Ford manufacturers the fifth millionth Super Duty truck

By Glen White
Ford has celebrated the manufacture of its fifth millionth Super Duty truck at its Kentucky based plant this week. The Super Duty truck is part of Fords...

Ford has celebrated the manufacture of its fifth millionth Super Duty truck at its Kentucky based plant this week. The Super Duty truck is part of Ford’s F-Series of vehicles and has been manufactured in Kentucky for 15 years.

The five millionth truck came off the production line on Tuesday 8 October and was a ‘Vermillion Red’ F-250 SRW 4x4 crew cab Lariat model. According to Ford, it is bound for a dealership in North Carolina.

Ford cited IHS Automotive Polk data that says the Super Duty is the number one heavy-duty pickup truck, with a market share of 44 percent in the past year. The company said the truck was a market share leader for metal mining workers, law enforcement agencies and highway maintenance workers.

“Super Duty trucks are engineered to meet the needs of the toughest customers,” Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager, said in a news release. The Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition also are manufactured at the Kentucky Truck Plant, which last year alone, produced 353,000 vehicles.

Ford is hoping to boost that capacity. In January, it announced an $80 million expansion project with plans for 350 new jobs. The new expansion and new equipment are expected to increase capacity by 15 percent.

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