Temporarily Stops Super Duty Production
According to Automotive News, Ford is temporarily halting production of Super Duty pickups for two weeks, due to slowing demand for the heavy duty hauler. Ford is attributing slackening SD sales to the downturn in the housing sector.
Ford's Super Duty line was recently revised for the 2008 model year with frame improvements, sheetmetal changes, interior upgrades, and a new 6.4-liter diesel engine.
F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Dutys are produced at Ford's Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant in Louisville, which will stop production October 8th through October 22nd.
Ford's September pickup sales were the slowest since February 2007, when the first 2008 Super Dutys started arriving at dealerships.
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