5 Classic 1970s Pickups That Would Make Great Farm Trucks

The 1970s produced all sorts of great pickups, many of which are still in use today as workhorses, show cars, everyday haulers, and everything in between. But which trucks from the 1970s would feel at home on the range? Which of the many classic trucks produced in the 1970s can invoke a bit of nostalgia while also being capable enough for continued daily use today?

First, we should define what makes a truck a farm truck. There are some legal definitions for agricultural equipment and farm trucks at both the state and federal levels, with many restrictions for use, including driving distance, licensing, and the cargo they haul, but that's not what we're interested in here. For this list, we're going with a simple list of trucks that would be handy around the farm. They're good at tasks like hauling hay, pulling around small utility trailers, and moving livestock if needed. If you want to indulge your nostalgia while feeding the farm animals, this could be the list for you.

Chevrolet C/K Trucks

Chevrolet trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in the United States — they've been around, in one form or another, for over 100 years. The C and K series of Chevy trucks are considered some of the most desirable Chevy trucks, with a classic design that's still popular today at car shows and drag race events, and in some cases, they're still used as daily drivers.

Technically, production of the C/K trucks began in the late 1960s and carried over into the early 1970s. Then, in 1973, the C/K pickups were redesigned and the era of the Square Body began. Available from 1973 to 1987, the Square Body was GM's longest-running production truck. A truck that lasts that long means lots of spare parts for repairs and many different versions to choose from.

Over the years, multiple cab configurations, bed lengths, and available powertrains have been available, so you'll be spoiled for choice. Single-cab, short-bed C10s are desirable for show vehicles, so they're a bit pricier than the average farm truck. However, variants like the long-bed C30 would be an excellent option for towing hay, moving tools, and generally doing farm work.