The Chive


Ranger850

Well-known member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
2,920
Reaction score
458
Points
83
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
Has anybody seen the video on the internets with the black ford ranger and the huge rock.
I cant post a link from "the Chive" but I'm sure its on facebook and youtube too.
But anyhoo, therr's a front end loader with a 2ton rock in the bucket and these guys are trying to put this 2ton rock in a bone stock ranger ExtraCab. the resulst are hilarious and sad at the same time. you feel bad for the truck owner for a half second, then you realize he's an idiot.

:icon_confused:

go to TheChive.com or the app... the video is Called "Put the 2 ton boulder in my truck, just a pallet there first..."
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 173A8B749AB83C Expires: January 1, 2020

adsm08

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
31,892
Reaction score
1,233
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Yeah, I was watching that last night. Those guys are retarded.

The owner of that truck spent the first three quarters of the video telling the equipment operator to be careful not to mess up his bed, and also telling him to put a 1700 lb rock in the bed of what looks to be a 4-cyl Ranger.
 

alwaysFlOoReD

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Apr 13, 2009
Messages
9,103
Reaction score
424
Points
83
Location
Red Deer, Canada
Vehicle Year
'91, '94, '80
Make / Model
Ford, GMC
Engine Size
4.0,4.0,350
Transmission
Manual

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
20,360
Reaction score
1,258
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
Went better than I thought it would, kudos to the loader operator.

I was waiting (forever it seemed like) for the rock to roll out of the bucket and wipe out the side of the bed.
 

ericbphoto

Old Redneck just wingin' it.
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
2,926
Reaction score
835
Points
113
Age
55
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Ouch!

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 

fastpakr

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
4,768
Reaction score
245
Points
63
Location
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
285/75-16
I really wonder what the actual weight of that rock is. I've driven around (as a teenager) with about 1600 pounds of concrete in the bed of my old '86 and it did okay.
 

Ranger850

Well-known member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
2,920
Reaction score
458
Points
83
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
I was waiting (forever it seemed like) for the rock to roll out of the bucket and wipe out the side of the bed.[/QUOTE]

Me too. I thought the rock was going to roll out of the bucket and keep on rolling, Flattening the side of the bed, and in the parking lot.

You could hear the air hissing out of the rear tires too>
Probly gonna be a ranger for sale soon - " Needs Rear Shocks" is what the ad will say;missingteeth;
 

Ranger850

Well-known member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
2,920
Reaction score
458
Points
83
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
I really wonder what the actual weight of that rock is. I've driven around (as a teenager) with about 1600 pounds of concrete in the bed of my old '86 and it did okay.
But was it loaded all 1600 lbs. in less than a second. The size and weight of that rock would put any fullsize to the test. a trailer might have been a smarter choice.
 

fastpakr

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
4,768
Reaction score
245
Points
63
Location
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
285/75-16
No argument there - the drop makes it quite a bit worse. Still questioning the total weight of the rock. That thing's a monster.
 

chewy012

New member
Joined
Jan 31, 2016
Messages
428
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Vehicle Year
1992
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0 OHV
Transmission
Manual
Have you guys seent the one where the ranger owner tries to unstuck a dodge, and guns it in reverse with tow straps and rips his front cross member off?

Dude had no business being off pavement.

Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
 

adsm08

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
Messages
31,892
Reaction score
1,233
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
Have you guys seent the one where the ranger owner tries to unstuck a dodge, and guns it in reverse with tow straps and rips his front cross member off?

Dude had no business being off pavement.

Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
Yes, and it wasn't the whole cross member, just the bumper.

Then right at the end before the video cuts you can hear him blaming the truck.
 

chewy012

New member
Joined
Jan 31, 2016
Messages
428
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Vehicle Year
1992
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0 OHV
Transmission
Manual
"Thats what you with these straps, you just go"



Sent from my VS988 using Tapatalk
 

rusty ol ranger

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
4,582
Reaction score
662
Points
113
Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
I *think* the truck would have handled the rock ok had it been *sat* in the truck very gingerly. Just rolling it in off a drop and going to one side is what was bad.
 

Jim Oaks

Administrator
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Article Contributor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
9,054
Reaction score
863
Points
113
Location
Roanoke, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
How the hell were they going to get it out of there??
 


Top