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  1. Bob Rosadini

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    Joe- bottom line-take what some of these You Tube guys say with a grain of salt😎.
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    Ford Explorer Facelift Leaked in China

    I like the current one but the China version is nice as well- anything but that Juke Box grill similar to the GMC's, Hyundais and hate to say it but Edge for that matter. Too many new vehicles haver overstated grills- Navigator?...barf!!
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    7M No doubt the Louisville was a good vocational truck. While you say it had a reputation of being a "cheap fleet truck", I thought of them as "best bang for the buck". And your comment on the O/O market is right on. I remember an ad featuring some O/O who was 6 ft-6, and he was extolling the room in his new Ford. I thought .."great, how many 6-6 guys are there but you will never win over the majority whose ultimate goal is to some day have a new Pete or KW." When the new HN-80 was on the drawing board, I think had Ford concentrated on what they did best-vocational-they might have survived. then again with "Jac the Knife" Nasser in charge, the only thing that mattered was the financial return and a broad product mix with varying returns was the last thing on his mind and the heavy truck faction at Ford lost the battle.
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    I apologize if I posted this before. I took this about two years ago during the fall cranberry harvest on Cape Cod. That LN 9000 still with original owner. It will be back on duty any day now. To the right is a 2000 F 750-the pipe is coming from the picker that separates the berries from stems and that flows to the 750.
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    Stray Kat and Teamster... you need a "fix
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    Joe-and I would bet a high percentage of those have 25,999 plates but are derated 33,000 lb trucks-everything is about avoiding the need for CDL drivers. In any case good news if you are seeing them.
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    JP No question that the GM/Navistar twins have to be having some impact. But my thought was these stats support the fact that 600 is not moving to the degree many thought it would-at least by these inventory figures-and my assumption that dealers order for stock what they think will move. Now I suppose some would say.."well there is no dealer inventory because they are moving off lots quickly". Perhaps-but I try to pay attention to what I see on street and can't say I see many. I would imagine big question is what is premium$$ for a 600 at 22,000 gvw vs a 550 at 19,500? My guess is if it is significant a lot of guys will take their chances with a 550 running "heavy" every now and then. Any sales guys out there with an opinion. Or better yet any sales stats on 600?
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    Well picked up the latest Truck and Equipment Post which is an "ad rag" that is out every two weeks here in NE. As I've done in the past I did a tally of Ford dealer ads comparing inventory of 350, 450, 550 as a group, then 550, 600, 650/750. 350, 450, 550 units in stock 65 550 " 31 600 " 4 650/750 7 No clue what this proves other than not many dealers are betting on 600 vs 550. And I would bet most the of the 600 units are alternatives to 650. Chevy and International units in stock in class 4, 5, 6 If I had to guess about 10.
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    From CCJ........ COMPANIES Shareholders approve Daimler Truck spinoff CCJ Staff Oct 4, 2021 Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Oct. 4, 2021: Shareholders okay spinoff of Daimler Trucks Shareholders of Daimler AG, the parent-company of Daimler Trucks North America, Mercedes-Benz and others, approved by an overwhelming margin Friday realignment of the company, which will include spinning off the company's truck and bus business. A vote in favor of the measure was 99.90%, clearing the way for Daimler Truck Holding AG to become an independent company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Two current members of the Daimler Supervisory Board, Marie Wieck and Joe Kaeser, will step down from their positions and join the Supervisory Board of Daimler Truck Holding AG. Shareholders approved, also with an overwhelming majority of 99.89% of the votes cast, renaming Daimler AG to Mercedes-Benz Group AG effective Feb. 1, 2022. The new name, the company said, emphasizes the future focus on cars and vans of the brands Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-EQ. The two measures must now be entered in the Commercial Register.
  10. Ok- I hear you-but some of that I can overlook-in particular .."Made in America." I'm assuming it's his fathers farm but in the video there is a beautiful red Ford Louisville -mind you this song is old so the Ford is pretty new. Now if the truck was a Freightliner, I would agree with you- total a-hole😎
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    Well JP and Edsel appreciate the education-way above my pay grade. But what was the sales pitch back in the 50's when the OHV's replaced the flathead and "short stroke design"was a sales pitch? Or does that get lost when crankshaft design is taken into consideration? And as for 7 liters being max, go back to the days of the 534 Ford, 549 International and the V-12 GMC. They competed quite well with the likes of a 220 Cummins, 6-71 Detroit etc. Pretty much on the first cost issue- for sure fuel consumption was not a factor. I always wondered how those old gassers would perform today with modern fuel and ignition systems.
  12. Appreciate your view. Mine however is he took his shots at both "sides" if you will. And nails it on the :"lesser of two evils" comment---which has been echoed by others on this thread independent of Keith's song. Guess I should listen to it again to see what I missed. And by the way, wasn't he also a public Trump supporter?? If so, think the Donald appreciated the... "lesser of two evils" comment???
  13. And for sure that is how the BU bartender made it to Congress. the good ol' boy who had the seat for how many years figured he had it in the bag and did not campaign...wrong!
  14. Listen to Toby Keith's .".Happy Birthday America". Great line...."when I go into town to vote, I have to pick lesser of two evils."