View Full Version : the new ford f-150 crewcab fx4

05-02-2004, 01:24 PM
would this be a good truck to haul a z mower 60in? could it haul a bobcat?can you plow with this truck?

05-15-2004, 08:56 PM
anybody out there thing i should get this truck?

05-15-2004, 09:27 PM
It should be enough to do the mower hauling but the bobcat towing might be a little much. As far as the snow removal it might not take all the plow comany mounts check your dealer and specific brands. I would never plow with anything less than a 3/4 ton just for the simple facts that all the suspension and drive components are heaver duty and built to take the punishment most 1/2 ton trucks now adays are made for a nice ride and thats about it, in days past 1/2 tons could handle some 61/2foot blades but they can really get weigheg down by todays big v-plows.

Simone Lawn Service
05-15-2004, 09:33 PM
You shouldn't have any problems hauling a full size lawn trailer with all of your equipment. I wouldn't think a bobcat on a trailer would be a problem either. Ditto on the plowing. (PROVIDED YOU GO WITH THE BIG V-8) A guy I work with has a 2001 with the V-6 and hauls nothing with it, he says it's completely gutless, and wishes he would have gotten the V-8. You also have to consider how hard your going to work this truck.

Some things to consider:

1)How much snow will you be pushing (I assume your annual snowfall is pretty close to ours in Fort Wayne 35-40")
2)Do you plan on hauling much (grass,mulch,wood,salt or spreader...?)
3)Do you plan on getting more work within the next few years (more equipment, accounts...)

I have an older F-150 I plow and spread salt with. I've beefed it up with (dual batt.,beefier springs...and it has done a good job for me, but my next truck will be a 3/4 ton. The F-150 will do the job, but I think it will have to work a lot harder...


05-16-2004, 06:47 AM
If you like that style wait.Ford is coming out with a 3/4 ton version

05-16-2004, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Tevi
If you like that style wait.Ford is coming out with a 3/4 ton version

when are they doing that?

05-16-2004, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Tevi
If you like that style wait.Ford is coming out with a 3/4 ton version

when is the 3/4 ton version coming out? do u got any pics of it?

05-16-2004, 10:57 AM
It's going to 05 model year and will look just like the F150

06-17-2004, 06:45 PM
I would say take a look at the dodge with a hemi. They drive FAST and have great torque.

06-17-2004, 09:19 PM
I have fx4 f150....... go bigger, get the f250 with the 6.0 diesel.

06-18-2004, 12:08 AM
There is an excellent writeup on the new 2005 superduty at pickuptruck.com, click here (http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/2005superduty1.html).
All of the following pictures are form pickuptruck.com

http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/intro.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd3.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd7.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd2.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd6.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd5.jpg http://www.pickuptruck.com/IMAGES/2005/ford/superduty/05sd1.jpg

I personally would step up to a 3/4 ton or larger if you will be hauling heavy equipment or especially plowing snow. If you can't afford a new 3/4 ton but you can afford a brand new half ton, find a used 3/4.