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Ford hauls F-650, F-750 back in house

Ford’s biggest trucks are coming home.

Production of its F-650 and F-750 medium duty models will move from Mexico to the company’s former E-Series van assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, when all-new versions of the trucks arrive next year.

Ford has also brought the design and engineering of the trucks in house, after manufacturing them in recent years through a joint venture with Navistar, using Cummins diesel engines and Allision transmissions.

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The 2016 models will be built on a new frame, and available with three different versions of Ford’s 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel engines, or a 6.8-liter gasoline V10.

All engines will be paired with a six-speed TorqShift automatic transmission also built by Ford.

The F-650 and F-750 will be offered in regular, super and crew cab styles, in straight frame, dock height and tractor configurations.

Pricing has not been announced, but the current lineup starts at $55,595.

And while the bodies aren’t all lightweight aluminum like the next-generation F-150 pickup, the fuel tanks are, in an effort to save a more of what’s inside of them.