Ford F-800: For Those Who Like to Live Large
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a contractor to drive something like this massive Ford F-800.
There’s a certain stigma attached to folks who drive huge trucks. For whatever reason, unless you are some sort of contractor or have a need to haul massive loads all the time, you apparently aren’t allowed to own something like this massive Ford F-800. Instead, you’ll be ridiculed, laughed at, and called names. Heck, some folks might even call it a form of “compensation.”
But this is America, folks. Home of the free, land of the brave, and creator of wide lane highways. Which means that if you want to drive a truck capable of rolling over sedans in traffic, then by all means, do it. Let the haters hate. Because deep down, tooling around in a commercial grade truck like the Ford F-800 is your right. Even if you have no plans to use it at your local rock quarry.
For those who find pickups like the F-450 to be merely inadequate, let us present to you this glorious Ford F-800 we spotted for sale on Craigslist. Here is a truck so capable that it’s often used by the government. And oh yea, even as a military reconnaissance vehicle. We’re not sure of this one’s history, but we do know it’s the kind of truck that’ll garner you plenty of attention. Both good and bad.
This particular truck has goodies like Marmon-Herrington four-wheel drive, a 9-ton front axle, and a 25,000 pound winch. It’s powered by a big-rig approved 8.3-liter Cummins and Allison 6-speed transmission. The tires are massive 46-inch Goodyear MVTs, and you’ll find air lockers both fore and aft.
The best thing about this massive hauler? It only has 52,000 miles on the clock, and you don’t need a CDL to drive it. Well, that and the fact that traffic will magically part for you everywhere you drive it. Now all you need is $32k and some thick skin.