The brand-new 2018 F-150 Police Responder is based upon the F-150 SuperCrew. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost four-valve V6 engine that creates 375 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is matched with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission for onroad and also offroad performance. Top speed is 100 mph, not anywhere near the speed of Ford’s Police Interceptor Car or Police Interceptor Utility, yet extremely quick for a sturdy pickup. One factor the F-150 Police Responder can attain search speeds is that it has a lightweight yet exceptionally hard military-grade light weight aluminum alloy body.
Chauffeurs could pick five various operation modes in the F-150 Police Responder: Typical, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect (for fuel efficiency), Sport, and also Tow/Haul. Tyler states the Tow/Haul mode will be of certain passion to law enforcement agencies that might wish to make use of the F-150 Police Responder as a multi-use automobile for patrol and also for towing. The pickup can carry a payload of 2,030 pounds as well as supplies a 5-foot x 5-foot bed. Tyler believes companies will make use of a tonneau cover to conceal their gear as well as will certainly secure essential equipment such as weapons and ammunition in storage boxes.
In July Ford announced that it would quickly be creating a pursuit-rated F-150 pickup truck. The company says it determined to create the new police vehicle dubbed the F-150 Police Responder as a result of customer demand.
Stephen Tyler, police brand advertising and marketing supervisor for Ford, says the idea of making a pursuit-rated pickup truck originated from discussions with the company’s Police Board of advisers. “We have actually had a lot of requests for a pursuit-rated pick-up. Consumers have actually informed us they need an automobile that is quest capable for the roadway however with 4×4 capacity for off-road,” he states.
The F-150 Police Responder can tow 7,000 extra pounds typical or 10,000 pounds if the company chooses the optional towing plan. Tyler says it will serve for both country and also urban agencies that have to tow watercrafts and want a truck that can be made use of for that function as well as for patrol.
The Quest Pickup Truck
Ford’s new F-150 Police Responder is made for patrol obligation both on and off the roadway.
Tyler also believes firms will certainly wish to utilize the F-150 Police Responder for transporting workers. The pickup has a 145-inch wheelbase with 131.8 cubic feet of indoor room, and also Tyler says its taxi offers the most front as well as back hip and shoulder space as well as most back leg space of any kind of pursuit-rated lorry. It has sufficient area, according to Tyler, to conveniently seat five officers in body armor as well as bring duty equipment. “That leg area actually assists a great deal if you are trying to get a 6-foot 8-inch, 350-pound officer in the back,” he says.
Modifications were made to the common F-150 4×4 SuperCrew to produce the F-150 Police Responder. The brake calipers were upgraded and also an unique rubbing material was made use of on the brake pads. Additionally, the front stabilizer bar was updated for improved braking and also
The interior of the F-150 Police Responder has actually likewise been modified for law enforcement patrol duty. Police-grade cloth covers the ergonomically created front seats. The pole position backs likewise have anti-stab plates, and the rear bench seat is covered with sturdy vinyl, as well as floor covering throughout is easy-clean vinyl, so suspects can be transferred.
Ford states the F-150 Police Responder will be available following spring. The pursuit-rated pickup is scheduled for examination by the Los Angeles Region Constable’s Department as well as the Michigan State Police at their corresponding screening sessions this month.