2020XG Mirrors Now Available on Ford F650 and F750 Trucks

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Velvac, Inc., a leading commercial vehicle supplier of exterior mirror and vision systems and component parts, is excited to announce that its 2020XG mirrors are now available as a factory option on all 2011 Ford medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks.

Velvac’s 2020XG mirror system offers advanced safety, durability, and styling features, with options available for both 96-inch and 102-inch body widths on Ford’s popular chassis cabs. The manually-adjustable 2020XG features a large flat glass and convex glass viewing area, giving driver’s continuous visibility of passing lanes and eliminating key blind spots around the vehicle. A patented pivot system with an adjustable home feature allows the mirrors to fold forward or back for transportation, or upon impact, and to be easily returned to the home driving position.

“With its class-leading visibility, superior durability, and distinctive styling, the 2020XG is a perfect fit for Ford’s new F-650 and F-750 line,” said Jeffery Porter, Velvac’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Velvac engineers designed the 2020XG specifically to meet FMVSS 111 vision requirements for wide-body trucks and vans. The glass system is 15 percent to 20 percent wider than conventional „West Coast‟ truck mirrors, a feature that drivers tell us they really appreciate because of its greater field-of view.”

Adds Peter Whitehead, Velvac’s Vice President of Engineering, “A wider glass system benefits drivers only if the mirror system itself is extremely stable; Velvac designed the 2020XG from the ground up to be the most robust mirror system we have ever produced. As a result, drivers have great image clarity even in rough road conditions.”

Velvac’s 2020XG mirrors are also easy and cost-effective to service. The system’s mirror head and glass can be quickly replaced, reducing costs for replacement parts and repair services.

The Velvac 2020XG can be ordered using Ford options codes 54H for the 96-inch-wide Velvac 2020XG and 54J for the 102-inch-wide Velvac 2020XG.

About Velvac, Inc.

Velvac is a leading manufacturer and supplier of original equipment exterior mirror and vision systems and a major supplier of parts and accessories to the heavy-duty truck aftermarket, offering high-volume replacement and proprietary mirror, and air, electrical, fuel, and air-break fittings. Founded in 1934, Velvac, an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified company, maintains its corporate offices and aftermarket operations in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico. For more information, visit www.velvac.com.