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NCSULandscaper
06-01-2003, 12:24 AM
Here is the current toy I picked up today.

Keith
06-01-2003, 12:26 AM
Sweeeet! What engine?

NCSULandscaper
06-01-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by Keith
Sweeeet! What engine?

5.4L gas
Couldnt see spending the extra $5,000 for the diesel. Dont do that much heavy hauling.

Brieldo
06-01-2003, 02:26 AM
Watching me pull away, going 0-60 in 7 seconds and getting 22+ mpg is well worth 5k. Plus, nothing sounds better than the turbo spooling up and the torque converter holding the gear as the engine brakes...PowerStroke it or go home.

Jimmy348
06-01-2003, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by Brieldo
Watching me pull away, going 0-60 in 7 seconds and getting 22+ mpg is well worth 5k. Plus, nothing sounds better than the turbo spooling up and the torque converter holding the gear as the engine brakes...PowerStroke it or go home.

What engine is giving you 22mpg (6.0 or 7.3)?
In comparison with several 7.3 others 20 mpg highway (under 2k rpm) is about the limit. City driving has been averaging 11-14 mpg.

Do you have any mods or recommendations (I would like to reach those numbers as well)

And your right (nothing does sound better than that turbo spooling up) Not to mention that sweet smell of diesel in the morning with your java.
My problem is keeping the foot off of the spooling maker :D

Keith
06-01-2003, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by NCSULandscaper
5.4L gas
Couldnt see spending the extra $5,000 for the diesel. Dont do that much heavy hauling.

Very nice looking truck, no matter the engine :) I don't recall ever having seen a regular cab in Dark Shadow Grey. I like crewcabs, but a nice regular cab looks pretty darn good. I looked at a True Blue regular cab V10 4X4 about two years ago, I almost bought it. Alas, I still drive a 95 F150 :( Oh well, maybe one day I'll think about getting one :)

Firefighter Dave
06-01-2003, 10:46 AM
NCSULandscaper,



Nice Truck!!!!

I picked up a F-250 a couple weeks ago and love it!!!

Dave

:blob2: :blob2:

NCSULandscaper
06-01-2003, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Brieldo
Watching me pull away, going 0-60 in 7 seconds and getting 22+ mpg is well worth 5k. Plus, nothing sounds better than the turbo spooling up and the torque converter holding the gear as the engine brakes...PowerStroke it or go home.

Well good for you. Like i said above i dont need a diesel for hauling 2 mowers and a 16 ft trailer. So why spend another $5,000 for bragging rights. If all ure worried about it speed then get a sprots car, cause im not worried about speed while towing.

Brieldo
06-01-2003, 10:48 PM
6.0L...it'll be chipped in a month or so

dhicks
06-04-2003, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by Firefighter Dave
NCSULandscaper,

I picked up a F-250 a couple weeks ago and love it!!!


I'm a Chevy kind of guy but I do love the looks of your new truck.

Firefighter Dave
06-04-2003, 08:51 AM
The Chevy's are good looking truck too.... I just think the Fords are a little more beefer looking....

Dave

:blob2: :blob2:

Turf Technologies
06-04-2003, 08:35 PM
I to just picked up a new 250 two weeks ago.

lawnkid
06-05-2003, 10:11 PM
I just heard a joke this week from a fellow landscaper. He just bought 7 new Ford E-550's with 9' Meyer plows and all powerstroke diesels and 3-way dumps. He said he'd rather be strokin it than cummin with Dodge. Lol. After seeing his trucks, I am a loyal Ford man now. :D

dlandscaping
06-05-2003, 10:52 PM
I too just picked up a new ford. I got a f350 supercab psd with the 6.0l powerstroke. Man i love diesel.

Nozzleman
06-07-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by lawnkid
I just heard a joke this week from a fellow landscaper. He just bought 7 new Ford E-550's with 9' Meyer plows and all powerstroke diesels and 3-way dumps. He said he'd rather be strokin it than cummin with Dodge. Lol. After seeing his trucks, I am a loyal Ford man now. :D

I would much rather be Cummin with my Dodge than be an impotent Stroker. :D :D

plowboy81
06-09-2003, 01:13 AM
Nice truck. I have a F-350 p/s and there is no way I get more than 19.5 mpg. What add-ons do you have to make it run 7 secs 0-60?

lawnkid
06-09-2003, 07:10 PM
Nozzleman,
Haha, by the way, nice truck in the other thread. But I still like the fords better :D

cntryboymc
06-10-2003, 01:41 AM
ford or gm hd?gas or diesel?what is the best truck for pulling and plowing?

cntryboymc
06-10-2003, 06:50 PM
how are the suer dutys holding up plowing and towing?