The 2018 edition of the Gold Hitch competition is in full swing. The Gold Hitch awards are all about testing and crowning the best towing and off-road trucks in the land. The Ike Gauntlet™ - world's toughest towing test, and the Cliffhanger 2.0 off-road trail are the ways we compare
The Super Ike Gauntlet is all about maxing out trucks on the World's Toughest Towing Test - the Ike Gauntlet. This time, it's the 6.0-liter Vortec's V8 chance to tackle the 8 mile stretch of highway with a 7% grade on the way up to 11,158 feet above sea level.
We were on our way to run the Super Ike Gauntlet with the 2017 Ram 2500 HD Tradesman 2WD. "Super" Ike Gauntlet is when we max out every truck on payload and/or towing capacity. In this case, we are maxing out this Ram 2500 Tradesman with approximately 2,400 lbs payload
How does the 2017 Ford F-250 do on the Ike Gauntlet, world's toughest towing test, with a 6.7L Power Stroke V8, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and 12,500 lbs in tow? You are about to find out!
2017 Ford F-1250 Crew 6.7L Power Stroke V8 4x4 King Ranch
Engine: 6.7L V8
Power: 440 @ 2,800 rpm
Torque: 925 @
Who are the winners of TFLtruck's 2017 Gold Hitch Awards for best towing and best off-road pickup trucks in America? The time has finally come to announce the winners, present the awards, and show our voting and deliberations.
This is the video where we argue and decide the best midsize, half-ton,