It's hard to believe, but the pristine ’89 Chevrolet C30 pickup you see here was actually in a junkyard when Jeff Stone found it. The truck had issues with its original 6.2L diesel powerplant and already had parts and pieces removed from the engine (like the cylinder heads) when Jeff came across it.
I popped the bright red ’15 Ram 2500 Tradesman longbed diesel truck into neutral as the light turned red, turned up Lady Gaga on the radio, and gave the back seat a quick glance to check on my 6-month-old. This was a monumental moment. I was behind the wheel of the only manual-transmission ¾-ton truck on the market.
Mother’s Day in May 2007 turned out to be a Father’s Day in disguise. John Sherman and his wife Ruth live in Dunnellon, Florida, and were out with their children shopping for a Mother’s Day present. On the way, John spotted a black truck with big tires at a dealership and decided to take a closer look.
The black Ford was involved in an accident right after Scott added a 12-inch lift to it. Without hesitation, Scott decided to start again, this time choosing an ’08 Chevrolet 3500HD LTZ diesel truck from a dealership.
It’s pretty much official: Ford has hit a home run with its new 6.7L diesel-powered trucks. Offering surprising performance in stock form, the new engine’s reliability has also emboldened those willing to pump up the ponies.