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Old 05-09-2006, 08:01 AM
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The f150 that I have has a heavy duty manual tranny out of an f250. 1st gear is a granny gear so it is great for getting going with a heavy load! The truck has the 4.9 straight 6 and runs pretty good. has 130k and still going, but the clutch is throw out bearing is kinda noisey (but its the ORIGINAL CLUTCH). When it goes, I'll replace it and keep on trucking!

I am looking at 1 of the new Dodge Ram 3500 cab & chasis for 2007. I can't wait for the dealers to get them in!
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:38 PM
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I have a 2004 Ford F-150, 2wd with the 4.6 V8 automatic. I love it. It pulls my 5X12 single axle trailer with all my mowers and equipment and the trucks bed is usually full of tools or supplies. I bought the truck new, before I got into this business full time. If I had to do it over I would have bought a 4wd. So I could plow with it this winter. Now I will either buy an older 4wd or just stick to snow blowing sidewalks and driveways.

If I do buy an older 4wd, it will be 3/4 ton or 1 ton. It doesn't really matter to me if it's a Chevy, Dodge or Ford but I do like Fords the best. I think they are all good trucks as long as they are taken care of.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:46 PM
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The only thing I like about the Dodge is the side-benefit of a low-compression engine means since you have no power anyway, if you take it real easy on the gas, you get really nice fuel mileage.

I just recorded 15.3 mpg with the 6x12 and the usual load (which isn't much because I only carry what I need and I do all the same kind of work all day), but man, I didn't even get to step on it once, thou I did just a little but only one time and it wasn't but maybe 1/4 way down the pedal... I think my top speed the entire week was somewhere between 50-55, thou I might've pegged 60 once, not sure lol.

Still, 300+ miles on a tank of fuel, that was just tough.

On a side note, the whole town probably about faints now when they see me up the road, they're probably like Oh NOOOO, I am NOT behind THAT SLOW MOVING *&^% TRUCK **AGAIN!!***

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Old 05-11-2006, 01:44 AM
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Ive got a 1994 Chevy 2500 reg cab long bed. 230,000 miles. Runs perfect, Its actually decent on gas. I guess it all depends on the trucks gearing. It holds a lot and hauls without any problems.
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:52 PM
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2004 Ford F-250 SuperCab Shortbox 6.0L Powerstroke.......flawless engine. (Atleast mine!) I can push, pull, or drag anything you want. Mileage.....15MPG pulling my 7x18 lawn trailer around. 57,000 miles and counting....
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Old 07-21-2006, 09:28 PM
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2003 toyota tundra long bed v6 -good on gas -enough power to get the job done and ultra reliable-perfect lawnservice truck
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:23 PM
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I have an '06 F-150 4wd supercab with a 5.4 and I love it, it replaced an '04 F-150 4wd reg. cab with the 4.6. Honestly the 4.6 will handle any trailer full of mowers but when I traded I wanted a supercab and the 5.4 for pulling my tractor and equipment around. This is alot of truck for a trailer full of mowing equipment but i don't ever complain about it.
In the past I've worked out of a '95 Ranger 4wd 4cyl 5spd. long bed and I will say that truck had more balls than I thought it would. I loved that truck and used the heck out of it.
Then my first truck was an '83 F-250 4wd 300 I-6 and a 4spd., cheap, tough, dependable, etc.

I've always had Ford's since my dad is a Ford Salesman and I've never had a bad one.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:12 PM
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1986 Dodge D-250 Ram, cost $1,400 3 years ago and gets 15 mpg.

But then I'm pretty light on the throttle and run high performance spark and air supplies...
I still don't understand how anyone with a lesser rated truck doesn't suffer transmission problems...
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