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Youngbeginner
04-13-2007, 12:09 AM
I just bought a second truck for my landscape design/build company. It's a red automatic 1990 Ford F-450 SuperDuty with a 460 and a dump bed. It has 94,000 miles on it. I bought it (with hauling) for $4,600. It matches my 1990 red F-150, which worked out REALLY well. I can't wait to use it!!!!

mini14
04-15-2007, 08:07 AM
i bet u cant wait to gass it up either....get ready to take a loan out to keep that fueled up...did u ever stop to think that the money saved on using a new diesel truck, would pay for most of the payment vesus what u are going to spend on gas.

supercuts
04-15-2007, 09:35 PM
i bet u cant wait to gass it up either....get ready to take a loan out to keep that fueled up...did u ever stop to think that the money saved on using a new diesel truck, would pay for most of the payment vesus what u are going to spend on gas.

as negative as this comes across i was thinking it but didnt want to say it. hope its not a daily driver and only for work other than pulling the landscape trailer.

mini14
04-16-2007, 08:56 AM
sorry for harshness, but the truth sometimes hurts.

wallzwallz
04-16-2007, 09:15 AM
A new diesel engine will save you $700-800 a month in fuel over a 460 gasser? Not. If you are a beginner,and young the used truck was a good deal. What do you think the Insurance difference would be on new truck over a 17 year old truck? When you first start out strapping your self w/ big payments isn't always the best route.

GreenN'Clean
04-16-2007, 10:14 AM
You gotta start somewhere and I think you made a good choice keep doing what your doing and in time you'll have the money to buy all new trucks. Your 17 and you don't need a new truck with huge payments start off small so you can afford it and then upgrade when your business picks up

The Yard Barber, Inc.
04-16-2007, 10:46 AM
my grandpa always said you got to crawl be fore you walk, and I used that strategy when I first started and it worked very well for me. low overhead means more profit and if your not going to use the truck to make long hauls then its perfect for you.

DBL
04-16-2007, 11:28 AM
those trucks are sweet we got a 91 f350 4x4 witha 12' stake and a 9 ft plow those 460's are tanks theyll pass anything...but a gas station

Gravel Rat
04-16-2007, 02:25 PM
The 460 is heavy on fuel but if your only using it to haul sand gravel and topsoil burning a little extra gas isn't going to be the end of the world.

I had a 88 F-450 with a 11' dump 460 5spd yes the truck guzzeled back gas I sold the truck for the reason. I use the truck as a daily driver so its 6 mpg was getting a little expensive.

For 4600 dollars you will never find a diesel powered truck with a dump box I paid 8 grand for the 88 I had about 7 years ago.

Youngbeginner
04-16-2007, 03:16 PM
i bet u cant wait to gass it up either....get ready to take a loan out to keep that fueled up...did u ever stop to think that the money saved on using a new diesel truck, would pay for most of the payment vesus what u are going to spend on gas.

Buying a new diesel truck would not be a good investment for me. I am in college, and only work 12 weeks out of the year.

Gravel Rat
04-16-2007, 03:29 PM
To go and buy a brandnew F-450 with the 6.4 and a dump box would be 70 grand Canadian you figure the payments would be minimum 1400 dollars.

My 03 F-450 costs me 700 a month for a truck payment thats interest and bank fees.

For 4600 you have a truck that can afford to sit and only be used occassionally.

Scag48
04-16-2007, 04:27 PM
Eh, don't worry about the 460 if you're only driving the truck 12 weeks a year. You saved in the long run by only paying $4600 for a truck.

Bustus
04-16-2007, 04:41 PM
You definitely made the right choice for the truck vs buying a newer diesel. I drive a 91 f150 and friends bug me to buy a newer truck. Why? This one may burn a little bit more gas than a newer one but theres nothing wrong with it. I paid $1,650 in 2003 for it and its still my main truck. Just keep it looking nice, and your set. The way I see it, I saved thousands on payments over the years, even with a less efficient engine.

stroker51
04-16-2007, 11:58 PM
I had a 1993 F250 with a 460, 4x4 3 speed C6 with 4:10's. It got, if i kept it under about 50 mph I could get around 10, with my trailer or not. As far as I'm concerned that's close to what any of the 351's i've ever ran have done and like DBL said, those trucks will pass anything but a gas station. and you want to talk about a plowing monster, I was pushing close to 9.5 ft of plow, no problem. Somebody said somthing about insurance being cheaper too. Today i just switched my policy from my 97 F350 that i sold to my 89 F450, both full coverage, $500 deductible, and the 450 is almost $200 a year cheaper. I think he did ok. I had all newer trucks there for a little while, and now I'm getting back to having older trucks, that are all paid for, imho, if you are mechanically inclined at all, older trucks in good shape are a good investment.