Meet the Most Extreme Bigfoot Ford Truck: Freaky-Ford Friday
Ford F-250 known as Bigfoot #5 was built in 1986 specifically to ride on these 10-foot-tall tires.
Ford has sold tens of millions of F-Series pickups over the past 70 years, but none are as famous as Bigfoot. Bob Chandler created the first Bigfoot from a 1974 Ford F-250 back in the late 1970s, essentially creating the entire monster truck world. The dark metallic blue pickups with massive tires and the familiar name on the doors has become an icon in the motorsports world, but what many people don’t realize is that there were actually many different Bigfoot trucks over the years.
Bigfoot #5 is arguably Chandler’s most extreme truck, having been built to ride on the unique 10-foot-tall tires. This week’s Freaky Friday video comes from the Animator22 YouTube channel and it features a collection of footage of the world’s biggest truck strutting its stuff with some of the world’s biggest tires.
While every Bigfoot Ford truck has had huge tires, #5 was built specifically to ride on some of the biggest tires in the world. The team built this truck back in 1986 with the plans to run a set of Firestone Tundra tires, measuring 10-feet by 4-feet by 5-feet. These tires were originally made for a land train used by the US Army to cross Alaska back in the 1950s, but similar rubber was featured on Bigfoot 1, 2 and 4 before #5 was complete.
When the truck was finished and the massive tires were mounted, this Ford truck was the tallest, widest and heaviest truck in the world, tipping the scales at a whopping 28,000 pounds. For those wondering, each tire weighs around 2,400 pounds, so with the gigantic wheels, the rollers on this truck easily weight more than 10,000 pounds combined.
World’s Biggest Truck in Action
In the video above, we get to see Ford F-250-turned-Bigfoot #5 doing just about everything. It starts off by participating in a parade of some sort, followed by crushing some cars, then crushing some “average” jacked-up trucks, then doing some mudding, then crushing a bunch more cars. There is even some footage of the truck wearing eight Firestone Tundra tires, with two stacked on the end of each axle.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!