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Bob Rosadini

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  1. Bob Rosadini

    Ranger sales estimate

    Thx-looking at these numbers and the hype the truck is getting I would bet 150,000 would be a safe bet-and on low side at that.
  2. Bob Rosadini

    Ranger sales estimate

    As to an initial sales projection, just curious-how did the "Canyonrados" do initially? Whatever their number was I would bet the Ranger would beat that. If for no other reason than the Ranger was out of production for so long vs. the small GM's and there is/should be a much greater pool of buyers waiting for the new truck-I hope๐Ÿ˜Š
  3. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    I did and I recall your frequent posts to that effect. Also did you note....Ford executives say they have no special plans to counter GM's expanded truck portfolio. "We're just going to do what we always do," said John Ruppert, Ford's general manager for commercial vehicle sales. How dumb or arrogant can you be?
  4. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Your post prompted me to do a search in Albany area looking for a Ford dealer who was stocking mediums-in the old days it was Orange Motors- They are gone and I could not find one who had anything other than a 550!
  5. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Dump truck 101-Rule 1. Make sure you are on solid ground. Rule 2-Be sure tail gate is unlocked.
  6. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Check out this Reuters article; Nick Carey, Reuters / December 4, 2018 FLINT, Mich. โ€” General Motors is intensifying its attack on rival Ford's lead in sales to U.S. commercial fleets to prop up profit margins amid weakening consumer demand, according to executives at the No. 1 U.S. automaker. GM is counting on new medium-duty Silverados โ€” outfitted as tow trucks, utility bucket trucks and delivery trucks โ€” to lift demand for its light-duty trucks and cars. Automakers estimate for every medium-duty truck a corporate customer buys, they purchase up to six pickups, SUV, crossovers or cars. The need for automakers to bolster U.S. sales and keep plants humming was highlighted last week when GM slated five North American factories for potential closure, including two making the type of sedan that has fallen out of favor with American consumers. Ford announced it would shuffle workers from slower to busier plants. Most major automakers on Monday also reported lower U.S. November sales. But a 24 percent jump in commercial fleet sales in November vs. the same month in 2017 helped GM offset a 1 percent retail sales drop, according to a source briefed on figures GM does not make public on a monthly basis. GM North America chief Alan Batey says the automaker has pursued a long-term strategy to cut lower-margin rental fleet sales and boost more lucrative commercial sales. GM's rental sales are around 10 percent of total sales this year, down from 15.8 percent in 2013. In the same period, GM's commercial sales have risen to more than 11 percent from 7.8 percent of sales. Batey said production of GM's medium-duty trucks, which begins this week under a partnership with truck maker Navistar International Corp. as an extension of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup line, is a milestone in the automaker's move to increase market share. GM exited the segment during its bankruptcy in 2009. It originally announced the planned Navistar venture in September 2015. GM and Ford compete for business from companies like engineering-services firm U.S. Infrastructure Co., which has around 9,000 vehicles, mostly light-duty Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks. USIC's workers mark cable lines, water pipes and other underground infrastructure before contractors start digging holes in the ground. USIC fleet manager Phil Samuelson said in a recent interview the company needs around 20 medium-duty trucks, fast. GM won his order by promising to accelerate production of his trucks. Otherwise, Samuelson would have tried Ford or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. "We have a great relationship with GM and we saw no reason not to continue that," he said. Satisfying customers like USIC could help GM next year when Ford launches its Ranger pickup, a direct competitor for the Colorado. Rising commercial fleet sales have lifted GM's net profit by $1 billion over the last five years, according to sources familiar with GM's financials. Tax overhaul boost Commercial fleet sales are increasingly important as consumer vehicle sales are set to weaken over the next couple of years after an eight-year recovery. Ford, GM and FCA control around 77 percent of commercial fleet sales for Classes 1 through 6 โ€” from cars to the biggest medium-duty trucks โ€” though Ford dominates at 40 percent, according to data compiled by Cox Automotive for Reuters from nonpublic sources. GM has around 25 percent market share. Ford executives say they have no special plans to counter GM's expanded truck portfolio. "We're just going to do what we always do," said John Ruppert, Ford's general manager for commercial vehicle sales. Through November, GM's commercial fleet sales rose 14 percent compared with a 5 percent increase at Ford. U.S. auto retail sales are forecast to fall over the next two years. But commercial fleet sales should rise, partly because of tax write-offs in the 2017 U.S. federal tax overhaul. Desperate need GM's decision to re-enter the medium-duty truck segment was driven by commercial customers that seek several types of vehicle in package deals. "If I want a medium-duty truck I end up going to Ford and the chances are I'll also buy my pickup truck from Ford instead of GM," said one market analyst. "Dealers desperately need these trucks to go after industries we haven't been able to go to with existing product," said John Schwegman, GM's commercial product director. Keith McCluskey, owner of McCluskey Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio, said his commercial fleets now account for 10 percent of his sales, down from 40 percent when he last sold GM medium-duty trucks. McCluskey has built a new $8 million service facility partly for commercial customers and aims to sell 1,000 medium-duty trucks annually. .
  7. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    My guess is because; - They don't care about medium duty -Medium duty is history -Medium duty has their own advertising budget -They are too stupid. -Combinations of all of the above. In any case the ad is great, and if you are still drinking Kool Aid, you won't see anything wrong with it๐Ÿ˜จ
  8. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    That guy was Hackett's room mate in his college days. They both interviewed with Rockwell-this guy just edged Hackett out.
  9. Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    7m-don't do that- I thought this might be for realโ˜น๏ธ
  10. Bob Rosadini

    Transit 250 LWB Lift

    Hah-guess what, the alternator he installed was a "junk yard"-not sure if LKQ-I saw it on bench and it had "official ID tags" if you get my point-it was not out of some barnyard-in any case it was bad. Went through all that shit again and put a new one in-not sure if it was Motorcraft or not. Also learned, the day I was there I'm looking under hood and right side of compartment was an oily mess. I pulled the dipstick and it looked good. Pulled master cyl. cap and it was good. I was told the other day that someone had left the oil fill cap off-and that is where the mess originated. Thinking is that somehow this oil "mist" damaged the alternator. Possible or BS?
  11. Bob Rosadini

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Agree-I did not do a search other than clicking onTT's link but when I have done a search, I got the distinct impression this was not a direct Ford operation as it was i n the old days. And there was a ton of new equipment on the market that had the "Powered by Ford" badge, Another bit of Ford thrown out the window in the name of ..."focusing on our core business"..or whatever the MBA "speak of the day" is.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  12. Bob Rosadini

    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    And in any case,I have to believe there will be a gain across the board in every class where Ford's current option is the V-10. This engine is being designed as a better option to the V-10 as well as an alternative to buyers who are currently paying a diesel premium in class 5, 6 and 7 when they do not run the annual mileage to justify the diesel-be it a Power Stroke, Duramax, 6.7 Cummins, Detroit, or Hino. This is being designed as an gasoline option that puts out significantly better power than any gasoline engine available and is comparable to the diesel options or only available engine from a power perspective
  13. Bob Rosadini

    Explorer Gear shift Release

    Correction $282.77
  14. Bob Rosadini

    Explorer Gear shift Release

    Well case closed! "Cause found shift lock not releasing all the time tested solinoid has power not working all the time" "Correction Replaced shift actuator and controler" Actuator ASY $56.11 Printed circuit $47.69 Labor $162.00 Total Inc shop sup, tax $265.80
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Hmnnn-Ever wonder if their success is related to the distance from Dearborn?๐Ÿ˜Ž
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