2008 Ford Ranger Towing

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2008 Ford Ranger 2008 Ford Ranger Click to download a completeFord Vehicles towing booklet. Ranger From military service to small business support to towing your recreational vehicle, Ranger is the compact pickup that consistently gets the call. Ranger’s mix of capability, reliability, durability and tremendous value are the exact attributes needed to get the job done! It’ll work hard all week hauling serious cargo. When properly equipped, you’re ready to pull a utility trailer, a bass boat or any load up to 6,000 pounds.Ranger gives you the rugged reliability to tackle task after task with confidence. That’s due in no small part to its Built Ford Tough construction. From a bedrock-solid steel frame, to stout braking and suspension systems, Ranger is designed to deliver legendary Ford pickup capability and durability mile after mile year after year.And for everyone concerned about high gas prices, the fuel-efficient 16-valve 2.3L DOHC four-cylinder engine produces solid horsepower and some of the best mileage numbers of any compact pickup engine in America. It delivers up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg (highway).For top of the line power, you can choose the optional 4.0L SOHC V6 engine. It delivers serious towing, hauling and even rock-crawling capability with 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque on tap. Other 2008 features include:Four Series Choices to meet a wide variety of needs XL Entry-level workhorseXLT Comfortably equipped for multi-purpose useSPORT Made you look style delivers the best of both fun and work FX4/OFF-ROAD A hot-looking and powerfully rugged performer Regular Cab (6 and 7 box lengths) and 2-door/4-door SuperCab Models for maximum versatility.Three Engine Choices all with 100,000-mile tune-up intervals:* 2.3L DOHC I4 with 143 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque 3.0L OHV V6 with 148 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque 4.0L SOHC V6 with 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque Built Ford Tough Component Package (68B) Includes three must- have features; Limited slip rear-axle, Payload Package #2 and Class III Trailer Tow, in a capable truck when it comes to towing, hauling and climbing grade (available on select series). Standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes provide impressive stopping power and support heavy hauling and towing. For More Information on Ford Ranger, See the Appropriate Brochure at Your Ford Dealer. Frontal Area Limitations/ Vehicle Line Considerations With Ranger Base Vehicle Frontal Area 2.3L I4 Engine 50 sq. ft. 3.0L V6 or 4.0L V6 Engine FRONTAL AREA CONSIDERATIONS Frontal area is the total area in square feet that a moving vehicle and trailer exposes to air resistance. The chart shows the limitations that must be considered in selecting a vehicle/trailer combination. Exceeding these limitations may significantly reduce the performance of your towing vehicle. Selecting a trailer with a low-drag, rounded front design will help optimize performance and fuel economy. Available on: Ranger Pickup: Included with Class III Trailer Towing Option Code 53L Note: See chart below for the weight-carrying and weight-distributing capacity of this hitch receiver. (This capacity is also shown on a label affixed to each receiver.) FACTORy-INSTALLED TRAILER HITCH RECEIVER OpTIONS Weight-Carrying Max. Tongue Weight-Distributing Max. Tongue Max. Trailer Load Max. Trailer Load Vehicle Capacity (Lbs.)(1) (Lbs.) Capacity (Lbs.)(1) (Lbs.) Rear Step Bumper: Ranger 2,000 200  Hitch Receiver: Ranger 3,500 350 6,000 600 (1) Ford rear step bumpers and hitch receivers do not include a hitch ball or ball mounting. The vehicle owner is responsible for obtaining the proper hitch ball, ball mounting, weight distributing equipment (i.e., equalizing arms and snap-up brackets, sway control system) and other appropriate equipment to tow both the trailer and its cargo load. FORD REAR STEp BUMpER/HITCH RECEIVER WEIGHT CApACITy The maximum weight capacities for the weight-distributing hitch receivers shown below may exceed the maximum loaded trailer weight for the vehicle specified. Refer to the Trailer Towing Selector chart above for Maximum Loaded Trailer Weights

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