Ford is making commercial 2020 F-Series Super Duty more valuable to fleets by including Power Takeoff (PTO) provision on Class 3-5 chassis cab trucks optioned with a 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel. Combined, the 6.7-litre Power Stroke and all-new Torque Shift 10-speed heavy duty automatic transmission with power takeoff provision delivers a stationary torque of up to 300 lb-ft for commercial vehicles that require direct-to-component or hydraulic body motor power.

“For a lot of our commercial and heavy-duty retail customers PTO power is the only way they can get a job done,” said Kevin Koester, Ford commercial vehicle marketing manager. “With more PTO torque on hand every task is easier and even bigger projects are now within reach.”

Power takeoff allows customers to mount accessory equipment to the transmission for auxiliary power from the engine to increase functionality in applications that require direct or hydraulic power, such as generators, cranes, wreckers, pumper trucks and boom lifts.

PTO provision will remain optional on 2020 Super Duty Pickup models and 7.3-litre gas V8 Chassis Cab models. Output with the TorqShift® heavy-duty 6-speed automatic double-overdrive transmission for F-650 and F-750 trucks and Super Duty stripped chassis trucks will be announced at a later date.

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