The average pickup truck can pull about 8,000-12,000 pounds. The 2018 F-450, however, has what it takes to pull three times that - a whopping 34,000 pounds!
You have the new F-450’s high-strength steel box frame, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, upgraded 6.7L V8 diesel motor, and 935 lb-ft of torque to thank for this superhuman – erm, supertruck - strength.
Forget boats and trailers. Ford’s newest beast is made for much bigger things, such as:
1. An F-16
Yes, really. The average F-16 fighter jet weighs about 18,000 pounds empty and 27,000 pounds loaded. If your F-450 could talk, it’d scoff and say, “that’s it?”
2. Three Emergency Helicopters
Put an emergency helicopter, such as the Bell 429, on a trailer, and you’ve got about 10,000 pounds. Chain three of ‘em together, hitch them to your F-450, and you can take them anywhere your heart desires.
3. An Armored Truck Loaded With Gold Bricks
Got a buddy who owns an armored truck decked out in all the heavy-duty bells and whistles? You can let him know that if his truck ever breaks down somewhere, even when it’s full of gold bricks, you’ve got his back with your trusty F-450.
4. A School Bus Full of Children
Picture this: a school sends their children on a field trip, and the bus breaks down on the way there. The children are upset because they were really looking forward to that trip. Who comes to the rescue? You and your F-450! You’ll be the talk of the town for years to come!
5. An Infantry Fighting Vehicle
The average infantry fighting vehicle weighs about 25,000 pounds. That means you can pull one with a troop of soldiers and their equipment inside. How cool is that?
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