After secretly testing the new F-150, Barrick Gold USA surprisingly decided to order an entire fleet of the new pickups. Believe it or not, the Nevada mining company decided to buy 35 of the new models after testing their durability.
According to Ford, Barrick ordered several of the new SuperCab 4×4 pickups with 5.0-liter V8. Ford initially gave prototypes to the miners to test them in harsh conditions, and after a few months with them, they couldn’t get enough. The Ford F-150 durability is so impressive thanks to the high-performance engine and military-grade aluminum used in the chassis.
“We are proud Barrick is purchasing all-new F-150s after testing early prototypes in some of the harshest conditions,” said Fritz Ahadi, Ford Fleet Sales general manager. “This is terrific proof that even our toughest, most demanding customers recognize the benefits of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy to help them get the job done.”
The new F-150 is dependable enough for even the harshest conditions, like those of the Cortez mines of Nevada. Barrick’s pickups often rack up more than 35,000 miles per year, most of which is off-road. If this doesn’t convince you the new F-150 is more rugged than ever, we at Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars don’t know what will.