The Ford Motor Company recently celebrated 100 years of truck history. In July, 1917 the first Ford model TT was unveiled and started a century of sturdy truck design and industry leading innovations. It was Henry Ford’s vision to design purpose-built vehicles that haul heavier loads and provide greater utility for work and deliveries. Built on the original Ford Model T design with the same cab and engine the Model TT truck came with a heavier frame and a payload capacity of carrying one ton of payload. This first truck was sold with a factory price of $600 and during its first year 209 of them were sold.
Mr. Ford also envisioned a chassis that could accommodate third-party beds and add-ons for improved functionality. He continued to re-invent and improve his truck designs and by 1928 he had sold 1.3 million Model TTs. Ford later introduced the more capable Model AA with a 1.5 ton chassis, new powertrain and axle options for improved capacity. These models were replaced with the Model BB in 1933 many of which were outfitted as ambulances, freight vehicles and mail trucks.
Over the years Ford trucks have taken part in American history as military vehicles, four-wheel-drive transport carriers, commercial vehicles, work trucks for a variety of industries and as beloved personal vehicles. One hundred years after their introduction these iconic vehicles continue to help us work and play better.
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