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Does anyone know how many ranger trucks the Wayne Michigan plant produces per day?
 

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I have no idea how many they are producing right now. The Wiki article below on the Wayne plant indicates that it has a "capacity" of 5300 units per week. A post I just made is about a news item that Ford has put the Wayne plant into heavy overtime.

I am not sure if that is based on 2 or 3 shifts per day, and no idea of that includes weekend days. The simplest way to look at the number is to estimate about 1000 vehicles per day on a 5 day week or 800 per day using a 7 day week. I would also guess that production is not totally up to full speed as of yet.

Looking at it from another angle, 5300*52 weeks works out to a capacity of 275,000 vehicles per year--and presumably this would include Broncos when those go on line. Tacoma sells at about 250k trucks per year, Chevy Colorado/Canyon twins sell 175k per year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Assembly_Plant
 
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An insider on Blue Oval says near 400 a day.
 
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Originally Posted by kepfordj View Post
An insider on Blue Oval says near 400 a day.
Thanks....great research. With an eventual plant target capacity of 5300 per week, 400 a day seems very logical on relatively new production lines and equipment. We did lose a couple days here in Detroit with the natural gas shortage (due to a fire and shutdown of a main source for the area), we lost a couple days but I think everything will return to normal by next week for sure.
 
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do they run plants mon-fri or 7 day weeks?
 
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:08 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the information.
 
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400/week sounds like a lot to me but still nothing close to 5300. so even if three shifts at 400 thats still only 1200 per week. are these mon-fri or 7 day weeks?
You seem confused....reread the posts, please. 5300 is a weekly number which is the eventual stated plant capacity (and that is roughly 250,000 vehicles per year), 400 is a daily number which is reported to be current production.
 
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what are f150 production numbers like?
 
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The pieces of info we have are (1) 400 per day right now, number of shifts unknown but probably only one, and (2) 5300 per week by plant design, number of shifts unknown. I am assuming that the plant is not at max production because it's a new operation and figure that they are getting their processes and robotic machinery optimized and training employees who are doing different jobs than they might have done when the plant was building Focuses.

And I am also assuming that their suppliers are also ramping up production of sub-assemblies and working out delivery timing. An auto plant is not like a single machine where you push a button and it starts running at full speed.

Here is the Wiki article on the Wayne, MI plant. 2.8 MILLION square feet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Assembly_Plant

And here is an article on the 15 largest US car/truck plants from 6 years ago. Ford plants are the top 2, with #2 being the F150 plant in Dearborn which built 343,000 trucks in 2011 in 2.3 million square feet of floor space: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/t...plants-151801/
 
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I work for a company that produces a part of the Ranger and with what we produce a week, near 400 seems about right.
I can tell you that the quality standards for the Ranger part are the highest of anything we produce.
 
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details?! what do you make?!
 
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The plant was running 1200 focus/c-max's a day when I worked there. In one of the articles I read, they said that they are currently only running one shift of production, which would have been 600 for the focus. 400 sounds about right for ramping up with one shift.
 
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I ordered one Dec. 3rd and have a vin number and all it has been saying for a month is in processing. the vin # is 1fter4fh3kla24133. How long does it take after the vin number is assigned?
 
 


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