Video: Is the Power Wheels Ford F-150 Strong Enough to Carry the Real Deal?
Ford claims the 2015 F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable pickup on the market today. High-strength steel and military-grade aluminum make up a large part of the F-150’s construction, meaning it’s up to 700 pounds lighter than the previous-generation pickup it replaces.
Power Wheels was keen to take advantage of that weight loss in a cool new video, embedded below. In the video, the Fisher-Price team lifts a fullsize F-150 into the air, places a Power Wheels truck under each one of the tires, and lowers the F-150 onto its little electric brethren (not to be confused with the rumored F-150 hybrid).
Even though the fullsize pickup is lighter than it was last year, it still weighs an impressive 4,120 pounds as equipped in the video. That means that each Power Wheels F-150 has to withstand an average payload of 1,030 pounds, which is far beyond the company’s recommended max weight rating of 130 pounds. In fact, it’s more than what some actual road-going trucks are rated to carry.
So, can the Power Wheels F-150s withstand the weight of their inspiration and namesake? We won’t spoil the video for you, so you’ll have to watch it yourself. Whether or not they can, the stunt will certainly give you and your five-year-old some bragging rights if a P-W is on his wish list this holiday season.
Source: Fisher-Price, via YouTube