Ford Motor Company has invested $320 million in its Sharonville transmission plant over the past three years in its all new six-speed, heavy-duty truck transmission. This new equipment has resulted in the addition of 100 jobs, which brings the plants total employment to roughly 1700. The new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift transmission comes standard on the 2011 Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 trucks which are all assembled at Ford’s Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville. The 6R140 transmission is a third larger than the five-speed version that it replaces. It was designed to handle the 25 percent greater torque of Ford’s new 6.7 liter diesel engine and the higher speeds of its new 6.2 liter V-8 gas engine on Super Duty trucks. The 6R140 transmission will provide more power for hauling and improved fuel efficiency.
The Sharonville plant produces the new 6R140 transmission on the same flexible production line building that the older 5R110 transmission was produced on. Sharonville has already produced nearly 50,000 of the 6R140 transmissions and has the capacity to build approximately 250,000 units per year. The 6R140 transmission is not the only equipment that is produced at the Sharonville plant. Gears and torque converters are also produced at the plant. This equipment is used on every other Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicle that Ford builds, including the new C-class cars built in China.
The all new 2011 Super Duty trucks are now here at Fuller Ford. Come see the new 6R140 transmission up close and in person. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the entire Super Duty line-up! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com.