Econoline: Longtime Leader Celebrates Fifty Years

September 17, 2010

          E-Series Vans, Wagons and Cutaways have long been favorites of commercial customers. In fact, E-Series has been proving its leadership in this segment for 31 years as America’s top-selling full-size van. And as E-Series celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011, it includes new features and packages that are designed to help you and your business.

E-SERIES “BUILT FORD TOUGH” EXTERIOR DESIGN

  • Bold front end, with aggressive bar-style grille
  • Large headlamps that wrap into the fenders
  • Blue Ford oval prominently displayed in the center of the grille

VERSATILE AVAILABLE CONFIGURATIONS

E-Series Vans, Wagons and Cutaways are available in many configurations suited to specific customer needs. Features include:

  • Choice of models, from E-150 up to E-450 Super Duty Cutaway, with a range of maximum GVWRs up to 14,500 lbs.
  • Choice of engines, from the 225-horsepower 4.6L V8, to the 255-horsepower 5.4L V8 (both Flex Fuel capable), to the 305-horsepower 6.8L V10 (gasoline)
  • Choice of non-limited-slip and limited-slip rear axle ratios
  • 2-passenger or up to 5-passenger Crew Van
  • Standard 8 to 15-passenger seating on Wagons, available 7-passenger seating on XLT Premium Wagon

INSTRUMENT PANEL – INSPIRED BY F-150 AND SUPER DUTY

E-Series’ instrument panel was inspired by the F-150 and Super Duty. Designed to be functional and user friendly, it features:

  • Prominent center stack with easy-to-reach switches
  • Easy-to-read gauge layout
  • Glove box with and additional power point
  • Available two-line Message Center featuring miles-to empty and fuel economy numbers
  • Center console with storage, an integrated clipboard holder, shelf for laptop and three large cup holders
  • Storage tray located above the passenger airbag

NEW FOR 2011 FEATURES AND PACKAGES

  • AdvancTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) is now standard equipment on all Vans
  • The 3.73 axle ratio is standard on 4.6L E-250 Commercial Vans
  • The 4.10 axle ratio is standard o 4.6L E-250 Regular and Extended Length Commercial Vans with the Crew Van package
  • Fuel tank capacity of 33 gallons on Commercial Vans and at midship on Cutaway
  • 225-amp extra-heavy-duty alternator is now available with the 5.4L V8 engine
  • HD Radio compatibility is included with the available Premium Combination Navigation/Audio System
  • Ambulance Prep Package is now available with the 5.4L gasoline V8 engine. Note: 5.4L engine is not Flex Fuel capable with this package
  • 9900-lb. GVWR replaces 9600-lb. GVWR on E-350 single-rear-wheel Cutaway models with 5-speed TorqShift transmission
  • Limited-slip rear axles
  • Crew Chief is now available with in-dash computer

SPEC’ING THE RIGHT WORK VAN

Different jobs require different features and capabilities. Econoline can be tailored to suit your specific vocational needs. Available features include:

  • Prep packages for shuttle bus, ambulance, school bus and motorhome
  • EconoCargo System and two Racks and Bins packages that customers can configure to individual needs
  • Suggested vocational equipment combinations are available for specific businesses, such as caterers, plumbers, electricians and florists
  • Aerial Bucket Truck Suspension Package

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes ALL Econoline vans! We are expecting the 2011 Econolines to arrive at Fuller Ford in October 2010! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial 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 commercial truck inventory at http://www.fullerisford.com/commercial-new.aspx.


Ford Truck Commercial Upfit Rebates

September 9, 2010

Ford’s long history in the commercial vehicle market is backed by a reputation of quality, power, dependability and value. Ford Truck Commercial Connection Incentives offer even more value to your business with added purchasing power.

FORD TRUCK AVAILABLE UPFITS

  • Pickups: Plow, Salt Spreader, Tool Boxes, Rear Lift Gates, Side Racks, Ladder Racks, Spray Tanks and Spreaders, Winches, Professionally created and permanently installed painted or vinyl company graphics and logos.
  • Chassis Cabs: Beverage Trucks, Box/PDV Trucks, Crane Body, Dump Trucks, Flat-Bed/Stake Trucks, Plow, Service/Utility Trucks, Spreader, Tow Trucks
  • Cutaways: Ambulances, Box/PDV Trucks, Shuttle Buses, Utility Body
  • E-Series Wagons: Shuttle
  • E-Series Cargo Vans: EconoCargo Interior Systems, QuietFlex Storage Systems, Masterack Racks & Bins, Vocational Upgrades
  • Transit Connect Van: Legget & Platt, Sortimo, Katerack and Adrian Steel Interior Systems

 INCENTIVE OFFER

  • Ranger Pickup: $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F150 Pickup: $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F-Series Super Duty Pickups (F250 – F450): $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cabs (F350 – F550): $1000 Upfit Cash*
  • F650 & F750 Super Duty Chassis Cabs: $1500 Upfit Cash*
  • Transit Connect: Up To $500 Upfit Cash**
  • E-Series Cargo Vans: $1200 Upfit Cash (Call Fuller Ford @ (513) 352-5800 x 51 for information on additional interior storage incentives)*
  • E-Series Wagons: $1000 Upfit Cash*
  • E-Series Super Duty Cutaways & Stripped Chassis: $1000 Upfit Cash*

 

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes ALL Ford commercial trucks! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial 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 commercial truck inventory at http://http://www.fullerisford.com/commercial-new.aspx.

*Receive upfit assistance for the cost of the upfit up to $500. Unit must contain a ship-thru code of 31D or 31C to be eligible for up to $500 upfit assistance. Non ship-thru orders are only eligible for a maximum of $400 upfit assistance on upfits costing $200 or more. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/11. See dealer for details.

**Available on upfits costing $1200 or more. Excludes available factory-installed options. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/11. Restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Units receiving any form of CPA (56A), GPC (56G), Long-Term Rental (56K) or other concessions are ineligible.


Transit Connect Offers Endless Upfitter Possibilities

June 6, 2010

The Ford Transit Connect has quickly gained a reputation for its flexible balance of capacity and fuel efficiency. No other vehicle in the American market delivers the combination of capability and fuel economy offered by Transit Connect. That is why it was named 2010 North American Truck of the Year at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, many people might not realize that the Transit Connect can be equipped in countless ways to cater to their business’s specific needs. Transit Connect’s multiple configurations (Van and Wagon), vertical cargo walls, long loadfloor and low load height offer virtually unlimited upfitter possibilities. There are a number of new offerings from several different upfitters such as Adrian Steel.  Fuller Ford has partnered with Industrial Ladder & Supply Company, Inc. to bring you these endless possibilities from Adrian Steel. See some of the different configurations here http://www.industrialladder.com/listProducts.do?categoryID=814. The Transit Connect can be equipped with a variety of exterior racks, interior racks, bins, bulkheads and other upfits. Transit Connect accessories include, but are not limited to:

  • Wire mesh partitions and bulkheads
  • Wall liner packages
  • Mesh screens for side and rear doors
  • Cargo management systems (racks and bins)
  • Floor-mounted storage drawers
  • Exterior utility racks, ladder racks and drop-down ladder racks

There are also a number of specialty packages and features now available for the Ford Transit Connect:

  • Electrical Contractor and Plumbing HVAC – features contractor-inspired racks and bins
  • Courier Package – offers individual shelves that can be folded up or down to accommodate a variety of cargo
  • Multi-Rack System – features two 43-inch square shelves that slide out (from the rear) and can be removed. Shelf height can be adjusted
  • Multipurpose Double Floor System – serves up three long drawers that are accessible from the rear door and one long drawer from the side. Subfloor surface (above the drawer system) is 9mm Nordic Birch plywood
  • Sliding Platform – improves side accessibility and has a 300-lb. capacity
  • And more – ask us at Fuller Ford for additional information on other possibilities for your Transit Connect

 

Plus, there are a number of “specialty” systems now being offered for the Transit Connect. Called “Katerack,” these systems can be ordered in Transit Connect Van or Wagon configurations. Ford Motor Company offers four specialty packages:

  • Standard three-shelf base system – features three adjustable, pull-out shelves
  • Catering Upgrade – builds off the base system and adds another full (4th) drawer
  • Painter Contractor Package – features three drawers, each designed to hold up to 30 gallons of paint. It also features a single “deep drawer” that is walled on three sides to help control tall objects
  • Floral Delivery Package – has three adjustable, pull-out shelves that feature a unique, specially designed pegged floor system that is fully adjustable and helps control a variety of package shapes (see related story)

 

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the Transit Connect! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial 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.


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