Ford Pickup Blasts Down the Highway with a Semi Trailer in Tow
Ford F-450 does the work of a big rig, pulling the 53-foot refrigerator trailer like its nothing.
The video above comes to us from the ViralHog YouTube channel and it features a third generation Ford F-450 Super Duty pulling a 53-foot refrigerator trailer down the highway at a pretty decent rate of speed. The video is captured by a couple in a General Motors truck and the driver is foolishly surprised to see that it is not a Chevy pulling the semi trailer, but F-450 owners aren’t like to be surprised by this. Having spent a great deal of time at the top of the list of the strongest trucks sold in America and a 15,000-pound reefer trailer is far from the maximum capacity of the F-450.
F-450 Hard at Work
The video shows us the passenger’s view through the driver’s window of either a Chevy or GMC pickup as a Ford pickup blows past with a 53-foot refrigerator trailer in tow. This seems to catch the driver and passenger by surprise, as they are both filming the pickup truck towing the huge trailer.
After the truck towing the trailer gets way ahead, the driver of the GM truck speeds up to see what variety of pickup is pulling such a huge trailer. He makes a comment that it “has to be a Chevy”, but we all know how that ends up for him.
As they pass the truck, it is clearly a Ford F-450 and the driver laughs, perhaps at his foolishness in thinking that only a Chevy truck could pull a trailer like this.
America’s Hardest Working Truck
During the third generation of the Super Duty, running from 2011 through 2016, the F-450 frequently offered the highest towing rating of any truck on the market. From 2011 through 2013, the F-450 could pull between 24,400 and 24,700 pounds, but in 2015, the capacity jumped to 31,200 pounds. Provided that this huge trailer is empty, it likely weighs around 15,000 pounds, making it considerably lighter than the towing capacity of this truck.
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