What happens when the maker of America’s best-selling truck and the maker of our favorite toy truck get together? We get the Ford F-750 TONKA Dump Truck, the big kids’ toy.
The medium-duty truck was revealed earlier this month at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Ford brings the childhood toy to life for construction jobs of all kinds. Based on the redesigned F-650/750 model, the truck ate space on the showroom floor, standing almost 10 feet tall and painted in the easily recognizable TONKA yellow.
The 2016 F-650/750 is available in three models — straight-frame, dock-height, and the new tractor-model — is scheduled to go on sale this summer.
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The TONKA truck was created in collaboration with Funrise Toy Corporation, manufacturer of TONKA brand products licensed under Hasbro®.
“From Generation Z to the Greatest Generation, Ford and TONKA continue to set the standards for tough trucks,” said John Ruppert, general manager for Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “People of all ages have been counting on Ford F-Series and TONKA trucks to get the job done — from construction site to sandbox — for more than 60 years.”
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