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M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 06:51 PM
do you guys think this truck would be a good investment or not? 1997 f-350 4x4 utility bed, only 41,000 miles. any advice would be helpful

punt66
01-07-2010, 06:52 PM
do you guys think this truck would be a good investment or not? 1997 f-350 4x4 utility bed, only 41,000 miles. any advice would be helpful

to use for what and how much?????

M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 06:56 PM
sorry guys forgot to mention that it has a 7.5 v8 5speed

PetesLandscape&Supply
01-07-2010, 06:58 PM
How much $$$$$

M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 06:58 PM
for anything lawn maintence, pulling trailers, mulching, small tree work? i was just looking for something more hd than a f150.

M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 07:01 PM
sorry 4800.00 or trade my f150 even for it.

PetesLandscape&Supply
01-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Looks like a good truck, to bad it isn't a dump truck.....pete :)

M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 08:15 PM
so do you think its worth trading my f150 for, and as for the dump part i could always put one on it right?

PetesLandscape&Supply
01-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Yes it would be a good trade depending on what year your F-150 is and yes you could put a one ton dump box on that truck and have a great landscaping truck for sure....pete

M&B LAWN CARE
01-07-2010, 09:10 PM
well my f150 is a 2002 with 113,000 and the f350 has 41,000 on it, obviously rebuild, so i just don't know what is the best decision. do you think it would be ok for lawn mowing and maintence to? i know it would do fine in the snow for plowing, and i believe that a 7.5 would be diesel right?

eludemann
01-07-2010, 09:51 PM
7.5 is a 460 gas. expect no more than 12 mpg, tops.

J&R Landscaping
01-07-2010, 09:58 PM
Looks decent! Those 460's are thirsty but if your pulling heavy, they'll do real good!

rcslawncare
01-10-2010, 07:14 PM
So the truck itself has more than 40k then right? Just the motor is fresh? Something to look into.

mowerbrad
01-10-2010, 08:33 PM
My truck also has a service body on it, except I have a 2500. The service body is nice for lawn care, I can carry a bunch of tools and things I need for working. But since my truck is also my personal truck, it isn't exactly the best personal truck. Which is why I will be getting a different truck in a few weeks or months (depending on when I find the one I want). But anyway, this truck would be great for lawn care stuff, just make sure it is mechanically in good shape.

M&B LAWN CARE
01-10-2010, 08:37 PM
So the truck itself has more than 40k then right? Just the motor is fresh? Something to look into.

i am guessing that it does, i didn't ask the guy if that was original miles or a rebuild.

M&B LAWN CARE
01-10-2010, 08:39 PM
My truck also has a service body on it, except I have a 2500. The service body is nice for lawn care, I can carry a bunch of tools and things I need for working. But since my truck is also my personal truck, it isn't exactly the best personal truck. Which is why I will be getting a different truck in a few weeks or months (depending on when I find the one I want). But anyway, this truck would be great for lawn care stuff, just make sure it is mechanically in good shape.


will definetly make sure it is mechanically in good shape first. do you have alot of room to put debris in the bed part of it?

mowerbrad
01-10-2010, 09:10 PM
Like anything, it always seems to fill up too fast. I can fit about 1.5 yards of bark/mulch in it, as is, but I could probably squeeze 2 yards in mine if I really needed to. Otherwise, hauling brush/debris, grass/leaves it works great. Its really nice for when I need extra space for debris after my trailer is filled. The service body on the truck you're looking at is probably a little bigger than mine since mine is only a srw truck.

GravelyGuy
01-10-2010, 09:11 PM
If it's 41,000 miles rebuilt then I would keep your newer f150, especially if you know that your truck was maintained.

Gravel Rat
01-10-2010, 09:16 PM
7.5 is a 460 gas. expect no more than 12 mpg, tops.

Are you kidding me I don't think so you won't see anymore than 8mpg probably more like 6.5-7 mpg. I have had 460 powered trucks good engines just a little piggy on fuel. They don't have any problems handling a heavy load.

M&B LAWN CARE
01-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Are you kidding me I don't think so you won't see anymore than 8mpg probably more like 6.5-7 mpg. I have had 460 powered trucks good engines just a little piggy on fuel. They don't have any problems handling a heavy load.

i understand that part, but if i use my f150 pulling a 12 or 14 ft trailer i would think that the gas mileage would be about the same since my f150 is only a 4.2 v6 having to give it more gas to pull the load, so i would be in the same boat so to speak but with a heavier truck. is my thinking on this anywhere near correct?

rcslawncare
01-10-2010, 10:17 PM
That is about right, but just make sure you want to give up your truck for one that might have 200k plus on the tranny or other rather expensive parts that will need replaced when towing frequently. I guess the deal depends on the total limes on the truck.