|Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty|
Ford F-650 SuperCab in use as a flatbed tow truck
|Manufacturer||Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC (Ford/Navistar International joint venture; 2000–2014)
|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||Commercial vehicle (various bodies)
2+2 door truck
|Transmission||Ford 6R140 6-speed Automatic (Diesel engines only)|
The Ford F-650/F-750 Super Duty are medium-duty commercial trucks produced by Ford since 2000. Prior to 2014, the trucks were produced in a joint venture between Ford and Navistar International. The replacement for the 1980-1998 F-600, F-700, and F-800, the F-650 and F-650 Super Duty are Class 6-7 medium-duty trucks, competing against the Freightliner Business Class M2 and the International Durastar. In 2011, upgrades to heavy-duty versions of the F-750 expanded the GVWR range into the Class 8 range, giving Ford its first truck in that range since the discontinuation of the L-Series in 1998.
Available primarily as a straight truck in several cab configurations, the F-650/F-750 are used primarily for box van, construction, towing, and are intended to appeal to businesses and municipalities.
From 2000 to 2014, the F-650 and F-750 were manufactured in Mexico in a joint venture with Navistar International named Blue Diamond Truck Company LLC; in 2014, production of Ford trucks shifted to Avon Lake, Ohio. The F-650 and F-750 Super Duty are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.
First generation (2000-2015)
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-)
Introduced at the 2014 National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show, 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; 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 (from the Econoline). In a significant departure from the 2000-2015 model, both the engine and transmission are supplied by Ford. 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 or compressed natural gas (CNG).
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.
In 2012, Ford introduced gasoline and gas (propane) engines for its duty trucks. The 6.8 L Triton V10 produces 362 horsepower (270 kW) and 457 foot-pounds force (620 N·m) of torque and is mated to the TTC Spicer ES56-7B 7-speed manual.
|Engine||Displacement||Bore x Stroke||Horsepower
|Caterpillar 3126/C7 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|
|Cummins ISB 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|
|Ford Modular V10||413 cubic inches (6.8 litres)||3.552 in × 4.165 in (90.2 mm × 105.8 mm)||362 @ 4750||457 ft·lbs @ 3250||5000 rpm|
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Automotive manufacturer F650 Pickups based in Augusta, Georgia manufactures consumer pickup and SUV variants of the F-650. Automotive manufacturer Midwest Automotive Designs based in Elkhart, Indiana only manufactures a consumer pickup truck variant.
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- "Caterpillar c7 engine specs" (PDF). Retrieved 26 October 2013.
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Media related to Ford F-Series Super Duty (F-650/F-750) at Wikimedia Commons
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