0 Comments
2011 Ford Ranger Tows 160 Tonne Steam Train: Video Photo:
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_09 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_05 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_06a Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_06 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_02 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_03 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_14 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_01 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_01 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_11 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_06 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_04a Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_02 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_05 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_13 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_07 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_06b Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_04 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_12 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_08 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_08 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_10 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_03 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_15 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_07 Photo: tmr
aa_2011_ford_ranger_t6_australia_04 Photo: tmr
 
 
Mike Stevens | Jan, 07 2011 | 0 Comments

The towing stunt is nothing new for manufacturers, but that didn't stop Ford Australia showing the world just what its all-new 2011 Ranger can accomplish.

Powered by Ford's 3.2 litre Duratorq diesel engine, the new Ranger used nothing more than 470Nm of torque, its automatic transmission with low-range transfer case, and a chain to haul a classic Victoria Rail R711 steam locomotive from its shed.

Officially, the 2011 Ranger, with its 3.2 litre diesel, offers a towing capacity of around 3000kg.

Now, a 160-tonne train is no 480-tonne Boeing 747 plane, but then the 2011 Ranger isn't packing the V10 diesel Volkswagen Touareg R50's 850Nm of torque, either. When all is said and done however, the team's towing feat is no small thing.

Ford Australia vehicle integration supervisor Roger Lewis said that the R711 is usually shunted by a T-class diesel-electric locomotive weighing 70 tonnes and delivering more than 700kW of power and “heaps of torque."

“So if you don’t have a T-class,” Lewis joked, "you can always use the all-new Ranger.”

To learn more about the new Ford Ranger, click to see TMR's coverage of its unveiling at last year's Australian International Motor Show.

 
TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Isuzu D-MAX LS-M $28,500 to $28,500
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 $38,490 to $38,490
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mazda BT-50 XT $25,570 to $25,570
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Nissan Navara ST $25,990 to $25,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mitsubishi Triton Exceed $22,300 to $22,300
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Holden Colorado LT $29,490 to $29,490
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
 
Show All