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Ford Ranger Saddled With Petrifying Number Of Pallets

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The internet never fails to remind us that some people enjoy stretching the limits of their automobiles, with countless videos and photos that make us scratch our collective heads and stare in amazement. In recent months, we’ve seen at least one Ford F-150 haul an entire household of goods, a strange Ford Explorer Freightliner truck mashup, a horrifying F-150 crash, and an F-150 Raptor actually driving off-road as Ford intended. Now, Reddit has brought us yet another entertaining automotive spectacle – a Ford Ranger carrying an insane number of pallets.

Fittingly, this amazing photo was crossposted to the Idiots in Cars subreddit and the Ford Ranger subreddit, where it’s stirred up quite a few humorous reactions. It’s difficult to figure out exactly how many pallets this pickup is carrying in its bed and on its roof, but we estimate there to be around 66 in total.

The weight of wooden pallets varies greatly, but they generally tip the scales at somewhere between 30 and 48 pounds, which means this Ranger is carrying roughly 2,000-3,000 or so pounds. Meanwhile, this generation of Ranger featured a max payload capacity of 1,420 pounds when equipped with Ford’s 2.3L I-4, or up to 1,560 pounds for the 4.0L V6. Needless to say, the owner of this Ranger is exceeding those numbers by just a tad.

Thats’ quite obvious from the photo, which shows the poor pickup hunched down over its tires in the rear, while the front end is squatting down quite a bit as well. What’s particularly humorous about this scene, however, is the fact that the driver has moved the license plate up from the bumper onto the pallets themselves, so at least they’re trying to keep it legal.

Either way, we don’t need to say that this is a terrible idea, but we will. We’re certainly impressed that the Ranger can carry such an insane load, but at the same time, we also feel bad for the abuse it’s having to endure here.

We’ll have more crazy pictures like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news and continuous Ford news coverage

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Gary bruce kempf

    Thats just nuts.

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  2. CHARLES STEMPLE

    Try that with a Tacoma!!!

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  3. blksn8k

    With the price of wood these days that load is probably worth more than the truck.

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  4. Mark B

    And some folks are just a little dimmer than the rest…

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  5. Nd

    Redneck engineering at it’s finest (worst)!🥴

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  6. Average Joe

    Sorry Brett but I somehow missed the humor. Humorous, amazing, impressive, no! Dangerous, reckless, unsafe or any number of other negative adjectives, yes.

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  7. RORY STEIDL

    That would be a ticket…

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  8. NEONORM

    NOT ONLY THE PREVIOUS REPLIES, BUT I HOPE HE DOSN’T TRY TO GO UNDER A BRIDGE AS THE MAX. HEIGHT IT 13’6″. SAY SO LONG TO THE LOAD!!!!

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  9. Dave Mathers

    Only in Alabama!! Red neck heaven!! LOL

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      It’s called getting the job done with what you have. Yes, dangerous. Yes, overloaded. Yes many other factors. But, Alabama has a lot of poor people. Most don’t sit on their BEE-hinds waiting for a hand-out. They make do and mend, grab what work they can, and try to make ends meet.

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  10. Bryan

    Had a buddy with an 01 with a 3.0l. I personally saw him haul a trailer with over 6000 pounds on it. Truck, trailer, and load of around 12,500. He told me he has done bigger loads. Had 235k miles before trans went bad. Believe head gasket at 270k, when he bought a super duty to replace it.

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    1. Blue Corvette

      It’s a photograph of someone trying to make a living, feed their family using the resources they have available. They’re working, they’re hustling, they’re not sitting home collecting a check. So many are holier than thou, quick to judge and call names…. Never forget, but for the grace of God there go you.

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  11. ThrottleJockey

    Ford F*#&ing Ranger!

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