March 12, 2010
The Ford Super Duty F-750 bridges the gap between a large consumer truck and a commercial transportation vehicle. Due to this hybridization, the F-750 manages to be more economical than other commercial freight vehicles, while still being able to tow commercial loads. Unlike other ford trucks, this powerhouse comes with a stock trailer, which is capable of being transformed into a small semi or outfitted for special needs, such as hauling steel or small tractors. The F-750 isn't for the average consumer, as the truck is mainly used for business needs. With that being said, one looking to purchase a Ford F-750 can expect to pay between $58,000 and $65,000.The F-750 line is a recent introduction to the Ford legacy. These vehicles were first produced at the turn of the century, when industrial business demanded a powerful vehicle at lower maintenance costs. However, this ford truck was not without competition. GM introduced a commercial line of trucks known as the C and T series. Much like the F-750, the C series of GM trucks was created as a more economical alternative for businesses that didn't require all of the towing power offered by freight vehicles. The two vehicles were created for the same market, but GM took one step further with their T series. The T series of vehicles were created specifically for hauling small commercial loads. These trucks are outfitted with a tilt cab, which allows them to turn more easily than other heavy trucks.Although the C and T series of GM trucks were popular, the ford trucks still held the title of best selling truck in America. The Ford brand alone might have been enough to put it over the GM line of commercial vehicles, as businesses often prefer Ford's reputation over other vehicle companies. The Ford Super Duty F-750 outclasses the C series of GMC trucks in towing capacity and horsepower. Due to this sacrifice, GM is able to offer their trucks at a smaller price. While this was an appealing change for many businesses, most still preferred the reliability of the Ford name, which is why the F-750 continues to outsell its GM counterpart.While there is still a market for the GM trucks, the Ford F-750 will continue to be the dominant force in the commercial market of manufacturers who also produce consumer vehicles. When compared with other f-series ford trucks, the F-750 is the most powerful to date, and the best selling of Ford's commercial line.
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