Ford Includes Additional Features To 2018 F-650 And F-750

by SpeedLux
2017 Ford F-650 & F-750 Truck

Ford will provide the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks additional features for 2018, targeted at improving performance and driveability. The changes might appear minor, however they’re based on feedback Ford got from consumers, meaning the modifications have real-world usability baked right in.

Now provided as basic equipment on F-650 and F-750 tractors, stability and traction control brakes assist the motorist keep the truck on the straight and narrow. The system will be optional on the F-750 straight truck fit with the Power Stroke diesel motor and air brakes, as that model is frequently mated with an upfit body that has a high center of mass.

Likewise available is a 240-amp alternator, available on the 6.8 L gas V-10. The alternator’s increased output supplies added power to devices and auxiliary lights, perhaps removing the requirement for a second alternator or different generator.

On trucks with the 6.7 L Power Stroke engine, Ford will now provide an automatic regeneration inhibitor. This optional function gives the operator the capability to force-delay the engine’s regen cycles that clean up the diesel particulate filter. The inhibitor enables the operator to identify when a regen cycle would be most efficient and hassle-free, such as when running down the highway in between jobs.

Together with those mechanical changes, Ford will likewise provide a range of features that enhance convenience and boost uptime. An optional bumper extension moves the front bumper 3 inches forward, assisting prevent damage to the grille and parts behind it in case of an accident. In addition, on the diesel truck, Ford moved the dipsticks for engine oil and transmission fluid, making them much easier to access without climbing onto the truck. It should be noted that gas engine’s trans fluid dipstick was already available from “ground level”.

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