Back in 2013, this video made its way around every corner of the internet. Once you see it, you should pretty much understand why.
To set the scene, a freightliner pulling a bulky trailer got stuck in a tight spot and was in need of some serious assistance. That's when a Ford F-150 stepped in to help haul it out. Or, at least tried to. Sadly, it didn't quite foot the bill. Hey, it was a valiant effort, and props to the owner for lending his time and giving it a shot, but it just wasn't meant to be.
That's then the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, packing a beastly Duramax V8 engine, came in and put all that diesel to good use. With minimal effort, this Chevy is able to completely free the trailer while the paltry Ford looks on in shame.
Not so surprisingly, there were a lot of passionate, fired-up folks in the comments. Anytime you've got a Chevy vs. Ford scenario, you know things are bound to get heated. Lines are drawn in the sand with this kind of rivalry. You're either Team Ford or Team Chevy, and there's no in between.
To be fair, the Ford wasn't really presented with an equal match-up. When you're working with gas, and your competition, so to speak, is cooking with diesel, you've basically lost before you've even started. It's like a heavyweight boxer taking on a welterweight. Those punches from the heavyweight just hit different. And, when it comes to the Chevy, those "punches" had some mean, mean torque behind them.
This post was originally published on November 11, 2019.