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Jul. 26, 2012, 01:05 AM
What do you call your pickup? I call my '96 F350 Ole Blue or if she's really on a roll, the Blue Bullet. Share your nicknames!
Jul. 26, 2012, 01:15 AM
06 F-250 is Douglas :)
Jul. 26, 2012, 01:45 AM
06 F-250 is Douglas :)
Mine's Frank(enstein), the 2001 7.3L. And he's not nearly so shiny and pretty.
Jul. 26, 2012, 01:45 AM
06 F-250 is Douglas :)
Douglas is a nice boy!
Jul. 26, 2012, 01:56 AM
He's a pretty handsome dude. That picture was taken the day I bought him. He's definitely not that clean right now ;)
Jul. 26, 2012, 08:28 AM
Hubby's old F250 was a burnt orange. I called it The Great Pumpkin (hated that truck... thrilled when someone bought it)
Our prior F250 Diesel was Big Red.
We'll see what happens when we finally buy a 3500 ;)
Jul. 26, 2012, 08:45 AM
Our 1954 farm truck was repainted silver and called Silver Streak.
We used it for years to haul water in the summers, feeding in the winters.
When CB radios became popular, our handle was Silver Streak.
Green tractor is Kermit, green zero turn mower Greenbug.:D
lucky dog farm
Jul. 26, 2012, 09:13 AM
My 1997 F250 diesel super cab is named Buford, short for beautiful Ford. Love my big white noisy truck!
Jul. 26, 2012, 09:14 AM
1998 Chevy 6.5 Navy Blue pickup is Mathilda after the girl genius in the Roald Dahl books.
Jul. 26, 2012, 09:45 AM
The bigger trucks, tractors, even the Gator are named, not my little daily drive truck. We don't still have them all, but they were GOOD trucks, worth naming.
Jake, faithful '89 Ford, crewcab, 1-ton dually, 8ft bed, which we owned for 21 years, finally sold and STILL is working well. Put a couple hundred thousand miles on him going MANY places, enjoyed all but a couple of those miles (hit a deer who put an antler in the radiator and got stranded). He carted the whole family comfortabley on great vacations with the big camper, pulled the horse trailer too. Once we learned the cheap trick to fixing starter, never gave us an issue. Sold with the original starter, never did replace it. Started in the COLDEST weather, just a great truck. Felt bad selling him, kind of like getting rid of an old horse. But you can't keep old trucks to bury on the farm!
Hi Ho Silver, semi truck we drove a lot to competitions, ALWAYS an exciting ride because you just never knew what could happen! OLD, '70 with old technology and got a lot of conversations started while filling up at the truck stop. Usually "My dad used to drive one of those little trucks!" It was a VERY exacting teacher, you had to shift JUST RIGHT, or stop and start over.
Trigger is a much newer semi, which we really enjoy driving. Another "get the job done easily" trucks. Nice to ride in, MUCH easier to drive, power to spare for the big steel horse trailer or 600 bales on the flatbed. Has BUNK BEDS!
Toady, the Nissan UD truck which replaced Jake. Kind of a "big" pickup. Lovely truck from the purchase price (low), to the power it has for loads behind. Doesn't give you any problems, just goes with darn good fuel milage. Real short turning radius with the flat face. Love the 12ft flatbed, takes a big load easily. Husband has gotten me an air-ride seat and air horns, which are GREAT accessories and make driving it even nicer.
Bessie the old Ford 8N, is the hardest worker on the farm. Old mechanics are usually pretty easy to fix. Had her about 25 years, and husband's dad had her about 15yrs.
Katy Kabota is also a good worker, has let me get a lot of jobs done easily. I enjoy driving her, also pretty faithful in starting and love the 4WD when needed to get me out of situations.
Easier to name things so you can be specific when you talk about "the truck or tractor" without a lot more details. Fun too, as in "Do you KNOW what I did with Bessie today?!"
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:06 AM
I see I am in good company...
'00 F250 V10 is Large Marge or Ol' Blackie, depending on my mood :D
Right now the darn thing is sitting idle with a mystery electrical issue that keeps draining the battery...
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:48 AM
I don't name my vehicles but I learned to drive in a 51 International truck named Gwendolyn..........wonder whatever happened to her.
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:53 AM
My 4th hand F150 which wouldn't stay running = The Incredible Hulk
My lovely Ram 1500, my first truck bought brand new = Carpe Diem
My new red Ram 2500 = Jubilee
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:54 AM
My F-350 is Besty. She started off as "Big Sexy Truck" and that morphed into Betsy. Even though she has cost us upwards of $10k in repairs (6.0 heads, and while the heads were being done they dropped a nut in the motor so we had to replace the whole motor... total nightmare!) we still love her dearly!
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:59 AM
My dad's 1967 Ford F100 is simply Old Faithful b/c the thing is still going. It's the only truck I ever remember us having (Dad's owned it since about 1971 I think), so it still does everything.
Jul. 26, 2012, 11:06 AM
This makes me smile.
I recently (Jan 2012) bought my first towing vehicle, a black Expedition. I typically name my cars. My last two jeeps were J.J and Little Jon. I normally drive the car for a while and a name just comes. Well it didn't for this one, so I asked for help from my fb friends. They all suggested Jenny. Okay great! Car is definitely more feminine.
Took me a couple days for the connection to why Jenny.....My horse is Forrest Gump.....
Jul. 26, 2012, 11:15 AM
05 F350 Dually
Jul. 26, 2012, 11:17 AM
We haven't really named the newer ones. Sort of depends on the truck whether it rates a name. The '72 Ford was the Green Beast and the '76 Ford was the Green Machine. The green beast was beastly looking and had the heart of a Torino, ie an engine out of a junkyard. The green machine was one of those two toned paint jobs, had twin sunroofs, nice carpet and decorative rear window tinting. Also had a Good Sam sticker. Nice truck but oceanside living was the death of it. The '79 flatbed was Buzzy Bee Truck, or Buzzy for short. It didn't like living under the trees and we sold it and got the '97, which so far is nameless sort of - it's the Big truck. All Fords, I guess it's a pattern.
Jul. 26, 2012, 11:41 AM
My Dodge with a HEMI is Thirsty, named by my brother when he borrowed it and got quite the shock at the pump. :eek:
My 4 Explorers have all been Henry (after Henry Ford).
Jul. 26, 2012, 12:14 PM
Well lets see...it started with my sister ford escape which was sonic blue so of course he got named Sonic then it went to naming every car that came into the family so we have had:
Sonic the Escape
Pat the Edge (couldnt decide if it was a SUV or Mini Van so went with the Saturday Night Live character)
Vincet E Bonneville (97 Bonneville, we still drive to this day over 215,000 miles on him)
Bernice/Bertha (maroon 2004 6.0 F350. Dad wouldn't call her Bernice as that was his moms name and he said he could come to terms with that one :) )
Black Betty (black 2000 7.3 F350)
Tori the Taurus (creative I know)
I swear I treat my car like my horse I will talk to her when I am driving and yell at her when she is misbehaving hahaha!
Jul. 26, 2012, 12:16 PM
Mine is called poover. Short back story. My youngest brother had an imaginary friend when he was little called poover. He died in 1994 on July 10. On July 10 2007 I bought my 'gently used' 2001 Chevy 2500. Got a great deal and she's still running great today. I think my brother had a hand in making sure I had a safe ride. In his honor, the truck became poover.
Jul. 26, 2012, 12:32 PM
My current 2008 F150 is named Velma. The name means 'determined protector'. :D
Her predecessor that I totaled back in February (same make, model, and year) was named Bertha.
Truck before that was a 1998 Ford Ranger named Bessie. She went on to a young girl as her first truck. 248,000 miles on the original engine and transmission when I sold her, and from what I understand she's still going strong. :cool:
Jul. 26, 2012, 12:33 PM
My daughter and I both had 2000 F-350s at the same time. Hers was Mo, mine is Fo. Mo has gone on to the great truck yard in the sky, Fo is still busy hauling me around. She has about 120,000 miles at this point, I cross my fingers every time turn the key.
Jul. 26, 2012, 01:52 PM
I haven't named the big silver beast of a 250 yet, but my friend named her duelly, "Kevin", after her mechanic.
Jul. 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
I've had Stan and LittleTruck, current car is Gertrude. Thank heavens I'm not the only naming vehicles :lol:
Jul. 26, 2012, 04:18 PM
dressagechickmn and arabhorse2: I'm laughing at the F350, Bertha, and the Ranger, Bessie. In high school, part of our band went through a phase at naming their instruments: my brother's Besson trumpet was "Bessie" and the baritone saxophone was "Big Bertha!"
Jul. 26, 2012, 04:43 PM
Jul. 26, 2012, 04:56 PM
You know, we named the neighbor kids truck for him, Big Red or just Red. He was puzzled at first but actually liked it.
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:34 PM
My 2003 GMC blue Duramax is named "Babe" for Paul Bunyon's Blue Ox. My Gator is named Piece of $hit. ;-) Our 28' Double D LQ trailer is named "The Mother Ship."
Jul. 27, 2012, 12:05 AM
My confused '99/'00 2500/3500 Ram mutt mix (let me tell you how much fun ordering parts is....) is named Ramala. She is a opinionated ol' girl who chooses randomly to take days off, turns the radio on and to whatever station she feels like for the day, but is always up and ready to go for horse shows. She knows her job and refuses to go into the city unless she has her trailer (she has had something fail all 5 times the DH has tried to bring her to work.) Any truck as opinionated as she deserves a name! Love my truck and all her crazy quirks.
Jul. 27, 2012, 12:35 AM
2010 F-250 diesel crew cab aka "The Exxon Valdez"
Parking it resembles berthing "The Queen Mary"
Jul. 27, 2012, 03:40 AM
Our 2012 F350 Crew Cab Long bed diesel, with matching white canopy is currently called Moby, but may be changed to "The Intimidator".