American Towman Magazine - June 2022 - Corrected

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Supplier Scoop

Ford Pro has introduced a wide range of charging hardware.

All Charged Up

At the Work Truck Week trade show held in Indianapolis, Indiana, we noted an abundance of electric trucks and vans, but only a few non-electric tow vehicles. Not surprising, considering that the mileage ranges, charging times, and PTO setups are all significant challenges that still need to be overcome. Even so, there might be some limited applications for roadside service vans or trucks, assuming an operator’s driving radius is generally limited. Mileage ranges will likely increase as battery technology advances, and charging stations are more available. On the latter aspect, Ford Pro is aiming to create a smooth transition for commercial customers into an electric future by providing a one-stop shop for fleet operations and investing in key areas of the business. The latest is the launch of six new home and depot chargers to its end-to-end portfolio of charging solutions. Ford notes in a press release that the EV market is crowded with fragmented and consumer-grade products, while commercial customers are demanding complete solutions designed to meet the needs of fleet operations. To that end, Ford Pro has introduced a wide range of charging hardware, from home chargers to large-scale depot charging systems. These units range from the 11.5-kilowatt Ford Pro AC Charging Station to the 180-kilowatt modular DC fast charging systems. They are all backed with integrated installation, software, service and Ford Pro FinSimple financing for commercial trucks and vans.

Mack Trucks With Allison 3000 RDS Transmission

Mack Trucks has expanded its offerings to commercial medium-duty customers with the Allison 3000 RDS transmission, now available on Mack MD Series models. “Mack is pleased to now offer the Allison 3000 transmission as an option,” said Dayle Wetherell, Mack vice president of medium-duty sales. “The

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