Impressive Ford Pickup Saves Stuck Dump Truck From Muddy Construction Site


Whether it’s successful or not, it’s always an interesting site to see a smaller truck attempt to pull a semi out of the mud. The Ford F-150 has it where it counts and gives an amazing effort to get a Kenworth dump truck out of some extremely muddy conditions at the dumping site. Despite its wheels spinning all over the place, the truck is eventually able to make some headway.


About the 2008 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

You can see how the dump truck is on a sloped surface, making the tow even more difficult. By the looks of it, the F-150 on this rescue mission is likely a 2008 model or close to it. This particular model would have either a 4.2 L V6, 4.6 L Triton V8, or 5.4 L Triton V8 model. I’m doubtful that a V6 would be capable of getting this dump truck out of the mud, so it could be the 4.6 L or 5.4 4X4. Let’s take a look at how they compare:


  • 248 horsepower @ 4,750 rpm vs. 300 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
  • 294 lb.-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm vs. 365 lb.-ft of torque @ 3,750 rpm
  • Sequential multi-port fuel injection in both
  • 2 valves per cylinder vs. 3 valves per cylinder and variable camshaft timing
  • 6,800-pound towing capacity vs. 8,900-pound towing capacity

The New Ford F-150

As you can see, this F-150 packs a pretty good punch for its size, but could the newest F-150 do an even better job of getting the truck out of the mud? Interestingly enough, the 2015 F-150’s V8 Triton engine is smaller than the biggest 2008 engine but is actually quite a bit more powerful:

  • 385 horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
  • 387 lb.-ft of torque @ 3,850 rpm
  • Sequential multi-port fuel injection
  • 10,900-pound towing capacity

So the answer is a clear yes; the new model would do an even better job of getting this big truck out of the mud. This is something you would expect though as cars are typically improved each year as technology gets better.

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