Top 5 Truck Killers on a Typical Ranch

Note the lack of pavement in this picture.
Note the lack of pavement in this picture.
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A ranch truck spends very little of its driving life on a paved road; instead, ranchers must cover wide expanses of land on all types of terrain. On a typical ranch, there are all sorts of threats to a truck's tires and undercarriage. Trucks may have to traverse tall grasses or rocky patches. They may have to cross sand pits or pools of standing water. All the while, they must dodge scattered stumps, sticks and rocks. Ruts that could flatten a tire or trap a truck abound. A ranch, in other words, is littered with landmines that can take a truck down. And we haven't even gotten to the dirty and muddy terrain a truck must cover -- that subject deserves its own page.