Life The Toyota Tundra Space Shuttle Pull - Take That Dodge Ram

Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


The Toyota Tundra Space Shuttle Pull – Take That Dodge Ram [Video]

We’re all pretty familiar with the advertising for the Dodge Ram brand of pick-ups that are America’s hauling vehicle, or at least as their television ads would have us to believe anyway.

Well I’m thinking that they may need to step up their game after the recent monster pull that Toyota pulled off with a stock Tundra pickup truck, after all who else can say that they managed to pull the 145 ton space shuttle Endeavour across interstate 405 in Los Angeles.

The reason for this potential advertising goldmine is that the Manchester Boulevard Bridge, which the shuttle had to cross on its way to the California Science Center, couldn’t hold the weight of both the shuttle and the traditional tow vehicle which meant the organizers had to find a lighter alternative.

Which is where Toyota, a 20 year sponsor of the science center, came in with their offer of a stock 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4; and as you can see in the video it achieved it goal.

I wonder if we’ll see that as the truck’s new tow rating?

via Autoblog



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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