2001 7.3 vs 1994 12v Cummins, help me decide!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by rppaving, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
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    Whats up everyone, I currently own a 2001 Ford f-350 7.3 single cab long bed, it has 175k on it and I bought it last fall to start plowing with for this past winter and I will use it for landscaping this spring.

    A friend of a friend is selling a 94' 12 valve cummins 2500, single cab long bed with only 136k on it, no rust, it's from Missouri for 5 grand but I'm gonna see if hell take 4 for it, what should I look for in the cummins to see if it's a good deal, any particular things with the motor or body of the truck....

    Should I keep my truck or go with the cummins, help me decide!!
     
  2. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would you sell an '01 to buy a '94? I always thought people sold their trucks/equipment to move into something new/newer. Not the other way around. Either way, I'd stick with your 7.3. Good engine and a decent truck. The Cummins is a good engine, but those 90's Dodge's were crap.
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    That cummins will run forever but the truck is slowwwww and the rest of the truck will fall apart.
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  4. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    buy the cummins stick it in your ford and you'll never need to buy another truck
     
  5. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
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    Well a nice 12v cummins with low miles and no rust for around 4 grand seems like an good deal and an awesome work truck as well...
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  6. Bautieri

    Bautieri LawnSite Member
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    What do you intend to use the truck for? Will it be your new plow rig, a back up truck, or a straight up swap for your current (presumably functional) truck? Even if the engine is bullet proof, you're still talking a truck that is 20 years old. Is it a manual or a automatic? Keep in mind the additional expenses that an additional truck will bring, registration, insurance, upkeep.

    I'd offer 4k then try and flip it for a few bucks if you have the time and desire to do so.
     
  7. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
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    I'm thinking bout selling my 7.3, I can get about 10-11 grand for it, and if I do that, then yes the dodge will be my new tow rig for my trailers and plow rig in the winter.

    Also flipping it after I buy it is a great idea as well, I thought about that and what would you think I would be able to get for it?
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  8. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC LawnSite Member
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    like someone else said. The engine is great. The whole rest of the dodge is crap. You will be going through front end parts every year plowing. Not in a million years would i go from a 01 to a 94 as my regular vehicle. id buy it and sell it or put the cummins in your ford.
     

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