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ricecake
01-24-2007, 06:59 AM
Does anyone have any experience with the 5.0 V8 in the F-250. I am buying one and would like to know how it pulls. The max load will probably be a small tractor(24-30 Hp).

zedosix
01-24-2007, 07:55 AM
Strong motor in a car, should work well in your truck. What is the rear gear ratio, I think that alone will tell you how it will pull, and how good your gas mileage will be too.

LindblomRJ
01-24-2007, 08:26 AM
In a pickup the 302 is not up to the job. a 300 inline 6 or the 5.8 are better options.

ricecake
01-24-2007, 08:31 AM
It should still be fine pulling around several z's on a double axle trailer right?

B&M
01-24-2007, 01:32 PM
My 1993 F-150 has a 5.8 and it well pull the h*** out of my 16ft double axle trailer. But a 5.0 in a f-250 I don't know, thats a smaller engine in a much larger truck.

Total.Lawn.Care
01-24-2007, 01:46 PM
Those year models, the only real difference in the F-150 and the F-250 is the Suspension, Brakes and Transmissions. I pull around my 6X14 enclosed with a Z, WB, and a ton of other stuff, and it handled it okay. I upgraded trucks, but I would imagine the 5.0 in the F-250 would be fine. Just check to ensure you have low gearing. At least 3.83 in the rear, 4.10 would even be better.

ricecake
01-24-2007, 03:12 PM
Well I bought the truck, I had to it was a really good deal. I believe for my purposes it will do really well. Thanks for you input.

Shopkeeper
01-24-2007, 05:44 PM
Well I bought the truck, I had to it was a really good deal. I believe for my purposes it will do really well. Thanks for you input.

Mind getting some pics up for us? :)

JDWalkbehind
01-24-2007, 07:47 PM
my dad has a 94 250 and he pulls his 20ft trailer with skid steer/ trencher/manlift/what ever and my 18ft trailer with my z/ tractor and mowing stuff no problem at all. nice trucks i want a 97 to 00 this year.

nick

ricecake
01-25-2007, 07:10 AM
I'll get some pics up as soon as I can, my brother has my camera-he wants to audition for the next survivor.

J&R Landscaping
01-26-2007, 06:10 PM
The 5.0 is decent but not the best. If I were you, I would keep a hammer in the cab when the start starts to crap out!

GreenN'Clean
01-26-2007, 07:13 PM
I have a 91 f 250 5.8 motor and it pulls my trailers with ease.

Idealtim
01-26-2007, 08:53 PM
I have a 95 250 5.8 with 4:10 gears, its a bulldozer. And at seven miles to the gallon, it should be. The largest thing I have pulled with it was a 6*12 dump trailer with 3 yards of mulch in it. Deffinately could tell it was pulling something but it got up to speed pretty quickly and cruised at 45 very easily. Mabey if it ever snows in ct again I will give it a true workout.

QCS
01-26-2007, 09:49 PM
I have a 94 F250 4x4 with the 5.8 and 4.10 gears. I have a ez dumper and can haul 5 yards of mulch , noticeble but pulls it right along. Also pull a 6' x 12' open trailer with a Hustler Z and walk behind in the back. Just put a 8' BOSS super duty plow on the front, just have to wait for the snow. Idealtim your right on with the 7 miles a gallon. I did'nt know that they ever put a 302 in a F250?

ricecake
01-29-2007, 03:09 PM
I hooked my 12 ft trailer with 1 36" walk-behind and 1 Toro Z and it seemed to pull it easily, although, I do not know if I will be pulling a tractor with it-maybe a Toro Dingo and attachments, but that will about be the limit I think. How do you think it would do pulling a dump trailer?

qualitylawnmanagement
01-29-2007, 03:47 PM
I had a 1997 ford F-250HD with the 351 and hauled my 12ft trailer like it wasn't even there with a 60in Dixie chopper, and my 34in simplicity walk-behind. It even hauled my 18ft with 2 Dixie's on there. But when I had to haul a 45hp tractor w/ a 60in bush hog I could tell it was there. I wish now I would of kept that truck, it was awesome truck and miss it every day. The 5.8 is a good motor and hauled better than my buddy's F-250 w/ 5.4 motor. The best mpg I got was 13.5 with a light foot, but hauling my 18ft with my mowing equipment it was 5.5 to 6 mpg.