Ford Tough

Ford Tough

For visitors to the crop fields of West Central Minnesota, many might not believe their eyes. There, still working the application circuit is at least one Ford F-700 truck circa 1979. This workhorse unit features a 475 horsepower gas engine and is equipped with an 8-ton ground-driven Tyler spinner box.

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According to the unit’s owner, Pro Ag Farmers Co-op of He­nning, MN, this seasoned Ford F-700 is used each and every year by the retailer, applying product to approximately 1,000 to 1,500 acres. In particular, says the cooperative, the Ford F-700 is useful in smaller fields because “there is nothing to fold out,” allowing the user to “just get in gear and go.”