A good Samaritan in Ottawa, Canada helped a stuck bus in need by using his Ford F-150 to tow the double decker bus out.
Canadian winters can be downright brutal and although snow may blanket the roads, life must go on. For the fine folks of Ottawa, that means public transportation still has to run without a hitch. But when this double-decker bus got stuck in the snow, Brandon Saikaley did the people of Ottawa a solid and used his mighty Ford F-150 to pull the bus out of the snow without a hitch. Check out the video below and revel in the towing power that is the mighty 5.0L Ti-VCT.
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It’s hard to believe that double decker busses exist outside of London, but they do. This particular bus is an Alexander-Dennis Enviro 500 with seating for up to 55 passengers. These buses also weigh tons (7 tons to be exact.) When outfitted with all-season Michelin City tires not meant for heavy snow duty, they are susceptible to even the slightest bit of snow-laden roads. According to the video description, this bus was stuck in 50 plus cm of snow!
But like a champ, this rough-and-tough Ford F-150 used all of its 380 lb-ft of torque with traction building up in all four wheels to pull this stuck bus to safety.
Although Ford has rated this particular Ford F-150 rated to tow between 7,600-8,000 pounds (we’re assuming this is the 126-in WB versus the beefier 145-in WB), we’re sure that their engineers are aware that people might use their trucks for feats of strength like this. Beefed up transmissions and drivetrains with a healthy margin of safety ensure that people can continue being good samaritans if they want to.