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Trailer Backup Assist for 2016 Ford F-150

ALL-NEW PRO TRAILER BACKUP ASSIST FOR 2016 FORD F-150 MAKES BACKING UP AND PARKING A TRAILER EASIER THAN EVER

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 Ford F-150 makes it easier for drivers of all skill levels to back a trailer up to launch a boat or park in a driveway
  • Segment-first technology allows customers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction; the truck controls its steering and limits vehicle speed
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist is the latest example of Ford changing the way the world moves – delivering smart solutions that improve the productivity of customers so they can spend more time on the job or enjoying the lake

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DEARBORN, Mich., May 21, 2015 – Ford, America’s truck leader, pioneers towing innovation again by introducing Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 Ford F-150 – a segment-first technology that makes the challenge of backing up a trailer easier than ever for both experts and infrequent towers alike. 

Backing up a trailer can be tricky. The truck’s front wheels have to be turned the opposite direction the customer wants the trailer to go. Turn too hard and the trailer can hit the vehicle, or jackknife. Whether working alone or with a spotter, backing up a trailer can be a tension-filled ordeal.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist helps take the frustration out of backing up. It works by letting the customer steer the trailer with a control knob while the truck steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed.

To operate Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the customer rotates a knob to indicate how much the system should turn the trailer. The technology automatically steers the truck to turn the trailer the desired amount. The system may limit vehicle speed to enhance occupant comfort over various road surfaces. The result is less time required to back up a trailer with improved confidence – it even helps towing experts by reducing time lost to maneuvering mistakes.

“Pro Trailer Backup Assist is a smart solution to save time and increase productivity for our customers,” said Doug Scott, marketing manager, Ford Truck Group. “Instead of struggling to back up their trailer, they can spend more time on the job or enjoying the lake.”

Ford F-150 Trailer Assist Display Panel

Leveraging advanced camera technology, Ford engineers developed the trailer tracking system strategy and tested it for almost a decade. Along the way, Ford earned five patents for the technology, with 10 more pending.

Driver-assist features now on F-150

Pro Trailer Backup Assist joins a suite of driver-assist technologies already available on the all-new 2015 F-150. Among these features is Curve Control, developed exclusively by Ford engineers to help in those cases where customers may enter a turn too quickly. Curve Control helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle by automatically reducing torque and applying four-wheel braking. This can reduce vehicle speed by up to 10 mph in approximately one second – assisting drivers in staying on their intended path.

Available lane-keeping system is designed to help prevent a driver from drifting outside of the intended driving lane. The system is designed to detect the left- or right-hand road lane markings using a camera mounted between the windshield and rearview mirror. A vibration in the steering wheel is used to alert the driver. The system can also provide steering torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed.

Segment-exclusive adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support uses radar in the front of the truck to measure the distance and speed of vehicles detected ahead. Using this information, the F-150 can automatically maintain a consistent following distance set by the driver. The speed will be maintained if adaptive cruise control is activated and the vehicle is traveling at least 15 mph. Collision warning triggers visual and audio alerts if the system detects the following distance is diminishing too quickly and a collision may occur. It also pre-charges the brakes if the driver needs to stop suddenly.

Ford trailering innovations and leadership

Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 F-150 is the latest in a long line of segment-first and class-exclusive Ford truck innovations and capabilities that make trailer towing easier. Others include:

  • Segment-first integrated trailer brake controller, 2005: The first integrated, factory-installed trailer brake controller for the 2005 F-Series Super Duty, the Ford system ties into the truck’s brakes to activate the trailer brakes by sensing truck brake pressure
  • Segment-first trailer sway control, 2009: The first trailer sway control for the 2009 Ford F-150, the Ford system senses differences in movement between truck and trailer, using the wheel brakes in both vehicles to counteract sway
  • Segment-first smart trailer control module, 2015: First system to the truck’s productivity screen to show the driver which lights on a trailer connected to the truck aren’t working – meaning the driver or a passenger doesn’t have to get out of the truck and walk around the trailer to find lights have blown out
  • Class-exclusive dynamic hitch assist, 2015: A rearview camera feature that incorporates a dynamic line based on steering wheel angle in the display helps customers line up their truck and trailer with no spotter or need to exit the vehicle
  • Best-in-class light-duty towing, 2015: 2015 Ford F-150 can tow more than any other light-duty pickup truck – up to 12,200 pounds
  • Best-in-class heavy-duty towing, 2015: 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty can tow more than any other heavy-duty pickup truck – up to 31,200 pounds
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Hardest Working City Program by Freightliner

Freightliner Hardest Working City

Newest winner - HARDEST WORKING CITY

SALT LAKE CITY

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Location: Warner Truck Centers
2240 South 5370 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84120

For More Information and to RSVP.


SALT LAKE CITY – May 19, 2015 – The American economy continues to improve, with some markets leading the way that are worthy of acknowledging, according to Freightliner Trucks. The North American market leader in vocational trucks believes cities would not be able to thrive as abundantly without work trucks and those who operate them.

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The Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program salutes cities spearheading community growth and innovation. The company announced Salt Lake City will be the second city to receive the award. Indianapolis was celebrated earlier this year to kick off the program.

“Freightliner Trucks wants to thank those who use our products to achieve great things,” said Diane Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. “Our customers do work that impacts their communities and drives the American economy forward. The Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program gives us a chance to recognize this important work.”

As part of the Salt Lake City celebration, Freightliner Trucks will host an event on May 28 at Warner Truck Centers for customers, truck equipment manufacturers and community leaders. Surprise gift deliveries will be made to local jobsites that morning to thank city workers.

“There is a strong correlation between vibrant economies and smart investments made in construction, manufacturing and transportation that help create stronger communities,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “We’re eager to acknowledge and thank cities that embody determination, innovation and job creation.”

The process of identifying cities working the hardest to drive the economy involved an exhaustive review of approximately 400 metropolitan census areas in the United States and Canada. Data was grouped into 11 different data categories ranging from growth in total employment to contribution to total gross domestic product.

To learn more about Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities, visit HardestWorkingCities.com

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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At a Glance: 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab

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2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates "new class" of full-size pickup with commercial strength components, 555 lb-ft Cummins 5.0l V8 turbo diesel and heavy-duty attitude

Nissan challenges full-size pickup segment with bold new design
Flagship TITAN XD model combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup
TITAN's legendary innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge towing, utility and driving aids
New TITAN positioned as a "powerful precision tool" for hard-working, hard-playing buyers
 
At a Glance: 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab

Nissan is ready to challenge the full-size pickup segment in North America with the introduction of a "powerful precision tool" for hard-working, hard-playing buyers – the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN. The flagship, and first model to come to market in late 2015, is the TITAN XD.

More than just a new model, the TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.

While the new TITAN XD offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds* when properly equipped – it offers the fuel-efficiency* and affordability of half-ton pickup.

TITAN's innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights.

Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN's RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while the available Around View® Monitor (AVM) provides a unique "bird's eye" view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps the driver to detect moving objects such as vehicles, shopping carts or other large objects when backing out via an on-screen notification and warning chime.

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Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power are two available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed.

The new TITAN XD Crew Cab, with its powerful Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V8, is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available later in the Nissan TITAN lineup. More information on the full lineup will be available at a later date.

Highlights of the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab include:

Body and Bed

Bold, commanding presence with fresh, modern technical feel
151.6-inch wheelbase, 242.9-inch overall length
6.5-foot bed length
LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights
LED bulb taillights
Integrated cab and tailgate spoilers
LED Bed Rail Lighting
Tailgate illumination
Lockable, removable in-bed storage that can hold a wide range of essential work and recreational equipment, and is watertight and drainable
Cargo area/tailgate lamps and LED bed lighting
Spray-on bedliner
Utili-track™ Bed Channel System with adjustable aluminum-alloy tie-down cleats
Two-way dampened tailgate assist
Step rails for improved for cabin and bed entry/exit and aerodynamic efficiency
Bed-mounted 120-volt utility power point
Laminated side glass
Engine and Driveline

Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel with Cummins M2 two-stage turbo system
Bosch® HPCR fuel system
Compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block
310 horsepower @ 3,200 rpm and 555 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
Heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission
Available Electronic Locking Rear Differential
More than 2,000-pound maximum payload capacity (when properly equipped)
More than 12,000 pounds maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped)
Suspension, Steering and Braking

Double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
Rigid axle /leaf spring rear suspension
Twin-tube shock absorbers
Available Bilstein mono-tube shocks
Recirculating ball type high-capacity steering system
4-wheel ventilated discs, 14.2 x 1.5-inch front/14.4 x 1.2-inch rear, hydraulic power assist
17-inch, 18-inch or available 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
LT245/75R17, LT 275/65R18 or LT265/60R20 tires
Towing and Driving Aids

Trailer Light Check
Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides
Trailer Sway Control
Integrated Gooseneck Hitch
Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control
Hill Descent Control
Hill Start Assist
Brake Limited-Slip Differential (LSD)
Available electronic locking rear differential (when properly equipped)
Around View Monitor (AVM)
Moving Object Detection (MOD)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Front and Rear Sonar Sensors
Interior Features

Available Zero Gravity front and rear seats
Leather-appointed seating
Available Climate-controlled front seats (heating and cooling)
Available heated front and rear seats
Fold-up 2nd row seat
Lockable rear underseat storage compartment with fold-out flat floor
Large center console storage with room for 15-inch laptop computer
Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control
Supplemental cabin heater (diesel-equipped models)
Interior cabin filter
Remote Start with Auto Temp Control
12-volt and 120-volt power outlets (150 and 400 watt)
NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps
NissanConnectSM Services Powered by SiriusXM (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
7.0-inch color touch-screen display
Column shifter with manual shift control
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with 12 speakers
Manufacturing

Assembled by Nissan North America, Inc., Canton, Mississippi Vehicle Assembly Plant
Diesel engine assembled by Cummins, Inc., Columbus, Indiana
Gasoline engines assembled by Nissan at the Decherd, Tennessee Powertrain Plant
 

 

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*Estimated figures, final figures to be available closer to production date.

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More than just a new model, the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.2016 Nissan TITAN XD
 More than just a new model, the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. More than just a new model, the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. More than just a new model, the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.
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 The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel in the upcoming 2016 Nissan TITAN XD features a unique Cummins M²™ Two-Stage Turbocharger is configured to work well at both low and high engine speeds. The series sequential turbocharging system, involving two differently sized turbochargers, effectively provides a small turbocharger for low air flow requirements and a large turbo for high air flow.  More than just a new model, the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD creates a "new class" of pickup that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The bold new design combines the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup – and is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. The new TITAN XD, the first of the new generation of Nissan TITAN models, creates a new segment of the American market. It offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups. It is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in late 2015.

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The All-New 2015 GMC Canyon Nightfall

2015 GMC Canyon

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FIRST-IN-CLASS FEATURES

The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon redefines the small truck category with segment-leading features that make it more capable and versatile than any other competitive midsize pickup on the market. Features include:

  • Best in class available V6 fuel economy: MPG 18 CITY/26 HWY2
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • DuralifeTM brake rotors
  • Projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Electric power steering
  • Active Grille Shutters (available)
  • Lane Departure Warning/Forward Collision Alert (available)
  • IntelliLink with 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen (available)
  • AutoTrac transfer case (available)
  • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate (available)
  • Power Driver Seat
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Questions and Answers

Tansmission Service

We have a new video diagnosing problems on the M5R2 

Ford 5 Speed transmissions, this transmission is widely used by ford in both cars and F150 pickup trucks, you can see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hN-95RD0Q&feature=youtube_gdata

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I have noise inside my trans specially on 5 /6 I manual transmission (getrag 238 ) I m looking for rebuild kit for it

Answer::  We can offer the bearing seal and gasket kit for $458.00

This includes the main shaft and cluster gear bearings and all seals.

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The New Cyclo Pro Polisher
by Top of the Line

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The New Cyclo Pro Polisher
 
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Product Description

Cyclo Best Buy Package
Top of the Line "Best Buy" Cyclo Mark II Polisher Package

The Cyclo Polisher in this package includes the NEW Vibration Elimination System (VES)

VES is available exclusively on Cyclo Dual Head Orbital Polishers and is composed of a completely redesigned counterweight and VES Adjustable counterweight precision matched, weighted inserts. Prior to this innovation the Cyclo Model 5 polisher imparted only about one-tenth the vibration of traditional rotary and dual action polishers. With the introduction of the new VES, the amount of vibration is reduced even further and nearly eliminated.

One unique feature of the Cyclo VES is that it is tunable. The system's engineering allows the user to match the VES system to the various attachment systems available for Cyclo Dual Head Orbital Polishers - rubber pad holders or bonnets, carpet and scrub brushes, quick connect adapters with Double Precision pads, or other Genuine Cyclo attachments. This is achieved by selection of VES weighted inserts. Each weighted insert has been precisely machined to match and offset the vibration created by the orbiting action of attachments. By matching the correct VES weighted insert, operators reduce muscle and joint fatigue as well as the potential risk for hand, muscle and nerve damage.

In addition to the reduction of potential harm to the operator, the VES increases the polisher's stability during operation. Less vibration results in more consistent contact between the polisher heads and the surface being polished. Owners will benefit from a polisher that applies product more evenly and consistently and produces a higher quality finish.

The Best Buy Package includes accessories to polish any type of automotive paint, Fiberglass or marine Gel Coat. You'll be able to remove light to medium swirls, light to medium scratches, and light to moderate oxidation.

The Best Buy Package includes pads to apply liquid or paste waxes, and terry bonnets to buff-off freshly applied wax or to clean leather and vinyl upholstery. It gives you an opportunity to try several levels of pads, with a double dose of the top selling colors. We highly recommend this package as it discounts the polisher, and all of the accessories.

Cyclo Mark II Specifications:

Heavy-Duty Polished Aluminum
3200 opms (orbits per minute)
60 cycle, 1/3 HP
2.0 amps
6.5 lbs

Cyclo Mark II Best Buy Package Includes:

Model #5 Cyclo Mark II Orbital Polisher
4 White Finishing Pads
4 Green Light Polishing Pads
2 Orange Medium Polishing Pads
2 Yellow Cutting Pads
2 Velcro Pad Holders
2 VES Weighted Inserts
Flat Wrench
4 FREE Terry Bonnets

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MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS - SPRINGFIELD, MO


MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS - SPRINGFIELD, MO
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds | Springfield, MO | June 20-21, 2015

Ask anyone in the world to name the original and most famous monster truck and they will say: BIGFOOT! Celebrate BIGFOOT’S 40th BIRTHDAY with a bash on Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

MONSTER TRUCKS: Lucas Oil BIGFOOT | Retro BIGFOOT | Birthday BIGFOOT | RAMINATOR | Rammunition

FREE PIT PARTY...Come early, meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos of the drivers and their Monsters. Pit Passes are FREE when accompanied by an event ticket. It will be like a true birthday party, games, friends and fun!

TOUGH TRUCKS: Watch as your everyday trucks battle it out on a windy and crazy course. They are battling just to see who has the toughest truck.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO

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blank 05/06/15 02:29PM Benefit, Car show, classic trucks, Events, Truck Show

15th Annual Classics at Prescott

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Saturday, June 20, 2015; 8am - 2pm
15th Annual Classics at Prescott

Yavapai Classic Cruisers of Arizona will be hosting their 15th Annual Classics at Prescott at Mile High Middle School, 300 S Granite St. in Prescott.

Entry Fee - $15. by 5/1 $20 by 6/1 $30 day of Show

15th Annual Car Show benefiting Meals on Wheels in the Quad Cities and Mile High MS PTA.

50/50, raffles, prizes, and awards.

ALL VEHICLES WILL BE JUDGED BY NON-LOCAL INDEPENDENT JUDGES BASED ON:
Exterior judged on the body condition and paint quality 1-10 points
Interior judged via an open door or windows 1-10 points
Engine judged via an open hood 1-10 points
Overall category includes cleanliness in all areas 1-10 points
Maximum points per vehicle is 40

Trophies will be awarded at 2:00 PM as follows:
Best in show Best Ford Top 10 modified vehicles
Best modified Best GM Top 10 original/restored vehicles
Best original Best MOPAR

HOST MOTEL: Apache Lodge, 1130 East Gurley, Prescott, 928-445-1422.YCCAZ Show Rate $59-$69, WIFI, cable, trailer parking, 3/4 mile to car show.

Vehicles must be 1985 and Older.

More Info: Joe 928-203-0295
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