Ford to Produce Super Duty Chassis Cabs in Ohio

Super Duty Chassis Cab 2 II

Ford's Avon Lake, Ohio, assembly plant, which produces F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks, will get a significant upgrade in order to build aluminum-bodied 2017 F-350, F-450 and F-550 chassis-cab models.

The Ohio Assembly Plant has been operating since 1974, producing everything from E-Series vans to compact SUVs to minivans. Now it will be a dedicated commercial-vehicle production facility with both medium- and light-duty chassis cabs rolling off the line. This modification to the Ohio plant will free up the Kentucky Truck Plant to produce more personal-use F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty models.

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty will be available this fall and will offer a stronger frame, bigger brakes and axles, and significant weight savings due to the switch to aluminum exterior body panels. Unlike the standard Super Duty models, chassis-cab models have a fully boxed frame only to the end of the cab, then a flat, open C-channel to make make it easier for aftermarket body builders to run hydraulics and additional electrical wiring for customers' specific work needs. All chassis-cab Super Dutys will have a choice of three engines:the 6.2-liter gas V-8, the 6.8-liter gas V-10 and 6.7-liter diesel V-8.

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Nicely done, now thats military grade Number 1 for 39 years F series!

Ford is still making the 6.8 V10, geez! Ford stop holding on to your mistakes. But I digress, just add a couple turbo's, that will make it go, at least a couple thousand miles and BANG!

Man that is one ugly over priced piece of sad s##t truck.

PUTC,

johnny doe should not be allowed to post these kinds of comments here.

Good news for Ohio.

Why are they still making the 6.8 V10? It held up well besides the spark plug issue. But I always felt it was light in power for its size. Trying to find a used one (since a 6.0 is the kiss of death) that isn't completely wore out is very hard. It wasn't really common and the ones that were bought were used hard and have crazy miles on them. I ended up settling for 3V 5.4 someone else already went through the plug issue with. Its fine for me since I don't do any serious towing.

It seems like the 6.2 V8 is a more than adequate replacement for the V10.

Leave to the 2 typical GM losers to post negative again. Funny why johnny welfare doe is posting though. This anew article on a work truck. Something he knows nothing about or work. I guess he thinks waiting in line for food stamps is work.

@ SCott N, PUTC could care less.....

Clint, I'm not sure if the 6.2L would be a good replacement for the 6.8L. While on paper the 6.2L is a stronger running engine the 6.8L has a great working powerband. Makes it perfect for 30K GCVW motorhomes, F650 and 750. It is not uncommon to see the 6.8L with 300k or more with 15K-20k engine hours. They are not the fastest engine around but they work hard and reliably. They are more and more commonly found in E Series ambulances and utility trucks.

If you think about it these gm idiots are one in the same. Im just so glad that its gm's problem cause it sure gives them a very bad name Good for gm..

The Ford clown kids can't stand to hear the truth to funny.

The Ford clown kids can't stand to hear the truth to funny.

This is another part of the way Ford is eliminating the horrendous downtime they experienced converting for the aluminum F-150. The Kentucky plant has been slowly adding the needed body/paint shop upgrades, and moving the C&Cs to Avon Lake means the new assembly line will be ready to go in late summer when 2017 production would normally begin.

FCA is doing something similar for the next Ram. The Chrysler 200 will leave Sterling Heights (for Mexico) and the plant undergo a complete conversion in time for the new Ram 1500. Then, the Warren plant where the Ram 1500 is currently made will undergo conversion for the Grand Cherokee, new Grand Wagoneer, and Durango SUVs to give Jefferson extra capacity for those models.

LMAO - agreed. At one time the 6.8 gasser had similar power and performance of diesel engines.

LMAO - agreed. At one time the 6.8 gasser had similar power and performance of diesel engines.

Nitro - greed. PUTC acts like they want to commit suicide by allowing uncontrolled blogs. The blogs were much better when Mike Levine owned PUTC. Someone out there is extremely lazy or just does not give a sh!t.

Nitro - ha ha looks like I lost an "a" meant to say agreed. The frequent 'a' holes must of consumed it ;)

I don't know what to think of the 6.8 i know 2 people that had them, one in a 2004 f350 4x4 and the other a 200? f450. the f350 has 250k on it a the guy even plowed a night with the oil light on because his ford cousin said it was a sending unit and it was out of oil. (It has always leaked allot but runs good)
The f450 was owned by the comp i plow for and was well maint. and the motor went bang at 70k.

"Ford is still making the 6.8 V10, geez! Ford stop holding on to your mistakes. But I digress, just add a couple turbo's, that will make it go, at least a couple thousand miles and BANG!"

The only opinions that matter are those where people are willing to back them up with action. I just sold a 10 year old V10 simply because I don't need it anymore and I had people competing for it. I got a lot more money for it than I expected. One guy was willing to drive 6 hours to get it and pay my asking price based just on pictures but he was too late. It appears to me that a lot of people out there think that it is a great engine.

I know half a dozen people who have run the V10 and have nothing but good things to say about them. It's a workhorse engine, not well suited to the daily commuter gang.

I do like the "real truck" SuperDuty at the top.

It is a work truck! Finally PUTC has a picture of a work truck and not some CUV with a bed out the back!

As for the V10, My view is if you require such a huge engine use a diesel. It might be a reliable engine, but it's FE would be extreme compared to a diesel.

The only reason the V10 is used is because of the difference in FE regulations with vehicles over 8 500lbs.

the V10 is a solid motor, I have no issue with mine other than an Alternator and a MAF sensor. I am happy with mine.

TRVLLS being TRVLLS.

Happy Wednesday.

the V10 is a solid motor, I have no issue with mine other than an Alternator and a MAF sensor. I am happy with mine.

TRVLLS being TRVLLS.

Happy Wednesday.

Frank,
So was the flat head Briggs and Strattons considered by many.

But, the OHV Hondas had them for breakfast.

@BAFO,

I don't get your point, my old 99 has 150K + miles and suits my needs fine, I tow a trailer with ATVs and haul Tents etc....the motor has been steller, but wtf would you know, you drive a friggin el camino. GTFO

@BAFO,

I don't get your point, my old 99 has 150K + miles and suits my needs fine, I tow a trailer with ATVs and haul Tents etc....the motor has been steller, but wtf would you know, you drive a friggin el camino. GTFO

As for the V10, My view is if you require such a huge engine use a diesel. It might be a reliable engine, but it's FE would be extreme compared to a diesel.

The only reason the V10 is used is because of the difference in FE regulations with vehicles over 8 500lbs.


Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jan 27, 2016 12:31:23 PM

This is another area where your ignorance is appearant about the functions of gas over diesel. Modern emissions diesels are not well suited for applications like utility trucks. They can high idle all day long operating a crane or other equipment. Between the need to have a DEF and regeneration this is problematic. Ambulance use and emergency equipment use also posses issues. These guys run then hard and shut them off. They hardly every get the long runs needed for the emissions. Unfortunately larger trucks need the power of diesel and this is where you see issues of forced shut down. A Diesel is not the answer to everything.

Oh, and do we need to discuss coking issues with turbos, egr coolers, Cummins intake grid heaters from long idle times and not being able to reach full exhaust temps.

Frank,
It sounds like your pickup is a lifestyle enhancer, not a work truck.

Please read my comment.

@ Walt: I am happy that your experience with Ford's V10 ended so well. My experience with the V10 had them running along side GM 6.0 liter V8 doing the exact type of work. Admittedly, the Ford handled the weight carrying better but the V10 life span was less than 1/2 of the 6.0 liter. Oh, the line about the turbos and BANG was hypothetical.

LAMO, aka DenverMike,
One with your anti diesel rhetoric again?

Hmmm .............. maybe you should go out and own a diesel, I'd say if you are a V8 person there is a good chance you'll love the torque, real usable torque that doesn't chew through fuel.

This is why real trucks use diesel.

As for your overstated comments regarding diesel drawbacks, well some of what you state does occur. But you comment is akin to stating that owning a pickup you will be involved in a vehicle accident, because you've seen evidence of pickups involved in accidents.

Nice try.

@BAFO,

Point taken, don't need a diesel, phuuuuck you're stooopid

Holy cow BARFO yout are about as dumb as GMSRGREAT with the pure garbage he states. I already stated a diesel is needed in some cases and is the only option. But a gasser does have some strong benefits in certain work vehicles. You are so anti Ford and gasser why are you even here. Maybe you should go out and drive some of the stuff I have full access to before you spout off. Fyi that is GM 4.8L 6.0L, 8.1, Ford 6.7L, 6.2L. 5.4L, 6.8L , International DT466, Cummins 6.7L. And this includes truck and trailer at 48K lbs.

Oh, almost forgot the GM 6.6L

Frank,
Did I say "Frank go out and buy a diesel"?

Hmmm ..............

LAMO,
I do agree pickup trucks are involved in motor vehicle accidents. But not all pickups or even the majority.

BARFO, your analogy does not even hold water. If you know a certain engine does not work well under certain applications and another does, then why would you not opt for that? Now your just trying to be stupid.

LAMO,
Okay,

Maybe you'll be able to relate to this one.

Everyone has stubbed their toe, but does has every toe been stubbed?

Toe stubbing does occur, I don't disagree with you.

Here is another for you BARFO. What happens to a diesel engine idling all day long during the middle of winter? Even idling at 1100 rpm.

Maybe you'll be able to relate to this one.

Everyone has stubbed their toe, but does has every toe been stubbed?

Toe stubbing does occur, I don't disagree with you.


Posted by: Big Al from Oz | Jan 27, 2016 1:44:37 PM

BARFO, this again points out your ignorance. You have 2 choices.

1 keep stubbing your toe.
2 put on a pair of shoes.

BARFO, please stick with what you know. Horse floats during gay pride week

The V10 is being made because the motorhomes built on F450+ chassis use it. Nothing more.

The V10 is being made because the motorhomes built on F450+ chassis use it. Nothing more.


Posted by: dale milner | Jan 27, 2016 2:39:05 PM

Not sure what you include with the + but these all have the V10.. F53, F59, F650, F750, F450 chassis cab, F550 chassis cab.


@GMSRGREAT your a POS raise your right hand up stare hard at it . now smash into face .... I had a 2006 F250 V10 4x4 crewcab 4.10 55,000 trouble free hard working miles pulled well great daily driver as well . only thing was MPG sucked but its a truck .... GM 6.0 is a you mean POS ... we have a few in our fleet at the BNSF and there JUNK ....


Posted by: cory | Jan 27, 2016 4:40:54 PM

FYI GMSRNOTSOGREAT is a GM trollbot. He does not have a clue about anything let alone trucks. You can take his post with a grain of salt because he is pure BS. Not a clue about trucks let alone working trucks.

I have never heard anything negative about the V-10 except it uses a lot of gas. As for durability it has that.

@LMAO

For the FIAT TRVLLS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOErdr2ShE

"THE DOOR WON'T OPEN."


I have never heard anything negative about the V-10 except it uses a lot of gas. As for durability it has that.

Posted by: Jeff S | Jan 27, 2016 5:14:05 PM

The only real negative and it was rather rare was the early V10s that did not have the PI heads could launch a spark plug out. Ford redesigned the heads in 2000 to the PI head and the spark plug changed. While an inconveniences for sure there were/are many repair kits for this. Many of the issues were not properly torqueing the spark plugs. It is obvious not every V10 out there is trouble free. There are some rare cases where there were a problem. Many engine issues can be attributed to maint and how they were abused. Other than MPG I have not heard hardly anything bad about them.

The GM 6.0L is not to bad either. We have had some issues with our 6.0L's but mostly minor stuff like exhaust manifolds, intake gaskets, drivability issues not related to the base engine. Did have to replace one 6.0L at 150K though. It would randomly loose oil pressure. Did not make any sense but I suspect it was a lifter bore issue due to some of the symptoms. Instead of trying to rebuild it decided to replace the engine.

Nitro - greed. PUTC acts like they want to commit suicide by allowing uncontrolled blogs. The blogs were much better when Mike Levine owned PUTC. Someone out there is extremely lazy or just does not give a sh!t.
Posted by: Lou_BC | Jan 27, 2016 11:22:31 AM

Hey Lou_BC what was all that BS you were spewing? Lou you moron, I’m pretty sure that you are still rocking matchbox cars. What a pitiful and predictable fool. A true loser.

Tundra Bob I had a long day yesterday. A lot of work, bad traffic and crowds of people everywhere... I was really exhausted by the time I reached the hotel.
I sat down on the bed and wanted to turn on the TV to kill some more time before sleeping, but my mind started wandering.

Then everything just focused clearly. You appeared in front of me. Your angelic presence instantly calmed me down Bob, my tiredness evaporated and my spirits soared turning glum into bliss. Yes, my darling Bob, you do have that wonderful effect on me.

I remembered our first date when everything started. Like a burst of sunshine upon a desolate landscape, like the torrential rain in the dessert, like the first light after months of darkness, that date changed me forever. For better, for much better. It was love at first date Bob. I couldn't think of anything more important than to see you again, to be with you again. Your soft, sweet voice singing to me gently; your radiant smile warming my heart; your exquisite presence mesmerizing me completely.

How truly blessed I am to have you walk the roads of life with me! I could not imagine my life without you because you mean everything to me Bob. My love for you keeps on going as strong as ever and I know that I will always love you until the day I depart this world.

I turned around to kiss you, only to find an empty pillow there. That's when I realized that I fell asleep and kept thinking, dreaming about you. I smiled.
Soon we will be together again.

I love you so much Bob!


Nitro - greed. PUTC acts like they want to commit suicide by allowing uncontrolled blogs. The blogs were much better when Mike Levine owned PUTC. Someone out there is extremely lazy or just does not give a sh!t.
Posted by: Lou_BC | Jan 27, 2016 11:22:31 AM

Hey Lou_BC what was all that BS you were spewing? Lou you moron, I’m pretty sure that you are still rocking matchbox cars. What a pitiful and predictable fool. A true loser.

Posted by: LMAO | Jan 27, 2016 5:31:32 PM


Nice try loser!


I turned around to kiss you, only to find an empty pillow there. That's when I realized that I fell asleep and kept thinking, dreaming about you. I smiled.
Soon we will be together again.

I love you so much Bob!

Posted by: LMAO | Jan 27, 2016 5:36:52 PM

Again, nice try loser.



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