Ford Maverick: A Real Truck for Hauling Adventures

Ford Maverick loaded with logs

Check out the amazing adventures of Al Cummings and his trusty Maverick. Ford introduced the Maverick as an affordable, economical option that can still hold its own as a real truck, even without the traditional body-on-frame construction. And boy, did Al Cummings take that challenge to heart as he told Drive! He’s been putting his Maverick to the test in all kinds of hauling endeavors, and the results are impressive. 

Equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine, Al’s Maverick is perfect for all sorts of chores and tasks. Whether it’s hauling a grill back from the store or transporting giant logs and a log splitter after tree-cutting adventures, this little mule gets the job done. 

Ford Maverick hauling wood
Photo: Al Cummings

But it doesn’t stop there! The Maverick has proven itself to be a versatile workhorse, effortlessly carrying everything from riding lawnmowers to massive boxes and anything else you can think of. Al’s photo collection showcases the many different hauling feats he’s accomplished with his dependable truck. 

Ford Maverick hauling lawn mower
Photo: Al Cummings

When asked about his Maverick, Al proudly describes it as his go-to companion for daily commuting and all his hauling needs. Covering a 26-mile commute to work, Al needed something fuel-efficient and versatile. And the Maverick delivered, living up to its truck status day in and day out. Of course, for the heavier tasks, Al does have a restored 1970 F-250 in his arsenal, but the Maverick handles most of his hauling requirements with ease. 

Ford Maverick hauling furniture
Photo: Al Cummings

While the Maverick has a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds, Al isn’t one to shy away from pushing its limits. But he’s no fool; he knows how to make the most of the pickup’s bed extender, which proves incredibly useful when carrying larger and longer items in the rear. 

What’s more, Al’s Maverick is equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, enabling him to pull loads weighing up to 4,000 pounds. With this setup, he can even tow a single-axle Vintage Cruiser camper without breaking a sweat. 

Ford Maverick helping move
Photo: Al Cummings

It’s refreshing to see someone using their truck as it was meant to be used – for truck stuff! While many truck owners these days tend to avoid heavy-duty tasks, Al’s Maverick is the exception. Its impressive performance as an affordable alternative to larger, pricier pickups is likely to inspire more people to put this gem to work. 

Ford Maverick helping move
Photo: Al Cummings

So, if you’re on the lookout for a capable truck that won’t break the bank, take a page out of Al Cummings’ book and give the Ford Maverick a serious consideration. You’ll be amazed at how this little powerhouse can transform hauling tasks into exciting adventures. Get ready to see more Maverick trucks hitting the road and hauling all sorts of things – it’s a trend we’re sure to witness as more and more people discover the Maverick’s true potential! 



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