Roush Propane Truck
ROUSH® INTRODUCES DEDICATED PROPANE-POWERED F-150 PICKUP TRUCK
propane-powered F-150 pickup truck using an advanced liquid propane injection
system. The ROUSH® F-150 liquid propane injection system is designed and
manufactured to operate solely on propane while providing the same horsepower,
torque and drivability of an F-150 equipped with a gasoline-powered 5.4-liter,
3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine.
F-150. The 2008 model year truck can be ordered, delivered and serviced through
a nationwide network of select Ford dealers.
Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab styles with XL, XLT, STX, & FX4 trim
and all three different bed lengths. The liquid propane injection system option
includes dedicated propane fuel lines, fuel rail assembly and fuel tank. Additionally,
the vehicle’s computer has been re-calibrated to provide optimum performance
and fuel economy.
system option is $10,500 and includes a unique 59 gallon fuel tank mounted in
the pick up bed.
vehicle is right here, right now. It is an alternative fuel vehicle that has an
established refueling infrastructure to support it,” says Tom Arnold, director,
alternative fuel products for ROUSH®. “This vehicle will have a positive impact on reducing emissions and our
dependency on foreign oil.”
fuel rail assembly is made up of two billet aluminum propane injection fuel
rails, an insulated cross-over, a combined pressure/temperature sensor, and a
service port that provides data to the engines’ computer allowing for more
precise fuel control at the intake port.
includes a special high flow fuel pump, dual filters, and the required control
valves needed to run the engine. The tank also contains the fuel sender and
electronic auto stop fill system. Fueling is done through the fuel filler door,
and an automatic stop fill device prevents overfilling. This will allow the
vehicle to be filled without using the “bleeder” system that vents propane
vapors during filling. Fuel is also filtered prior to entering the tank.
“one-touch” system, where the engine controls take over from the driver to
provide the fastest possible start with the lowest emissions. The OEM engine
control is used with unique calibration values to suit the changes in properties
from gasoline to propane.
F-150 liquid propane injection system is similar to that of a gasoline engine schedule
with no special oils or change intervals required.
Council (PERC) awarded the contract to ROUSH® in February 2006, and ROUSH®
designed, manufactured and brought the truck to market in only 24 months. “ROUSH®
has an unparalleled reputation for technical expertise, quality and value,”
says Brian Feehan, managing director of engine fuel programs for PERC. “It is
because of this expertise and experience that we chose ROUSH® to develop this
vehicle.” For more information or to
order a ROUSH® F-150 propane-powered truck, call 1-800-59ROUSH or visit www.propanetruck.us.
About ROUSH® Industries
ROUSH® Industries is a full-service
engineering supplier headquartered in the
employees in more than 50 facilities located throughout North America,
prototype development, and manufacturing services to the transportation
industry, ROUSH® also provides significant support to the automotive
aftermarket, aviation, electronic, consumer product, and motorsports
industries. For more information visit www.ROUSHind.com.
The Propane Education and Research
Council (PERC) is dedicated to promoting the safe, efficient use of odorized propane
as a preferred energy source. Through the Council, the propane industry has
committed itself to improving consumer and employee safety, to fund research
and development of new and more efficient propane equipment, and to expand
public awareness of propane and its many uses and environmental advantages. For
more information visit www.propanecouncil.org.