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The Lawn Boy Pro
04-19-2004, 10:55 PM
Ok, we all have our favorites, but which truck REALLY IS the workhorse? Vote on your favorite, and if its the truck (or one of the trucks) you have, post the current mileage, significant repairs, etc.

harley29710
04-19-2004, 11:00 PM
'89 F-150, 113,000 4x4 6 cyl. 4 speed pulls anything and keeps on going.

shepoutside
04-19-2004, 11:06 PM
If it wasn't for the tranny problems, I have in all my Fords, they would get my vote, but my chev's, are bullet proof ( knock wood )

Ray&Christine
04-19-2004, 11:32 PM
I have a 94 Gmc K1500 with 360,000 km, it has been a great truck. I have had about 6 starters in it but that is about the worst problem with it. The 1994 has been so good I just bought a 1995 K2500 except this one is an ext cab it has 195,000 km on it. I have a few things to do on the newer truck but if it is half as good as the old truck I'll be happy.

FrankenScagMachines
04-19-2004, 11:40 PM
Iím a Ford man.
First truck- 1990 F250 ĺ ton with a 351 V8 EFI, 5 spd ZF manual and now has 196,000 miles (could be 296,000 as it was a fleet truck) the engine on it is tired but it was ran hard before I got it and I cleaned it out regularly.

Current truck (selling the F250)- 1989 Ford F350 1 ton with a 460 big block V8 EFI, 3 spd C6 automatic, dually, 8x12í flatbed, has 162,000 miles.

Both are/have been excellent work horses and the F250 would hold its own against most trucks on the street. The F350 I havenít raced (and don't plan on it), but it really moves on out as well. They both pull pretty good, the F250 handled the trailer just fine but like I said it was a bit tired out. The F350 doesnít even know itís there. I had 1.5 ton of barn lot waste loaded on it yesterday and it didnít really seem to notice that either. One thing about these older Fords, they will pass anything but a gas station! Got 9.5-12.5 mpg in the F250 and I expect I will get about 7-10 in the F350 (just got it a couple days ago havenít got to check mileage yet but Iím working on it).

mowerman52
04-20-2004, 01:21 PM
96' F-150 XL, 74,040 mi., 4x4, straight 6, 5-speed, 5" lift, custom rims and bumpers, the truck looks mean. and pulls great. never had any repairs except replacing the rear view mirror.

CNE
04-20-2004, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by shepoutside
If it wasn't for the tranny problems, I have in all my Fords, they would get my vote, but my chev's, are bullet proof ( knock wood )

shep, you better find some more wood to knock on man, Chevy has been having tranny problems since '96 with the 4L60E which is what you have in your truck. The sunshell strips in them and leaves you with only one forward gear and no reverse. They also have problems with the valve bodies. You have been lucky if you haven't had a problem.

G&S LANDSCAPING
04-20-2004, 07:42 PM
:D Dodge 3500 1 ton dually v-10 ,Will pull anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Metro Lawn
04-20-2004, 08:20 PM
Pre 1992 Dodge trucks with the Cummins diesel get my vote. I have to search a bit harder to find them, but they are worth the effort. Plenty of power and no trans problems.

Metro Lawn
04-20-2004, 08:23 PM
This is an 89 Dodge with 390,000 miles on it. Still runs great and gets about 15mpg pulling the equipment.

Teff's Lawn & Snow
04-20-2004, 10:08 PM
2002 F-350 Powerstroke, now that I've run the powerstroke I will never buy any thing else. Love the truck.

Tevi
04-21-2004, 08:24 PM
If you ever want a bullet proof tranny for your Fords call Brians Trick Shop in Leadhill Ark.They are incredible.

EagleLandscape
04-22-2004, 05:05 PM
2003 F-250 with 6l diesel, mhhhmmmmhttp://lawnsite.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=613267

lawncare3
08-02-2004, 01:57 AM
My ford with the rebuild tranny (c6) and about 20k on the tranny has been notin but problems. Fix Or Repair Daily

GTLC
08-05-2004, 10:46 PM
2004 International 8600 6x4 14-speed split-shift rear-axle. Enough to pull your entire fleet of equipment and then some!!

blafleur
08-08-2004, 12:27 PM
02 Dodge 2500 cummins with 5 speed tranny. I love this truck. Engine is smooth and powerful. 19-21 mpg with no trailer, and pulls like a dream. My only regret is not getting 4wd.

Bryan

jajwrigh
08-10-2004, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Metro Lawn
This is an 89 Dodge with 390,000 miles on it. Still runs great and gets about 15mpg pulling the equipment.

That is absolutely crazy!!!#$^%@

LLandscaping
08-10-2004, 11:51 PM
2004 2500hd Duramax Diesel 4x4. The quietest diesel on the market and 310hp.

txlawnking
08-11-2004, 12:09 AM
Metro, I'm real partial to the first gen Cummins trucks too.. sure wish I could find one that I could afford, that was clean.

Cod
08-11-2004, 04:28 AM
I've owned an F150 and a Silverado, and like someone mentioned earlier, they are pretty neck-and-neck other than the crappy transmission that the Fords use these days. To be honest, it is still mostly personal preference. Where one company accels, another may not......and vice versa.