2016 Ford F-650 & F-750 All New, All Ford and No Manual

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F-650/F-750 at Ohio Assembly Plant

The land of commercial trucks is a land much different than the land of pickup trucks. Buyers have different demands for a truck like the F-650 over a F-250 Super Duty. Commercial truck buyers need their stuff to work, and work reliably in conditions a normal pickup truck wouldn’t encounter. To that end, for the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750, for has taken over the full vertical and went all Ford.

What do I mean? In the past, Ford’s medium-duty commercial vehicles had diesel engines made by Cummins, with transmissions from Allison. For the new truck, Ford developed a transmission exclusively for the medium-duty line, and the engines are exclusively Ford designed and built.

F-650/F-750 AT OHIO ASSEMBLY PLANT

Ford wants to deliver the best quality product to the customer, and by constructing everything that goes into the truck, they have a better understanding of the quality controls in place than relying on a vendor.

Thanks to the switch, they were able to improve ride and handling, reduce costs, and offer a spectacular powertrain warranty. With the Ford transmission and diesel engine, the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks carry¬†250,000 mile powertrain warranty. That’s what we call in the business “a lot.”

F-650/F-750 at Ohio Assembly Plant

The gas engine is also a Ford affair, and Ford expects around a 20% take rate on the petrol engine. In the past, the F-650 was the only medium-duty Ford to offer a gasoline engine, but Ford is making it available for the F-750 for the first time.

Sadly, if you were looking for a manual transmission, that’s not available.

What do you think? Sound off with your thoughts over in the forum!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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