Tag: Towing

A Ford F-250 & F-550 Winter Excursion in Denver

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One memorable development trip was to Denver in November. The weather was fine in town and the forecast didn’t say anything about snow. We needed to drive over the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel, which is west of Denver on I-80. My partner’s truck was an 6.0L F-250 4×4 towing a 6×12 trailer. I [...] More »

Tow-Off! 7.3L Super Duty vs 6.4L Super Duty

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*ding ding ding* Tonight! For your entertainment, we have a battle of super proportions. A duel between two titans of work. A tussle for the title of best tow-truck! In the black corner, standing tall is the 7.3-liter Super Duty. You can tell he’s got the upper hand here by the size of his truck. [...] More »

F-150 Rescues Stranded Semi-Truck on the Beach

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Semi-trucks aren’t the optimal beach vehicle. That probably sounds like an obvious statement, and yet, here we are with a semi-truck stranded on the beach, mere feet salty doom. Tragedy! All is lost! If only there were trucks around with a reputation for toughness and versatility. If only they had a proven record of saving [...] More »

Towing the Standard: Ford to Adopt SAE J2807

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While Ford, Toyota, GM, Chrysler, and Nissan said they would adopt the SAE J2807 in 2009, only Toyota would use it on current model trucks. Now, it seems, all manufacturers will adopt the SAE J2807 standard to rate the towing capacity of their light duty pickups for the 2015 model year and on thanks to [...] More »