2011 Heavy Duty Hurt Locker Performance

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 60-0 MPH Braking Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 60-0 MPH Braking TestWe conducted our brake testing on the vast blacktop surface of the Vehicle Dynamic Area at Michigan Proving Ground, where temperatures were just below 80 degrees and the blacktop was clean and warm.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Quarter-Mile Loaded

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Quarter-Mile LoadedWe measure how fast all three pickups can rumble through the quarter-mile when they're towing 19,400 pound trailers.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Quarter-Mile Unloaded

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Quarter-Mile UnloadedWe also unhitched the trailers and tested the trucks in the quarter-mile to measure their top speeds.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Brake Test

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Brake TestWe evaluated 40-to-zero mph braking distances towing 19,400 pound trailers because stopping is just as important as getting a heavy load moving.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Davis Dam Grade Climb

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Davis Dam Grade ClimbThe Ford, GMC and Ram one-tons were timed at wide open throttle up Davis Dam Grade in Arizona, the benchmark grade that most truck makers test their trucks on.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Davis Dam Grade Exhaust Brake Test

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Davis Dam Grade Exhaust Brake TestWe tested engine exhaust brake performance cruising down Davis Dam's steady five percent grade.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Eisenhower Pass Climb

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Eisenhower Pass ClimbIn addition to Davis Dam Grade's low elevation hill climb, we also tested on the highest road in the U.S. Interstate system, on I-70 at Eisenhower Pass.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Eisenhower Pass Exhaust Brake Test

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Eisenhower Pass Exhaust Brake TestExhaust brakes work at their limits when a mountain descent, like Eisenhower Pass, averages a steep seven percent for more than ten miles.

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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Fuel Economy

2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker: Fuel EconomyOur final test of the three heavyweights was fuel economy, because every time you have to stop to refuel, you lose time and money.

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