Boys and their toys

The ideal gift for the man who hasn’t quite grown up has gone on show at the Work Truck Show in the US. This is the Ford F 750 Tonka truck which is now on show at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.


The joint creation of Ford and Tonka truck manufacturer Funrise Toy Corporation is now on show and getting a lot of attention from both adults and children. The 15 tonne GVM truck has a payload of 7.75 tonnes and is based on a common tipping set up in the USA.




“From Generation Z to the Greatest Generation, Ford and Tonka continue to set the standards for tough trucks,” said John Ruppert, General Manager, Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “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.”


Power for the Tonka toy comes from a 6.7 litre Power Stroke®\ V8 turbo diesel with a six-speed TorqShift HD automatic transmission.


Unfortunately, for all those truck nuts out there who haven’t quite grown up, this is the only one planned for production. However, you can be certain if the show truck creates enough genuine interest, the Ford team may reconsider.