This Big Load Hauler’s Considered a ‘Monster’

New York Times - July 27, 2012

When the tester signed up to dri­ve a large truck, capa­ble of run­ning on either gaso­line or com­pressed nat­ur­al gas, he had no idea he was about to unleash a “mon­ster”!

This heavy-duty vehi­cle with a ful­ly loaded weight of 8,500+ pounds won’t get more than 12 to 15 mpg, but it’s pop­u­lar. What is it?

TESTED 2012 Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 Lar­i­at Super Duty 4x4 Crew Cab

WHAT MAKES IT RUN? 6.2-liter V-8 (385 horse­pow­er); 6-speed auto­mat­ic.

HOW MUCH? As test­ed, $58,385. Base truck is $47,435; nat­ur­al gas con­ver­sion is an addi­tion­al $10,950.

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