Towing Semi Out of Deep Snow with Ford F-150 FX4

The first months of 2015 have been shaping up to be quite the year of snow and bad weather. Especially in places like Boston, snow accumulation has shot well past previous records. Despite the bad weather conditions, semi truck drivers like the one featured here are still on the hook to get the goods delivered on time. Which is why it’s great to see a light-duty pick-up truck like the Ford F-150 come to the rescue.

While the Volvo line of semi tractor trailers are known for reliability and endurance, snow can and will push these beasts to their limits. Especially when roads still have six inches of snow – there’s no winning against nature. Or is there? This Ford F-150 FX4 manages to power through despite the poor traction to help a Volvo out. Bad weather apparently makes for great new friends.

When Ford announced there would be no 2016 F-150 Raptor, fans through a fit! However, Ford has long cultivated its place in American pick-up truck manufacturers by providing a great entry level lightweight pick-up perfect for taking the rigors of the outdoors. The standard option engine for the 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 is a respectable 3.7L V6. (more…)

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However, on the far side of the spectrum and certainly something to be highly coveted is the 6.2L V8 which boasts a whopping 434 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. For the cheap seats