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Report: GM won’t have to completely retool factory for aluminum truck manufacturing thanks to new welding process

Report: GM won’t have to completely retool...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 28, 2014

Ford’s new F-150 is the first pickup out of the gate in the race to reduce weight with aluminum, but ...

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2014

Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 ...

Chevrolet unveils “Toughnology” concept truck to highlight Silverado’s high-strength steel body amid buzz around aluminum

Chevrolet unveils “Toughnology” concept...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 13, 2014

With all the talk and positive buzz surrounding Ford's aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150, Chevrolet thought it might be a good idea ...

Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum too

Next generation Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 30, 2014

The next generation of Ford Super Duty pickups will be made of aluminum, just like their F-150 brethren. Ford made the ...

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015 F-150’s durability: aluminum truck’s weight savings outweigh questions over repair costs

Construction pros have no doubts over 2015...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 14, 2014

Even though the 2015 F-150 first appeared to the world from under a silk sheet, Ford's unveiling of what could ...

Credit: Chris Doane Automotive

PHOTOS: 2016 Ford Super Duty aluminum prototype pickup...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

Mishaps with prototype vehicles aren't exactly surprising. After all, that's why you build prototypes. So the mishaps—or in this case ...

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds; 2.7L EcoBoost V6 has V8 power

Ford reveals 2015 F-150 weighs less than 5,000 pounds;...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

Since unveiling the 2015 F-150 back in January, Ford has released quite a bit of information about the new truck. ...

POLL: Can aluminum-bodied pickups stand up to the abuse of construction work?

POLL: Can aluminum-bodied pickups stand up to the abuse...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 14, 2014

When Ford unveiled the 2015 F-150 and announced that it would have an aluminum body, two of the first questions ...

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust and may improve gas mileage, but how will they hold up after 30 years?

Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 27, 2014

Ford rocked the automotive world with its decision to use aluminum bodies in pickup trucks starting in 2015. This will ...

Automakers say 75% of new pickups will be made of aluminum by 2025

Automakers say 75% of new pickups will be made of...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 13, 2014

By 2025, more than 75 percent of all new pickup trucks produced in North America will be aluminum-bodied, according to ...

Ford has been secretly testing prototype 2015 F-150s at construction sites and mines for 3 years (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ford has been secretly testing prototype 2015 F-150s at...

Posted by Bruce Smith on May 29, 2014

"Drive it like you stole it and work it hard." Those were the marching orders Denis Kanseir, the lead prototype engineer ...

GM to release an aluminum pickup by 2018 to compete with F-150

GM to release an aluminum pickup by 2018 to compete...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Feeling the heat from arch-rival Ford, General Motors is in the process of developing a pickup truck with an aluminum ...

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