Roush launches Ford F-450, F-550 propane system at Work Truck Show

April 11, 2011 By    

Roush CleanTech showcased its newest propane product offering last month at the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The 6.8-liter V10 Ford F-550 super duty chassis cab is designed to suit a wide range of uses, including dump, landscape, flatbed, construction, waste, utility and freight.

The fuel system will be available for 2012 and later models of the Ford F-450 and F-550 truck series, and is expected to ship beginning in October. The system, equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission, will work on all cab and wheelbase configurations, as well as 4×2 or 4×4 vehicles.

“This truck has massive capacity, exceptional maneuverability and rugged construction. It’s a workhorse in the field and economical on paper. Based on today’s fuel prices, a propane autogas Ford F-450 or F-550 can save $30,000 over a 200,000 mile vehicle life,” said Joe Thompson, president of Roush CleanTech.

Details on tank capacity and options are still being finalized. Roush plans to offer up to three tank configurations for the Ford F-450 and F-550 fuel system — an in-bed tank and two under-bed tanks. The fuel tank choices will be able to be combined to conform to various body configurations and to meet the range of customer requirements.

The fuel system is expected to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resource Board certified at launch. It will be available as a Ford ship-through option for installation on new vehicles, or as a retrofit option for vehicles already in service.

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