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Ranch Life

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 do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks?

As you could probably guess, there's lots of dirt, dust and debris on a ranch. How do ranchers keep their trucks in good working order under such dirty and dusty conditions?


Top 5 Truck Killers on a Typical Ranch

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when a rancher looks at his truck, he's not seeing the dirt and the dings -- he's looking to see how it holds up. After all, a ranch truck endures a lot, including the five obstacles to truck well-being we have on our list. See more »

How Ranch Hands Work

Are you out of work? Looking for a new profession? Well, consider the ranch life. Ranch hands spend their days outdoors birthing calves, mending fences and vaccinating livestock. And, the salary isn't half bad. See more »

How Ranch Caretakers Work

If you like the outdoors and working with horses, you might love working as a ranch caretaker. You get to live on the property, care for animals, make new friends -- and work really, really hard. See more »

How do dirt, dust and debris affect trucks?

As you could probably guess, there's lots of dirt, dust and debris on a ranch. How do ranchers keep their trucks in good working order under such dirty and dusty conditions? See more »

How do extreme climates affect trucks?

It's safe to say that a truck bound up in this much snow is going nowhere anytime soon. But aside from obscuring visibility, how do extreme climates affect trucks? See more »

How does ranch life create engine stress?

Ranch life is significantly more stressful on a truck's engine than a typical daily commute on paved roads and highways. But how much harder can it really be? And what causes engine stress, anyway? See more »

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. See more »

How Cattle Sorting and Penning Work

If you have a talent for moving cattle in seconds flat from atop a horse, then you could rule these rodeo sports. So how many cattle are we talking? See more »

Does my ranch truck need an aftermarket bumper?

If you use your truck for heavy-duty work, you want to make sure it can handle the job. An aftermarket bumper can help your truck tow heavier loads than it could when it left the factory. See more »

How bad is rough terrain on your truck?

Even a paved road -- one that's worn-down and riddled with potholes -- can be punishing on a vehicle's suspension system. So what's the effect of an unpaved road on your truck's suspension? See more »