CC Global: Ford F-Max Blackline – Saddle Up And Ride Your Draft Horse

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These days, heavy-duty Fords with the biggest engines and highest towing capacity come from Turkey. The Ford Otosan company brought out a special, limited edition of their successful F-Max 4×2 tractor, called the Blackline. The truck maker built 250 of them, all in moon dust gray.

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The F-Max is blending in very nicely with the other offerings, having all the characteristics of the quintessential long-distance tractor unit. The full-size Ford is set and ready to tow any tridem axle/super singles semi-trailer, forming a 40 tons (88,185 lbs) combination for international transport throughout Europe. Ford’s 500 hp, 12.7 liter Ecotorq inline-six engine fits the bill perfectly too.

Ford F-Max Blackline - interior

Ford F-Max Blackline - dashboard

No gear stick,  ZF TraXon automated manual transmissions only.

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The Blackline on display came from Belgium. Ford is aiming at a 5% market share in the 80 countries where the F-Max is or will be sold, western European nations included. The competitors on that major market are DAF, Scania, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Renault and Iveco. In the heavy, on-highway tractor class, DAF is the market leader in Europe.

Like father, like son. Both rolling along just fine!

Many more pictures of the Ford F-Max Blackline can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

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