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    Bob Rosadini reacted to rmc523 in New light & medium duty news   
    I made the same line graph for 2020 sales too
     


     
     
     
    I unfortunately didn't have enough data going back to 2018 to make a true comparison pre- and post-F-600.  F-600 launched in March of 2019, and I only have data starting for Q1 of 2019.
     
    What I could do is pull some "non filtered" (i.e. no breakdown per model, just generic "Heavy truck") quarterly figures for '17, '18, '19, '20, and '21 to compare overall numbers.  That won't help figuring out if/how much the 600 is eating into 550 figures (it was going to be way too messy to try to sort through/figure out the 550 numbers and didn't have enough data to do it properly), but it can show if heavy truck sales cumulatively have increased overall with the addition of 600 or if they've stayed static overall and just shifted 650 volume down (i.e. if sales were 10 in '18 pre F-600, and sales are still 10 in '19 post F-600, it means a 650 sale probably became a 600 sale).
     
    It'll take a bit to pull those numbers, though, so please hold  haha.
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    Bob Rosadini reacted to jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    Take that one small step further…
    I could see gasoline/diesel electric hybrid with a small battery for energy conservation (fuel economy) being beneficial to businesses with fleets that have a lot of speed variability. The electric side with instant torque is perfect for getting heavy vehicles moving and electric brakes would save a ton of wear and down time for replacement of friction brakes. Battery power assist to help climb over hills would also help save fuel.
    Sure, on long flat roads it comes back to the efficiency of the ICE but with a hybrid, that might mean a smaller diesel is possible when travelling at highway speed….
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    That seems to  be a forgotten piece of the equation.  As well  as ...cost to taxpayer for all the subsidies, disposal cost of batteries at life end, ability of grid to handle the increased load, impact of mining material needed to produce the batteries, lost vehicle availability during charging cycle  etc etc.  
    If only this could be done at a measured rate instead of the headlong rush to get it done to satisfy the "greens".
     
    In the short term?  I would think an ICE running a generator to power traction motors as the railroad industry and R. G. Letourneau discovered many years ago would be a good interim solution.
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    Bob Rosadini reacted to T-dubz in Ford Stock Inventory Reframing Launch   
    Sounds like this is good for everyone but the customer. I’ve bought a lot of vehicles, and not once has the dealer had the vehicle in the exact configuration I wanted in their dealer stock. They’ve always had to trade with another dealer to get it. If all the dealers in my region have the same stock vehicles, then it seems like I’m outta luck. 
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from ice-capades in 2022 150 Build Your Own   
    Well guys as I said when I started  this thread.   They are spending money advertising.."build your own"!  New business model huh?  Mr Farley thinks its the new wave?  But the dumb asses don't upgrade their own system to handle it.
     
    As a stock holder I say WTF!
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from ice-capades in 2022 150 Build Your Own   
    Well guys as I said when I started  this thread.   They are spending money advertising.."build your own"!  New business model huh?  Mr Farley thinks its the new wave?  But the dumb asses don't upgrade their own system to handle it.
     
    As a stock holder I say WTF!
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from ice-capades in 2022 150 Build Your Own   
    Well guys as I said when I started  this thread.   They are spending money advertising.."build your own"!  New business model huh?  Mr Farley thinks its the new wave?  But the dumb asses don't upgrade their own system to handle it.
     
    As a stock holder I say WTF!
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in Car and Driver road test: Ford Maverick 2.0T AWD   
    Handsome! And look at those performance numbers!!  A home run for sure.
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in Car and Driver road test: Ford Maverick 2.0T AWD   
    Handsome! And look at those performance numbers!!  A home run for sure.
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in Car and Driver road test: Ford Maverick 2.0T AWD   
    Handsome! And look at those performance numbers!!  A home run for sure.
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in The new 6.8 V8 thread   
    Amen!  The 7.3 was developed as a medium duty truck engine-at least according to the chief engineer Mr Beltramo (sp?).  And as an old truck guy my reaction was .."terrific"- puts out numbers that were equal to the old 477 Super Duty-and there were thosands of those running in trucks over 50,000 gvw over the years.  
    It represents (IMO) a  great cost savings  for the operator who  needs GVW and power but doesn't have the annual utilization to justify a diesel's premium.
     
    But what very quickly happened?  Bob Wolf and others saw all sorts of potential in the 7.3 for the performance market and we were "off to the races"-pun intended. 
     
    And at this point it has no competition in the medium duty market.  And  Teamster Grrl, as for electrification in medium duty, I'm sure that will make sense in many applications.  But in due time-and also not at my expense in terms of subsidies.
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    Bob Rosadini reacted to ice-capades in New light & medium duty news   
    A lot of Rams but I see Prime Transit vans making deliveries to my area on a daily basis.  
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    And peace came over the land😇
    Merry Christmas
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    And peace came over the land😇
    Merry Christmas
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    For sure, and the C cab built by Budd when used as the N model Mack really went through some mods as the N had 673 Mack diesels as well as Mack two stick trans-talk about a mod that I'm sure was not inexpensive-huge dog house and all that linkage for the two sticks-not sure if they were Duplex, Triplex or Quad box-but  regardless-wasn't number of gears but the stick linkage.  
    I think the Louisville cab was also  used by others- FWD or Oshkosh???? But that cab was in house correct?
     
    It seems though when it comes to medium duty, Ford doesn't have two nickels to rub together.  I guess the economics of  trucking cabs to Ohio plus accommodating two cabs in the same plant is a non issue☹️
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    Well I  think JP that as I look at the latest '22 brochure it shows to me that perhaps there are some people with some knowledge as I don't see some of the nonsense we saw in older versions...like the orange crew cab paired with a beverage body-and not even in matching colors.  I downloaded the critical 3 spec sheets but haven't looked them over closely.
    And I agree-  that the continued failure to  offer air brakes with the 7.3 equipped  trucks is not a good sign as to their level  of continued commitment.
     
    650/750 would see a big spike in the sales numbers if that were offered.  What do I know?  Not much I guess but having grown up in a building contractor environment before I  went "corporate", I think I  have a feel how those "little guys" think.  Or maybe I  should say.."used to think".  
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    Bob Rosadini reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Ranger Most Reliable Midsized Truck in 2021 CR Rankings   
    I wholeheartedly disagree with this premise. The biggest driving force has been politicians forcing this down our throats. 
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    On the subject of F-600 I saw a new Milton Cat F-600 service truck yesterday.  I think Milton is in the top five in terms of Cat dealer size in the US.  Typical field service truck-nice crane plus all the other toys.  And you can bet they didn't buy just one.
    You would think so but someone who would be in a position to know, told me they are satisfied with 15,000 units a year-and I believe TT is correct-all 450/550 chassis  as well are built at OAP.  450 dualies-KTP
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    On the subject of F-600 I saw a new Milton Cat F-600 service truck yesterday.  I think Milton is in the top five in terms of Cat dealer size in the US.  Typical field service truck-nice crane plus all the other toys.  And you can bet they didn't buy just one.
    You would think so but someone who would be in a position to know, told me they are satisfied with 15,000 units a year-and I believe TT is correct-all 450/550 chassis  as well are built at OAP.  450 dualies-KTP
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from jpd80 in New light & medium duty news   
    Thx- Dealers who advertise in the two monthly truck rags covering New England continue to show few 600's in inventory.  Plenty of 650 dumps.
    2023 order guide still shows no air brake option for 650/750 when  equipped with gas . Still say  the both 650750 numbers will jump once air available  with the 7.3.
     
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    Well given the Biden administrations desire to kill the US oil industry and my tax dollars that are being poured into the EV subsidies you may be right.
    That 500 mile range is a given? I didn't think they were that far along-at least with any sort of realistic payload figures. 
    And of course I'm sure we are covered with an adequate supply of electricity as well as the means to deliver it.😎
     
    Drifting off topic but I  had to laugh yesterday when I saw a Bloomberg News reporter ask Energy Secretary Granholm what she was going to do about high energy prices and she gave a Kamala like cackle  with words to effect like.."you have to be kidding-haven't you heard of OPEC".
     
    Yeah Granholm I'm sure he has and you revealed yourself to be a true hack..  And Im sure he knows  that it took Sleepy Joe about 9 months to take us from being an exporter of petroleum to begging Opec to increase production.
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    "I"...Re your comment on early 90 rumors, I  would have to believe that the decision to spend all that money on HN-80 was made during that time frame-given truck came out in 96??  And Poling was guy at top then?? (When HN-80 was approved?)   One of the things that really bothered me (as a stockholder as well as Ford truck diehard) was the truck was on the market two  years and they give the business away?  Once again I guess Jac the Knife carried that vote given his "most profitable wins out" mind set versus any thought about a broad product slate.
    As for your  comment on "Baby 8-go big or go home",  no argument as you worked there-me?  I'm  a "civilian" but I always thought that a market existed for low cost tandems-either because they were low annual mileage vehicles and/or they were in an application where the chassis was more of a "platform" for like a boom. bucket, Vactor etc.
     
    Back to Detroits, one of the best "bang for the buck" Fords I ever bought were some LN-9000 tractors, 6-71, 238's, RT-910 Road Rangers.  They typically pulled short  pups and replaced mostly 9000 Whites-which were nice trucks but they were powered by V-185 Cummins V-8s that were a disaster.  Drivers loved those Fords!
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    Bob Rosadini reacted to GearheadGrrrl in New light & medium duty news   
    What amazes me is that Ford can't see that adding some simple low investment options to the heavier F series would bring in a lot of new customers. For example, a DOT legal sleeper bunk in the extended and crew cab trucks would win over a lot of the hotshot operators, same thing in the Transit for the expeditors.  And if the F650/750 are capable of 50,000 GCW, adding lift axle and full screw tandems to the lineup should be easy and would bring in a bunch of new customers.
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    So  help me out  guys.  What does a "spin off" really accomplish?  Other than to take responsibility for success or failure off the shoulders of the parent?? They remain with an ownership stake, and depending on the percentage of the stake, that still gives then a degree of control-correct?
     
    Oh and 'weasel....a lot of inside info, thanks for that-kinda of  takes we "civilians" out of the discussion☹️.  Is your old boss who was in charge of total F series still connected with trucks?   And if 250-550 ownership was a motivation  to purchase 650-750, would that hold true for a "baby 8"-specifically a tandem derived from 650/750.  Kind of like the "old days" when FT-800, FT-8000, 900 was a low cost alternative to a LNT/LT???
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    Bob Rosadini got a reaction from 40 Mile in New light & medium duty news   
    For sure they did....be interesting to  see what impact that has now on the International product line.  Sad to see the US left with one heavy truck builder.  
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