Ford Reveals 2016 F-650 and F-750 With Giant TONKA Truck
Medium-Duty Truck Can Haul 17,000-lb Payload
Ford revealed its 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty work trucks today in a spectacular fashion: a 10-foot-tall TONKA-liveried F-750 dump truck.
The medium-duty F-Series was shown at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show, featuring a 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 and a 6.8L gasoline V-10. The Power Stroke will be available in three power outputs, ranging from 270 hp and 675 lb-ft to 330 hp and 725 lb-ft of torque, while the V-10 will make 320 hp and 460 lb-ft. The gasser can also be factory-prepped for conversion to liquid propane gas or compressed natural gas.
The F-750 TONKA on display at the Work Truck Show is equipped with the diesel engine, meaning it makes the same kinds of sounds as we did when we played with our own TONKA dump trucks as kids. It was built in collaboration with Funrise Toy Corporation, which manufactures TONKA products under license from Hasbro.
“We are proud TONKA trucks are put to work every day around the world,” said Kathy Hawk, Funrise vice president of marketing. “Creating this F-750 TONKA truck is a special way to celebrate that many of today’s Ford truck customers first drove a TONKA truck.”
The F-750 TONKA can haul up to 17,000 pounds in its dump body, a fairly staggering number. It carries a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,000 pounds, riding on a 158-inch wheelbase and a regular cab. However, the F-650/F-750 is also available as a Super Cab and Crew Cab styles. An all-new tractor model is also available for heavy towing applications.
According to the company, Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engines and transmissions, ensuring seamless integration between the chassis, powertrain, and vehicle components. Indeed, the Power Stroke comes with a long-haul warranty of five years or 250,000 miles, proving Ford’s confidence in their product.
We’ll be on-site at the Work Truck Show tomorrow, where we’ll get to see the TONKA F-750 up close. Don’t be too jealous--we’ll dish all the details on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so stay tuned.