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Ford Ranger tows steam train


Video: The all-new Ford Ranger has showcased its impressive towing capability by hauling a 160-tonne steam train

Despite being fully laden and driving on an unsealed path, the 3.2-litre Double Cab pickup reportedly gave the grand old locomotive a smooth ride from start to finish.

The Ranger was not modified in any way for the challenge, relying on the five-cylinder diesel engine that produces 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque, as well as the six-speed automatic transmission to do the job.

Engaged in low-range four-wheel drive, the new Ranger simply tugged and the train started rolling along – testament to the pickup’s towing capacity of more than 3000kg.

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