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The Science of Truck: Heavy Drop
 

We test the Ford Ranger's suspension strength and cargo area durability in this episode of Science of Truck. With the heavy drop payload test, the truck is punished by heavy duty payloads dropped from a craneRanger-sot-towing-6.

Throughout the Science of Truck series we push the boundaries of the Ford Ranger to demonstrate the Ranger tough done smarter mentality. In this video we test the Ranger's payload capabilities by dropping heavy construction materials from over 2 and half metres. This results in impacts of up to 2 tonnes! To absorb the blow, the Ranger's bed and suspension work together as one piece.

The Science of Truck: Heavy Drop
 

We test the Ford Ranger's suspension strength and cargo area durability in this episode of Science of Truck. With the heavy drop payload test, the truck is punished by heavy duty payloads dropped from a craneRanger-sot-towing-6.

Throughout the Science of Truck series we push the boundaries of the Ford Ranger to demonstrate the Ranger tough done smarter mentality. In this video we test the Ranger's payload capabilities by dropping heavy construction materials from over 2 and half metres. This results in impacts of up to 2 tonnes! To absorb the blow, the Ranger's bed and suspension work together as one piece.

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Watch the Heavy Drop Video

Payload

 

With such a powerful, efficient and robust powertrain, mated to a strong chassis, the Ranger boasts outstanding payload capacities.

3 U-shaped cross-members give the load box its exceptional strength, these are then connected to the frame using Ford’s unique smart mounts that disperse the force evenly through the vehicle. The 3,200kg Gross Vehicle MassPayload is a true indication of the Rangers capability.

Payload

 

With such a powerful, efficient and robust powertrain, mated to a strong chassis, the Ranger boasts outstanding payload capacities.

3 U-shaped cross-members give the load box its exceptional strength, these are then connected to the frame using Ford’s unique smart mounts that disperse the force evenly through the vehicle. The 3,200kg Gross Vehicle MassPayload is a true indication of the Rangers capability.

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Cargo Area

 

The cargo area of the Ranger is substantial, offering up to 1.8m3 in volume, a total 1,560mm load width and a massive 511mm box depth to protect taller items.

The single cab pick-up’s box is 2,317mm (or 7.5 feet) long, and the double cab is 1,549mm, or 5 feet long, which proves that no matter the size of the load, the Ranger has the space to carry it.

Cargo Area

 

The cargo area of the Ranger is substantial, offering up to 1.8m3 in volume, a total 1,560mm load width and a massive 511mm box depth to protect taller items.

The single cab pick-up’s box is 2,317mm (or 7.5 feet) long, and the double cab is 1,549mm, or 5 feet long, which proves that no matter the size of the load, the Ranger has the space to carry it.

Pushing Ranger to the limit

 

The Ford Ranger is bolder, smarter and tougher than ever before. With a striking new front-end design, intelligently refined interior, and cutting-edge technology, Ranger is the most advanced truck ever seen in Australia. Ranger 4x4’s 800mm water wading capabilityRanger-sot-towing-1 and unsurpassed 3,500kg maximum towing capacityCommercial: 1 make light work of tough challenges. Powered by next-generation turbo-diesel engines integrated with advanced driver assist technologies, you can go virtually anywhere and feel in total control.

 

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Pushing Ranger to the limit

 

The Ford Ranger is bolder, smarter and tougher than ever before. With a striking new front-end design, intelligently refined interior, and cutting-edge technology, Ranger is the most advanced truck ever seen in Australia. Ranger 4x4’s 800mm water wading capabilityRanger-sot-towing-1 and unsurpassed 3,500kg maximum towing capacityCommercial: 1 make light work of tough challenges. Powered by next-generation turbo-diesel engines integrated with advanced driver assist technologies, you can go virtually anywhere and feel in total control.

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