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Old 07-01-2013, 06:08 PM
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Wow thanks for all your help guys...that's a lot of information. In answer to questions: yes, I'd like to go brand new. Truck will be used as my sole work vehicle- plowing, hauling lawn mowers, mulch, and sometimes topsoil, a leaf vac mounted to the front, a leaf box at the back... you get the picture. I don't know if I should keep the truck or trade it in 3-4 years from now and get another new one.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:11 PM
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I'm leaning toward the diesel engine. I've heard the maintenance is more tricky and expensive- is that true? Diesel gets how much better milage during regular trailer-hauling use? Approx how many miles to a gallon?
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:16 PM
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Hey landfakers been in business just under a year and loving it in CT!
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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With those questions answered, I'd go with a 350 DRW diesel with either a dumping flatbed, or a mason/contractor dump body.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:12 PM
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Ummmm a few things to throw out about ford after reading some stuff on them. The new ford start out in second gear instead of frist putting more wear on the trans and I remember that if the turbo blows on the diesel you have to take the whole body off the truck or pull the motor to get to it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:21 PM
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Ummmm a few things to throw out about ford after reading some stuff on them. The new ford start out in second gear instead of frist putting more wear on the trans and I remember that if the turbo blows on the diesel you have to take the whole body off the truck or pull the motor to get to it.
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I have a 2012 350 diesel and mine starts out in 1st......
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:23 PM
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http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...68#post4805368 here is where I got 2nd gear thing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:41 PM
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I guess now rereading what they said a few times over is that if you put the shifter in second it will start in second and stay in second. If you put it in third it ill start from a stop in third and stay in third.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:57 PM
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I guess now rereading what they said a few times over is that if you put the shifter in second it will start in second and stay in second. If you put it in third it ill start from a stop in third and stay in third.
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Well that sounds stupid, not saying your wrong but it just seems like a stuoid idea
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:21 PM
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Guess since Ford still has muffler bearings they find a need to have there trucks start out in the wrong gear also . . That being said from a Ford owner.
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