Inspiration behind the Ford King Ranch Name: Throwback Thursday

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King Ranch isn’t just a plush, western-themed trim level for the F-Series.

This week’s “Throwback Thursday” video comes to us from the MOTOR1 US YouTube channel and it features an interesting promotional video for the 2015 Ford trucks in the King Ranch trim. Across the past two generations, the King Ranch name has represented a western-themed luxury trim level for the F-Series lineup, but this commercial talks about the Texas farm for which the package was named.

Ford Super Duty at King Ranch

The King Ranch

While most Ford truck fans are familiar with the King Ranch trim level, the actual King Ranch is less well-known to those outside of the big farm world. The King Ranch is a massive farm in southern Texas, covering more than 825,000 acres across six counties and this sprawling facility has been in business since the 1850s – making it one of the oldest working ranches in the United States.

King Ranch Logo

The video above offers some information on the King Ranch. In this video, you learn a little about the ranch, who works there and what they do. Throughout the video, you will see the familiar King Ranch logo that is found on the trucks is emblazoned throughout the actual ranch.

King Ranch Horses

Trucks at Work

Of course, with Ford naming a trim level after the King Ranch, the facility is well stocked with F-150 and Super Duty pickups. In this video, as the different representatives of the ranch and the Motor Company talk about the facility, we see these plush trucks working hard around the farm. From pulling machinery to hauling hay in the Texas heat, these Ford trucks prove that a pickup with premium features is just as capable as a basic work truck.

F-150 at King Ranch

The King Ranch is one of the biggest, best-known working ranches in America and that was the inspiration for Ford naming a premium truck line after the massive farm.

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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