Operating Costs: Reduced
Switching to propane autogas not only benefits the environment, it also improves fleet operators’ bottom line. Fleet managers are discovering they can lower their fuel costs by 30 to 40 percent compared to gasoline, with less maintenance costs over time, by switching to propane autogas. Visit the Savings Calculator to see how much money you can save.
Propane autogas burns far cleaner than gasoline, with less harmful emissions:
- 20 percent less nitrogen oxide
- 60 percent less carbon monoxide
- Up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions
- Fewer particulate emissions
Visit our Knowledge Center for more details on environmental benefits.
A Ford F-250 equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system delivers the same horsepower, torque, and towing capacity of a gasoline-powered Ford F-250 with a 5.4-liter V8 engine: 300 horsepower and 365 pounds-feet of torque. Whether you are in extreme cold or extreme heat, high or low altitude, or any inclement weather condition, your propane autogas truck will start and operate consistently and reliably.
ROUSH CleanTech maintains the factory Ford 5-year / 60,000 mile limited powertrain warranty on vehicles equipped with the liquid propane autogas system. The ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system is covered by a limited 1-year / 12,000 mile warranty when installed on a truck that is no longer covered by the Ford factory warranty.
The ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system can be serviced using standard Ford diagnostic equipment, and service centers are being set up all around the country. Visit the Dealer Locator to locate a service center near you, or call 800.59.ROUSH.
“Greening” Your Fleet
A number of government agencies and private companies have committed to sustainable strategies to reduce their emissions and carbon footprint. Fueling with propane autogas allows your company to have a measurable positive impact on the environment, have corporate stewardship, and earn customer loyalty in the process. And with 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies produced here, you’ll be doing your part to help reduce our country’s dependence on imported oil.
With thousands of propane refueling stations across the United States, refueling isn’t an issue. The U.S. Department of Energy maintains a database of propane fueling stations here. Or you may install on-site fueling at little or no cost, with federal tax incentives in place to help offset any costs. If you’re interested in obtaining your own refueling infrastructure, please call 800.59.ROUSH or contact us here.
Federal and state government incentives can help transition away from conventional fuels and encourage the switch to clean burning alternatives. Incentives include tax credits on fuel and partial reimbursement for fueling infrastructure. To find out your specific state and federal tax incentives for your location, click here.
Switching to an alternative fuel doesn’t have to mean complexity. While a lot of engineering and development go into the design of the system, the components are all designed to fit within the same mounting points of the gasoline system found on the original vehicle. The system can be broken down into a few primary assemblies:
Special Note about Cylinder Heads:
Cylinder heads in the 2009 – 2010 Ford F-250 5.4L 3V engine do not come from the factory with hardened valve seats. In high mileage applications, valve recession can occur when using propane, CNG, and other fuels that do not have the same lubricants gasoline and diesel do.
ROUSH CleanTech is taking the extra steps to ensure customer satisfaction by requiring cylinder head replacements with hardened valve seats on new, pre-titled vehicles, and offering a cylinder head replacement option for retrofit applications.
While this solution is required on 2009 – 2010 Ford F-250s, Ford has developed an alternative fuel prep engine for our other propane product offerings that addresses this issue. Hardened valve seats can be added at time of vehicle order to the 5.4L 2V engine and the 6.8L 2v and 3v engines. ROUSH CleanTech and their dealership partners will not be required to swap heads on these vehicles in the future.
For more information on propane autogas fuel system engineering, visit our Knowledge Center.
|Model Year:||2009 – 2010|
|Engine Size:||5.4L V8|
|Drivetrain:||4x2 or 4x4|
|Rear Axle:||All applications|
|Cab Configurations:||All applications except Chassis Cab|
|Bed Configurations:||All applications (8' Bed mandatory for under-bed fuel tank)|
|Trailer Tow Package:||Mandatory|
|GVWR:||8,800 – 14,000 lbs|
|Weight:||8,800 lbs (GVWR)|
|Passenger Capacity:||2 to 5|
* = Measurements reflect Regular Cab equipped with an 8' bed. Also available on Super Cab, Crew Cab, and 6.75' bed. See http://commtruck.ford.com for additional measurements.
|Gallon Capacity (80%):||55|
|Dimensions:||Diameter: 20 in.
Length: 63 in.
Parts Included In System
- Stainless steel fuel lines
- Fuel rail assembly
- Fuel injectors
- Fuel tank
- Recalibrated PCM (Powertrain Control Module)
|Warranty:||ROUSH CleanTech Service Section|
|Installation Instructions:||ROUSH CleanTech Service Section|