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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

2015 Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka is the Dump Truck of your childhood dreams -

2015 Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka is the Dump Truck of your childhood dreams - 

Do you have a big sandbox behind your house? Like Sahara Desert big? If so, Ford may have just the thing for you.

The automaker has teamed up with Tonka on a custom dump truck to promote its new 2016 F-650/F-750 medium duty lineup.

The Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka that debuted Wednesday at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis features a Truck Tech engineers dump truck body and is finished in Tonka’s iconic yellow paint with a black grille and decals touting that the toy brand has been “getting dirty since 1947,” which happens to be one year before the Ford F-Series debuted.

The F-750 it’s based on will be built in house by Ford, has a 33,000 gross vehicle weight rating, and in this configuration can haul up to 17,000 pounds. It’s powered by a version of the 6.7-liter diesel V8 offered in Ford’s super duty pickups, here with up to 330 hp and 725 lb-ft of torque.

And while Ford can’t match Tonka’s lifetime warranty, it comes pretty close. The engine has a five-year, 250,000-mile warranty. Unfortunately for those with young hearts and big backyards, the Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka is a one-off show car, but you can always just buy one in yellow and pretend.


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