Ford Announces Big Updates for the F-650 and F-750

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Ford gives their biggest and toughest work trucks updates for the 2018 model year.

The F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks are what businesses buy when they really, really need to get stuff done. The Ohio-built, all-Ford-part trucks are some of the best in the industry, and offer versatility and ease-of-use that make them the perfect tool for businesses to keep costs low while meeting their ever-changing needs.

For 2018, those tough trucks are getting tougher with the addition of several new key features. Safety is always first and foremost with Ford, and for 2018 their trucks receive electronic stability control and traction control bakes on all of their tractor models. Little details can make all the difference in treacherous weather.

Additionally, there’s a new diesel engine soot trap regeneration inhibitor. While it’s important to burn out the excess soot in the diesel engine as part of both emissions and performance, the driver may want to do it at a particular location or at a particular time. This new system allows the process to be left to the driver and not just whenever the system feels like it.

Also, to improve maintenance, Ford moved the dipstick to a location where it’s easier for the drive to check oil levels.


If you’re going with the V10 gasoline engine, and there’s many reasons why you would, there is now a 240-amp alternator for powering your accessories.

Finally, you can equip your truck with a 3-inch bumper extension to help prevent damage to the truck in the case it bumps into something. I suppose you could also use it to help push traffic out of the way, though I wouldn’t recommend doing that.

The medium-duty trucks are big, bad, and tough. They’re also infinitely customizable to meet whatever work needs you might have. We’re big fans of them here, and these changes for the new year make the trucks even more desirable for work fleets across the country.

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

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