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Anyone heard this yet?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by B&B, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Oh boy, now Ford is going to posssibly have another new diesel. They have had a good relationship for quite a while. Seems kinda funny they sue them before the new 08 models come out and before the new diesel is released
  3. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Is Ford stupid?!?! Next thing you will see is Ford entering an agreement with CAT.;)
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    That would be awesome.:D Man that engine would sure be heavy!!!!! Talk about a major power jump
  5. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Now this has got to be the most hypocritical statement I've heard in a long time. Thats just too bad Ford now you know how we the public feel.
    "Ford also said in the lawsuit that Navistar began raising prices for 6.4-liter engines "without adequate explanation or support for its actions."
  6. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I would sell my soul for that, well as long as I got one.
  7. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    That doesnt read good...

    I read that and I instantly think Ford is scrounging around for cash!!!! Never a good sign....
  8. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Ford doesnt have alot left in them.

    The only thing keeping them afloat is their f series.

    Mazda isnt selling, jag isnt selling, lincolns arent doing that well.
    Plus all these people getting laid off.

    Hopefully ford can pull them selves out, because It really sucks when all these people in michigan are losing jobs, but its not just ford, its gm and chrysler too. However, chrysler technically isnt american anymore since mercades owns 51% of their stock.
  9. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I think it is thier way out. Been rumored for a few years now they have something in the works with Cummins.
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I've heard the same thing for a couple of years now.Maybe Ford is just trying to hold on until the contract run's out between DC and Cummin's.
  11. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2007
  12. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    After all the problems that have occurred with the 6.0 I'm surprised something like this hasn't happened sooner! Between myself and a lot of other people in my area that have had problems with late model 6.0's I can definately see where they would be looking to recoupe some serious dough on warranty work and damages. One of the times when my turbo blew apart, they not only had to replace those parts and intercooler, they also had to replace my hood, a fender, and faught me tooth and nail over a flat tire that resulted from shrapnel as well. Lucky for them it didn't penetrate the dash or firewall.
  13. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    if ford began to put cats in thier trucks I would freak. I dont care what the interest rate would be. That truck would last forever. A cummins would be real nice as well
  14. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    Caterpillar Inc. was already making the HEUI injectors for navistar and the isuzu injectors. I do know that Caterpillar has been buying out every small manufacturer of engines it could. Perkins engines are now an extension of Caterpillar , which was driven by there interest in compact machine production. An F series with a CAT engine ? Its possible . http://www.cat.com/cda/components/fullArticle?m=106640&x=7&id=346735
  15. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Ford could be shooting themselves in the foot. I would be willing to bet that alot of the 6.0 engine problems are the result of Ford's end of the engine. electrical etc. Navistar knows what they are doing. There are better sure, but Ford even did some weird stuff to the 7.3.
  16. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Caterpillars in Fords. THAT would be the ultimate truck. With a Ford's frame and undercarraige, and an Engine from Cat? How much better can it get!!!!
  17. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I would be first to get rid of my silverado and buy a ford immediatly!!!! But those are some good pipe dreams I guess
  18. yzf1000_rider

    yzf1000_rider Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    ford is not doing well they are hurting in everyway right now. i was an employee for 12 and a half years there. i just took the buyout on jan 1 and was laid off before that since before thanksgiving. i hope they can turn around and start doing good but i took my money and ran and now iam thinking of opening an exhaust shop up in the pinconning area.
  19. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I saw this coming for awhile, Ford is not that impressed with the 6.0L problems.

    And since Ford never went ahead with the 4.5L in the F 150, and only used the engine in the LCF truck (By the way International sued Ford of that one also) And Ford just anouncing the use of a enlarged Land Rover Diesel in the 08 F 150.

    I don't believe that Cat and Ford will ever get together but I do believe there will be more inhouse diesels.
  20. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I don't see Cat getting in on this either. I wish they would, I sure don't want to see a cummins motor in my next Ford truck. I will go back to gas first.

    Cat has been having a hard time meeting the demand on the big engines, so I don't know if they would want to get into another line.

    A guy I do work for just purchased a new 500 Kw Cat Genset. I think the wait on the genset alone was something like 9 months.

    Here is what the final product looks like. Got to love those big Cat engines.




    Last edited: Jan 19, 2007