We've been over this topic several times with people running fleets, Some F750 are technically Class 8
but just not strong enough to match the competition. Heck, F750 sales are so low in Comparison to F650
that the F750 is not competitive with the engines and drive line Ford is using.....
The Ford Cargo used in Europe is a better example of what's needed to compete at that level
but I doubt that Ford would consider re-immersing itself back into Class 8......
The other point I was making was that of the 81,000 odd trucks sold last month,
only 9,500 were F450 to F750 and that F150, F250 and F350 accounted for
more than 71,000 of those sales. That probably colors Ford view on how much
engine capacity Ford needs and potential sales of a 7.0 V8 gasoline engine.
IMO the question is just how many incremental sales could Ford get with a bigger gasoline option as well as an alternative diesel to the Power Stroke in particular in class 7. 750 sales are virtually non-existent. I have not seen a 33,000 lb 750 in dealer inventory in all of the truck sales mags-or shouid I say at least in the two that are readily published here in NE. The class 6 numbers are good now but wait till GM starts to really push the Isuzu class 6 trucks