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Quiz: How Ranch Trucks Work
by Staff
Ranch trucks need to be rough, powerful and reliable. They might not look pretty, but they are built to get jobs done. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to understanding how ranch trucks work?

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Four-wheel drive is a must on a ranch truck.
  • Two-wheel drive is a must on a ranch truck.
  • Anti-lock brakes are a must on a ranch truck.

In order to handle their heavy loads, what do ranch trucks need?

  • large payload capacities
  • large towing capacities
  • all of the above

Which of the following statements is true?

  • The best ranch trucks are heavy-duty trucks.
  • The best ranch trucks are hybrid trucks.
  • The best ranch trucks are light-weight trucks.

Are the "half-ton" and "three-quarter ton" classifications of pick up trucks accurate?

  • Yes -- they carry exactly the payload capacity that their namesake denotes.
  • No -- they exceed the payload capacity that their namesake denotes.
  • none of the above

What is the name for a type of trailer hitch (used in many ranch trucks) that is positioned in the bed of the truck?

  • fifth wheel
  • gooseneck
  • winch

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Trucks with winches can tow more than those with traditional trailer hitches.
  • Trucks with gooseneck hitches can tow more than those with traditional trailer hitches.
  • Trucks with fifth wheels can tow more than those with traditional trailer hitches.

What truck accessory is often used by ranchers to get livestock out of sticky situations, like thick mud or snow?

  • winch
  • fifth wheel
  • gooseneck hitch

What accessory helps protect the truck's headlights and grille when driving over uncleared land?

  • headache racks
  • brush guards
  • winch

What accessory covers a truck's back glass, protecting it from items in the bed and keeping the sunshine out of the cab?

  • headache racks
  • brush guards
  • visor

Ranchers need to be extra careful when it comes to maintaining which part of their ranch truck?

  • radiator
  • brakes
  • tires