2015 Ford F150

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Saw the auto show roll out of this truck, and inclusion of aircraft strength aluminum in its frame. Also rolling out a 2.7L V6 in this truck, that will kick out 350-400HP. Thoughts?

    I cannot fathom a block that small with that much power, just cant wrap my mind around it. But people I know that have the V6 Ecoboosts say they outpull older V8's bar none......
     
  2. Regal Landscapes

    Regal Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    I feel like the v8 would last longer than the v6 if it was pulling a trailer most of the time, the v6 would be good for driving around but I would rather have the v8 if I was going to be working the truck a lot
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  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey DA that's not a lot seen lots of 4 cylinders with more than 400hp:waving:
     
  4. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i can't see that motor lasting an extremely long time under the stresses of towing
     
  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't have the torque like a v8 used to haul and tow... And it's really really ugly at that too
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  6. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
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    I think its nice. Looks a lot beefier like the f-250's

    Ive never actually owned a ford truck until the other day. I bought an '03 f250 with the 5.4 gas . So far i really like it and wil definantly consider buyin more.
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  7. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like the looks of them. They took some lines from the superduty an added it in. If the 2.7 is anything like the 3.5 ecoboost it will be a good motor. I have a 12 with the 3.6 it puts out more hp and Torque over the 5.0
    3.5 v6
    hp 365
    Torque 420

    5.0 v8
    hp 360
    torque 380

    And the 2.7 was run in the baja 1000 So this motor has been tested hard. If you were worried about towing daily i would not go with a 150 platform. I have had good services out of our ecoboost and have not encountered any expenses in the 50k on it. Most of the towing i do with ours is pulling a 7200 pound boat.

    Ford also dropped the 6.2 v8 from the f150 due to them not selling compared to the 3.5
     
  8. Diesel Dude

    Diesel Dude LawnSite Member
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    I like the idea of an aluminum body. They kind of look like a ram, tundra, ford mix. I would say they are made from the say type aluminum the H1 hummers were. You don't have to worry about them rusting.
     
  9. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm on my 5th F150.
    Current model is a 2011 STX 4x4 with the V6. (12g miles, doesn't go too far,lol)
    Smooth, quiet, and pulls the trailer with 3 48" turf tracers on it with ease.
     
  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    my thoughts are its still a furd and will need to be Fixed Or Repaired Daily. my nieghbor owns the local ford dealership. he says that selling the trucks dont make his paycheck but fixing them does. he also said he other brand dealerships he has owned. he said hes not made close to what he does repairing these trucks. he doesnt even own either. he just takes a new off the lot and mark it down a few bucks. Just my thought. i currently do own all 3. ford,chevy, and dodge. by far the ford costs more to repair
     

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