Ford Starts F-650/F-750 Production in U.S.

Avon Lake Super Duty 3 II

Ford started production of its new medium-duty 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks today at the revamped Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. Previously made in Mexico, the big work trucks were brought back to the U.S. with the newly revitalized model, which is now the biggest commercial truck in the Ford portfolio. The Ohio plant will also produce the cutaway and stripped versions of the E-Series vans.

"Our investment in Ohio Assembly Plant reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America and to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas, in a statement. "Working with our partners in the UAW [United Auto Workers], we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio."

The plant will employ more than 1,000 hourly workers producing several different types of trucks during two shifts. The trucks will be offered in regular-, extended- and crew-cab configurations with either the 6.7-liter PowerStroke V-8 turbo-diesel or 6.8-liter gas V-10. The V-10 can be ordered with the natural compressed gas or liquid propane prep package.

Although the trucks are only offered in two-wheel drive in relatively basic trim configurations, Ford is the only truckmaker to offer a commercial vehicle this large, making it the only manufacturer to offer businesses a commercial truck choice from the Class 1 Transit Connect all the way up to the Class 7 tractor rig.

To find out more about the new F-650 and F-750 lineup, click here.

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beautiful!! And made in the USA!!

About dang time they brought something back to the US to be made here. Now they need to do it with all vehicles.

Good job Ford. More jobs for America. Nice trucks too!!

Good Job Ford, Gm and Ram, move production from Mexican't back to the USA.

Good Job Ford, Gm and Ram, move production from Mexican't back to the USA.

I know it's just terms but why do they call F250/350/450/550 heavy duties and F650/750 medium duties when technically it's the other way around.

Heavy duty DOT classifications are:
It's both. F250/350/450/550 are often refereed to as Heavy Duty trucks but technically they are all light duty trucks. The F250/etc are the Heavy Duty trucks of the light duty classification. Commercial trucks in the US are classified by GVWR by the DOT and EPA.

Ford adding second supplier for F-150 frames.

Metalsa, the company that builds steel frames for the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150, is still having trouble providing enough frames to supply the two factories that build the pickup. The snafu is preventing Ford from selling as many of the country's best-selling truck as it could, and eating into profits - even though the bottom line is still breaking company records. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford has picked Michigan company Tower International as a second frame supplier and expects to have inventory up to a proper level at the beginning of Q4 of this year.

I heard that Ram and Toyota were moving more truck production to Mexico. We know that Toyota isn't an American company. But people still feel Ram is American even though they are Italian owned so this is a disappointment for Ram fans. Fiat-Ram builds certain models of the Ram 1500 and all the heavy-duty versions of Ram at Saltillo, Mexico. Good job, Ford.

"Ford is the only truckmaker to offer a commercial vehicle this large"

This is misleading, as there are plenty of "truckmakers" who build class 8 rigs. The correct statement should be:

"Ford is the only **truck brand** to offer a commercial vehicle **range** this large"

The 6.7 Powerstroke will make these trucks undesirable.

It is an unreliable engine.

Early models were known to drop valves. Many parts have been known to fail prematurely.

Previous Ford medium duty trucks always were offered with a Cummins diesel, even though the Ford Powerstroke was sold simultaneously in pickup trucks. Ford knew better than to offer the Powerstroke in medium duty trucks.

Ford still knows better, but they can't admit that it is pure garbage.

Good to see the use fords only diesel and dumped the cummins... No need to shell out the coin to cummins for its name when the 6.7 powerstroke is a just as solid diesel. Just as well keep the profits in house.

That 6.7 is a great motor! i will getting one soon!

Can you buy it with a pickup bed?

That 6.7 is a great motor! i will getting one soon!

Posted by: MIKEY | Aug 12, 2015 12:14:53 PM

We have a lot of the 6.7 powerstroke a in f550 and have been extremely reliable. It's a great diesel and you will love it.

can i get a f-250 with flat bed?

They still make MDT's which the F650/F750 would be in Australia. Demand for HDT truck manufacturing or partial manufacturing is pretty strong here, unlike cars, unfortunately.
The V10 Engine would not be an option here. They are all diesel

It will be interesting to see if this truck is accepted by medium duty truck buyers. The Cummins/Allison is the 'gold standard' for medium duty trucks these days, Freightliner, Navistar, Kenworth/Peterbilt all offer that powertrain combination. The Powerstroke/Torqshift will have to offer comparable fuel economy, power, and reliability.

"Can you buy it with a pickup bed?"

What are the weight and other limits for allowing "pickup trucks" to treated more leniently wrt weigh inns etc, than other truck bodies in the US? I know a 1 Ton pickup w/GVWR above 10,000 in private use, are not subject to the hassles of a similarly heavy one with a service body or flatbed. But I can't imagine this "excemption" would apply to a Class 8 rig, just because some hack welds a pickup bed on to the back of it.

Using the Powerstroke instead of a Cummins and a Ford transmission instead of the Allison just makes this medium duty truck below standards. Ford is not the only manufacturer building this class truck. What about Navistar who used to build these trucks for Ford.

These trucks did not sell well with a Cummins and Allison transmission! How is using a Ford diesel and transmission going to fix that? It is not!!!

Not a Ford fan, but congratulations to them for bringing some manufacturing back into the U.S.

Good on Ford! I wish they'd move Mustang transmission production here instead of building them in China.

What a beast!

@ Medium Duty Expert
Unreliable? You've obviously never owned a 6.7 powerstroke. My dad bought a 2011 f250 with the 6.7 brand new and to this day, after putting it through hell, it still runs like a charm with over 100,000 miles on it. It's an amazing engine and the hottest selling diesel in a pickup. I'm sure it'll do fine in these f650/750s but only time will tell.

Didn't sell well? I see these trucks everywhere! They must of sold well if they're still making them, unlike GM and their medium duties.

Built Ford Tough baby!

That's just what the State of Ohio needs, more manufacturing jobs, lets hope Ford can be certain on that Plant remaining here permanently here in the U.S., a lot of families lives have been jeopardized in the past based on bad trade practices when it comes to a whole array of jobs being exported.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to the home state of the auto industry and attacked Ford for building factories in Mexico. HAHA!

I bought 3 2011 f550s with the 6.7. I have already had 2 total rebuilds of failed engines one with 25,000 miles and the other with 32,000. I would never again buy a truck with this engine in it.

I have f650 & f750 with cat/ Allison combo and love them.

I say we bring all the American Brand vehicles back home to America. We can deport them to other country's like the Jeep brand. Maybe if Trump can get voted in he can do it. ;-)

Chuck Taylor,
Well, Ford might be able to produce more trucks.........the problem is Ford must move them off the lots.

Just look at the July figures on the fastest moving pickups off of the lots.

Ford isn't winning any awards here.

The previous F-650 and 750 did not sell well compared to Navistar and Freightliner. The Fords were not available in many configurations and I think using a pickup truck cab in a truck this large is a big disadvantage. Drive a Ford medium duty then drive a Freightliner M2 or International Durastar, you will see what I mean.

@Big Bob "The previous F-650 and 750 did not sell well compared to Navistar and Freightliner"

Freightliner and Navistar do not sell well in Australia, in fact they are at the bottom of the pile. Navistar withdrew from the market then introduced CAT trucks, but same story.
To not sell as the above two, really gives some idea of the quality of the F650/F750

@Robert Ryan--Navistar has always done well in this category in the US. Navistar and Freightliner both have the largest share of this market. This is a smart move for Ford and it will help them get more market share.

Glad to see ford get away from Navistar and back home

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