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Bob Rosadini

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    New light & medium duty news

    7m-don't confuse vertical integration with the rush to embrace electrification. And I agree with you on everyones rush to "have an engine",-and a transmission too- but everyone is reading the same playbook now. For sure I see all the advantages of an electric motor at each wheel position but in due time. Unfortunately it seems the question of the electrical grid and the battery industry to keep up seems to be an afterthought. I guess R. G. Letourneau was born about 50 years too soon. And for you young guys, he designed and produced a line of earth moving equipment in the 40's that featured Detroits powering a generator that fed traction motors. I think their last year of production was in early 60s after company was sold to Westinghouse.
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    New light & medium duty news

    A bit more explanation on Daimler from HDT........... Cummins will take over the development, production and delivery of medium-duty engines for Daimler Trucks and Buses around the world by the second half of the decade. Daimler Truck AG announced it will halt production of medium-duty engine systems by 2029, and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cummins. The new partnership will mean Daimler’s Detriot DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines, introduced in 2016 and 2018, respectively, will also be phased out. “We’ll continue to offer the DD5 and DD8 until the second half of the decade with aftersales and warranty support continuing for years to follow,” Daimler Trucks North America officials told Heavy Duty Trucking.
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    New light & medium duty news

    What I highlighted in your post must be the driver here. Given the apparent success of the DD medium engines, how much could it cost to meet these new Euro regs? When these smaller Detroits were designed would you not think the new regs were a consideration? Or both VW and Daimler are all of a sudden doing whatever they can to distance themselves from commercial vehicles. The buzz words.."focused car company" are becoming more pronounced. Glad some of you guys can explain some of this "slight of hand", or so it seems to me. Whatever happened to a "diverse product mix"??
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    New light & medium duty news

    In the meantime, for you old guys a trip back to '66 and what a Super Duty was...Ask most Ford sales guys the origin of the name and they would be clueless.....
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    New light & medium duty news

    I imagine from all the diesel gen sets that will be constructed to handle peak period situations when the sun doesn't shine, or the wind doesn't blow, or the temperature is very low and the pipeline system that delivers nat gas can't keep up with supply needs that the remaining nat gas fueled generators must have.🙈 Or who knows, maybe the idea will grow along the lines of....."Sure, but at a measured pace". But that probably won't happen as long as the taxpayers are forced to subsidize the electric conversion.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Not the lower classes that were built in Brazil. Just the heavy versions-like real heavy with planetary tandems.
  7. Bob Rosadini

    Bronco Price Gouging?

    I think my son has that understanding-unless I heard him wrong that Initial reservation/deposit dates "rule" and are carried from dealer to dealer. I would have to believe that the only thing that protects your reservation slot from being bumped is a signed order and a deposit. I think there are enough Ford dealer reps on this thread now that for sure there must be some hardcopy procedure out there? Or is that wishful thinking and we are headed for one big CF!
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    Bronco Price Gouging?

    What is surprising to me, is this dealership has 46 stores in eastern MA. In that number are two Ford flags and a Lincoln flag. A lot of them are very "high end" flags. Surprising that they would be so blatant. I guess they forgot about the old school practice of including "dealer installed options" when they are trying to run up the number. Then again what can a new Bronco possibly need that Ford hasn't included😎
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    Bronco Price Gouging?

    When the reservation system started I do not believe there was ever anything about pricing-and the reservations are refundable. I also think he can switch dealers. As for the $5000 upcharge, I don't think there is anything against doing that. Isn't it always the dealer's option to do that...as in M"suggested"RP. Like he said...this is going to be a volume vehicle (hopefully)-"its NOT a GT40!" IMO that kind of a "premium" on a vehicle in the 30-40K price range just sends a wrong message.
  10. Well my son sent in his 100 buck reservation when the process first surfaced. He did it with a very large multi brand, multi location dealership that he has bought 3 new vehicles from in probably last 8 years or so. Yesterday he gets an email from dealership advising ..."a deposit is required and we are asking MSRP plus $5000." My son's comment to me.."this isn't a GT40"! Anyone else have a similar experience?
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    New light & medium duty news

    This does not say anything about .."option". And if you are correct on them going into class 7, no doubt the 4 banger will be marginal. In a recent post, Nikkei Asia reports that Isuzu will turn to Cummins for its diesel engines, which will be used in Isuzu’s “medium-size trucks requiring high horsepower.” It’s reported that the Cummins-powered Isuzu trucks will arrive in North America sometime later this year. The move is expected to save Isuzu tens of millions of dollars annually in research and development, which will help it focus on EV and next-generation technology.
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    New light & medium duty news

    For sure on the rollback business. Large Jerr-Dan dealer near me- yard is usually populated with Class 6 Hinos awaiting bodies or ready to go-pick your color. I think most of these end up at one of 3 large Hino dealers in area. As for most hydraulic hook wreckers-19.5 gvw- Ford rules. As for Isuzu giving up on their in house power, interesting huh? Not what we hear when the subject comes up about Ford offering an alternative to the Power Stroke. "Can't lose the profit margin on that in house motor". I (and a few other posters) continue to believe Ford is losing a lot of additional class 6/7 sales by NOT offering an alternative to Power Stroke/Torqueshift. While it may result in a higher ATP, I say many will be willing to pay for that, (I would) and there will be beneficial economics just associated with the increased volume going through OAP to lower overall unit costs associated with plant fixed costs.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Agree on "the Captain's" involvement. I was told it had something to do with the distribution network? As for Hino I was always tracking their monthly numbers on HDT when they were publishing sales and they were always gaining-in particular class 6. I also have to say, based on my observations on the road, here in New England I always felt they WERE the gorilla in class 6 and 7. In the rollback market, I would say they seem to be the most popular.
  14. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    No I believe the Ford release was specific in terms of balancing inventory and demand. Had to laugh on your Aztec comment. I think of the Silverado as having a Seeburg Jukebox grill😎 You going gas or Power Stroke?
  15. Bob Rosadini

    Ram to Challenge Raptor

    Godzilla will rule😈
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