1999 Ford F250 4x4 v10

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Eager Beaver, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver LawnSite Member
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    Looking at a 1999 F250HD 4x4 V10. Does anyone have any experience with this truck? Will it handle a v box salt spreader and a plow. I had heard Ford was having some trouble with some of their trucks in these years. Any comments? I am not that familiar with this engine.
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I heard that it was the 5.4 that was having trouble not the v10.I drove a F350 with a v10 and you will have noe problem with a vbox I towed a bobcat trailer loaded to the max with that v10 and it felt like it was not even there.
     
  3. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver LawnSite Member
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    How about load capacity with a V box spreader. do you or any one know the carring capacity of the F250. I want to either use it with a V box spreader or a dump box slide in. Looking for a good all around truck. One that I can drive everyday but that is not a truck just to say it is a truck.
     
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    F 250 will hold a v-box fine. Just don't put more than a yard of material in it.

    Geoff

    I did put 3 yards on a V-box on a 97 F 250 HD, opps. Even that was fine, stopping was the problem
     
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Are you good friends with your local gas station? If not get ready......
     
  6. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver LawnSite Member
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    The truck has a milege readout on it however do not know how accurate they are. I was showing an average 23 mpg. of course that is not with a salter or a plow installed. Would like to go diesal however I remember the headaches I had with one starting in the dead of winter. I worked at a car auction that sold a lot of diesal duallys and eveyone we had trouble with. I realize they were not plugged in at night to keep everything warm though. How about comments on the new diesals? Any comments
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    23 mpg is a far dream in a V10. The computer on the Ford vary from one to the other, 15 mpg highway is about the hoghest I've heard of. Pulling loads the mpg drops to 7-8 mpg.

    I have a co-worker who bought a '99 V10 and tried to talk me into it, no way. He gets 13 highway and 8 pulling his trailer, I get 21 highway and 13.5 pulling trailer, figures calculated at the pumps, not the computer. He now wants a diesel.
     
  8. Eager Beaver

    Eager Beaver LawnSite Member
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    Appreciate your feedback. Going to look at the new Chevy 2500hd today to compare the differance. Was always a GM person before I bought my 97 F150. Have had excellent luck with the truck but going to look at all the options before making a decision. Thanks again for eveyones input.
     
  9. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
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    Have one of each. we put spreader inthem and fill them up little harder to stop
    23 mph that a dream for me, maybe going down hill with a tail wind.
    only trouble was with trans, and it was a loose fitting took 6 month to find it out
     
  10. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The new diesels are fine.I have 2 a ford and a chevy and they both will start after sitting outside all night not being pluged in.Always help to plug them in even gas when it gets cold makes the oil flow better.Plus you will get better millage But upgrade to a 1 ton and get the 4K of payload.
     

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