Is the 2015 Ford F-150 Light Enough to be Held By Four F-150 Power Wheels?

December 22nd, 2014 by

When Power Wheels began making their latest line of mini F-150 models, Ford decided that these child-sized versions should be just a strong as the real thing. After all, these are vehicles that have been designed to work under serious conditions, so a smaller version needs to do the same! Working together, the two companies came up with the most simple and practical of tests. Sort of.

The Test

Ford and Power Wheels decided to see if four mini F-150 models could hold the weight of the 2015 Ford F-150! Now, even with their innovative build, these trucks are true workhorses, and they weigh in at around 4,120 pounds. This meant that each F-50 Power Wheel had to hold up to just over 1,000 pounds. Each one received a special loading platform before the full-size truck was lowered down.

The result? Each Power Wheel held with ease, and were all fully functional afterwards! Clearly these child-sized F-150 models are a great way to introduce your kids to a quality set of wheels!

Lightweight Innovation

Of course, we’re not going to let Power Wheels take all the credit. After all, this isn’t an old fashioned truck, laden down with an all-steel body. This is a 2015 Ford F-150, constructed with modern materials for a lighter weight with added strength.

This is down to the aluminum-alloy used in the bodywork. This innovative new approach to truck manufacturing manages to shed up to 700 pounds from the F-150’s previous weight. And that isn’t just making Power Wheels everywhere breathe easier — it’s also making trucks more efficient, with better handling and more agile responsiveness.

Work Smarter

Of course, that aluminum body truly shines when it comes to the 2015 F-150’s capability. After all, this is a truck built for serious work, so all changes needed to prioritize that function.

They did. The new F-150 has the best available towing capacity in its class, at a shocking 12,200 pounds. A lower weight also directly enhances the payload capacity, with a 700 pound increase in maximum capability for a top-end load of 3,300 pounds – another best-in-class ranking.

Drive the 2015 F-150 at River View Ford

To pick up your own 2015 Ford F-150, come down to River View Ford today, conveniently located near both Plainfield and Naperville. After all, if your kid deserves one, don’t you?

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