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Ford Launches F-Max Tractor for Global Markets


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Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  September 20, 2018

Ford Trucks launched an all-new tractor called the F-Max, a heavy commercial truck designed for comfort, power, and efficiency.

The F-Max was designed and tested by Ford Otosan, a Turkey-based manufacturer that is partially owned by Ford Motor Company. Over a five-year period, the truck was tested in 11 countries on four continents covering over 3.1 million miles. The truck debuted at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany and took home the International Truck of the Year Award.

 “We developed our new tractor with Ford’s principles of comfort, power, efficiency and technology at its heart,” said Haydar Yenigün, CEO of Ford Otosan. “To ensure that the design guarantees the most, in terms of efficiency and practicality, we examined every part and every detail over and over again.”

A sense of spaciousness was key to the design of F-Max’s cabin, according to Ford. It features a cockpit-style dashboard to ensure that all functions are within easy reach of the driver.

The cabover design, which is no longer common in the U.S. for Class 8 trucks, features a sleeper cab with plentiful storage compartments and a foldable upper bed, aiming for a comfortable environment for drivers.

Ford also touted its engine with 492 hp and 1843 lbs.-ft. of torque (converted from metric horsepower and newton meters) coupled to a 12-speed ZF automated transmission.

The F-Max also features Ford’s ConnecTruck remote diagnostics, telematics, and fleet management system. The truck is offered with several driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Predictive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Brake System, Hill Launch Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Adjustable Speed Limiter Device, and Electronic Stability Control.

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On 9/21/2018 at 11:08 AM, kscarbel2 said:

Ford also touted its engine with 492 hp and 1843 lbs.-ft. of torque

Is there any more info available on this Engine??

Was It a "clean sheet of Paper" design ????

Does it use EGR,SCR or Both??

 

Google hasn't being very forthcoming !!            either that or my research skills are lacking..

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On 9/20/2018 at 6:39 PM, Maxidyne said:

Still no mention of this history making new product at media.ford.com . Seems like this is Ford's "red haired stepchild"...

Nope, like it didn't even happen.

But, great things happening with that train station!

 

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7 hours ago, Hayseed said:

Is there any more info available on this Engine??

Was It a "clean sheet of Paper" design ????

Does it use EGR,SCR or Both??

Google hasn't being very forthcoming !!            either that or my research skills are lacking..

https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/48202-the-euro-6-ford-ecotorq-motor/?tab=comments#comment-356956

https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/38795-fords-china-heavy-truck-joint-venture-plans-take-off-in-2016/?tab=comments#comment-277516

Available in ratings from 420 to 500 horsepower, I think the Ecotorq 13 (12.7-litre displacement) is the "sweet spot" for this truck.

Right now, the 9-litre Ecotorq is offered up to 330 horsepower, so there is a gap between 330 and 420. They had tried the 10.3-litre Cursor 10 and expected FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies) to provide them with the new 11.1-litre Cursor 11 replacement, but I heard Iveco complained.

Since most operators these days want a minimum of 420hp, I think the Ecotorq 13 is fine.

Yes, the Ford F-MAX is a new "clean sheet" design.

The Euro-6 engines use SCR exclusively, because MEGR* only works satisfactorily up to Euro-5.

* Massive Exhaust Gas Recirculation - EGR levels from 35% to 50%.

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The F-MAX's Ecotorq 13 features a Jacobs’ "bridge brake". Note the braking power of 544 PS (metric horsepower) / 536 horsepower.

980mm and 1200mm 5th wheel heights, and a 1100mm height option specifically for pulling 2.9 meter tall containers and staying under 4.0 meter overall height requirements.

1,050 litre (277 gallon) total available fuel capacity....nice.

Note that Ford Trucks is plating these 4x2 tractors at 42 metric tonnes (92,594 pounds).

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On 9/22/2018 at 10:22 PM, kscarbel2 said:

Here is the new Ford F-MAX spec sheet (in global market English):

https://www.fordtrucks.com.tr/Uploads/Foy/fmax_technical_brochure.pdf

Well they won't be selling it here......The Cabs too Wide ....:(

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1 hour ago, kscarbel2 said:

A great photo gallery of the new Ford F-Max launch at IAA 2018 (81 photos).

https://product.360che.com/photoexpc_big/262129.html

Assume all the "vitals" are displayed in that screen between speedo and tach.  Also did not see parking brake control-unless it was that stalk with the "P" on it.  If so no trolley brake?

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The "P" lever is parking brake control. Not all (global) trucks have a trolley brake lever. I still like it, but with today's advanced electronic braking systems, there less need for it.

From the superb chassis "packaging" to the lower center instrument panel with two large pull-out drawers, the F-MAX is an impressively engineered truck.

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