One-and-One-Half-Ton DRW Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel Pickup
Like we said in Part I - this truck is in a class all its own.
We're pretty sure that the Ford F-450 and its 45-foot, 20,000-pound fifth wheel is the longest and heaviest vehicle ever to run the quarter-mile at Milan.
If you've run a bigger, weightier rig down Milan faster than our scores below, let us know. We'll buy you a burger and the first round of drinks at Miller's Bar in Dearborn next time we're in Michigan. Just don't embarrass us by ordering a salad!
We ran out of time to have Ricardo Inc. instrument 'Big Dog Daddy', so we took the best of three runs recorded by the Milan Dragway staff.
Test Results - With 20000# Trailer:
As you can see from the time and speed above, we came pretty close to the F-450's gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and the truck was able to hit a reasonable freeway entry speed within a quarter mile. You'll have to fend for yourself though trying to figure out how to wedge the 45-foot trailer into traffic. Better flick the turn signal on early!