Ford’s production figures for the month of August varied greatly by model, which isn’t exactly unusual by any means, given the supply constrained world the automaker is currently operating in. Thus far, production of the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger remains severely constrained – and is now paused due to the UAW strike at the Michigan Assembly plant – while Ford Transit production also dropped significantly. On the flip side, production of the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang, the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape, the 2023 Ford Explorer, and the Ford Expedition all picked up big time last month, which was also the case with the redesigned Ford Super Duty, according to the automaker’s latest sales report.
Ford Super Duty production at the Kentucky Truck plant finished the month of August at 33,592 units, which is 12,713 units or 61 percent more than the 20,879 trucks it built in July – marking its best month of production on the year thus far – bringing its year-to-date total up to 189,174 units.
Meanwhile, at the Ohio Assembly plant, Ford built an additional 3,048 Super Duty trucks, which is 883 or 41 percent more than July, bringing its year-to-date total up to 16,505 units. Overall, these figures come out to a total of 36,640 units, which was 59 percent more than the month prior.
This is good news for Ford Super Duty customers, as the new-for-2023 pickup got off to a bit of a rough start when lines were shut down for periods as long as three days earlier this year, which allowed 300 quality inspectors, suppliers, and engineers to fix faulty parts that workers discovered while assembling the refreshed pickup using cameras stationed all over the plant. Once those problems were addressed, production resumed, and the new Super Duty began shipping to customers in late May.