Ford has come out with a quieter F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck, but it’s making some noise with the introduction by showing it for the first time at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Tonka livery.
At idle the truck is 45% quieter inside the cab and 35% quieter outside. At highway speeds it’s 25% quieter. It’s powered by a 6.7-litre Power Stroke V8 diesel engine and will be available this summer.
Ford also developed a new delivery program to get the trucks from its Ohio Assembly Plant to customers and dealers.
“Our all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks are purpose-built to give our hardworking vocational customers maximum capability,” said John Ruppert, general manager, Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “While the truck is able to work harder, we also made life inside the cab easier. Lowering in-cab and exterior noise levels improves driver comfort and minimizes disturbances while idling at work sites.”
I’m hoping to get a chance to drive this truck sometime soon. For now, here’s a picture of it in all its Tonka glory.
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies. All posts by James Menzies