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M RASCOE&SONS
09-09-2008, 08:09 PM
im lookin for a mason dump and today i came across this 1991 ford f450,2wd,auto with pto dump .when i called on it the guy wasnt sure what motor was in it but im thinkin 460( lots of gas)and it has 124 k for miles.what do you guys think of this truck ? pros cons etc

Lawn-Sharks
09-09-2008, 09:05 PM
Looks clean! $2,500- $3,000 max??? Pro's- 460 BBF= plenty of power ,Con's- It's not a diesel or is it? Some of them did come with 6.9L diesels in them (non-turbo) The guy raised the bed for you...did you look at the engine?

J&R Landscaping
09-09-2008, 09:22 PM
Since its a 91, it would be a 7.3L (non-tubro, IDI) if it was a diesel. I'm looking at a similat truck myself only its an 88. Does the truck have over drive?

Gravel Rat
09-09-2008, 09:22 PM
Its hard to tell by the pictures but a truck like that would sell here for no less than 5 grand gas or diesel.

I had a 88 F-Superduty with a 11 foot dump 460 power and 5spd the truck was a work horse. I used to put 8000-9000lbs on it and go deliver the material. Yes it was overloaded but the truck handled the weight and it had enough brakes. The only problem I had was the clutch wasn't strong enough when the truck was grossing 17,000lbs.

I had another F-Superduty same era truck with 7.3 IDI power the 460 had more jam but it burned double the fuel. With the 7.3 being heavier on the front end and the front tires would sink out of sight in soft ground.

The only thing with the F-Superduty trucks is you have to run the best 16 inch commercial rated tires. Also you have to run the best brake pads and brake rotors.

A 460 will get 6mpg loaded and 8mpg empty the old IDI used to get 10 loaded and 11.5 empty.

M RASCOE&SONS
09-09-2008, 09:46 PM
he emailed me these pics.when i asked what motor it had he said he wasnt sure,im thinkin he said that thinkin i would still come and look at it because if its a big block
i think most guys will pass on it.

M RASCOE&SONS
09-09-2008, 10:03 PM
i just got off the phone with another guy selling a dump and he has a 1989 f superduty
with 7.3 and 5spd ,11 ft pto flat dump body with removable sides and top for fall cleanup.80 k miles new glow plugs and glowplug timer,new brakes and good tires
all around.nice body in pics.

dura to the max
09-09-2008, 10:36 PM
both look good. couldnt say on price though.

TXNSLighting
09-09-2008, 11:55 PM
tell him to pop the hood and look!!! Its not hard...

TXNSLighting
09-09-2008, 11:56 PM
i just got off the phone with another guy selling a dump and he has a 1989 f superduty
with 7.3 and 5spd ,11 ft pto flat dump body with removable sides and top for fall cleanup.80 k miles new glow plugs and glowplug timer,new brakes and good tires
all around.nice body in pics.


Thats nice!!

M RASCOE&SONS
09-11-2008, 08:59 PM
the guy with the green truck never called me back with engine size ,go figure i bet its a big block.the yellow truck isnt bad at all but its not 4wd so i think im gonna pass on it.

bam
09-11-2008, 10:08 PM
when I first started work, our oldest fleet truck was a 1991 F superduty. It had the diesel which I think was a 7.3 idi. We ran it for 12 years. I think it was retired with 125k miles. Now we have trucks that are less than 7 years old and honestly, somedays I wish we had that old tank back. The thing was a beast. We had an 8' dump bed, and plowed with it in the winter. As long as you run some weight in the back, during winter, you probably won't need 4 wheel drive. Empty the trucks weigh in around 9000-9500 Lbs.

Mechanically, the older trucks were alot easier to work on.

Make a trip to see the trucks, and check them over.

stroker51
09-14-2008, 01:52 PM
You won't be able to find a 4x4 in those trucks until the new(er) super duty's, 99 and up.

Gravel Rat
09-14-2008, 02:49 PM
The F-450 and F-550 4x4s are marginal at best you get into soft ground you sink before the 4 wheeldrive can do anything. In snow it will help a little but not much. You could get the F-Superduty trucks with a detroit locker no other choices for limited slip. The Dana 80 in the F-Superduty isn't a common axle it is heavier than what is used in P/U trucks.

DUSTYCEDAR
09-14-2008, 03:00 PM
buy a stick if u can they e4od auto trans suck really bad

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
09-14-2008, 04:47 PM
I'd go for it only if it was a 460. Have one now with only 70K miles. Great truck. Pulls great, plenty of power, parts are extremely cheap compared to newer vehicles. I average about 7.5mpg but thats loaded with about 6 yards of mulch and pulling the 16' enclosed fully loaded.

DBL
09-14-2008, 05:17 PM
You won't be able to find a 4x4 in those trucks until the new(er) super duty's, 99 and up.

we have a 90 f350 12' stake dump 4x4

mgray10
09-14-2008, 07:36 PM
The F-Superduty was a 15,000 GVWR truck, a pseudo F-450. The F-350 was a "one-ton" truck.

Riley Lawn Service
09-15-2008, 04:51 PM
not very high miles, it looks like its in good shape. but your right your gonna be paying big time at the pump my 91 f-250 has a 460 and i get 5 and half mpg! and thats highway in town its even worse