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Belgium
08-08-2012, 04:37 PM
Hey guys,

Maybe this is a weird question but i really like the ford raptor. I would be used a towing vehicle but i also wanna use it as my personal vehicle. You think the ford is suited to tow a 12x6 trailer (7700lbs)? And now the weird part :) woul i be able to plow with it? Thanks for not laughing :)
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cgaengineer
08-08-2012, 04:40 PM
I wouldn't want to tow 7700 pounds with an F150, plowing would be ok.
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93Chevy
08-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Keep the Raptor as a personal truck. It's too nice of a truck to beat it up :)

BrandonV
08-08-2012, 10:42 PM
with those speciality shocks/springs on the front I'd think it wouldn't like the weight of a plow off the front

knox gsl
08-08-2012, 10:44 PM
Find an old f250 for work and keep the new one nice and clean.

Swampy
08-09-2012, 01:26 AM
I wouldn't think the gearing in the rear end, or the transmission would hold up to towing or plowing.

Raptor=Toy
Most Pickups=Work truck, eventually

Belgium
08-09-2012, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the advice guy. Only problem is over here in belgium we don't have any old trucks.The only truvks you can find are some new f-150', dodge ram 1500's,silverado, sierra. No 2500's and certainly no 3500's :s
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Deori
08-09-2012, 08:38 PM
I was in several countries in western Europe last summer. Closest to Belgium I made it was The Netherlands. I would randomly, very rarely, see an American truck over there and man do they stick out like a sore thumb lol. I don't know about Belgium but I did see a big, fairly new, crew cab Dodge diesel in Holland, was a 2500 or 3500. Had to stop and watch it tear down the road, taking up both lanes lol.
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4 seasons lawn&land
08-09-2012, 09:23 PM
Wow this site has some reach huh? I wouldnt beat up that thing either. They are cool but look a bit juvenile to me..... Id still have one though.

cgaengineer
08-09-2012, 09:24 PM
I'd buy a Tundra over that truck anyway...
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4 seasons lawn&land
08-09-2012, 09:47 PM
tundra, would you get the turd package?

cgaengineer
08-09-2012, 10:05 PM
tundra, would you get the turd package?

Yes I would, limited baby!

150k on my supercharged Tacoma 4x4 and I have about $200 dollars in non routine maintenance. Alternator bearings (from muddin'), two coil packs that ended up not being bad.

Plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter, belts, front pads, oil and fuel.
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Belgium
08-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Wow this site has some reach huh? I wouldnt beat up that thing either. They are cool but look a bit juvenile to me..... Id still have one though.

To me they look like a mean, mean machine :-) could be because i'm only 25 years old lol :D . Over here most of the usa trucks are 1500/f-150. Wouldn't know where to buy a heavier one except if i would be importing one straight from the usa which is almost impossible due to stupid laws :( Woul a tundra hold up plowing/towing or what other one would you guys advice me in the 1500/f150 range? My ultimate dream is a ford f-550 with fifth wheel trailer but nearly impossible to get such a combination on the road over here :-(
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4 seasons lawn&land
08-10-2012, 10:32 PM
i dont understand. your country doesnt have trucks...?

4 seasons lawn&land
08-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Bad news, OP was hung by his government for talking ****

justanotherlawnguy
08-15-2012, 01:04 AM
Hey guys,

Maybe this is a weird question but i really like the ford raptor. I would be used a towing vehicle but i also wanna use it as my personal vehicle. You think the ford is suited to tow a 12x6 trailer (7700lbs)? And now the weird part :) woul i be able to plow with it? Thanks for not laughing :)
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your in belgium and wanna buy a raptor, Is that even possible? if it is, gas is like 7.50/gallon over there and wouldnt even be practical.

I call shenanigans on this post:nono::nono:

Mowingman
08-15-2012, 09:43 AM
My son, who is a certified Ford mechanic, says to stay away from the Raptor. He says it is a way overpriced, underperforming waste of money. All looks, no performance.

treysoucie
08-15-2012, 09:50 AM
the raptor is junk. The frame buckles under light baja type offroading (which this was designed for). If you want a half ton, look at the Tundra. 7700lbs is a good payload. I would look at getting a 94-96 dodge cummins 12 valve.

retrodog
08-15-2012, 01:22 PM
I would hold out and get one of the new 150 diesel trucks. Diesel has to be cheaper over there, and the new ford looks sweet on the specs. I think dodge is spitting one out real quick, and toyota should have one next year...
I just scored a brand new 2012 2500 4 Door dodge diesel 4x4 for $35000 Saturday :) started getting my add ons today for it. I will post pics when I finish building it

Belgium
08-15-2012, 06:00 PM
Lol gas is quite expensive over here but over here we convert them to lpg which is quite cheap (cheaper than diesel). We do have trucks over here but most of them are 1500 and sometimes you see a 2500 but those are quite expensive (at least $75000). What we use mostly are vans like mercedes sprinters, npr's, iveco,... Or toyota land cruisers, nissan patrols, land rover defender, sometimes even a range rover :-)
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mjlcare2
08-25-2012, 10:34 PM
hahaha.. i had to be the first to laugh.. that would be a HUGE NO to the Raptor plowing or towing.. it wasn't designed to do either.. Ford specifically says it cannot do this! and what the heck are you towing on a 6x12 trailer that weighs 7700lbs.. maybe some conversions are getting screwed up here.. they don't make a 6x12 trailer anywhere in the world that can hold that weight.. surely someone over there already plows and tows trailers.. use what they have

Belgium
08-28-2012, 02:15 PM
Lol 7716 lbs is 3500 kg right? And 6ft x 12 ft is 1.83 metres x 3.65 metres right? At least i think that's right? The trailer gets used to transport a mini excavator of 2.5 tonnes (metric system) and things like a tractor,... And other guys around here use real trucks like man, mercedes,... or heavy tractors like fendt, deutz, john deere, new holland,... Those are way too expensive to use for snowplowing my clients driveways or small parking lots. We don't have that much snow fall in a year so not a lot of companies offer this servie to their clients.
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pitrack
09-03-2012, 06:55 PM
I'd buy a Tundra over that truck anyway...
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You're serious?
:laugh:

mjlcare2
09-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Lol 7716 lbs is 3500 kg right? And 6ft x 12 ft is 1.83 metres x 3.65 metres right? At least i think that's right? The trailer gets used to transport a mini excavator of 2.5 tonnes (metric system) and things like a tractor,... And other guys around here use real trucks like man, mercedes,... or heavy tractors like fendt, deutz, john deere, new holland,... Those are way too expensive to use for snowplowing my clients driveways or small parking lots. We don't have that much snow fall in a year so not a lot of companies offer this servie to their clients.
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Can you post a picture of the trailer and equipment you want to tow?

pitrack
09-03-2012, 07:19 PM
hahaha.. i had to be the first to laugh.. that would be a HUGE NO to the Raptor plowing or towing.. it wasn't designed to do either.. Ford specifically says it cannot do this! and what the heck are you towing on a 6x12 trailer that weighs 7700lbs.. maybe some conversions are getting screwed up here.. they don't make a 6x12 trailer anywhere in the world that can hold that weight.. surely someone over there already plows and tows trailers.. use what they have

If I am going to spend that kind of change on a truck you can bet your ass I'm going to tow something with it eventually. I see guys towing all the time with Raptors, probably not 7k consistently but still.

Belgium
09-09-2012, 04:26 AM
Can you post a picture of the trailer and equipment you want to tow?

If you search for a topic "my new trailer", you'll find te pics. That trailer has to haul a mini excavator sometimes and i would love to do the towing in a safe way. So no raptor?
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Duekster
09-09-2012, 05:42 AM
If you search for a topic "my new trailer", you'll find te pics. That trailer has to haul a mini excavator sometimes and i would love to do the towing in a safe way. So no raptor?
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It is a city street truck.

Patriot Services
09-09-2012, 09:39 AM
I thought every Euro guy drove a Unimog.
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JLSLLC
09-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Its def not a work truck... beat up an older one!

you wont feel as bad when you scratch it!!!! :)

Belgium
09-09-2012, 12:05 PM
I thought every Euro guy drove a Unimog.
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Lol i wish that was true :D we usually drive mercedes sprinter/iveco/npr, canter, cabstar,...
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muddywater
09-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Cant you get a toyota hilux with the diesel? That and a land rover defender would be on my list!

mjlcare2
09-09-2012, 01:09 PM
WOW!! not a trailer I would put a mini excavator in.. How much weight can that trailer hold.. especially with those small tires.. I know they aren't meant handle the weight even if there are 6 of them.. I think you have the most efficient set up with what you can get.