Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-29-2012, 04:22 AM
biodale biodale is online now
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richland, Washington
Posts: 144
truck

I am looking fora Chevy with the 5.3 engine. Bullet proof and good on the gas. Trying to find a 2500 with long bed. They are in short supply. Stay away from 6.0 engine. Reliable and powerful, but will not pass a gas station.

That's what I'm looking for. Maybe it would work for you.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-29-2012, 06:03 AM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,782
Put heavy duty springs on Tundra if you don't like the ride.

Turbos on gas burners can be troublesome...this is fact.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Capemay Eagle's Avatar
Capemay Eagle Capemay Eagle is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Capemay NJ
Posts: 1,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
You want to argue semantics. A modified car engine is absolutely no indication how it will hold up in a much heavier platform under high stress conditions. 2010 is still only 2 years of history under completely unrelated conditions.

Still waiting for you to go to the F150 forum ans tell me what users are saying about the Ecoboost in the F150.
What ever you say man. I am willing to be you sport a Toyota?
__________________
John Deere X300 42"
Craftsman YT3000
Echo PB413
Echo SRM-210
Stihl BR-600 Magnum
Stihl FS90
Stihl BG55 handheld blower
AMSOIL In Everything I own
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-30-2012, 12:44 AM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capemay Eagle View Post
What ever you say man. I am willing to be you sport a Toyota?
And it doesn't change th fact that in two years most of those Fords only have about 20-30k on the clock.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-30-2012, 12:58 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,779
I'd get a V-8 of some sort. A six cylinder or in-line five is just way too underpowered.

I finally gave up on my S-10 last fall with the 4.3. Good truck and traded it with 250,000 miles, but way too under-powered for pulling anything.

I went with an 05' F-150 with the 4.6, and I get the same or better fuel economy with it compared to my S-10.

Ultimately I've got enough power now to actually pull a few things. I was originally looking for an F-150 with the 5.9, but I've got my C3500 HD with an 8.1 to pull the big loads.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:14 AM
hosejockey2002's Avatar
hosejockey2002 hosejockey2002 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by biodale
I am looking fora Chevy with the 5.3 engine. Bullet proof and good on the gas. Trying to find a 2500 with long bed. They are in short supply. Stay away from 6.0 engine. Reliable and powerful, but will not pass a gas station.
You won't find one. Chevy never put a 5.3 in a 2500. Older models had the V5700 (old 350), but with less power than the 6.0 and probably as thirsty. If there was such a thing as a 2500 with a 5.3 it would probably be as bad on gas as a 6.0 but not have the power.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:17 AM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capemay Eagle View Post
What ever you say man. I am willing to be you sport a Toyota?
Nope, a pair of 06 Dodge 2500's diesels and a 99 1500 gasser for shop and brush hauling. An 04 Dakota for pool service. Looking to replace the Dakota. Personal vehicles are a 02 Trailblazer and 10 Mustang GT.
I wish Ford had continued pursuing diesel tech for the F150 and now defunct Rangers. I think any V6 is going to too stressed under daily towing operations. The 5.0 is probably going to the most popular option.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:58 AM
stik208 stik208 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Oomkes View Post
Why not, they tried it with the 6.0 and 6.4 powerjokes........
The 6.0 and 6.4's
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 06-30-2012, 08:27 AM
excav8ter excav8ter is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 189
I don't know why so many people hate the 6.0......I bought mine new and have been running and SCT X3 programmer on it since about 200 miles, I now have nearly 129,000 and it still runs great. Doing routine maintenance on the 6.0 is the key to the engine lasting. I pull my mini x or my CTL almost daily with my truck as well as trips west to go snowmobiling in the off season. This 07 F350 CC SB 6.0 has been the best truck I've ever had. Including all the GM and Dodge trucks that have been in my possession.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-30-2012, 12:45 PM
hosejockey2002's Avatar
hosejockey2002 hosejockey2002 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by excav8ter
I don't know why so many people hate the 6.0.
Because so many people have had them turn out to be money pits. You obviously have a good one. I think I know 4 guys with them. 1 has been perfect for over 150K, the other 3 are money pits. The '07s are supposed to be better than the earlier ones.
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 03:11 AM.

Page generated in 0.07301 seconds with 7 queries