It might seem like half of 2020 is already over, because, well, it is. But that doesn’t mean that all 2020 model year vehicles have necessarily gone into production, however. In fact, Ford Authority has learned that the 2020 Ford F-600 is scheduled to go into production on August 17th, 2020 at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant after order banks for the F-600 opened back on March 2th, 2020.
The F-600 is a commercial vehicle with the capability of a Medium Duty F-650, but in the body of a Super Duty. According to Ford, the F-600 fills the “sweet spot” between the F-550 and F-650. The body and chassis are the same size as an F-550, but the F-600 uses a beefier driveline and some other more robust chassis components that give it a higher GVWR. It also gets higher-weight-rated 19.5 inch tires and wheels.
The F-600 delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck, including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds, in a familiar and easy-to-manage Class 5 Super Duty package. It’s powered by Ford’s 7.3L Godzilla V8, which is mated to a 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with available live drive power takeoff that provides up to a class-leading 300 pound-feet of torque.
The 2020 Ford F-600 offers an array of driver-assist technology including available automatic emergency braking which can help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions, auto high beam headlamps, and available lane departure warning.
The F-600 also features a standard modem with 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, along with available Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services, which enable fleet managers to enhance uptime and asset utilization, optimize running costs, improve driver behavior, and protect their fleets using Ford OEM-grade telematics software, integrating with the company’s existing telematics service provider, or taking vehicle data directly into their own IT systems.
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