Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

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    Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet
    Autoblog
    January 24, 2013
    by Chris Paukert


    The imposing commercial truck above has a feature that might be surprising to most Autoblog readers – a Blue Oval emblem on the front. Here in North America, Ford simply doesn't play in the eighteen-wheeler sandbox, but that doesn't mean that the Dearborn-based automaker is absent in the heavy hauling space in other parts of the globe. In fact, Ford presently fields two completely different big rig ranges under the Cargo moniker – one a product of an Eastern Europe/Turkey joint venture, and another from Brazil. But that's about to start changing with the advent of this new cab-over model seen here.

    Unveiled in São Paulo, Brazil, this new generation of Cargo is perhaps the largest physical embodiment of CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" global streamlining strategy. Instead of multiple models, company engineers have developed a new single truck that it says will better meet the needs of truckers in all markets. Designed to compete in what's known as the "extra heavy-duty segment" elsewhere in the world, this Cargo was developed jointly by Ford engineering teams in Brazil, Turkey and Europe.

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    Love the look, it would make for a good Decepticon in the next Transformers movie
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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Would that satisfy the "real truck guys" on this board?

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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Quote Originally Posted by LE2_Citation View Post
    Love the look, it would make for a good Decepticon in the next Transformers movie
    I was just thinking the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LE2_Citation View Post
    Love the look, it would make for a good Decepticon in the next Transformers movie
    Truly! I'd love to see the interior. This should be here in the states.
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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    It needs more headlights.

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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    What ever happened to COE rigs? They used to be very popular back in the day.

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    How would that do for an Aussie road train?
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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Quote Originally Posted by 44 mpg by 2010 View Post
    How would that do for an Aussie road train?
    Probably wouldnt be rated for it

    Actually on checking this is rated at 56 Ton which is only 50 Tonne and a typical road train is about 125 Tonne or 123 Ton
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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    What ever happened to COE rigs? They used to be very popular back in the day.
    Many states dropped max length truck and trailer restrictions that made COE's attractive to operators, so they have slowly faded away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LE2_Citation View Post
    Love the look, it would make for a good Decepticon in the next Transformers movie
    Ha-ha- I was thinking the same thing. Im waiting for it to stand up..

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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Many states dropped max length truck and trailer restrictions that made COE's attractive to operators, so they have slowly faded away.
    Yes they dropped the total length to a max trailer length of 53 feet

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    I would love to see this here....and a new F650 I can buy to move co....college stuff.
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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    Needs a crew cab option, just in case I wanted to bring a couple of friends along or the babies.

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    Re: Blue Oval's new Cargo cab-over rig is largest "One Ford" initiative yet

    That cab over job looks nice and clean, I would imagine it will soon become a fixture in Europe and Australia. Shame how the length laws in the U.S. have caused cab-overs to go the way of the dinosaur, they were everywhere when I was a kid. I still get all giddy whenever I see the odd Peterbilt 362 or Kenworth K100.
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