In the not too distant future, an all-new Ford Ranger is on the way, but the existing model continues to demonstrate a clean pair of heels to the rest of the industry across Europe. And Ford is still pushing things forward, with the inclusion of a new Chassis-Cab option for specialist converters.
This maintains a gross vehicle weight of 3270kg and a trailer towing capacity of 3500kg, based on the 4×4 Single-Cab XL model with Ford’s 170bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine. Ford cites 237 mm ground clearance prior to conversion and a wading depth of 800 mm, providing the vehicle with a sound foundation for custom-made conversions targeted at consumers in the manufacturing, infrastructure, forestry and emergency services industries, as well as military fleets and search and rescue operators.
Ford has a network of more than 160 Certified Vehicle Modifier (QVM> converters) in 13 markets to help customers transform the Chassis-Cab into their ideal truck. This technique is capable of providing tailored vehicles for specialist applications that bear the same guarantee as the rest of the Ranger line-up.
The dimensions of the Ranger allow a maximum conversion length behind the cab of 2518 mm. Ford says it worked closely with its QVM network to maximize the conversion capacity of the Chassis-Cab, such as box bodies, tippers and cherry pickers, and it also has its own equipment available for special vehicle options, including products such as high-performance batteries for towing electrical connectors to increase
We’ve designed the Ranger Chassis-Cab for customers who work in the most challenging environments and need a rugged, off-road vehicle to carry their specialist kit,”We’ve built the Ranger Chassis-Cab for customers who work in the most demanding environments and need a tough, off-road vehicle to carry their specialist kit,’ said Ford’s Conversions Manager Paul Baynes. ‘Combined with Ford’s extensive QVM converter network. Ranger Chassis-Cab enables our customers to get the job done, wherever they work.”
Source: Ford Motors