Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-08-2012, 04:37 PM
Belgium's Avatar
Belgium Belgium is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Antwerp,Belgium
Posts: 162
F-150 raptor

Hey guys,

Maybe this is a weird question but i really like the ford raptor. I would be used a towing vehicle but i also wanna use it as my personal vehicle. You think the ford is suited to tow a 12x6 trailer (7700lbs)? And now the weird part woul i be able to plow with it? Thanks for not laughing
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-08-2012, 04:40 PM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,782
I wouldn't want to tow 7700 pounds with an F150, plowing would be ok.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-08-2012, 07:41 PM
93Chevy's Avatar
93Chevy 93Chevy is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 32,778
Keep the Raptor as a personal truck. It's too nice of a truck to beat it up
__________________
"Please report all incidents of vomitus and fecal contamination to management immediately"

Pittsburgh/Western PA Landscapers Networking Thread

For Sale Chevy truck parts
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-08-2012, 10:42 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,679
with those speciality shocks/springs on the front I'd think it wouldn't like the weight of a plow off the front
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-08-2012, 10:44 PM
knox gsl's Avatar
knox gsl knox gsl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: knoxville, tn
Posts: 3,739
Find an old f250 for work and keep the new one nice and clean.
__________________
I've never been skydiving, but I have zoomed-in on Google Earth really fast.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-09-2012, 01:26 AM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hartland, WI
Posts: 1,436
I wouldn't think the gearing in the rear end, or the transmission would hold up to towing or plowing.

Raptor=Toy
Most Pickups=Work truck, eventually
__________________
Landscape Engineering Service
US Army 372nd EN Co 12N

Picture Thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ight=army+pics
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-09-2012, 02:12 AM
Belgium's Avatar
Belgium Belgium is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Antwerp,Belgium
Posts: 162
Thanks for the advice guy. Only problem is over here in belgium we don't have any old trucks.The only truvks you can find are some new f-150', dodge ram 1500's,silverado, sierra. No 2500's and certainly no 3500's :s
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Deori Deori is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Henderson, Nevada
Posts: 185
I was in several countries in western Europe last summer. Closest to Belgium I made it was The Netherlands. I would randomly, very rarely, see an American truck over there and man do they stick out like a sore thumb lol. I don't know about Belgium but I did see a big, fairly new, crew cab Dodge diesel in Holland, was a 2500 or 3500. Had to stop and watch it tear down the road, taking up both lanes lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-09-2012, 09:23 PM
4 seasons lawn&land's Avatar
4 seasons lawn&land 4 seasons lawn&land is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 3,331
Wow this site has some reach huh? I wouldnt beat up that thing either. They are cool but look a bit juvenile to me..... Id still have one though.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-09-2012, 09:24 PM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,782
I'd buy a Tundra over that truck anyway...
Posted via Mobile Device
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 01:34 PM.

Page generated in 0.07613 seconds with 7 queries