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Bob Rosadini

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  1. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    You my recall I posted pix of a 650 chassis that was at a local dealer that had a 7.3.. Looked like an 84" CA that would be typical for a dump application. I had stopped in as I was curious as to how a 7.3 looked from a serviceability question. I'm of same opinion as you and figure this motor will be a homerun with a large percentage of class 6/7 buyers. I mentioned this to the commercial sales guy and he said he had a guy drive buy the dealership- saw trucks on lot and stopped in. A true "cold call". Guy was a high end residential builder-around here that means north of a million. Dealer also had a 750 Power Stroke-ready to go with body. Long story short, after driving both, the guy paid $15,000 more for the 750. He liked the "diesel power"-as well as it had air brakes and was black, Alcoas and a lot of chrome.. Now this is a guy that IMO could really get by with a 7.3. A truck like that is more of a convenience rather then a front line unit that runs 8 hours a day. But again, money was no object.
  2. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    There are at least 6 dealers inside I-495 loop in eastern Ma that have 650/750's on floor. Five of them are traditional Ford dealers who are now "commercial " dealers and one is a heavy truck dealer that started as a Ford Heavy Truck store-I believe they were called "dealer development"- that transitioned to Sterling/Ford mediums, then when Sterling folded, they became Navistar/Ford. A family business that within the last year sold out to a multi location Navistar dealer. Their latest ad shows two 650's, plus 550s and a JV 19,500 International. Interesting if you open the TruckPaper ads 'Weasel posted, just look at inventory shots in background. That Cheseapeek Ford 750 dump is a well set up truck-right down to "coal" chute in gate. Amazes me that dummies around here will stock a dump without such a feature. Shows you these guys have never worked in construction😎. Also if you scroll through pix of that truck note..It has a 25,999 plate-but a 12,000 front, 23,000 rear. I believe there is a "derate" option so I assume that is it... Save on the FET, but if you want to "run heavy and take your chances at the scale", have at it😎
  3. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Ice and JP- thx for responses- I'm still confused. I always thought a "fleet" order was a "done deal"... in other words the term "fleet" to me says it is a committed order with a customer name on it. I know my local dealer now has a 650 7.3 chassis, A 650 PS all set up with a 4-6 yd dump and a 750 V-10 set up with a dump. Plus there are at least 3 650's at other dealerships set up with dump bodies and another 650 chassis. There were also two 750 Dumps in one of the last "rags" but new edition indicates only one so one apparent sale of a stock truck. Sure do miss the monthly stats that HDT used to publish.
  4. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    For what its worth, the two truck rags that cover New England (one monthly, one bi weekly) have many dealer ads featuring their inventory, I have yet to see a dealer indicating any F-600 inventory. Not sure where JP gets his stats but I have always been confused as to how those numbers are compiled- dealer order to factory, or sale off dealer lot???? Ice Capades would probably know.
  5. I do believe I have posted a shot of my youngest sons EB, so on a related note, a friend of his who is very active in the EB community here in New England was contacted by an ad agency looking for an EB with the right "patina". He put the guy in touch with my son and here is the finished product. My son conditioned it that his pal would be the only one doing the driving. EB's seem to be a favorite these days of the advertising guys. https://www.facebook.com/sparkslawoffices/videos/2932313720377987/?vh=e&extid=0
  6. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Good news on Class 6. Saw new dump today pulling a tag trailer. Judging by the body I would say it was a 6-8 yd so iot was probably 33,000 lb. 750. Also Roush announced the were building 7.3 750's with then propane package.
  7. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Always good to hear Joe when someone is having good experience with their Power Stroke in a 650/750. The skeptics still remain that it is a "pick up" motor. Is it a bucket/chipbox or a dedicated chip box? As a kid I remember that tree guys had "climbing spikes" and a lot of rope. Today it seems if a guy wants to compete he needs a crane. There are plenty of guys around here with big time stuff- Groves, Big Nationals on tri axle chassis etc. I should also add that every couple of weeks one of these guys doesn't read load charts or doesn't use pads under his out riggers and he makes the six o'clock news!
  8. Bob Rosadini

    Wow! Really???

    I thought you were inferring the contamination occurred in the bulk tank that feeds the line. There was nothing wrong with the fill process/machinery-the contamination occurred in the supply tank-somehow brakefluid got into the washer supply bulk system.
  9. Bob Rosadini

    Wow! Really???

    Sounds logical. Or for sure I would believe a plant the size of CAP has bulk systems and both products are received in bulk via tank truck. If so you would think think QC procedures would require after delivery checks on bulk tanks. Someone has suggested sabotage. Certainly possible too. Once again, in all cases -ex sabotage- could procedure should preclude this sort of problem.
  10. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Well in the natural progression of things, at what point does the "commonality" of development blur the distinction between brands and then the bean counter/financial "analysts" start the synergism drum beat and some brands disappear? I think your first sentence spells that out. At some point they become just that..a "brand". Been waiting for the shoe to drop at Mack. Sooner or later enough of the old Mack diehards (as in customers) will be gone and someone in Sweden will say...."and why do we have all this duplicated expense?" It will be a sad day for an old guy like me.
  11. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    thx-now I know who the Altech connection is😎
  12. He was on the clock when the shift was made to aluminum F-150. I would have to think that was every bit as difficult as the CAP conversion-and it went well right??
  13. Thx guys for all the Mazda rotary comments. "Rotary motion" seemed to make so much more sense than "reciprocating" but what is it they say about the "details"?😎
  14. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Thx- I'll see if I can clarify the point. Mind you -the guy was the GC on the job so I'm sure he was getting a lot of secondhand info
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