One of the most commonly requested vehicles at Thomas Solutions is the Ford F-150. It is a go-to truck for contractors and tradesman across a number of industries since its inception back in 1948. Now in its 13th generation, the Ford F-150 continues to dominate the pick-up truck market.
Here are three reasons why a Ford F-150 could be a good match for you.
1. Aluminum-alloy Body
The new F-150 features an aluminum-alloy exterior body which increases strength while reducing overall weight. In fact, the frame of the 2016 model is 60 lbs. lighter than the previous generation. The combination of aluminum with other metals results in an alloy that creates a body that is resistant to dents and corrosion. Similar material is also used in aerospace and other commercial vehicles. This material was a big contributing factor to the F-150 receiving its 5 Star Safety Rating.
2. Towing Capabilities
For those who work in industrial, manufacturing, and construction sectors that requires hauling heavy equipment, the Ford F-150 offers great features for towing and backing up. If you’re looking for a truck to be able to carry more than any other pick-up truck, the Ford F-150 can tow up to 12,200 lbs. Not only has the capacity increased, there are additional features such as the Pro Backup Assist and Smart Tow Connector which makes your process that much easier.
3. Smart Technologies
As vehicles begin to incorporate more and more smart technologies, the Ford F-150 is no exception. A great example is the SYNC feature which includes hands-free calling, Bluetooth audio and touch LED screens. Another set of smart features are designed to give you an exceptional driving experience. This includes the 360-Degree Camera, Split-View Display and Lane-Keeping System.
If you’re looking to lease or rent your own F-150 for your business needs, please feel free to contact us. Thomas Solutions would welcome the chance to see if we can provide you with cost savings and fleet flexibility.