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Ford Super Duty earns world flag-pulling record, because America

Something tells us there are bigger flags out there to pull, so don't expect this record to last forever.

Building the best truck is all about being able to tow more or haul more. It's a constant battle for numerical supremacy. Ford's 2017 Super Duty just picked up a world record to this end, pulling the largest American flag to date.

Ford earned a record for pulling a 45-by-92-foot flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Chevrolet held the previous record, which was set earlier this year when a Chevrolet pickup pulled a 40-by-80-foot American flag at Texas Motor Speedway. The official name for the Guinness record is "World's Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle."

The flag was probably quite heavy, but something tells me it falls well within the capabilities of the Super Duty. The F-450 involved in the record puts out an earth-twisting 925 pound-feet of torque, which helps it achieve a 21,000-pound tow rating, which jumps to 32,500 pounds when using the gooseneck hitch. There's bound to be a bigger flag out there, and if not, another automaker is sure to make one. This record won't hold for too long.