I have a small farm in Southern Kansas and this winter, while feeding the cows, I noticed a calf born on a cold winter day. I quickly ran back to the house and drove my truck down to the calf in the hopes to bring it back to the house to save it. I pushed through the new snow in my 2006 F-150 and then loaded the barely alive calf into my truck. The mother cow was right behind me so I thought if I left the tailgate down for her to see her calf it would be better. However, as I started to get in the cab to drive back to the house, the mother cow started to get in my truck. With her two front feet on the tailgate and weighing in at around 1200 pounds, I just new my tailgate was going to be bent, bowed and no longer usable. To my amazement, as soon as I was able to get the cow off of my tail gate, I was unable to see any damage to it. The tailgate works fine, it isn’t bowed! Unbelievable! If someone would have told me that, I would not have believed them. I was able to finally get the calf back to the house but was unable to save it. However, here on the farm, my ford truck never lets me down. I have depended on it many times in an emergency with livestock, and so thanks for making my Ford Tailgate Tough!