Ford unveiled the 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. Offered in three cab styles – Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab – and three models – straight frame, dock height and dedicated tractor model for heavy towing – the 2016 F-650/F-750 feature second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engines paired with a commercial-grade six-speed 6R140 automatic transmission with available power takeoff provision to run accessories in the field, a dump body, crane or other vocational equipment. The transmission features a low first gear ratio for optimized takeoffs under load and optimized gear ratio span across all gears for optimized fuel economy. It’s also strengthened with new materials and extra pinion gears for medium-duty service.
In addition Ford will continue to offer a gasoline-powered engine for its medium-duty trucks. The 6.8-liter V10 is now available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the 6R140 six-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-liter V10 can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas as cost-effective alternatives to unleaded gasoline.
New interior features include a 110-volt power outlet, available SYNC and Crew Chief factory-installed fleet management telematics, and a rapid-heat, supplemental cab heater that quickly warms the cab in cold climates. Remote start is also available. A new steering wheel has advanced controls to focus driver attention on the road, and a click of the turn lever features automatic five-blink turn signals. A choice of hydraulic or air brakes is available.
The 2016 F-650/F750 will be available in spring 2015.