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Old 10-14-2012, 01:43 PM
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My first truck had a 14.7 liter with 525 hp and 1650 lbs of torque. The second one had a 15.2 liter 475 hp and 1800 lbs of torque. But talking about that inline 300, it will pull similar to a diesel and will not like being reved high.
Must have been Cats, think they the only one making a 15L.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:04 PM
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My back up truck (which I used for 2 years pulling a trailer) is a 2005 Silverado with 4.3L manual and it'll pull a 6x10 trailer with 2 walk behinds without much trouble. Sure it feels it going up hill but it does the trick when I need it to.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:02 PM
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Yea I was gona say big trucks have 6 cylinders too my ram 4500s are 6 cylinders. And they tow 7000-10000 pound trailers with ease.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:33 PM
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Must have been Cats, think they the only one making a 15L.
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14.7 was a DD series 60 the other was a C15 cat, I like the series 60 better for the big hills out west, it had a wider power band but the cat is better on the east coast driving.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:18 PM
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6 cylinder gas engines.... I did not specify earlier.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:19 PM
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the 300 six has been around for a long time. it could be one of the best engines they built.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:37 PM
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I drive a Honda Ridgeline with a six cylinder. Tows my 10 ft enclosed with a 48" walk behind and push mower plus accessoies easily.
I just hate driveing full sizes.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:42 PM
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I had a 95 F-150 with the inline 6. It was a great truck, pulled a 16' open trailer for several years with it.

With one Ztr it did great, with two it struggled a bit. Very dependable truck!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM
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i roll solo with a 2005 gmc sierra with the 4.3 v6 5 speed. i love my truck to death. i work out of it and it is also my daily driver. it pulls my 10ft trailer with a scag 36'' wb, velky, toro push mower, husquvarna blower and shindaiwa weeeater with absolutely no problem. i believe a v6 makes for a perfect work truck because it is easy on gas and matinence is very easy. i do all my own mechanic work on my equipment as well as on my truck and im sure others can agree with me when i say a 4.3 v6 is about the easiest engine to work on as well as one of the most reliable engines out there. i also would suggest a manual transmission because it pulls the best and it helps out with gas mileage. hope this comes in handy! take care!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:49 AM
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I'm towing with an '11 F150 with the Ecoboost 3.5l engine. While the engine has a ton of power and tows the trailer (8x10 aluminum) with the mowers or 2 utility quads on it with ease, the gas mileage sucks, like 10mpg sucks. I think that has to do with the 3.31 gearing out back, but not sure. Great truck, hell of a lot nicer inside than my Dodge was.
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