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Bob Rosadini

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  1. The wife is away with her 2010 and I believe it has a blown fuse as the dash lights don't work and the power mirrors are out. I know where the fuse box is but how does it open? Is there some sort of lever to get the box to drop down or get cover off?
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    New light & medium duty news

    Hah-and what is harder, finding one who knows what a clutch pedal is. No sure how widespread this is but in Mass. if a person takes his CDL road test on an automatic, his license carries an automatic trans restriction.
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    New light & medium duty news

    JP- Age old question..assume 600's are in that number? Still see very few 600's in dealer inventory around here. And speaking of that, my local dealer had a new Bronco parked in front so I stopped to take a look-very nice. Also wandered over to their commercial truck area that had a very heavy spec 750 outfitted with a hook lift complete with load cover. Unusual thing was this was a Super Cab. So before long truck mgr wanders over. I ask "who bought this given its unusual spec -Super Cab with a very heavy hook lift- and he says "no one". I mention IMO unusual to see a super cab in that application and his answer is..."only thing I could get and I needed something for inventory- somebody like a landscaper will find a use for the extra seats". This dealer usually has one or two 650/750 dumps in stock but nothing now-never seen the lot so empty. The 750 hook lift judging by the Good Years on it was a real 33,000 lb GVW but it had a derate plate to 26,000. the CDL issue continues to rule and guys will buy the truck with the heavy specs but take their chances and pay the overweight fines vs paying (or finding for that matter) a CDL driver.
  4. As the saying goes...."Where there is a will, there is a way". I don't think that applies in Dearborn- at least when it applies to 650/750. They come out with a home run gas motor motor (7.3) and its taken 3 years to offer it with air brakes- in a truck with a GVW of 37,000 pds. Ford would be an exclusive in the conventional class with gas power but no can't do that with any sense of urgency- air brakes in anything above 26 gvw is pretty much mandatory- regardless if it is a real or imaginary need. Old truck guys are like that- IMO😎
  5. No JP you guys count-if only you drove on the right side of the road😎 I hope some of the Ford engineers/designers have been transferred to Dearborn.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Hah Joe...Both work for me!
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    Ford June 2021 Sales

    Correct-as I understand it, the Japanese outfit was the biggest-and I'm basing my comment on the Ford number decline vs the GM/Hyundai gains. Hope you are right. On a slightly different issue, I had to pick up some parts at my Deere dealer today. I''ve never seen this place so empty when it came to new inventory. I said to guy at counter.."what are you guys on a minimal inventory program"? His answer, "Deere can't deliver". They cut back during high point of covid scare and then the economy fires up! Some products are out 8 months!
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    New light & medium duty news

    Well JP to add to this thought, I have to believe that the bridge constraints that precluded use of double stack rail container cars is probably being close to being eliminated. This is going to make regional hauls (less than 500 miles) more of a factor. And to do that you are not going to need a 600 HP extended roof sleeper. I always felt while Ford up until the end tried to get a lot of that long haul sleeper market, had they not done that but concentrated on the short haul and vocational market they would have survived in class 8.
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    Ford June 2021 Sales

    I would have to say, with GM and Hyundai posting such gains, they obviously don't have a chip issue-to the degree Ford does. I would have thought Ford would have some sort of policy about outsourcing components to what amounts to a sole source. Sort of a repeat of the tornado related lost production from Dana (?) axles? Or was it transfer cases??? Same issue.
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    New light & medium duty news

    For sure. I laugh when many say Ford can't justify the "engineering cost" to offer another diesel/trans option to the Powerstroke/Torque shift combo. And I totally get it about the profitability of the inhouse combo. But my broken record speech is many buyers would be willing to pay the premium plus the increased sales would just lower fixed unit cost numbers for the rest of the 650/750 production.
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    New light & medium duty news

    Check out those weight ratings...GVW 92,000lbs!
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    New light & medium duty news

    KSC said the dealer was in Spain. Opps- about to hit send key and noted R'817's post...thx
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    New light & medium duty news

    Not exactly a medium but for you "believers" I figure you would appreciate this, given the steady dose of "commercial trucks" we see featuring Transits😎
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    Ford Oshkosh JV, USPS

    Sooner-I didn't say that but it is a good point😎
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    Ford Oshkosh JV, USPS

    TT and JP- You both seem to be inferring this USPS vehicle will involve the Transit. As I read that press release, Ford will basically be providing the power train. Oshkosh will be producing the purpose built vehicle-at least that is what I'm reading. Not to say that a stripped Transit might fit into USPS plans, as I read this, aIl will be the Ford powered Oshkosh that pulls up to my mailbox.
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