The F-series type of vehicle from Ford are super heavy-duty trucks and this includes the F-250 and the F-350 models (these have a more rigid chassis and suspension system than the smaller F-150 pick-ups). First launched in 1999 the F-350 uses a diesel engine and are preferred by ranch owners as it has all the gadgets and offers the best of comforts in any rough and wild terrain.
The story of attaching the name King Ranch to an F-350 pick-up is unique.
Captain Richard King purchased large swathes of land and converted them into a large sized farm in 1853 in South Texas where he employed a large number of hands to work on the fields. These included impoverished Mexicans. For nearly 70 years the farms produced successfully until bad times fell and the farm started making a loss by the late 1920’s. But oil was struck inside the farm and fortunes turned that kept the farm operations on. By purchasing additional land, timber production also started. Today the company is still operational and owns over 825,000 acres of land.
King Ranch firm wanted a large number of heavy duty pick-ups for her operations and approached Ford. Ford wanted to capitalize on their name and so both got into an agreement giving birth to the Ford-350 King Ranch. Today King Ranch has over 350 of these massive pick-ups that are used by Managers and other employees to overlook this gargantuan sized farm.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||17 x 8 x 6|