Remember how much fun it was to pave anthills and bury your sister's Barbie Jeep with that sweet yellow dump truck you had in the sandbox? Well if you could get your hands on this 2016 Ford F-750 you could do it all over again... with 17,000 pounds of sand!
Ford put Tonka livery on their freshly redesigned Class 7 work truck; the 2016 F-750, because of course they did. And isn't it just adorable!? I'm sure you'll see plenty of these in construction yellow when they start hitting work sites, sort of doubt they'll keep the "Tonka" embossed bumper as an option though.
Ford's new F-650 and F-750 Super Duty trucks can be set up with dump bodies, fixed beds, or a commercial hitch to pull an enormous trailer. Power takeoff control is available to run dumping mechanisms or a crane. Or you could always throw a pickup bed on there too and laugh at your neighbor's puny one-ton pile of crap.
This F-750 has the highest gross vehicle weight rating of any Ford truck at 33,000 pounds, with the dump bed certified to carry 17,000 pounds of whatever you want. It's built in Ohio alongside the new F-650.
These trucks will start selling this summer with a 6.7 Power Stroke diesel V8 in one of three outputs; 270 horsepower / 675 lb.-ft. torque, 300 horsepower / 700 lb.-ft. torque, and 330 horsepower / 725 lb.-ft. torque... all of which are designed to be significantly quieter than predecessors. A 6.8 gas V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is also available for some reason, which can convert to natural gas.
Those diesels are indeed different tunes of the same 6.7 Power Stroke you'd get in an F-250, so heavy duty pickup customers can brag that their engines were developed for dump trucks.
But you might remember that the F-250's 6.7 makes 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque; significantly more than even the mightiest F-750 variation.
That's partially because power output is actually measured differently for passenger pickup trucks than it is for commercial vehicles. Pickups are "chassis certified" where vocational vehicles are required to be certified on a dyno.* The engines also have to meet different emissions and efficiency requirements, hence the delta in power.
*Note: Ford had that backwards when they told us this morning, is now corrected.
Too bad Ford doesn't port the smaller, supposedly more efficient, big diesels into their pickups... maybe they'll break out a long range variant when the redesign the Super Duty trucks and start building them out of aluminum.
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