Ford and International

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  1. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Ford and International will be building class 6 and 7 trucks together. So what does this all mean. There is talk about Ford and International also building smaller trucks together, and more diesel engines. Does that mean more than one diesel option for the F 550, or maybe powertrains designed by International and Ford to be built tougher? Only time will tell.

    However the 64,000 dollare question in my Brain is this. Ford can't build a class 8 truck on their own, after they sold their class 8 products to Freightliner. However can the build class 8 trucks with International?

    Here is more info:

    http://dowjones.work.com/index.asp?layout=story_news_main&doc_id=34841

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/businessnews/article/0,2669,ART-49842,FF.html


    Geoff
     
  2. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Geoff,
    I thought the F650 and F750's were class 6 or 7.I don't remember what gvw's those classes are.
    Would be nice to see two great trucks come together,not like freightliner and sterling.
    Keep us posted
    Thanks
     
  3. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    F 650s and F 750s are class 6 and 7. However International and Ford may latter build class 5s together down the road.


    My other point was it may not stop at class 7, 2 years down the road, the same thing might be happening with class 8.

    Geoff
     
  4. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 416

    Geoff,
    Wish they would bring back the old Louiville.
    Well I guess only time will tell.
     
  5. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The sterlings look pretty good I was in a taylor fuel truck an auto with high gvw and very high off the gorund.
     
  6. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    The strerlings are the old Ford L and A series. However sterling has cut cost and they are now junk.

    Geoff
     
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Sterling is an economy Freightliner; freightliner recently bought Sterling, DaimlerChrysler owns Freightliner and recently bought Western Star among others.
     

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