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Ranch life involves dealing with horses and cattle and taking care of the land. Trucks also play a big part in ranch life, whether you're a ranch hand, caretaker or owner.

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How Ranch Trucks Work

A ranch truck is a rancher's rough-and-tumble, heavy-duty, purpose-built tool that's not intended to look pretty. Its sole purpose is to simply get the job done -- no matter what the job may be.


Top 5 Truck Killers on a Typical Ranch

 Top 5 Truck Killers on a Typical Ranch

Ranch trucks face a lot of wear and tear. Read about ranch truck killers and how you can keep your ranch truck running. See more »

How Ranch Hands Work

How Ranch Hands Work

Ranch hands have a tough but rewarding life. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn everything there is to know about ranch hands. See more »

How Ranch Caretakers Work

How Ranch Caretakers Work

Ranch caretakers have to manage a ton of various duties. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about ranch caretakers. See more »

How do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks?

 How do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks?

How do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how dirt, dust and debris affect trucks. See more »

How do extreme climates affect trucks?

 How do extreme climates affect trucks?

How do extreme climates affect trucks? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how extreme climates affect trucks. See more »

How does ranch life create engine stress?

How does ranch life create engine stress?

How does ranch life create engine stress? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how ranch life creates engine stress. See more »

How Ranch Trucks Work

How Ranch Trucks Work

Ranch trucks are put to the test every day. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about ranch trucks and the work they do. See more »

How Cattle Sorting and Penning Work

 How Cattle Sorting and Penning Work

Cattle sorting and penning can be difficult if you don't know the ropes. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about cattle sorting and penning. See more »

Does my ranch truck need an aftermarket bumper?

 Does my ranch truck need an aftermarket bumper?

Does my ranch truck need an aftermarket bumper? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn if your ranch truck needs an aftermarket bumper. See more »

How bad is rough terrain on your truck?

How bad is rough terrain on your truck?

How bad is rough terrain on your truck? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how bad rough terrain is on your truck. See more »