Originally Posted by sea ox
Its a 5.4 gas motor. You can definitely tell the load is back there but the truck has no problem getting going or stopping. It can haul 2.5 ton legally. It all depends what you are going to use the truck for. We do mostly maintenance so mostly we use the truck for leaves and grass. Everyone wants their lawn bagged so we fill the truck once a week. If a was hauling topsoil or stone all the time I would definitely get a 450-550. A company i used to work for had a f-450 6.0 diesel and a 08 f-550 6.4 diesel. Both of them were in the shop countless times. The 550 would only get 8.9 mpg. Thats about what I get. I had to search for 2 years to find a decent used truck..
yea see we will mostly be hauling mulch, grass, leaves, and yard debris from new installs and what not. right now i have a 08f250 that has a bri mar dump insert. in the spring i have to goto the dump 3 times some days because it fills up with grass so quickly. the sides are built up but its still such a pain. i do about 150 lawns a week. but i would like the stake body because a lot of times when we clear out brush and what not we have to use my trailer because the f250 cant hold anything! plus when you fill it with grass the back end rides low.