Introducing the All New Adrian Steel Designed Grip-Lock Ladder Rack for Ford Low Roof Transit

Available as a single or double rack

Grip-Lock Rack

Benefits of the Grip-Lock Ladder Rack

  • More People Can Safely Use Our Grip-Lock – With the Adrian Steel Grip-Lock Ladder Rack, average height people can safely operate the rack with both feet on the ground. We don’t want customers to slip, trip or fall down because they have to climb tires or bumpers to reach their ladder. Unlike our competitors, our rack stows the ladder 4”-6” lower because of our unique tilt-angle design.
  • Decrease the Risk of Down Time, Increase Efficiency – With the Adrian Steel Grip-Lock Ladder Rack, customers will never lift the entire weight of the ladder onto the rack again. It was designed to allow customers to safely use two hands, while eliminating straining and overreaching that, after time, can cause injury.
  • Top Performance – Customers also need to trust the rack on top of their cargo van will keep their ladder secure over time. The Adrian Steel Grip-Lock Ladder Rack is our most durable and corrosion-resistant grip lock rack yet. Tested under extreme real-world conditions like cycle testing, corrosion testing and road testing, it’s just the rack customers need if they want it to work all day, every day like it did on day one.

How to Operate: Adrian Steel’s Grip Lock Ladder Rack from Adrian Steel Company on Vimeo.



XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford’s F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.m-xlhybrids-xlp-fordf150-3

The XLP fleet-ready technology is the industry’s first ship-thru upfit on pickup trucks from a leading OEM, according to XL Hybrids. XL Hybrids announced it would offer a PHEV pickup in December.

“After securing order commitments from our leading fleet customers, we made the decision to begin production on the popular and versatile Ford F-150,” said Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids’ co-founder and chief operating officer. “Already, major fleets are placing orders to be among the first to get the PHEV on the road to positively impact their sustainability initiatives while saving on fuel costs.” Continue reading

An Autonomous Ford is Headed Your Way!

Ford outlines plans to create a fleet of driverless vehicles.


Ford intends to have a high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle in commercial operation as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service in 2021. You’ll likely be able to just enter your destination and let the car do the rest. Continue reading

EarthRoamer Announces Release of 2017 XV-LTS

The 2017 EarthRoamer XV-LTS is loaded with new features. Starting with the biggest upgrade, Ford has completely redesigned its Super Duty truck line for 2017. Taking cues from the best-selling F-150, the new Super Duty is constructed with a high-strength, military grade, aluminum alloy body. Accompanying the new body is an all-new high-strength steel frame. Together, the new body and frame reduce overall weight while increasing strength and rigidity. Other improvements include a powertrain delivering 330 horsepower and 750 foot pounds of torque to the tires, an upgraded driveline that supports a higher maximum Gross Combination Weight Rating and larger, more powerful brakes. Continue reading

2014 F-550 Diesel Aluminum Jerr-Dan Carrier Rollback Wrecker Flatbed Tow Truck

You don’t come by a used tow-truck like this often. Or, EVER!!!! Check out the “Mullet of Work Trucks” I just listed on eBay! New business opportunity anyone?

This F-550 is the “Mullet” of trucks! Business up front, party in the back (or maybe in this case it’s the other way around? Who knows…oh, well)! The “business up front”: Continue reading

Quest for Better Fuel Economy, Leads Ford to $200 MILLION Investment in New Wind Tunnel Complex

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 15, 2017 – Consumers’ appetite for vehicles with greater fuel efficiency and performance has led Ford to invest in a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new facility will come complete with testing advancements that better match the technological development of Ford products – both production vehicles and racing vehicles.

Wind Tunnel Testing

“This investment in new world-class test facilities underpins Ford’s ongoing commitment to advance our capabilities to continue to provide our customers with high-quality vehicles,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer.

The new wind tunnel complex will sit on 13 acres next to Ford’s current Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan. The complex will house new innovative technology that delivers state-of-the-art real-world driving simulations to advance improvements in fuel economy.

Construction starts this year. Continue reading

The All-New 2018 Ford Expedition: Capable Beyond Compare

2018 Ford Expedition

All-new Ford Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – provides families generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for their next adventures

For today’s active families, Ford introduces the all-new Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV. Continue reading