A True Multipurpose First-responder 2011 Ford Super Duty®
DEC
03

Sometimes being one of the most dependable and reliable trucks for 60 years isn’t enough. Being upfitted as a first-responder vehicle or dozens of other work applications for people who rely on their trucks is great, but what else can the 2011 Ford Super Duty® do? A the 2009 LA Auto Show, this F-550, outfitted as a fire department first-responder truck, will generate donations for the Los Angeles County Firefighters Widows and Orphans Fund.

Ford will donate $10,000 to kick off contributions to the fund. It will then donate $10 for those who visit and participate in the Ford display and $20 for those who test drive a Ford vehicle at the show, for a maximum of $6,000 a day throughout the entire run of the show.

“This is one small way we can give back to the families of these heroes and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens,” said Doug Scott, Truck Group marketing manager.

Two key additions to the redesigned truck – the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbocharged diesel engine and the new heavy-duty six-speed TorqShift automatic transmission – underscore why more municipalities count on Ford trucks than any other to perform their most demanding and critical jobs. Ford is ranked No. 1 in the Emergency Vehicle Segment based on R.L. Polk & Co. Class 2-7 emergency Vehicle Vocation registrations.

“The Los Angeles County Fire Department is grateful to Ford for remembering the family members of our fallen firefighters,” said Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman. “We support their efforts to raise funds for the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee.”

The all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel was designed, engineered and manufactured by Ford and will deliver significantly improved torque and horsepower as well as class-leading fuel economy. The increased power is especially important on applications such as fire fighting.

The apparatus on the F-550 chassis cab first-responder unit includes:

  • 300-gallon water tank
  • 8-gallon foam cell
  • Two pumps
  • Electric rewind hose reel with 150 feet of hose
  • Three-stage winch with 8,000-pound capacity
  • 100 feet of wire rope

The all-new heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission offers available Live Drive Power Take Off (PTO) for diesel customers. This application allows the transmission to power auxiliary equipment, and the power is available any time the engine is running – and the truck is moving.

The Live Drive PTO is critical in fire-fighting applications because it allows the truck to spray water onto a brush fire or grass fire, for example, while the truck is stationary or moving. This is the first time Live Drive PTO has been offered in this segment.

The 2011 Super Duty will be built at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, and goes on sale in the spring of 2010.

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Jon seriously id like to see the small 4cyl diesels that ford puts in european cars over here.. how long ago did the retro bronco concept come out and it was rumored to be powered by a small 4cyl diesel. Id give my left arm for such a vehicle.. small bronco or ranger you might actually get me to give up driving my old fords (85 and 86 f250's with 6.9 tinkernationals) and take on a car payment. I mean come on guys my buddy has a 92 chevy crewcab with a gutless 6.2 na diesel and we get over 20 on trips pullin a loaded car trailer. Cant we do better then that? I really dont care if the thing has enough power to pull down the empire state building the thing better get some fuel mileage. I mean have you seen the price of diesel these days? and how about a small diesel car to compete with the diesel jetta those things get 54 mpg and they are sporty. I know you have them in 1999 i worked at borg warner and you had 3 different 4cyl diesels in the dyno lab there and they were impressive.. So how bout it bring us some little diesels that are geared for mileage not drag racing otherwise im gonna build my own.
4 year(s) ago via
James ford is a great company ive owned a 7.3 and a 6.0 and a 5.9 cummins and have a 08 with a 6.4 twin turbo its not a 6.5 and they have all been great trucks. all had chips and had no problems. and the 6.4 if done right can reach unbelivable horsepower for half the price as the cummins. not cummings. by far i believe that ford is the best of the best
4 year(s) ago via
Noel Ford is an awesome American company, they are not following GM. You have to look at the diesel that is available in Europe, it is a very high grade clean buring diesel that outperforms US diesel. Ford is not the only motor company that has diesel engines specifically for overseas distribution; GM, VW, Mazda and Chrysler. You can thank OPEC for our poor grade diesel availability.
4 year(s) ago via
steve I am more than ready for a F-150 and the Ranger in diesel. I do not need a supper duty but I do want a diesel in my truck for longevity. Come on Ford I know you have one now it is time to bring it out and completely dominate the truck market. Catch the rest of them with there pants around their ankles.
4 year(s) ago via
paul landry when will we see a v6diesel in a f150 or aturbo diesel in the ranger that would be ideal for where we live
4 year(s) ago via
g just for the record the 6.0 and 6.4 were international.and the 7.3 could not meet the net emissions standards
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