Tow operator wins Hino truck
10 hours ago
10 hours ago
By Bruce W. Smith
Over the past nine months, we’ve been slowly changing the look and functionality of our 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×4 from an ordinary, vanilla-white work truck into a multi-function, go-anywhere contractor’s pickup.
It has been upfitted with a mild suspension lift and taller, more-aggressive tires for more ground clearance and better traction.
We added a heavy-duty front bumper and big hydraulic winch for better front-end protection and self-recovery muscle.
We added toolboxes, a bigger fuel tank and a refuel tank for greater self-sufficiency and long-range travel.
Then we equipped it with an array of emergency lights, a gooseneck and several different types of receiver hitches so it could handle any trailer-towing duties.
Then we filled the bed with a skid containing a generator, welder, air compressor and oil-changing system so light-duty field service/repair work could be handled should the need arise.
Like we said at the outset of the build back in April, our goal with Project Super Crew was to build a pickup for those who service oil and gas wells, run survey crews, build roads or do site-prep work where a normal day at the office is driving off-pavement over difficult terrain.