Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 PM
M & MD Lawn's Avatar
M & MD Lawn M & MD Lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 521
Trust me I have looked at the chevys and gmc's, thats my first love. However, the problem is my bank wont finance under 07 for more than three years. That sent my payment through the roof. The difference is this one is at a local dealer and Im sure they could finance or find financing. I like the 06's the best but I also like the 07's. LBZ or LMM work for me, i like the body style of both. I haven't really looked into or know really where to look for others to finance. This bank is who all our vehicles have been done through and we have a great repoor, they also have my business account.
__________________
Paul W. Smith
Me and My Diddy Lawn Care LLC
Owner/Operator

22 Years Old
10 Years in Business

-Commercial/ Residential
-Full Service.. Lawn Care, Landscaping, Estate Care, Snow & Ice Management

http://www.facebook.com/MMDLC

As of Dec. 2013 College is over and I'm full time!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-04-2013, 12:27 AM
nismothunder nismothunder is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rush city,mn
Posts: 53
You'd be money ahead getting the 6.0. They can be bullet proofed (or more truefully made right) for around 5k.

That's a tranny build for a Cummins ram or Duramax.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-07-2013, 09:27 AM
precision8m's Avatar
precision8m precision8m is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 225
Buy the 6.0, you'll be on here in a few months asking how to fix it. They have a bad rep for a reason. I know there are many who haven't had issues, but they are ticking bombs. The only thing ford has going for them is that they build good trucks; the engines that they put into them leave much to be desired. I have 2 7.3's and they are slow, very slow, so slow that it makes me hate them. And working on them is a pita. They have too many sensors on them and each one is almost $200. I can't even imagine how much more complicated their newer engines are. I can't stand Chevy for other reasons, but they make a good engine and a good tranny and since you like Chevy that may be a good choice for you. I don't think going into debt 23k (or even 15k for that matter) for an older truck is a good idea, but it's your choice.
__________________
2005 Isuzu NPR turbo diesel 16' box
2000 Ram 2500 24 valve CTD
1996 Ram 2500 12 valve CTD
1999 F350 7.3 PSD flatbed
20' enclosed, 16' open, 14' dump
3 Walker MT 48", Toro Z500 60",
Toro proline 48", Dixon ZTR 42"
Stihl small equipment
SC licensed pesticide applicator
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-07-2013, 10:51 AM
KTM KTM is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 474
It would be a big mistake to buy a 6.0 that you have to finance for more then 3 years. One repair or "making it bullet proof" could be one or two years of payments. It would not make sense to me, a modern diesel could hurt you financially.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Stars & Stripes Landscaping Stars & Stripes Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 249
Buy the 6.0, get the ARP Headstuds & upgrade headgasket with the EGR Delete and call it a day. Get a Chevy/GMC enjoy injector problems, get a automatic dodge and enjoy replacing transmissions. Most vehicles have problems, you need to learn to adapt and overcome them.

Me - I want a 97 Ford F350 7.3L Regular Cab Long Box.... Why? Cause I love those trucks & it was my first one ever.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-07-2013, 11:30 AM
precision8m's Avatar
precision8m precision8m is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 225
Want to buy my 97 250 ext cab?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-07-2013, 01:19 PM
gallihergreen's Avatar
gallihergreen gallihergreen is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Research Triangle, NC
Posts: 3,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by tecster View Post
Get a Chevy/GMC enjoy injector problems
Only if you get a LB7('01-'04). The LLY, LBZ, LMM, and LML trucks are some of the most reliable out there. There's a reason why the 6.0L & 6.4L PSD's are so much cheaper than a comparable Duramax or Cummins.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-07-2013, 01:41 PM
Stars & Stripes Landscaping Stars & Stripes Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by gallihergreen View Post
Only if you get a LB7('01-'04). The LLY, LBZ, LMM, and LML trucks are some of the most reliable out there. There's a reason why the 6.0L & 6.4L PSD's are so much cheaper than a comparable Duramax or Cummins.
Posted via Mobile Device
Cheaper really?

Anytime I price out my dream truck (one ford, one gmc) the Ford is normally 5-6k cheaper.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-07-2013, 08:56 PM
gallihergreen's Avatar
gallihergreen gallihergreen is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Research Triangle, NC
Posts: 3,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by tecster View Post
Cheaper really?

Anytime I price out my dream truck (one ford, one gmc) the Ford is normally 5-6k cheaper.
Thanks for proving my point then.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-08-2013, 12:29 AM
JDGlandscape's Avatar
JDGlandscape JDGlandscape is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by gallihergreen View Post
Thanks for proving my point then.
Posted via Mobile Device
I think he may have had a typo. It may depend on area, because around here the fords fetch a much higher price than any other brand, trust me I looked for a loong time.

And there are ways to make the ford deisels very reliable. Just like any brand they have their weaknesses, it just happens to be that the weakness with the ford is with navistar.

I think no matter which brand you go with there are problems to be had. Just join the appropriate internet forums that have to do with those trucks to address the problems, not here so much (no offense to anyone, we are landscaping experts, other forums have truck experts). Lots of people relay what they "think" they know about the engine, where in all reality you can have a very good truck when you know what to look for.

I bought into all the 6.0 nightmare talk until I did a lot of my own research, and found out that I would not mind buying one at all. So far I do not regret my decision. I absolutely love my 6.0. There is nothing else like it EDIT: in my price range** 6.7 seems like a great engine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 AM.

Page generated in 0.07625 seconds with 9 queries