Reynolds Asphalt & Construction Company was one of the companies that tested the 2011 Ford Super Duty® prior to them being offered for sale. Select customers put them to work immediately in the humid swamps of Florida, in the subzero wintry conditions of Wyoming and in the dusty, dry areas of Texas construction sites and ranches. In fact, the unprecedented evaluation program is being extended with all of the extreme-duty commercial customers where pre-production Super Duty models will earn their keep for a full year in some of the toughest work environments around.
We brought you a live chat with one of those companies a few weeks ago. You can click here to read what they had to say.
At 4:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, you can join the conversation here with Faustino Samaniego. He has been the lead mechanic with Reynolds Asphalt & Construction for 23 years, and he has a thing or two to say about how the 2011 Ford Super Duty preformed in the company’s fleet.
The truck that Reynolds Asphalt & Construction tested is a 2011 Ford Super Duty F-550. It has been used to repair and maintain heavy highway construction and paving equipment. In just 10 months of use, the truck has racked up over 36,600 miles of use.
The 2011 Ford Super Duty evaluation trucks are all equipped with the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbocharged diesel engine and the 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission.
Ford engineers are using advanced telematics technology to retrieve daily performance data from each truck for further analysis. These data are being posted and continually updated online, allowing the public unprecedented access to the performance of the next generation of the best-selling truck in America for 33 years.