Want to watch big trucks tow even larger things? You’ve come to the right place. In the video above, the TFL Truck crew are on site as a 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty attempts to pull a crane and boat combo that weights approximately 225,000-lbs. Think they can pull it off? Watch the video to find out.
The guys at TFLtruck review the latest trucks and full-sized SUVs from their unique location, a mile above sea-level in Boulder, Colorado. Their signature annual challenges: the Gold Winch (best off-road truck), Gold Hitch (best towing truck) and the IKE Gauntlet®, a high-altitude towing test which tops out at more than 11,000 feet in altitude, show viewers from around the world how trucks from the Toyota Tacoma to HD commercial pickups perform in some of the toughest driving terrain on the continent. And of course, for reviews on the latest vehicles and coverage of breaking news, TFLtruck is there, helping inform viewers with real-world reviews and news they can use.
Trailer Tip: No More Banged Shins
Everybody’s done it—walked right into the ball mount and gotten a really banged-up shin. Now you can soften the blow by adding a ShinShield protective rubber cushion (available online). The cushion curves downward to prevent contact with the sides of the ball mount and the ball stud. Right now the ShinShield fits only the 2-1/2-in. plate found on most 2-in. ball mounts. If yours is a different size, you’ll have to wait for new models to come out. Contact the manufacturer for release dates. To install the guard, remove the ball. Then slide the guard onto the mount and reinstall the ball, lock washer and nut. Tighten to the specified torque. Find more cool towing gear here.