Ford F-650

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Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty
Ford F650 flatbed.jpg
Ford F-650 SuperCab in use as a flatbed tow truck
Overview
Manufacturer Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC - Ford Motor Company/Navistar International joint venture
Production 2000-Present
Assembly General Escobedo, Mexico (2000-2013)
Avon Lake, Ohio (2014-Present)
Body and chassis
Class medium-duty and heavy-duty truck (Class 6,7,8)
Body style Regular Cab, SuperCab and CrewCab in either a regular frame, Pro Loader Kick-up Frame or Pro Loader Straight Frame
Related
Powertrain
Engine

Diesel

  • 7.2 L Caterpillar 3126/C7 I6 (2000-2009)
  • 5.9 L Cummins ISB I6 (2000-2006)
  • 6.7 L Cummins ISB I6 (2007-present)
6.7 Ford Power Stroke V8 (2016-present)

gasoline/propane

Transmission

Ford 6R140 6-speed Automatic (Diesel engines only)

Dimensions
Wheelbase
Chronology
Predecessor

The Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty are medium-duty commercial trucks produced by a joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Navistar International. They were introduced in 2000, replacing the previous-generation F-600, F-700, and F-800 trucks introduced in 1980. They are made mainly for use as utilitarian trucks for towing, heavy hauling, use in construction and are intended to appeal to businesses and municipalities.[1] They are primarily Class 6/7 trucks, but the 2011 model year F-750 expanded into the Class 8 range with a GVWR of 37,000 pounds (17,000 kg) due to frame and chassis upgrades. Although an F-Series truck, the F-650/750 Super Duty is also an indirect replacement for lower-end versions of the L-Series, in terms of GVWR and capability.

The F-650 and F-750 are manufactured in Mexico in a joint venture with Navistar International called Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC.

As of 2014, the medium-duty Super Duty is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

First generation (2000-2015)[edit]

Class 6 2002 Ford F-650 in front. 1989 Ford F-600 in back.F-650 GVWR:26,000. F-600 GVWR:20,200
2002 Ford F650 Super Duty alongside a 1989 Ford F600
2004-2015 F-750 Super Duty in use servicing a water pump

For the 2000 model year, Ford introduced the medium-duty variants of the Super Duty lines to replace its F-600, F-700, and F-800 that were discontinued in 1998. After the sale of the Aeromax/Louisville truck line to Freightliner in 1997, these had been the largest vehicles produced by Ford in North America. Although they saw a minor update in 1995, the medium-duty F-Series had not seen any major changes since 1980.

To decrease development costs on a new truck line, Ford entered into a joint venture with truck manufacturer Navistar International, who was looking to develop a replacement for the long-running International S-Series/4000-Series. Named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC, the two companies would develop their own medium-duty trucks sharing a common chassis; International would use its own engines for its truck while Ford would use off-the-shelf powertrains. International would introduce its version in 2002 as the redesigned 4000-Series (later the DuraStar).

Introduced for the 2000 model year, the all-new F-650 and F-750 variants of the Super Duty line followed the previous Ford tradition of using the cab from the Ford pickup line (this time, the larger Super Duty models) joined to a larger hood with separate fenders. The only visible part shared with previous-generation models were the headlight/turn signal clusters. Along with the standard two-door cab, the crew cab was again available. For the first time, Ford offered the SuperCab on the medium-duty line; it was also available with 4 doors as well as all other Ford SuperCab trucks.

While smaller Super Duty trucks received periodic updates, the only external update to the medium-duty trucks was the adoption of a three-slot grille in 2004. In 2012, the interior was updated; the design seen since 2000 was replaced by the design introduced in Super Duty pickups for 2011.

Second generation (2016-)[edit]

Introduced at the 2014 National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show,[2] the 2016 versions of the F-650 and F-750 bring many changes to the medium-duty Super Duty range of trucks. With Ford discontinuing the Econoline van in 2014, Ford is transferring all of its medium-duty truck production from Mexico to its Avon Lake, Ohio assembly plant upon the end of van production;[3] it will be built alongside the F-53/F-59 front-engine motorhome/commercial chassis.

While the cab itself is carryover, the 2016 medium-duty trucks feature an all-new hood, which features a larger grille and headlights. In a significant departure from the 2000-2015 model, both the engine and transmission are supplied by Ford.[2] In addition to the 6.7L Powerstroke V8, Ford is offering the 6.8L Triton V10 gasoline engine available to buyers; the latter will be available for conversion to propane.[4]

Powertrain[edit]

At its launch, the F-650 and F-750 were available with two Diesel engines: the Caterpillar 3126 (replaced by the C7) and the ISB from Cummins. For the 2010 model year, Caterpillar exited the on-highway Diesel engine market, leaving Cummins as the sole engine choice. Expanded to 6.7 liters for 2007, the I-6 Diesel comes with 8 standard and optional horsepower ratings, and two vocational ratings.[5]

In 2012, Ford introduced turbocharged gasoline and gas (propane) engines for its duty trucks. The 6.8 L Triton V10 supercharged produces 312 horsepower (233 kW) and 457 foot-pounds force (620 N·m) of torque and is mated to the TTC Spicer ES56-7B 7-speed manual.[6]

Engine[7] Layout Displacement[7] Bore x Stroke[7] Horsepower
@ rpm
Torque
@ rpm
Governed
Speed
7.2L Caterpillar 3126/C7
(2000-2009)[8]
Inline-6 441 cubic inches (7.2 litres) 4.33 in × 5.00 in (110 mm × 127 mm) 323 @ 2200 570 ft.lbf @ 1440 2500 rpm
325 @ 2200 580 ft.lbf @ 1440 2500 rpm
329 @ 2200 620 ft.lbf @ 1440 2500 rpm
332 @ 2400 580 ft.lbf @ 1440 2500 rpm
338 @ 2200 620 ft.lbf @ 1440 2500 rpm
342 @ 2400 660 ft.lbf @ 1440 2400 rpm
346 @ 2200 660 ft.lbf @ 1440 2400 rpm
351 @ 2200 800 ft.lbf @ 1440 2400 rpm
357 @ 2200 800 ft.lbf @ 1440 2400 rpm
362 @ 2200 860 ft.lbf @ 1440 2400 rpm
6.7L Cummins ISB
(2007–present)
Inline-6 409 cubic inches (6.7 litres) 4.21 in × 4.88 in (107 mm × 124 mm) 220 @ 2300 520 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
220@ 2300 520 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
240 @ 2300 560 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
250 @ 2300 660 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
260 @ 2300 660 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
280 @ 2300 660 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
300 @ 2600 660 ft·lbs @ 1600 2600 rpm
325 @ 2600 750 ft·lbs @ 1800 2600 rpm
340 @ 2600 660 ft·lbs @ 1800 2600 rpm
360 @ 2600 800 ft·lbs @ 1800 2600 rpm
6.8L Ford Modular engine V10 417 cubic inches (6.8 litres) 3.552 in × 4.165 in (90.2 mm × 105.8 mm) 312 @ 4750 457 ft·lbs @ 3250 5000 rpm

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ford F-650 at Wikimedia Commons