A great step up from the entry level F-150 full size pickup is the Ford F-250. Packing a more powerful V8 (standard small block or optional big block) or a Power Stroke diesel for later generations, the F-250 is capable of hauling a three-quarter ton payload and towing almost four tons. This made for an extremely valuable and dependable work truck thanks to the durability and reliability of Ford F-250 parts. Throughout its evolution from 1975-1999, different bed lengths and cab sizes were offered making it desirable for a variety of consumers. Additionally, thousands were sold as fleet vehicles to businesses that would remove the bed box and replace it with a custom rear cargo container suitable for moving, storage, or specific utility (tow truck, flat bed, and municipal service). After 1999, the F-250 graduated to Ford?s Super Duty line of trucks. Fun fact: Bigfoot, the original monster truck, was a 1974 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT.