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Top 5 Truck Killers on a Typical Ranch

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As the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And when a rancher looks at his truck, he is probably not dwelling much on the outer beauty of the vehicle. That's because ranch trucks take a lot of abuse in the course of a day's chores. The truck will get dinged and dirty beyond recognition. But what the rancher will care about is the truck's inner beauty; that is, how well it can withstand its grueling tasks without breaking down or dying.

Auto manufacturers work to ensure that ranchers see nothing but a beautiful workhorse when they look at a potential truck. The trucks undergo extensive torture testing to ensure they're ready for life on a ranch. What are the top 5 obstacles that the truck must be prepared to endure?