We're teaming up with Titan Trailer to pull three 24-foot flatbed trailers through the Western U.S. during our upcoming heavy-duty comparison test with our friends from Diesel Power magazine. These bad boys will be ballasted up to 18,500 pounds behind the latest one-ton pickups from Ford, GMC and Ram (with the new High Output Cummins).
Titan’s Ruff Neck flatbeds feature gooseneck hitches and tandem dual-rear-wheel 10,000-pound rear axles to support some of the heaviest loads you can tow with a pickup. They also have electric brakes on all four wheels and LEDs lighting.
We’ll run the trucks and trailers round trip from Denver to Laughlin, Nev., and back, crossing some of the highest and hottest terrain in the country. Driving 8,000-plus-pound trucks and 18,500-pound trailers will put us just over the limit that requires a commercial driver’s license.
If you thought Rumble in the Rockies was tough, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Stay tuned for more info about this heavy-duty grudge match!