1989 Ford LN8000 single-axle dump truck Overview Type Medium-duty truck Heavy-duty truck Manufacturer Production 1970 - 1998 1997-2009 (as Sterling) Assembly United States:, () Body and chassis Class 6-8 truck Conventional cab Chronology Predecessor Successor (for Ford): A-Line, L-Line, Acterra The Ford L series (also named Ford Louisville or, for the 1988+ aerodynamic models, Ford Aeromax) is a range of heavy-duty trucks that were assembled and marketed by between 1970 and 1998. The first dedicated Class 8 truck produced by the company, the L-series range replaced the N-series short conventional (derived from the ). Produced as both straight trucks and semitractors, the Ford L series encompassed a wide range of models through the Class 7-8 GVWR ratings in medium-duty, severe-service, and vocational applications. The line would become one of the most popular series of trucks Ford ever produced. The L series was produced in the near, which gave rise to the nickname 'Louisville Line' trucks; as part of a 1996 redesign, part of the model line officially took on the Louisville nameplate. Following the sale of the Ford heavy-truck line to Freightliner in 1996, the L series was discontinued by Ford at the end of 1998. Freightliner would concurrently take over production of the Ford L series, opening its Sterling Trucks subsidiary; the L series became the Sterling A line, Acterra, and L line, remaining in production until 2009 when Sterling Trucks closed operations.
Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • Background [ ] In 1963, Ford produced its first Class 8 conventional with the introduction of the N-series Super Duty, replacing the Super Duty models of the F series. As Ford did with the H-series cabover (derived from the C series), an all-new chassis raised the cab upward; while sharing its grille with the H series, the N series shared its cab with the F-series pickup trucks. By the end of the 1960s, Ford sought to modernize and streamline its heavy-truck line.
In 1967, the medium-duty F series (F-600 to F-800), becoming a larger, separate model line; the same year, the H series was replaced by the all-new W-series cabover. In a change from adapting the F series to become a heavy truck, to replace the N series, Ford began design work on an all-new truck range, which became the L series. With an all-new heavier-duty chassis, the L series also featured a larger cab; to improve serviceability, the design included a front-hinged hood. First generation (1970–1995) [ ]. 1981 Ford LTS 9000 cement mixer For 1970, the L series was introduced in four size ranges, two hood lengths and grille styles, and with single or tandem (denoted by the 'T' in the model designation) rear axles. Powertrains included a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines, based on GVWR. In 1971, Ford introduced a set-back front axle configuration.
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For the rest of the 1970s, the L series saw few major changes. In 1976, the LL/LTL-9000 was introduced. Designed as a truck for long-haul drivers, the LTL-9000 was a competitor to the,,, and Peterbilt 359.
Fitted with a set-forward front axle and a longer hood, this version had more room for larger powertrains. In 1978, Ford gave the LL/LTL-9000 its own grille and headlight styling, including one of the first uses of the Ford Blue Oval in North America. Ford LTL9000 dump truck Although the L series would see few revisions throughout its production, elements of its design would see use in other Ford vehicles. In 1974, the W-series cabover received a larger grille similar to the chrome version on the L series. For 1978, the F-series/Bronco grille was given a similar egg-crate grille pattern. In the 1980 redesign of the medium-duty F series, the hexagonal shape of the grille was carried over; it is a theme used in all Super Duty trucks since their 1999 introduction. In 1984 (as 1985 model year), the rest of the L series became one of the last North American Fords to adopt the Ford Blue Oval; as with the LTL-9000, it was placed above the grille.
Teachers Manual Holy Faith Graded English International. In 1988, the L series changed its grille design from an egg-crate design to that of horizontal chrome bars; the Ford Blue Oval became centered. In addition, rectangular headlights became standard in 1991. 1992 saw the introduction of the set-back front axle version of the LL/LTL-9000, designated the LLS and LTLS-9000, along with the corresponding Aeromax versions that had more aerodynamic bumpers and optional chassis skirting. Aeromax (1988–1995) [ ].
1995 Ford Aeromax dump truck As a response to the aerodynamic, for 1988, Ford introduced its own aerodynamic semitractor. Named AeroMax L9000, the new design was an extensive upgrade of the L-9000. While sharing the same cab and the hood of the medium hood LS-9000, the Aeromax used a set-back front axle to add a form-fitting front bumper with swept front fenders. For the first time in a North American truck, automotive-style composite headlights were used.
Other aerodynamic enhancements included skirted fuel tanks and a specially designed 'Aero Bullet' sleeper unit. The Aeromax L9000 was one of the most aerodynamic trucks in North America upon its introduction in 1988. Following its introduction as a semitractor, the AeroMax line expanded into the vocational truck lineup alongside the rest of the Ford L series.
A later LA-8000 was introduced for 'Baby 8' intra-city delivery. 1992 saw the introduction of the extended hood, set-back front axle Aeromaxes, designated LLA and LTLA-9000.
These featured optional full-length chassis skirting, along with the same aero headlights and bumpers of the older medium hood LA series. Models [ ] The L series came in a total of four size ranges, designated by GVWR.