EarthRoamer Unveils Ford F-750-Based XV-HD Overland Beast
Ford’s biggest and baddest Super Duty, the F-750, gets hired for one of the toughest and coolest jobs on earth.
The modern-day Ford Super Duty lineup is by all means impressive. Whether you’re referring to the F-250 or the F-750, the Blue Oval has developed a tough and dependable vehicle that’s also good looking, efficient, and extremely versatile. How so? Just look at what the famous outfitting company EarthRoamer was able to do with it!
It’s called the XV-HD, and it’s built on a ruggedly capable 4WD Ford F-750 chassis and designed to traverse to the world’s most remote locations. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill weekend camper, this is for serious overlanding and for remaining off the grid for extended periods of time.
At the heart of the XV-HD is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel engine paired to a beefy TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. Under the wild-looking living quarters lays a complex air suspension with Baja-derived Fox shocks for tackling rough terrain, as well as a hydraulic leveling system. The latter is employed when the XV-HD is parked and being used as a robust home away from home.
At the corners are four massive, and I repeat massive, 46” Michelin XVL tires on beadlock wheels. At the front of the beast you’ll find a hydraulic 30,000 lb. Warn Industries winch, a full LED lighting system from Baja Designs, as well as hefty body armor to protect the F-750 from the elements. Or the occasional Sasquatch you might encounter…
“The HD is our most innovative product yet,” says Tyler Tatro, President and COO of EarthRoamer. “It utilizes state-of-the-art construction and systems to bring comfort and functionality to the next level.”
Just because the XV-HD is rugged by nature, it doesn’t mean its interior accommodations follow suit. After all, traveling on your own terms is one thing, but staying in total comfort while off the grid is the ultimate goal. That’s why EarthRoamer fitted a luxurious interior with handcrafted finishes, along with a full bathroom with separate shower, washer/dryer, full kitchen with premium appliances, in-floor radiant heating, and Bose Surround Sound entertainment.
Regardless of where you travel, you’ll enjoy 2,100 watts of solar capability, a 20,000-watt Lithium Ion battery bank, a PTO driven hydraulic generator, 250 gallons of fresh water capacity, and 115 gallons of diesel fuel capacity.
Pricing for one of these bad boys is completely dependant on configuration and optional equipment, so it’s hard to estimate a general number. That being said similar EarthRoamer builds surpass the $400,000 mark.
Are you getting one?