ROUSH CleanTech Develops Propane Autogas Fuel System for the Ford F-750

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New, heavier-duty alt fuel model of the Ford F-750 is in demand for bobtails, box trucks.

ROUSH CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis that costs less than similar diesel counterparts.

ROUSH CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis that costs less than similar diesel counterparts.

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.

ROUSH CleanTech has developed a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis that costs less than similar diesel counterparts. 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.

“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 for ease of fueling. 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. “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.”

Historically, propane autogas costs up to 40 percent less than gasoline and 50 percent less than diesel. Each Ford F-750 equipped with this fuel system will emit about 120,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to conventionally fueled counterparts.

Built on Ford’s 6.8L V10 engine, the vehicles meet stringent Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification requirements.

As a Tier 1 supplier and Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech outfits propane autogas vehicles that retain all quality Ford performance characteristics, such as horsepower, torque and towing, while maintaining the OEM factory warranty.

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.

Orders are now being taken.

About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of ROUSH Enterprises based in Livonia, Michigan. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas fuel system technology for light- and medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird school buses. As a Ford QVM-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across North America. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.

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