Designed especially for the luxury personal recreational vehicle market and serious towing hobbyists, including those who tow horse trailers or race cars, the 2001 F-650 Super CrewZer™ is a multipurpose vehicle that rounds out the already broad Built Ford Tough F-Series lineup.

"Personal recreational vehicle customers and high-end towing hobbyists spend a lot of time in their vehicles," said Larry Savage, Ford Division chassis cab marketing manager. "These customers want the ability to carry passengers comfortably, along with a substantial cargo load on the vehicle. So, they want creature comforts and lots of power, payload and towing capability."

LUXURY AND COMFORT FEATURES

  • Air suspension
  • Heated leather seating surfaces
  • Heated sail-mounted towing mirrors
  • Outside temperature display
  • Woodgrain accents in interior
  • Stereo sound system with a six-CD changer in the instrument panel
  • Front dual captain's chairs with lumbar support
  • Thick plush carpeting
  • Overhead console with a compass
  • Lockable exterior storage
  • Privacy glass

    "The new F-650 Super CrewZer™ delivers all of this in an awesome, powerful-looking vehicle," added Savage. "It's a powerful addition to our F-Series lineup."

    The new Super CrewZer™ is a 194" wheelbase Lo-Profile vehicle, with a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of 23,000 lbs. and 9,500 lbs. of on-board payload capability. GCWR (gross combined weight rating with trailer) is 43,000 lbs. It's powered by the most powerful engine in Ford's lineup - a Caterpillar® 3126B diesel engine with 300 horsepower, 860 lb.-ft. of torque and an Allison MD 3066 electronically-controlled 6-speed adaptive shift, double overdrive automatic transmission matched with a 4.33 rear axle ratio.

    STANDARD FEATURES

    Other features of the Super CrewZer™ package include:

    Chassis: 8,000 lb. front axle; 15,000 lb. Meritor rear axle; Hendrickson™ HAS190 air ride rear suspension; 245/70R 19.5G tires; 19.5x6.75 aluminum disc wheels (polished on both sides); dual 65 gallon fuel tanks (130 gallon total capacity)

    Exterior: Chrome grille & headlight bezels; custom lit exterior sun-visor; diamond-plated load box with behind-the-cab full-width lockable storage box, and side-of-vehicle access; custom color-matched front bumper with fog lamps and recessed tow hooks; 24-inch full fiberglass air foil cab extender; sliding rear window; three exterior color choices (Toreader Red, Oxford White and Black); custom mud flaps; hi-mounted brake light; custom trailer hook-up lights; electric trailer brake controller; three trailer hitches - 30,000 lb. Draw-Tite removable ball gooseneck, a 22,000 lb. Reese fifth-wheel hitch, and a 20,000 lb. Reese receiver hitch

    Interior: Spacious, air conditioned Ford-built crew cab; heated dual front captain's chairs of Nudo® leather trim with embroidered Super CrewZer™ logo and full-size map pockets on seat backs; rear forward fold bench seat of Nudo® leather trim with center arm rest; leather-wrapped steering wheel; instrument panel-mounted push button shifter; AM/FM stereo with clock and six-disc CD changer in the I/P; front center console with simulated wood grain appliqués on lid; wood grain-accented instrument panel; remote keyless entry

    "Beyond power, payload towing capability and good looks, versatility is what will draw customers to the Super CrewZer™," added Savage. "With so many standard features and all the unique options we offer, customers can virtually create a one-of-a-kind vehicle that will fit all their needs."

    AVAILABLE OPTIONS

    The Super CrewZer™ package is also available with several options from Ford's partner in manufacturing the vehicle, Fontaine Modification Company, which will provide final fully warranted modifications before shipment to dealers. Bostrom optional air-ride seating with matching leather trim and a 9.5-inch fore and aft adjustment is offered that replaces driver and passenger seats.

    A Llebroc optional crew cab rear sofa is available to replace the factory rear bench seat in a matching style to the front seat and comes with manual or power slide option. A custom two-door toolbox is offered, constructed of durable lightweight tread plate aluminum material. One side of the convenient double-door opening is large enough for a spare tire. Optional Weathertech wind and rain deflectors and Hadley air horns in several styles are also offered.

    From Visteon, an optional overhead rear-seat entertainment system provides a high quality 6.4" LCD flip-down overhead screen with the popular Nintendo™ 64 Game System, television reception, a TV antenna, sound through vehicle's speakers and headphones, a universal infrared remote control with batteries and two sets of wired headphones with volume control.

    There is an optional Safety Vision rear-vision monitor and Cobra CB radio and antennas in various models.

    The Super Duty F-650 Super CrewZer™ is engineered for strength and capability, comfort and convenience - designed to deliver dependable service day in and day out with the features customers appreciate in a personal-use vehicle. It is a limited edition 2001 model year truck - only 300 will be sold - and is expected to be delivered to dealerships in early November.