 Lightning is the smartest, most innovative F-150 that Ford has ever built.

With the freedom of a 10-kilowatt smart power plant on wheels, software updates that will make it even better over time, and Built Ford Tough capability, the F-150 Lightning is electric powered with your life in mind.

5/09/22

Survey Results -The two most important pieces of equipment on service vehicles


Survey respondents were asked to pick the two most important pieces of equipment on their service vehicles, out of air compressors, cranes, generators, welders, or other.

A significant portion of respondents chose “air compressor” as one of their top two most important pieces of equipment. Generators, cranes, and welders were split closely, with 32%, 31%, and 27% of respondents selecting these pieces of equipment as their top two most important. The other category includes responses such as hand tools, bucket lifts, liftgates, vacuums, and pumps.

OPERATORS/MECHANICS FAVOR AIR COMPRESSORS



Air compressors ranked even higher in popularity when segmenting the 47 Operators and Mechanics who answered the survey. 94% of these respondents chose air compressor as one of their top two most important pieces of equipment. Interestingly, Operators and Mechanics were the only segment that considered welders to be the second most important piece of equipment on their service truck.


5/06/22

Bigger touchscreen and more package options - Ford Super Duty


Whether it comes to your home or truck, it’s hard to beat a big screen.

The 2022 F-250 has become Ford’s latest pickup to get the automaker’s 12-inch touch screen with SYNC 4 which will come standard on Lariat and above models.

Physical controls will accompany the screen to allow for quick access to commonly used functions. And that’s a smart idea since flipping through screens can be a pain not to mention the haze of fingerprints that often builds up on the screen from constant touching.  

Learn more at:   https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/pickup-trucks/article/15064243/2022-ford-super-duty-gets-bigger-touchscreen-and-more-package-options

5/04/22

How 4WD (4x4 - Four Wheel Drive) Works - 2H, 4H, 4L, LSD, Centre Diff, Diff Locks, Traction Control.


A complete and thorough video on how four wheel drive (4WD) 4x4 systems work. This video will look into depth on how part time and full time four wheel drive systems work, operate, what to expect and when to use it. It will cover in depth the following: - Drivetrain Fundamentals - Part Time 4x4 - Full Time 4x4 - Open Differentials - Locked Differentials - Torque Distribution - Torque Multiplication - High Range - Low Range - Transfer Case - Crawl Ratio - Limited Slip Differentials - Brake Traction Control - Wind-Up Phenomenon - Diagonal Wheels Phenomenon - Free Wheeling Hubs

5/02/22

Tire Blow Out Reaction Tips


Tires are the most important part of your vehicle and unexpected blows outs happen almost everyday! Watch this video to find out the two key steps to keep you safe in the event of a tire blow out.

4/30/22

Ford vs. GM: Old Rivals Battle for Share of the EV Truck Market | WSJ


Ford and GM recently introduced their first electric pickup trucks. WSJ auto reporter Mike Colias breaks down the different strategies the two legacy auto manufacturers are pursuing to bring their EVs to market. Photo Illustration: Alexander Hotz/WSJ

4/28/22

10 Reasons Why Engines Lose Power Over Time


There are four things a gasoline engine requires to generate power and almost any engine problem will come down to something relating to one of these four factors. 1. Air 2. Fuel 3. Compression 4. Spark

Dirty Air Filter
A clogged air filter makes the engine work harder to pull in air, and can restrict the maximum amount of air let in. Less air means less power.

Exhaust Restrictions
The engine will have to work harder to push out exhaust gases, limiting power. Catalytic converters can clog up on engines with an improper air/fuel mixture or as a result of fuel additives reacting within. Mufflers can also fail internally, and alterations of the internal piping can result in an airflow restriction.

Fuel Injectors
Deposits can build up on the injectors over time from heat soak or poor fuel. Small restrictions can cause the O2 sensors to read a lean mixture, and so more fuel will be added to compensate. This can result in a rich mixture for the cylinders without injector problems, or even misfiring if the injector isn’t capable of injecting enough fuel.

Fuel Pumps
Overtime the fuel pump can wear out, but it might not necessarily fail catastrophically. While it may still be able to supply fuel at lower pressures, it may begin to struggle to provide fuel at higher pressures or for longer durations.

Worn Piston Rings
One of the major things that can happen over time is the piston rings will wear down, and this will allow for blow-by. Some of the high pressure air and fuel mixture combusting will pass by the pistons and travel along the cylinder walls into the crank case. This is pressure that should be pressing the piston down, so power is lost. It also means less compression as some of the air can escape as the piston travels upward on the intake stroke.

Carbon Deposits On Intake Valves/Valve Seats
If carbon deposits build up on the valves or valve seats, this can prevent the valves from closing properly. If an intake valve cannot fully close, it will allow air to escape during the compression stroke, effectively lowering the compression ratio.

Carbon Deposits On The Piston
If deposits build on the piston or cylinder walls, these deposits can create hot spots. These hot spots can result in engine knock if conditions allow for it. If the engine is capable, it will retard the ignition timing to reduce the likelihood of knock. By retarding the ignition timing, power is lost.

Fouled Spark Plugs
Spark plugs can build deposits with time. Inconsistent spark plug firing means you’re likely to misfire. Maintaining clean plugs ensures that the spark part of the equation doesn’t result in a loss of power.

4/26/22

Ford Truck Dearborn Assembly Plant


Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, along the River Rouge, upstream from its confluence with the Detroit River at Zug Island. Construction began in 1917, and when it was completed in 1928, it was the largest integrated factory in the world.

4/25/22

Why Ford Dominates The Market For Police Vehicles


There are about 12,000 police departments patrolling jurisdictions across the United States. More than half of police vehicles driving through neighborhoods and cities are Fords. The second-largest U.S. automaker in terms of sales is also the biggest purveyor of police vehicles. In 2018, Ford's share of police vehicle sales in the U.S. was 63 percent thanks to its immensely successful Police Interceptor lineup.

4/22/22

GM teases Silverado EV with Glass Roof!


GM reveals a quick sneak peek of its all-new Silverado EV truck with a glass roof. The company announced it will offer more details at CES 2022.

4/20/22

Building the Ultimate Work Truck | A Guide for Contractors and Equipment Suppliers



A good work truck shouldn’t just be reliable transportation—It needs to be a toolbox, a mobile office, a hauler, and more… Here’s a complete guide to building a work truck that works as hard as you do. Work Truck Job Requirements When it comes to the different work truck functions, here are some questions to get you started… Passengers. How many people will you have to fit? Some trucks offer a way to easily reconfigure the interior to accommodate more people or more cargo. Load. How much weight do you need to haul? If you regularly haul heavy equipment to job sites, you may want a truck with a high towing capacity. Tools. What kinds of tools do you need to keep handy in the truck? You’ll want a way to organize and secure them and may want to consider aftermarket accessories as well—But more about this later. Distance. How far do you travel each day? If you’re clocking in some heavy miles, a hybrid or all-electric work truck could save you some dough. Terrain. What kind of terrain will you travel on? You may not need an all-wheel-drive (AWD) if you’re just driving on regular pavement. Truck Size You want to be comfortable! One indication that the truck may not be the right size for you is your need to move the seat to maximum positions—For example, do you need to move all the way up and forward in order to see over the wheel? Or will you want to lower the seat and recline it in order to avoid hitting your head? Don’t judge a truck by a photo, alone—You’ll want to take a seat inside the real thing! Truck Hauling and Towing If you regularly move equipment and other heavy items, we recommend getting the highest rated towing capacity that you can afford. For some, sacrificing interior space for a longer truck bed will suit their hauling needs. It is not necessary to buy a work truck large enough to tow items that you rarely have to transport. In the event you have a super heavy load, you can always just lease a larger truck. Truck Wheels You’ll want the type of wheels that can handle the terrain you are most likely to encounter on a regular basis. Some like the look of oversized tires, but it can be harder to get into a truck that is high off the ground. You can be dazzled by expensive rims, but you’re going to work, not a truck show. These are opportunities to save money to buy more practical accessories. Truck Safety Airbags are standard these days, but some newer work trucks include some impressive safety features, including braking when a living being is detected in front of you or warning you if you start to drift into another lane. And backup cameras are getting more sophisticated with guides to help you back into spaces and warning signals when you’re getting too close to a wall. Tools There are several ways to organize your tools. Here are just a few options: Decked offers a unique drawer system that doesn’t take away your bed space. Bedslide makes it easy to slide your tools and equipment out from your truck. Weather Guard has their line of Pack Rat pull out storage in various sizes. Ram offers the Rambox Cargo Management System on some models. It has locked storage that lines the bed of the truck.

4/18/22

How Does the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Compare to Other Electric Pickups?


 

By Brian Normile

With the debut of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, Chevrolet is joining a fast-growing segment of the truck market: all-electric pickups. But how does this full-size electric truck compare with what other manufacturers have announced? Let’s take a look at currently available specs of the Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck to see how the Silverado EV stacks up.  

Related: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: The Avalanche Resurrected (and Electrified)

Story continues here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2022/01/how-does-the-2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-compare-to-other-electric-pickups.html


4/16/22

AAA StartSmart - Distracted Driving


Follow a group of six high school students and their parents as they attend the AAA StartSmart Academy where they learn how to develop safe driving habits from an over-the-top instructor named Crash — short for "Creating Responsible Automobile Safety Habits".

4/15/22

THE FUTURE OF CUSTOM VEHICLES: FORD UNVEILS ALL-ELECTRIC F-100 ELUMINATOR CONCEPT WITH NEW EV CRATE MOTOR CUSTOMERS CAN NOW BUY



  • All-electric Ford F-100 Eluminator concept truck showcases the benefits of electric propulsion using a 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition battery electric powertrain and twin front and rear electric traction motors that produce a combined 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque*
  • Now available to purchase online or at a local dealer through Ford Performance Parts, the Eluminator electric crate motor from the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition produces 281 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Ford to lead electric performance revolution with all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 drag car; plus, Vaughn Gittin Jr. reimagines drifting in thrilling, smoke-filled Mach-E 1400 exhibitions, while 
  • Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition reinvents exhilarating touring car performance – all are on display at SEMA

LAS VEGAS, SEMA SHOW 2021– Ford previews the future of electrified custom vehicles with the reveal of the all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept – a zero-tailpipe-emissions** demonstration truck powered by the all-new Ford Performance Parts Eluminator electric crate motor that customers can now buy online.

Based on a heritage 1978 F-100 pickup, the F-100 Eluminator concept features all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors shared with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Two electric traction motors drive the front and rear wheels, packing a powerful 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque. Eluminator, the first e-crate motor from Ford Performance Parts, is based on the Mustang Mach-E GT’s traction motor.

“Ford owners have personalized, customized and enhanced their vehicles since the beginning – from changing looks to bringing the power,” said Eric Cin, global director, Vehicle Personalization, Accessories and Licensing. “Our F-100 Eluminator concept is a preview of how we’re supporting customers as they go all-electric and embrace zero-tailpipe emissions performance, even for our heritage vehicles.”

The all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept, designed and created by Ford Performance, was built in collaboration with MLe Racecars and sits on a custom chassis by the Roadster Shop. It’s painted in Avalanche Gray with Cerakote Copper accents applied by Brand X Customs, while the interior features a billet aluminum dash by JJR Fabrication and avocado-tanned leather upholstery by MDM Upholstery. It’s fitted with custom 19x10-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels by Forgeline wrapped in Michelin® Latitude® Sport 275/45-19 high-performance tires.

Eluminator e-crate motor ignites electric performance revolution

Globally, vehicle performance parts and accessories industry generates approximately $50 billion annually, that covers hardware for everything from hot rods to off-road vehicles, and from mobile electronics to vehicle accessories.

Ford Vehicle Personalization and Ford Performance Parts continue to add new choices for customers, like the Eluminator e-crate motor, as the shift to electric vehicles accelerates. It’s the first of what will become a growing portfolio of performance parts and accessories for Ford electric vehicles.

Part No. M-9000-MACH-E, the e-crate motor is now available at authorized Ford parts warehouse dealers or online at Ford Performance Parts. Retailing at $3,900, it is targeted for builders looking for a transverse-oriented powertrain to electrify a range of vehicles from modern to vintage cars, trucks and SUVs. Each Eluminator e-crate motor produces 281 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque and is street-legal in all 50 states.

Over time, Ford Performance plans to develop a wider list of components for the Eluminator powertrain with some of the leading performance manufacturers, including battery systems, controllers and traction inverters to close the loop on full turnkey aftermarket electrification solutions.
Ford to lead aftermarket electric performance revolution

With the push toward electrification, several electric-powered vehicles on display at the Ford set, booth No. 22200, include the 1,400-horsepower electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 demo, driven by Vaughn Gittin Jr. in smoke-filled, tire-thrashing exhibition rides at Ford Out Front at Las Vegas Convention Center.

The first all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning™ is also on display, along with a factory Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition next to the all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept. Three custom Mustang Mach-E creations include a prototype from Shelby American, showing could come from the legendary Ford racing collaborator. Jim Osborn, former pro SCCA racer and founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, is preparing their custom Mustang Mach-E GT build to run at the Bonneville Speed Week next summer with the goal of being the first Mustang Mach-E to top the 200-mph mark.

This past weekend, Ford’s Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, an electric-powered exhibition dragster prepared by Ford Performance and MLe Racecars, demonstrated its quickness at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.

“The fact is, electric performance is fun, and as the industry moves toward electric vehicles, motorsports and the performance aftermarket will too,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance. “Just as Ford is committed to leading the electric revolution on the product side, Ford Performance is equally committed to winning on the performance and motorsports front.”

All of the vehicles shown have been modified by independent vehicle modifiers for SEMA. They are for demonstration purposes only and are not available for sale by Ford. Ford’s display of these vehicles is not intended to, nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifiers, vehicle modifications, or use of the vehicles by Ford. Ford has not evaluated these modified vehicles. Vehicle owners and modifiers should consult their Ford’s owner’s manual before modifying vehicles and for proper usage. 

Vehicles that are not street legal or certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are not intended or certified for use on public roads.
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* Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor(s) at peak battery power. Your results may vary.
** Visit fueleconomy.gov for more information.
All of the vehicles shown have been modified by independent vehicle modifiers for SEMA. They are for demonstration purposes only and are not available for sale by Ford. Ford’s display of these vehicles is not intended to, nor does it constitute an endorsement of the vehicle modifiers, vehicle modifications, or use of the vehicles by Ford. Ford has not evaluated these modified vehicles. Vehicle owners and modifiers should consult their Ford’s owner’s manual before modifying vehicles and for proper usage. Vehicles that are not street legal or certified under FMVSS and safety and emission regulations are not intended or certified for use on public roads.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.  The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.  Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:  Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.  The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.  Ford employs about 183,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.

4/13/22

SPITZ LIFT Fold-Down Crane


Load capacity = 900 lbs.
Crane weight = 46 lbs.
Install weight = 99 lbs.

User friendly
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Learn more at: https://spitzlift.com/

4/10/22

CURT 5th Wheels Introduction


The CURT 5th wheel line offers a range of weight capacities, mounting options, and more OEM puck system products than anyone else on the market.

Each 5th wheel fits into one of three categories based on features, design and quality: the A-series, Q-series, and E-series. All 5th wheels are available with legs, base rails, rollers, OEM legs and OEM roller adapters

4/08/22

Pro Power Onboard | Ford How-To | Ford


This easy-to-follow video will show you how to use Pro Power Onboard,* which you may have on your Ford vehicle, to provide electrical power to certain power tools and electronic devices. *See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions. Learn more about being a Ford owner here: https://ford.to/3juU0Q8

4/06/22

The New 2022 Ford E-Transit World Debut | Ford


We’re electrifying the future for business. The zero-emission 2022 E-Transit is joining our EV lineup, leading the charge for commercial customers into an electrified, more sustainable future. *Preproduction vehicle shown. Available late 2021. Learn more about the 2022 Ford E-Transit here: https://ford.to/3lnXodE

4/04/22

Steel or Aluminum Truck Bed? BedRug Bedliners Protect Them All


No matter what your truck bed is made of (steel or aluminum) the BedRug truck bedliner will help protect it from impact.

4/02/22

Building the Ultimate Work Truck | A Guide for Contractors and Equipment Suppliers



A good work truck shouldn’t just be reliable transportation—It needs to be a toolbox, a mobile office, a hauler, and more… Here’s a complete guide to building a work truck that works as hard as you do. Work Truck Job Requirements When it comes to the different work truck functions, here are some questions to get you started… Passengers. How many people will you have to fit? Some trucks offer a way to easily reconfigure the interior to accommodate more people or more cargo. Load. How much weight do you need to haul? If you regularly haul heavy equipment to job sites, you may want a truck with a high towing capacity. Tools. What kinds of tools do you need to keep handy in the truck? You’ll want a way to organize and secure them and may want to consider aftermarket accessories as well—But more about this later. Distance. How far do you travel each day? If you’re clocking in some heavy miles, a hybrid or all-electric work truck could save you some dough. Terrain. What kind of terrain will you travel on? You may not need an all-wheel-drive (AWD) if you’re just driving on regular pavement. Truck Size You want to be comfortable! One indication that the truck may not be the right size for you is your need to move the seat to maximum positions—For example, do you need to move all the way up and forward in order to see over the wheel? Or will you want to lower the seat and recline it in order to avoid hitting your head? Don’t judge a truck by a photo, alone—You’ll want to take a seat inside the real thing! Truck Hauling and Towing If you regularly move equipment and other heavy items, we recommend getting the highest rated towing capacity that you can afford. For some, sacrificing interior space for a longer truck bed will suit their hauling needs. It is not necessary to buy a work truck large enough to tow items that you rarely have to transport. In the event you have a super heavy load, you can always just lease a larger truck. Truck Wheels You’ll want the type of wheels that can handle the terrain you are most likely to encounter on a regular basis. Some like the look of oversized tires, but it can be harder to get into a truck that is high off the ground. You can be dazzled by expensive rims, but you’re going to work, not a truck show. These are opportunities to save money to buy more practical accessories. Truck Safety Airbags are standard these days, but some newer work trucks include some impressive safety features, including braking when a living being is detected in front of you or warning you if you start to drift into another lane. And backup cameras are getting more sophisticated with guides to help you back into spaces and warning signals when you’re getting too close to a wall.
Tools There are several ways to organize your tools. Here are just a few options: Decked offers a unique drawer system that doesn’t take away your bed space. Bedslide makes it easy to slide your tools and equipment out from your truck. Weather Guard has their line of Pack Rat pull out storage in various sizes. Ram offers the Rambox Cargo Management System on some models. It has locked storage that lines the bed of the truck.