One of the most popular series of trucks, the Ford F series is built Ford tough, durable, and meant for all types of on and off-road situations. Let’s think for a moment what heavy-duty trucks are actually used for. They’re not typically family vehicles, they are poor commuter vehicles, and rarely are they used for Sunday drives or joyrides. No, F-series trucks are used for what they’re made for: hard and heavy work.
Let’s for a moment take a look at the Ford F-650 and F-750. These heavy-duty vehicles are not just regular trucks – both are capable of towing up to 37,000 pounds, and these trucks are terrific for construction, towing companies, and utility companies. However, the stock or OEM replacement alternator for these trucks is a simple, 130 amp alternator.
Trucks that need to perform these types of jobs often sit at idle for long periods of time. Service, maintenance, and construction vehicles need a high output alternator (one that generates 230 amps plus), to really be useful, not drain the battery, and satisfy the electrical load needed at engine idle.
A stock alternator in these heavy-duty trucks is a poor idea; whereas an Eco-Tech alternator is specifically designed for large electrical loads in maintenance and heavy-duty vehicles. Using an Eco-Tech alternator over a stock or OEM part will:
- Extend the life of the battery
- Increase engine life
- Increase reliability
- Save cost in repair and maintenance
- Improve fuel economy
To learn how you can start saving money on repair and maintenance, increase your fuel economy, and overall have a better-performing Ford F-series truck with an Eco-Tech alternator, call Eco-Tech today at (203)230-3000 to speak with a member of our professional staff.