The ultimate toy under the tree for the up-and-coming gear head in your life should be a Power Wheels. It’s all the fun of driving with enough safety to keep the parents happy, and for decades, kids have been tooling around yards all over America in them. I had one growing up, a Jeep CJ that I thought would actually off-road like a truck…right up until I rolled the thing trying to traverse the steep hill in my grandfather’s backyard and wound up in my grandmother’s rose bushes. Good thing those things were built to hold up to all of the abuse a kid could muster.
Power Wheels has enjoyed a working relationship with Ford as well, and recently debuted the updated F-150 ride-on toy that mimics the newly-released 2015 F-150 body. For reasons that are better left unknown, Power Wheels (which is a Fisher Price brand) decided that the best way to demonstrate how tough the little trucks are would be to have four of them hold up the big truck, with nothing more than a very basic stand for the Ford’s tires to sit on. While everyone is focused on the aluminum F-150’s weight savings, the truck still weighs over two tons. The typical Power Wheels can be picked up by an adult. So how well do the little trucks do? Click play below and watch for yourself!
Now for the real test. My grand kids.
My kids could tear up all 4 in about 2 hours. Heck they could probably tear up the full size version if you gave them the whole day.