What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

Top Three Country Songs About Trucks

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

There are some things in this world that are essentially country. Cowboy boots qualify, for instance. Pickup trucks also count—and don’t take our word for it. Just look at how many country music crooners have sung an ode to the pickup truck! Here are our top three country songs about trucks.

Pickup Man by Joe Diffie

Joe Diffie had all sorts of hits on the country charts but this was his longest-running hit with “Pickup Man” having spent four weeks at number one. The song turns upon the double meaning of the word “pickup.” Not only does it reference a pickup truck, but also what the narrator is doing with his truck–picking up a date!

Something ‘Bout A Truck by Kip Moore

Kip Moore scored a number one hit with “Something ‘Bout A Truck”—his only number one to date. The song is a simple tune, with easy chords accompanied by lyrics that celebrate the simple-yet-wonderful things in life. Like trucks.

Truck Yeah by Tim McGraw

McGraw is country music royalty. His rock-solid reputation as a bone-fide country crooner is because of great songs like “Truck Yeah.” Taste Of Country hit the nail on the head when reviewing the single, saying that that wasn’t “intended to be the smartest song on the radio, but it might be the most fun.”

Tell us at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH your favorite country songs about trucks!

New 2015 F-150 Features Worth Drooling Over

Ford has proven it knows what consumers want with the new 2015 F-150. A number of subtle yet important features will change the way you drive your F-150. Ford is so proud of the new F-150, they are touting ten brand-new features that you probably didn’t even know you wanted.

“If I do my job, the customer simply intuits that things are right – both inside and outside of his truck – without even having to think about it,” said Cary Diehl, a Ford human factors engineer who contributed to the production of the 2015 F-150.

You read that right; Ford makes it a priority to figure out what you want before you even realize it. Call it intuition or call it mind-reading, Ford is a step ahead, and for that, we are grateful.

  1. Large folding step. A new folding step allows access to the cargo bed from the side. The step slides under the truck when not in use, and was made large enough to accommodate a large work boot.
  2. One-handed tailgate operation. Thanks to a hinge mechanism that keeps the tailgate from slamming down and increased grip due to grooves in the handle, the tailgate can now be easily opened and closed with one hand.
  3. Keypad with buttons. While the rest of the car world has moved to capacitive touch controls, the F-150 has decided to keep an exterior keypad with actual buttons for entry into the truck. The reason? Actual buttons are much easier to control while wearing gloves, and users can more easily input a security code by feel if they can’t see well.
  4. Added arm rest. There is already a dedicated armrest built into the doors of each F-150, but a new additional armrest has been created at the base of the window. The new armrest is wide enough for most arms to rest even with the window up, and is the same height as the center arm rest.
  5. Sculpted door handle. The modern interior door handle’s shape and position make it easy to grip and hold onto, particularly if a gust of wind comes along.
  6. Four-spoke steering wheel. The four-spoke steering wheel features a design which allows drivers to position their hand at the six-o’clock position. While you may have never thought about it before, many automakers close off the area in the bottom of the steering wheel. Some drivers like that hand position because it allows them to know when their wheels are perfectly straight for backing up to a trailer or tight space.
  7. Finger indents: Finger indents on the steering wheel used to be common, but have since become a lost feature. The indents allow for better grip and give the driver more precise control when making tight adjustments.
  8. Well-placed controls. Buttons and controls have been clustered in a smart, visually appealing way. Clusters of buttons are placed based on function.
  9. My-View screen is customizable. An eight-inch screen behind the steering wheel keeps the information most important to the driver available and easy to read. Options include trailer information, tire pressure, off-road mode, trip fuel, and others.
  10. Entertainment functions in center console. Entertainment functions are confined to the center console, and utility functions are on display behind the steering wheel.The only exception is incoming calls, which can be seen behind the steering wheel display.

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to learn more about the exciting 2015 Ford F-150 features.

The Great Towing War: Ford and Ram Claim Best-In-Class Towing

In the world of heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capability is a game-changer. Ford and Ram have engaged in a towing war for some time now; but whose trucks are bigger, badder, and can tow more? The automakers can have at it, but let’s break it down here.

In commercials this fall, Ford will claim that its biggest pickup, the F-450, has a best-in-class towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, which is 6,500 pounds more than that of the current F-450. That claim one-ups competitor Ram, who, in January 2013, announced a 30,000-pound towing rating for its 3500 heavy-duty, up from 22,750 pounds.

The same day that Ford announced its new Super Duty trucks, Ram issued a press release claiming that it will be the first auto manufacturer whose entire truck lineup will follow industry standard towing capacity ratings developed by SAE. They also stick by their claim that their 3500 heavy-duty maintains its best-in-class rating because they claim that the F-450 and the Ram 3500 are in different classes and cannot be compared.

Ford says they are in the same class.

According to Autonews.com, “Trucks are classified by gross vehicle weight rating, the maximum loaded weight of the truck including the percentage of a trailer’s weight that sits on the truck’s axle. Class 3 pickups include trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds. Ford says its truck fits in that class even though it has a Class 4 name.”

“The Ram 3500 high output, their most capable tow vehicle, and the Ford F-450 both have identical gross vehicle weight ratings,” said Ford spokesman Mike Levine.

What do you think, can the Ford F-450 be directly compared to the Ram 3500?

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to check out our lineup of heavy-duty F-450s!

2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty Deliver Best-in-Class Towing and Payload

Ford refuses to rest on its laurels when it comes to its best-selling line of pickups, as the F-Series line continues to outperform the competition year end and year out.

The latest high point for the lineup can be found in the 2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty, which was recently rated as having the best-in-class towing and payload.

“Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs are the segment benchmarks, chosen by tradesmen more than any other heavy-duty truck to get the job done,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “To help our customers continue to become more productive and efficient, we’ve increased our towing and payload capability yet again.”

The Super Duty is delivers a towing capacity 500 pounds greater than its nearest competitor, at 18,500 pounds.  The payload numbers are equally impressive, as the Super Duty boasts 7,260 pound payload capacity.

Ford knows this means drivers will be able to move more than ever and have greatly improved the 2013 Ford F-Series brakes.

“We’ve really improved brake feel,” said Michael Watkins, brake system engineer. “There’s refined modulation in the pedal – you really feel the stopping power. With a full load of cargo, drivers will notice strong, confidence-inspiring brakes.”

Ford Reveals Luxurious Super Duty Platinum

The Ford F-Series Super Duty is going platinum.  The 2013 F-250 Platinum was recently unveiled and it is set to be the automaker’s most luxurious truck ever.

The Platinum will immediately stand out from other Super Dutys due to its chrome exterior trim, mesh chrome grille, and 20-inch polished aluminum alloy wheels.  The interior of the truck has been revised as well, adding an all-new center stack with a media bin with USB, auxiliary, and a/v inputs and MyFord Touch.  This system has also been revised for special duty, adding redundant hard buttons that can be used with work gloves on and a larger, 8-inch screen (compared to the usual 6).  Other luxurious equipment includes a back-up camera, remote start system, and power telescoping side-view mirrors.

Color options on the new pickup will include Ingot Silver, Kodiak Brown, Ruby red, Tuxedo Black, and White Platinum on the outside, and Pecan or Midnight Black leather options inside.  Engine options will be the same as those on other F-Series Super Duty models and include either a gas-powered V8 that outputs 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft. of torque or a 6.7-liter Powerstroke turbodiesel that outputs 400 horsepower and 800 lb-ft. of torque.

All 2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2012.