Badass Lifted F-250 Backs into the Water to Drop a Boat

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Ford F-250 in Water

You might assume that this high-riding Ford F-250 doesn’t do any truck work, but this video proves otherwise.

If you saw this modern Ford F-250 Super Duty driving down the street, with its beautifully-painted undercarriage and gigantic wheels, you would likely assume that it probably never gets dirty. After all, it isn’t like these huge wheels were designed for the abuse of driving off-road, and while the modified suspension would likely handle rough surfaces, is someone really going to get a truck this nice dirty?

In most cases, the answer to that question is “no.” But the newer F-250 in the video below shows that not only does it do truck work, but it gets into situations that would ruin a stock truck. As evidenced in the video from the highlifter rzr Instagram account, this high-riding Super Duty is able to back all of the way into a river to drop a boat without any concern of getting water into troublesome places.

Big, Bad Truck

The details on this F-250 are short, but in looking through the other pictures of the truck on the account, we found that this Super Duty is owned by a 17-year-old guy who goes by atvking33 on Instagram. The young owner has done much of the work himself, adding a long list of serious suspension upgrades followed by an elaborate spread of white paint and chrome trim. There is even an array of LEDs that help showcase the undercarriage and it looks great, but it looks like the kind of setup that you wouldn’t want to get dirty.


Ford F-250 in Water

There is also the huge set of Fuel Offroad wheels that don’t look like the best choice for playing in the mud, as there are lots of little spots for dirty to get caught. Evidently, the owner doesn’t care about that, as he was willing to drop a boat in a river that has no proper ramp, simply by backing the truck all of the way into the water and letting the boat float away.

Dropping the Boat

When the video begins, the F-250 is already backed into the river, with someone from the boat filming the action. The cameraman zooms in to show how much of the tires are sticking up out of the water while also showing that the combination of wheels, tires and lift keeps the body high and dry.

Ford F-250 in Water

As the video progresses, we can see that the boat is slowly drifting off of the trailer and away from the truck. Once the boat is clear of the trailer, the driver of the big Ford creeps up out of the water without a whole lot of work, leaving no question that even when all lifted-up, America’s most popular pickup can still perform like a proper work truck.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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