Monday, July 26, 2021

Checking Your Tires for Towing


It's a good idea to check your tires before towing

Thursday, July 22, 2021

GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP | Validating Ultium | GMC


Powering a revolutionary supertruck takes revolutionary technology. See how the groundbreaking Ultium battery system powering the GMC HUMMER EV was tested and validated --in the lab and on the track.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Ford F-150: Rocket League Edition | Ford


Ford teamed up with Rocket League to create a unique vehicle* for their collaboration. Watch to see how the process of creating a real-life F-150 Rocket League Edition** happens. *The driving in this video game reflects fantasy. May not be realistic and is potentially dangerous in real life. Do not attempt these maneuvers while driving. **Concept vehicle shown. Not for sale. Learn more about the 2021 F-150 here: https://ford.to/2UaKtn0

Saturday, July 17, 2021

ShockDrop™ Technology | Comfortable, Controlled, Confident Towing


ShockDrop™ technology is a cushion hitch system designed to enhance your comfort, control and confidence when towing a trailer. It is comprised of an innovative, flexible polyurethane isolator that dynamically adapts to bumps, potholes and uneven surfaces on the road. It suppresses rattling, vibrations, jerking and jarring at the coupling point to provide you with a superior towing experience.

ShockDrop™ technology is engineered to be the next generation of towing products, offering valuable benefits for professionals and enthusiasts alike. ShockDrop™ is integrated into a growing line of CURT products, enabling a variety of lifestyles for a more enjoyable towing experience.

ShockDrop™ provides enhanced control in your driving by counteracting the effects of uneven roads. It also helps increase the driver’s control over the vehicle in events of sudden braking and combats the tendency for undesirable trailer sway. ShockDrop™ technology is also a benefit to the life of your vehicle and towing equipment. The cushion isolator reduces the strain of towing on your vehicle’s brakes and suspension system to promote longevity. Compared to other cushion hitch solutions, ShockDrop™ is lighter-weight, putting less stress on your receiver hitch.

For maximum confidence, ShockDrop™ technology is engineered for simplicity. Each product is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. The cushion isolator is thoroughly tested for thousands of cycles, and it won’t wear out like competitive solutions that use an airbag or bearings.

Learn more at: https://www.curtmfg.com/shockdrop

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How to Hook up a Conventional Trailer


Learn how to hook up a conventional trailer shown to you by towing experts, Ram Trucks and Big Tex Trailers.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Pro Power Onboard | Ford How-To | Ford


This easy-to-follow video will show you how to use Pro Power Onboard,* which you may have on your Ford vehicle, to provide electrical power to certain power tools and electronic devices. *See Owner’s Manual for important operating instructions. Learn more about being a Ford owner here: https://ford.to/3juU0Q8

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

How To Avoid Pothole Damage


Driving through a seemingly innocent hole in the road could result in costly car damage. Before you end up at the auto shop in need of suspension repair or wheel replacement, know the five best ways to avoid pothole damage

1. Check Tires

Frequently inspect your tires to ensure they are properly inflated and do not have significant wear. If you hit a pothole with worn or underinflated tires, there is a greater risk of wheel or suspension damage. Inflate tires according to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure levels. Find this information on the door jamb sticker and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the pressure levels molded on the tire sidewall. To check the tire tread depth, insert a quarter upside down into several tread grooves. If the top of Washington’s head is visible, it’s time for new tires. How to properly check tire tread

2. Inspect Suspension

Make certain struts, shock absorbers and other suspension parts are in good condition. Changes in vehicle handling, excessive vibration or uneven tire wear can indicate damaged or worn parts. Have a certified auto service technician inspect the suspension if you suspect a problem.

3. Look Ahead

Stay alert and check the road ahead to avoid potholes. Stay focused on the road and avoid distractions. Before swerving around a pothole, check your surroundings so you do not collide with another vehicle or endanger nearby pedestrians or cyclists.

4. Slow Down

If you cannot avoid a pothole, reduce your speed safely. Check the rearview mirror before braking abruptly. Hitting a pothole at higher speeds greatly increases the chance of tire, wheel and suspension component damage. Releasing the brakes just before hitting a pothole allows the wheel and tire to roll through the depression and helps minimize potential damage.

5. Beware of Puddles

Drive cautiously through puddles as they may be deep potholes filled with water.

What to Do If You Hit a Pothole and Suspect Damage

Get a Vehicle Inspection. Hard pothole impact can knock the wheels out of alignment and affect steering, or dislodge wheel weights, damage a tire or wheel, and bend or even break suspension parts. Have a qualified mechanic check the wheel alignment if the vehicle pulls to the left or right. Have the suspension inspected if you notice any new or unusual noises or vibrations.

Article Source: https://www.aaa.com/autorepair/articles/how-to-avoid-pothole-damage

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Vaca Valley Truck 4x4 Accessories


We have brush guards, skid plates, wheel flares, off-road lights, lightbars, drop-hitches. We have the 4x4 accessories you want and need. Give us a call today!

707-447-9908

Thursday, July 1, 2021

GMC Wants You to #WorkFromAnywhere | GMC


Ready to ditch the work from home life? GMC is here to help. Connect to the available in-vehicle Wi-Fi* in select GMC vehicles to take your office on the road and enjoy some much-needed freedom. Beginning June 24th, visit https://www.gmc.com/workfromanywhere
for information on how a limited number of current eligible customers can register for 30 days of complimentary in-vehicle data**, and to enter for your chance to win*** a new GMC Sierra AT4.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 

With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Read more, Pickup Trucks.com:  https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

By Brian Normile

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Exceptional Capability | 2021 Ram Chassis Cab


With exceptional capability, outstanding towing and hauling, and impressive versatility the Ram Chassis Cab is ready for the toughest jobs. See the features and specs that make up the new 2021 Ram Chassis Cab: https://www.ramtrucks.com/ram-chassis..

Thursday, June 24, 2021

When to Replace Your Tires | Consumer Reports


The lifespan of a tire can range anywhere from 25,000 miles to 100,000 miles. The experts at CR show you how to check your tires so you’ll know exactly when to replace them. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org
for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Monday, June 21, 2021

4 Tips to Drive Like a Pro | Consumer Reports


Consumer Reports' driving expert takes to the CR test track to show you how to be a safer driver. Check out https://www.ConsumerReports.org
for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez

Friday, June 18, 2021

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Debuts With Truck and Trick Capabilities

 

By Brian Normile

Source: pickuptrucks.com

With the debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we get our first look at Ford’s vision of an electrified pickup truck and it’s … decidedly normal. Rather than go the Tesla Cybertruck route, Ford gave the current F-150 a slight visual update in addition to mechanical and feature updates beyond the obvious battery-electric powertrain.

Related: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford’s Electric Pickup, Strikes May 19

Various statistics have not yet been provided or finalized, but the numbers provided by Ford paint a picture of a fairly capable pickup with a few tricks up its sleeve — but also one that may not meet all of the traditional pickup truck benchmarks.

Learn more here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2021/05/2022-ford-f-150-lightning-ev-debuts-with-truck-and-trick-capabilities.html

Monday, June 14, 2021

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies. Visit www.tommygate.com/TKL for more information.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Introducing the All-New Ford Maverick: The Perfect Union | Ford

 


40 MPG CITY. STANDARD HYBRID. SEATS FIVE. STARTS UNDER $20K. ALL-NEW 2022 FORD MAVERICK: DID WE MENTION IT’S A TRUCK?

Gabrielle Union and Ford are proud to introduce a truck you didn’t see coming, the all-new Ford Maverick.

Learn more about the All-New Ford Maverick here: https://ford.to/3gdMVAp


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Choose a Weather Guard Saddle Box For Your Truck | Product Spotlight


Join us today as we spotlight the Weather Guard Saddle Box and talk about the added benefits of having one of these installed on your vehicle.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Tommy Gate - G2 Series - Pickup and Service Body Operation


"Build a Better Truck" Video Ad for Tommy Gate "G2-Series" liftgates for pickup trucks.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Finding the Correct BOLT Lock


Find the right BOLT Lock for your vehicle. Simply select a Chevy, Ram, Jeep, Ford, Toyota or Nissan compatible lock and on the first use the BOLT Lock permanently learns your key.

Monday, May 31, 2021

A.R.E., Leer & SnugTop Truck Cap Comparison


In this video we will compare truck cap models between industry leaders A.R.E., Leer, and SnugTop. All caps were manufactured for a 2015 Ford F-150 for a fair comparison. Cap models featured: A.R.E. Z-series, Leer 100XL, and SnugTop SuperSport. See more at http://www.vacavalleytruck.com


Friday, May 28, 2021

F-150 Lightning Lowdown: Delivering the Future of Work Today | Ford


Ted Cannis, General Manager of North American Commercial Business, and Alex Purdy, Director of Business Operations, Enterprise Connectivity, explain how F-150 Lightning Pro is designed to take business into the future. Pre-production vehicle with available features shown. Available starting spring 2022. Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3fWNTB1

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

BOLT Off Vehicle Coupler Lock Attack Video


Not only are BOLT Locks convenient, allowing you to use just one key- our locks are tough. The BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock is a great theft deterrent for any unattended trailer.

Friday, May 21, 2021

F-150 Lightning: At the Work Site | F-150 | Ford


The F-150 Lightning*—with features like Pro Power Onboard, available Tailgate Work Surface, available enhanced 360-degree Zone Lighting and targeted maximum available towing of 10,000 pounds,

** plus 400 pounds of payload in a secure, lockable, 400-liter, washable, drainable Mega Power Frunk,†—is a zero-emissions tool to help you get the job done. 

*Pre-production vehicle with available features shown. Available starting spring 2022. 
**Max towing on XLT and LARIAT models with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. †Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 

 Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3wgnSD9

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

WEATHERGUARDnation Brand


WEATHERGUARDNation welcomes Outdoor Channel's Chipper Jones from Major League Bowhunter, Tiffany Lakosky from Crush with Lee & Tiffany, Greg Zipadelli and Hal Shaffer from Drop Zone, Don and Kandi Kisky from Whitetail Freaks and Jana Waller from Skull Bound TV!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The All-Electric F-150 Lightning | It’s Time | Ford


Trusted for more than a century. Innovated and electrified for the next century. Get ready for the all-electric F-150. Learn more about the Ford F-150 here: https://ford.to/3f1vbri
Discover more All-Electric F-150 videos here: https://ford.to/2PW7BDV

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

SEMA 2019 | A.R.E. Z2 Featuring Frameless All Glass Side Windows


A.R.E. highlights their newest cap, Z2, at the 2019 SEMA Show. Let's check in with Todd from A.R.E. and Katie Osborne to find out why this cap is the perfect complement for your truck! The Z2 comes standard with frameless all glass side windows, frameless door with contour strip, dark gray headliner and painted-to-match. Learn more: www.4are.com/product/z2.

Friday, May 7, 2021

A.R.E. Evolve - Vaca Valley Truck & SUV



Our customer service is second to none. We choose the best suppliers in the industry to offer the best, most reliable products to our customers, then we stand behind them like it was for us alone. Personal, friendly, knowledgeable service is our mainstay. Give us a call or drop by and see for yourself.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dispatch | Built for America | Ford


Our Super Duty trucks have undergone 20 million miles of testing. That’s why the Americans we all depend on can depend on us. Learn more about Built for America, here: https://ford.to/33PUGq7

Saturday, May 1, 2021

FORD SPONSORS 147TH RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY®


Ford is a proud partner of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby® at the 147th running of the most exciting two minutes in sports

Louisville, Ky., is home to two Ford assembly plants and is one of the largest employers in Kentucky; the Kentucky Truck Plant builds the 2021 Ford F-Series Super Duty, as well as the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, while Louisville Assembly Plant builds the 2021 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair

Kentucky Derby attendees will enjoy engaging on-site experiences highlighting Ford products at the racetrack during Derby Week. Fans will enjoy the event safely with Ford providing PPE to all event attendees; television and web activations are designed to complement and extend the reach of race day excitement across the country

DEARBORN, Mich., April 30, 2021 – In 2020, Ford became the official truck, non-luxury SUV, car and van of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Both Derby champions and Ford products embody the strength, tradition and horsepower that make each brand proudly American.

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to delay last year’s event for nearly four months and run without a live audience, the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby will occur on its traditional date this year on the first Saturday of May.

“With two Ford plants located right in Louisville, the Derby feels like an event in the company’s second hometown,” said Jim Peters, Brand Content & Alliances Manager, Ford Motor Company. “This sponsorship and contribution to the local community are a big source of pride and reflect Fords larger commitment to America.”

The event at Churchill Downs will take place at about 50 percent reserved seating capacity and 30 percent in the Infield. Being the largest fan-attended sporting event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required in all locations and a fixed seating plan in certain areas reflects social distancing guidelines.

To further aid in maintaining the safety of attendees, Ford is providing more than 150,000 face masks for Churchill Downs employees and race fans.

“With the delays to last year’s event due to COVID-19, Ford’s participation in this uniquely American tradition is long overdue,” said Peters. “The Kentucky Derby is the longest-running sporting event in the United States, and one of the most iconic celebrations of the year. Our workhorse trucks play a huge role supporting the many aspects of the equine and racing industries; we’re participating in this event not only to engage the broad range of customers that take part in the Derby, but to support the community in Kentucky as well.”

As official truck, non-luxury SUV, car and van of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, Ford is hosting on-site activations throughout Derby Week. Each Kentucky Oaks and Derby horse owner will receive a Ford Explorer to use during the event. Additionally, Derby attendees can experience a wide variety of displays highlighting the Ford lineup.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

About Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”), the world’s most legendary racetrack, has been the home of The Kentucky Derby, the longest continually held annual sporting event in the United States, since 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT features a series of themed race days during Derby Week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and conducts Thoroughbred horse racing during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one-mile dirt track, a 7/8-mile turf track, a stabling area, and provides seating for approximately 60,000 guests. The saddling paddock and the stable area has barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114-room dormitory for backstretch personnel. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast wagering facility. www.ChurchillDowns.com.


Friday, April 30, 2021

How 4WD (4x4 - Four Wheel Drive) Works - 2H, 4H, 4L, LSD, Centre Diff, Diff Locks, Traction Control.


A complete and thorough video on how four wheel drive (4WD) 4x4 systems work. This video will look into depth on how part time and full time four wheel drive systems work, operate, what to expect and when to use it. It will cover in depth the following: - Drivetrain Fundamentals - Part Time 4x4 - Full Time 4x4 - Open Differentials - Locked Differentials - Torque Distribution - Torque Multiplication - High Range - Low Range - Transfer Case - Crawl Ratio - Limited Slip Differentials - Brake Traction Control - Wind-Up Phenomenon - Diagonal Wheels Phenomenon - Free Wheeling Hubs

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CURT 5th Wheels Introduction


The CURT 5th wheel line offers a range of weight capacities, mounting options, and more OEM puck system products than anyone else on the market.

Each 5th wheel fits into one of three categories based on features, design and quality: the A-series, Q-series, and E-series. All 5th wheels are available with legs, base rails, rollers, OEM legs and OEM roller adapters

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Assure™ Brake Controller with Screen | Features & Benefits


The CURT Assure™ brake controller #51160 comes with a pressure-sensitive manual override button, a 1-1/2” wide OLED display and a triple-axis motion-sensing accelerometer, all to empower your adventure and provide smooth, responsive stops every time.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The All-New 2021 F-150 | Clues | Ford


If it wasn’t as tough as an F-150, we wouldn’t call it an F-150. Introducing the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid. Learn more about the Ford F-150 here: http://ford.to/3uv38aB

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A.R.E. DoubleCover. The Only Hard Truck Bed Cover That Retracts And Lifts. Because Double Is Better.


Trying to decide between a retracting cover or a hinged cover? Don't. Our DoubleCover allows you to lift open for quick access and retract for full bed access, because double is better. Still looking for more? Add optional side rails and crossbars to carry additional cargo.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

WARN VR EVO Winches


We take a closer look at the complete lineup of WARN VR EVO winches, the new standard in standard-duty.

• Available in 8,000, 10,000, and 12,000 lb. capacities with synthetic or steel rope.
• IP68 waterproof.
• Two-in-one wired/wireless controller. Best-in-class performance.
• Limited lifetime (mechanical), 7 year (electrical) warranty (North America)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Ford Transit AWD Overland Review


We test the Ford Transit AWD on our test track, including steep climbs and descents, cross-axle terrain, and embedded rock. This vehicle relies heavily on the traction control system for forward progress. While not an off-roader, it is certainly ready for vanlife travel around the world!

Friday, April 9, 2021

The New 2022 Ford E-Transit World Debut | Ford


We’re electrifying the future for business. The zero-emission 2022 E-Transit is joining our EV lineup, leading the charge for commercial customers into an electrified, more sustainable future. *Preproduction vehicle shown. Available late 2021. Learn more about the 2022 Ford E-Transit here: https://ford.to/3lnXodE

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

How to Properly Load a Trailer - CURT


This short video will teach you how to properly load a trailer. The most important thing to consider is how the weight of your cargo is distributed onto your trailer. The ideal distribution is to have 60% of the weight in front of the trailer axle, and 40% behind. Its also very important to make sure your cargo is secured properly. Always practice safe towing.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2022 Ford Super Duty gets bigger touchscreen and more package options


Whether it comes to your home or truck, it’s hard to beat a big screen.

The 2022 F-250 has become Ford’s latest pickup to get the automaker’s 12-inch touch screen with SYNC 4 which will come standard on Lariat and above models.

Physical controls will accompany the screen to allow for quick access to commonly used functions. And that’s a smart idea since flipping through screens can be a pain not to mention the haze of fingerprints that often builds up on the screen from constant touching.  

Learn more at:   https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/pickup-trucks/article/15064243/2022-ford-super-duty-gets-bigger-touchscreen-and-more-package-options

Sunday, March 28, 2021

GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST


 That’s why AMP Research invented the Powerstep™, the automatic, electric-powered running board that instantly extends when you open your door, and retracts out of sight when the doors close for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its sleek design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

SEMA 2019 | The UnderCover Ultra Flex with Katie Osborne | presented by Truck Hero


Katie Osborne takes a look at one of UnderCover's most popular truck bed covers, the Ultra Flex.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Truck Organization - Weatherguard Tool Box Full Review


Here is my review of the Weatherguard Tool Box Model 127-5-02 - Aluminum Standard Saddle box in Gloss Black for my Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. I've had this toolbox for about 2 years now, and used it in a wide variety of conditions. So far I have been very happy with its performance and quality. I've had many different toolboxes over the years and so far the Weatherguard has been well worth the slight premium you pay. If you're interested in a full toolbox tour. Please let me know in the description below! I really hope you enjoyed this video. If you liked it, please give it a thumbs up and think about hitting that subscribe button. Comment below what you thought, and give me some suggestions for future videos.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

A.R.E. Truck Caps Plant Tour on Inside Industry - Part 1


Tab Brown of Inside Industry gives us an informative and entertaining plant tour of A.R.E.'s Mt Eaton, OH facility where they manufacture A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Truck Caps and design their fiberglass truck caps.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

NEW TECH, NEW STYLES: UPGRADED FORD SUPER DUTY GETS SYNC 4, 12-INCH SCREEN, LARIAT SPORT AND BLACK APPEARANCE PACKAGES


  • The 2022 Ford Super Duty increases customer convenience, connectivity and personalization with an available 12-inch touch screen plus cloud-connected SYNC® 4 featuring wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well as connected navigation
  • Available new Lariat Sport Appearance Package adds style with body-color grille, bumpers and mirrors for customers who prefer less chrome. The popular Black Appearance Package expands availability to XLT trims
  • New colors are available inside and out, including a Baja interior for Lariat and Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited, plus a new Atlas Blue exterior color

DEARBORN, Mich., March 8, 2021 – Ford, America’s truck leader for 44 consecutive years, is rolling out smart and stylish upgrades for the 2022 F-Series Super Duty as it continues to offer the highest available payload, and max conventional and fifth-wheel towing.

“Super Duty customers aren’t just working harder these days, they are also working smarter,” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. “We’re further helping our customers raise their game and get the job done with purposeful technology through the introduction of SYNC 4 with a larger 12-inch screen and 24x7 cloud connectivity for both their truck and mobile devices.”

The all-new, landscape-oriented 12-inch center touch screen with SYNC® 4 is standard on Lariat and above models, with physical controls below for quick access to commonly used functions. Occupants can easily multitask functions by splitting the screen to see navigation, music, truck features and the new digital owner’s manual.

With twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, all-new SYNC 4 can wirelessly connect smartphones without the USB cord for seamless integration of Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as SYNC AppLink® apps. Customers can interact with the truck using more conversational natural voice control to ask for points of interest or delays along a route. SYNC voice control and a 4.2-inch center screen remains standard on the XL series trucks with SYNC 3 available while an 8-inch center touch screen and SYNC 3 are standard on XLT.

“These additions build on the major updates we made for 2020 and we keep working hard to bring the best in capability and productivity to assist our hardworking Super Duty customers everyday,” said Eckert.

Tough never looked so good

For 2022, Super Duty offers a new stylish Lariat Sport Appearance Package that includes body-color bumpers, exterior mirrors and grille, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards.

The wildly popular Black Appearance Package is now being made available for XLT models for 2022. This includes 20-inch Ebony Black painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, and six-inch Ebony Black running boards – even the front and rear Blue Ovals have been painted black. The Black Appearance Package will be available fall 2021.

New colors available inside and out include a Baja interior for Lariat, a Navy Pier and Light Slate interior for Limited, and an Atlas Blue exterior color.

The current-generation Super Duty is the toughest, most powerful, most capable Super Duty, with an available 7.3-liter V8 with the most gas horsepower and torque in its class* – 430 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. The available third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 delivers 1,050 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class* 475 horsepower. Super Duty’s capabilities speak for themselves, with maximum gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds, best-in-class* maximum fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds, best-in-class* maximum conventional towing of 24,200 pounds and best-in-class* maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds.

Super Duty is available with a variety of standard and optional Co-Pilot360™ features to help assist in keeping work as safe as possible. Hill start assist is standard on all Super Duty trim levels. To help you stay in your lane, Lane-Keeping Alert is available on XL and XLT and standard on above models. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard on XLT and above trims and alerts you of potential collisions with vehicles in your path. Available Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage monitors for vehicles in blind spots – even with one next to your trailer. Pro-Trailer Backup Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Steering and 360-Degree camera are all available features to help on every job.

2022 Ford Super Duty is proudly built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio and will be available this summer.

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*Class is full-size pickups over 8,500 pounds GVWR

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services.  Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Highway Products | Truckslide™ XT-2000 It's How We Build It


Truckslide™ XT-2000
Built for rugged work conditions
• 2,000 pound capacity
• 1/8” fully formed aluminum tray – no welds or weak points
• Two 10 Gauge galvanized Steel Tracks
• ¼” Steel pull handle and safety locking plungers
• Eight 2” Chrome Steel Sealed Bearings

It’s How We Build it
1. 1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
2. Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
3. ¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
4. Polished Chrome Steel Bearings

1/8” 5052 Fully Formed Aluminum Tray
1. No welds, no weak points, built to take a beating
2. Will never rust or deteriorate due to weather
3. 49” tray width for pallets & 4x8 sheets
4. 5” tall side rails with tie-down points

Two 10 ga. Galvanized Steel Tracks
1. Over-built & over-engineered for maximum weight capacity
2. Galvanized steel will never rust or deteriorate in the weather
3. Safety locking points built-in tracks
4. Tray rails glide down tracks that are secured by oversized mounting brackets

¼” Thick Pull Handle & Safety Plungers
1. Pull handle actuates rocker mechanism
2. Rocker made from 10 ga. galvanized steel that is cased in 5052 control box
3. ½” 302 stainless springs slam shut plungers into track safety locking points
4. Plungers are made from ¼” steel flat bar

Eight Chrome Steel Bearings
1. Each track contains four 2” sealed, vertically positioned, radial bearings
2. Each track also contains two .875 inch sealed, laterally positioned, radial bearings
3. Each 2” bearing has a dynamic load capacity of 3,600 lbs
4. Bearings are self-lubricated and sealed to protect from dust and contamination

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tongue Weight Safety Demonstration


Proper trailer tongue weight improves the vehicle and trailer towing experience by improving performance. Not enough tongue weight or force on the hitch/tow ball causes an increase in trailer sway from side to side, making it difficult to control. Conversely, too much tongue weight or force on the hitch/tow ball could overload the rear tires of the towing vehicle, pushing the rear end of the vehicle around. This could also negatively affect the vehicle handling. Performance is impaired as you might not be able to go around corners and curves properly, and your vehicle may not stop quickly enough when you press the brake pedal.

The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch effectively measures the tongue weight of your towing load, improving the vehicle tow load balance and performance.