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Old 12-25-2012, 08:37 PM
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F-650 Gas

Does anyone have an F-650 with a V-10? I am thinking about buying one and want some opinions from other owners or people who know somebody that owns one. Gas mileage is not an issue the truck will be driven around town and will not see much highway use. I want it with a regular cab and a 10' dump bed.

The truck will be used to haul a mini ex or skid steer to the job sites and stone/soil. It costs about $12,000 less than the highest horse power cummins at my local dealer. I believe the gearing is 6.30, how well does it tow with the v10, where I live it is very flat, not many hills.

We only drive the dumps about 15,000 miles per year so the truck rots away long before a diesel engine hits 200,000 so Im not looking for a truck I can put 400,000-500,000 miles on.

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:03 PM
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F-650 Gas

Cummins in a ford .... Stock?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:06 PM
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Cummins in a ford .... Stock?
I believe the F650's come with the Cummins motor. Pretty wild stuff
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:13 PM
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F-650 Gas

Really wow ??.... Also I didn't know they made an f450 and above gas motor if so must be rare at least on newer models?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:25 PM
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makes no sense to me get the diesel
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:28 PM
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15k miles is above average for a passenger car and especially a truck. So i think its a bad idea. However i don't have first hand experience.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:29 PM
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Cummins or Cat. I thought V10 was in a F550 or smaller, maybe even F450. Buy not the F650. I maybe wrong.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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Cummins or Cat. I thought V10 was in a F550 or smaller, maybe even F450. Buy not the F650. I maybe wrong.
Agreed I thought v10 was in 350 and below
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:42 PM
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Really wow ??.... Also I didn't know they made an f450 and above gas motor if so must be rare at least on newer models?
Ford just started using the v10 about a year ago mainly to replace all the 8.1 Chevy moving vans.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:43 PM
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15k miles is above average for a passenger car and especially a truck. So i think its a bad idea. However i don't have first hand experience.
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15,000 miles in a year is nothing on a cummins, they are made to do that in one month.
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