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Old 01-07-2010, 08:51 PM
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7.5 is a 460 gas. expect no more than 12 mpg, tops.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:58 PM
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Looks decent! Those 460's are thirsty but if your pulling heavy, they'll do real good!
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:14 PM
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So the truck itself has more than 40k then right? Just the motor is fresh? Something to look into.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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My truck also has a service body on it, except I have a 2500. The service body is nice for lawn care, I can carry a bunch of tools and things I need for working. But since my truck is also my personal truck, it isn't exactly the best personal truck. Which is why I will be getting a different truck in a few weeks or months (depending on when I find the one I want). But anyway, this truck would be great for lawn care stuff, just make sure it is mechanically in good shape.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:37 PM
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So the truck itself has more than 40k then right? Just the motor is fresh? Something to look into.
i am guessing that it does, i didn't ask the guy if that was original miles or a rebuild.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:39 PM
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My truck also has a service body on it, except I have a 2500. The service body is nice for lawn care, I can carry a bunch of tools and things I need for working. But since my truck is also my personal truck, it isn't exactly the best personal truck. Which is why I will be getting a different truck in a few weeks or months (depending on when I find the one I want). But anyway, this truck would be great for lawn care stuff, just make sure it is mechanically in good shape.

will definetly make sure it is mechanically in good shape first. do you have alot of room to put debris in the bed part of it?
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:10 PM
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Like anything, it always seems to fill up too fast. I can fit about 1.5 yards of bark/mulch in it, as is, but I could probably squeeze 2 yards in mine if I really needed to. Otherwise, hauling brush/debris, grass/leaves it works great. Its really nice for when I need extra space for debris after my trailer is filled. The service body on the truck you're looking at is probably a little bigger than mine since mine is only a srw truck.
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If it's 41,000 miles rebuilt then I would keep your newer f150, especially if you know that your truck was maintained.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:16 PM
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7.5 is a 460 gas. expect no more than 12 mpg, tops.
Are you kidding me I don't think so you won't see anymore than 8mpg probably more like 6.5-7 mpg. I have had 460 powered trucks good engines just a little piggy on fuel. They don't have any problems handling a heavy load.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:33 PM
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Are you kidding me I don't think so you won't see anymore than 8mpg probably more like 6.5-7 mpg. I have had 460 powered trucks good engines just a little piggy on fuel. They don't have any problems handling a heavy load.
i understand that part, but if i use my f150 pulling a 12 or 14 ft trailer i would think that the gas mileage would be about the same since my f150 is only a 4.2 v6 having to give it more gas to pull the load, so i would be in the same boat so to speak but with a heavier truck. is my thinking on this anywhere near correct?
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