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One of my favorite vehicles from the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was a full-size TONKA Ford F-150, which someone near me bought, because I see it all the time. While it’s Funrise Toys that currently produces child-size versions of the legendary TONKA line (under license from Hasbro), Ford has continued to get creative with the brand for real-world applications, and the latest is the Mighty Ford F-750 TONKA, “the ultimate TONKA truck,” built on the all-new 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 from Ford’s commercial truck lineup.

Powered by the Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 diesel engine, the vehicle features a working dump body from Truck Tech Engineers and 33,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating.

Ford F-750 Tonka

“From Generation Z to the Greatest Generation, Ford and TONKA continue to set the standards for tough trucks. People of all ages have been counting on Ford F-Series and TONKA trucks to get the job done – from construction site to sandbox – for more than 60 years.”John Ruppert, general manager, Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing

“We are proud TONKA trucks are put to work every day around the world. Creating this F-750 TONKA truck is a special way to celebrate that many of today’s Ford truck customers first drove a TONKA truck.”Kathy Hawk, Funrise vice president of marketing

Kathy’s right. One of my first vehicles was a steel TONKA Truck, which I played with as part of a whole fleet as a child nearly 40 years ago, and now I share that love with my girls.


 Ford’s new F-650/F-750 will be built this summer in Ohio.

Speaking of “big trucks,” remember when COAL CHAMBER did a song called “Big Truck?” It’s a jam.

Photos and Video provided by The Ford Motor Company.

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