Roush CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis. Operating up to 33,000 GVWR, the model was created in response to the growing demand for an autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks, according to the company.
“Ford places great value on being a leader in the truck market by building reliable vehicles that consistently outperform competitors,” says Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for Roush CleanTech. “Now fleet managers can purchase an F-750 that not only costs less initially, but also saves money at the pump and uses a clean-operating, American-made fuel.”
The Ford F-750 base model comes with a 50-usable-gallon fuel tank located on the driver side. An extended tank option is available for those in need of more mileage.
Victory Propane, a propane supplier in Michigan, is one of the first in line to purchase the new Ford F-750, the company said. “Victory Propane already has 25 Ford F-650s equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech fuel system,” said Gregg Falberg, president of Victory Propane. “We will increase our autogas fleet with ROUSH’s first two Ford F-750s, and 13 more have been ordered.”
Built on Ford’s 6.8L V10 engine, the vehicles meet stringent Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification requirements, Roush said. The first production propane-powered Ford F-750 with a 3,200-gallon barrel will be on display during the NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo held in Nashville from April 8-10.