He said trucks won’t need their first service check for 15,000 miles after the conversion.
“They just run so well,” Steckman said.
Caldwell said he has several of the trucks on the lot in Norman, with several versions available to satisfy customers’ needs. He said most fleet operators choose the basic truck package, but most people want different options.
“I try to keep several in stock,” he said.
Ford did not have a half-ton pickup that could be easily converted to CNG before this model was introduced last year, Caldwell said, adding there are few drawbacks to the CNG version, especially as the fuel becomes more readily available.
Oklahoma has 74 CNG fueling stations, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, with more in the works.