This week, a news crew from Time Warner Cable News caught a Ford Super Duty pickup and its owner embodying the “Ford Tough” spirit by pulling a tractor trailer to safety after it had apparently spun out in the recently-fallen snow.
The Detroit News reports that the cable news team in Rochester, New York captured video of a professional welder and good Samaritan named Chris Johnson pulling a big rig in the snow with a 2003 Ford Super Duty King Ranch pickup. Mr. Johnson stated that he had helped pull multiple big rigs to safety during the harsh blizzard, which dumped more than a foot of snow across the region in the span of a day.
Johnson was asked how he was able to pull the large commercial vehicles back onto the road with his Ford Super Duty, to which he responded simply: “It’s a Ford.”
The 2017 model year will be the first of an all-new Ford Super Duty truck (pictured), featuring a fully-boxed frame of 95% high-strength steel, and an aluminum alloy body which contributes to a weight savings of some 350 lbs.