The F-150 EcoBoost Engine Endures More Torture Testing

The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ “torture test” truck engine moved from the lab to the outdoors with a stop at a logging company in Oregon. It’s the current phase of a multi-part series of Web-based documentaries that began when this randomly selected EcoBoost engine endured the equivalent of 150,000 miles or 10 years of use on the dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer. You can read more about that by clicking here.

After the dyno torture testing, the engine was dropped into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log skidder for Nygaard Logging of Warrenton, Oregon. Skidding is the process of moving harvested timber, after the branches have been removed, from the forest to a staging area where it is placed on a truck to be sent to a sawmill.

The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost replaced a vehicle similar to a backhoe that “ropes” the harvested timber using high-strength cables and drags it to the staging area.

The work was performed at Clatsop State Forest, where the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost pulled logs weighing from 4,000 to 9,000 pounds. That’s where the new engine’s best-in-class torque of 420 lb.-ft. at 2,500 rpm was essential – especially low-end torque. Up to 90 percent of the EcoBoost truck engine’s peak torque is available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm – all on regular fuel.

The EcoBoost truck engine also delivers best-in-class maximum towing capability of 11,300 pounds.

Go to to see firsthand how the EcoBoost truck engine performs.

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Gerald I agree with you! I would love it even more if they would drop it in a Expedition or even that sweet diesel.
3 year(s) ago via
edvard Love to know what the fuel economy is on the V6. It would be great if you could own a full size pickup that got good fuel economy. My current truck, a 4 banger Tacoma gets 25 MPG. If the V6 F-150 got close to that or more, I would definitely consider it.
3 year(s) ago via
andy gunther watchout chevy !! Fords going to kick your butt with a V-6 hahaha Chevy
3 year(s) ago via
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt WHAT???? That's the V-6 engine!!! Imagine the new V-8s! And let's not forget about the new Scorpion engine!
3 year(s) ago via
Bryan Cool! I've been waiting for this video.
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