Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Click for Weather
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2013, 12:38 PM
Outlawn's Avatar
Outlawn Outlawn is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Angelo, TX
Posts: 482
I bought a 99 Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab with the 7.3 Stroke in it in 2007 with 146,xxx miles (for $7,000!). It now has 270,xxx miles and running strong. I've had minimal repairs and still make almost 16mpg average.
Also have a 2001 Ford Expedition with 151K miles, a 2002 Ford Lightning with 130K miles, and a 1989 Mustang 5.0 with a scant 94K miles..............yea, I bleed Ford blue...........
2009 Ford F-250 Ext Cab 4x4
1999 Ford F-250 SD 7.3L Crew Cab
5x10' trailer w/gate and racks
18x8 flat bed w/custom removable gates and racks
2006 Great Dane Surfer 19/52
2002 eXmark Viking 36 hydro
2008 Hustler FasTrak Mini 17/36
eXmark Metro 26
2011 Honda HRC216HXA
Shindaiwa T242
Echo SRM-230
RedMax BCZ2450T
Shindaiwa Multi-tool
Shindaiwa EB802RT
Echo PB-755ST
Echo PB-210LE
Stihl HS45 Hedge Trimmer
Echo CS-400
Ryan LA28 Aerator FOR SALE

AMSoil Dealer
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Turf Commando's Avatar
Turf Commando Turf Commando is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Makes me wonder
Posts: 1,178
It's not the miles that count its who maintained the vehicle.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:23 AM
Will P.C. Will P.C. is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 939
Some of you guys are getting some serious mileage out of your truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:48 PM
jkilov's Avatar
jkilov jkilov is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MS
Posts: 1,326
My F250 5.4 has just passed 278,000 miles. It gets no better than 14 mpg while towing.

A lot of suspension and brake problems on the way, with the engine not being stellar either (COPs, manifolds, plugs).
F-250 5.4 V8 stand. cab, tandem trailer
Ferris IS3100Z 61" L Kaw, Hydrocut 36" 13hp Kaw
Shindaiwa T3410, EB8520 Maruyama HT2300, MS047
Stihl FC85, MS192T, 041AV, MS200
Redmax HBZ2601

Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 09:48 AM
MasScape MasScape is online now
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 168
It all depends on maintenance, how it is driven, and what engine. I have seen many old 7.3s with 300k+ milage and run great
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 12:45 PM
Snydermf's Avatar
Snydermf Snydermf is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Alfred NY
Posts: 76
My 2002 F-250 with a 5.4 I bought with 100,900, it now has just shy of 173,000, pulling a 16' trailer almost every day. Still running strong, did the typical exhaust manifolds around 150,000. Just bought another '02 with the 5.4 with 117,000 on it. These motors won't win any races, but they are reliable and have enough power to get the job done in any normal lawn care scenario. The only time I've really wished for more power was hauling loads over 4-5 ton, then you really just need a diesel.
Reply With Quote

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 01:44 PM.

Page generated in 0.06797 seconds with 9 queries