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- Mar 31, 2020
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- Papillion, NE
- '18 F150, '20 MY, '24(?)CT, Maveric hybrid ordered
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Yeah, if the new giga casting machine can squeeze out 1 per 60 seconds, that'd be 480 per day running one shift on the machine. I see no reason the machine couldn't run 2 shifts... 960 per day is 4,800 per week which is a run rate of 240,000 per year with 2 weeks down time per year.Yep Volume production mid 23.
And he said equipment in 2 or so months, and did he say they would be getting things up and going ?
Finally !!! Will we receive information we crave for much sooner than we anticipate ?
We calculated a month or so ago, receiving the 9 ton Sept/Oct.
3 months to set up and production starting to gear up around March 23.
Volume = 5000 per week...250,000 per year.
A single 9 ton press can't do that, so we should be seeing 2 installed before March 23. ?
And if Volume is as we think, Can two 9 tons reach 300-400,000 per year by end of Dec 23 ?
The old GM plant in Shreveport could pop out one S-10 every 54 seconds and THAT thing was probably more complicated than the Cybertruck in production (obviously, the CT is more complicated in general). I mean, the S10 had 27 different options for cross-body harness back in the day. Basically, every configuration available used a different wiring harness that went from the dash to the engine bay and that thing wasn't simple - it was about 6' long and the work station sucked for trying to engineer better flow...
Anyway, my point is that Tesla SHOULD be able to equal that feat if they can get materials fast enough.
A 54 second run time would pop out 533 vehicles per shift per day. How fast can one 9 ton giga caster make parts? (and remember, if there's only one giga caster for the CT line, it'll have to make two parts per truck... front and rear castings.
I didn't reserve right away but I AM within the first 500,000 ordered so it matters to me how fast they ramp up and how many they make per year... I'm sure it matters to almost everyone, actually.