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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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.

By Molly Edmonds

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.

By Debra Ronca

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?

By Christopher Lampton


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?

By Julia Layton

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?

By Jacob Silverman

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.

By Jonathan Strickland

If you've ever driven down a dirt road, you may have noticed a strange rippling effect that causes your car bump up and down. This is known as a washboard road. How do they come about?

By Marie Willsey


Horses, cowboy hats, cattle and dust: These are the things that likely come to mind when you think of ranches. As strange as it may sound, you might want to add "oil" to that list.

By Jonathan Atteberry