3/4 ton V8

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lsu03, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i am looking at maybe buying a ford or chevy 3/4 ton truck, used. would the ford 5.4/chevy 6.0 be enough for a 12x5 trailer w/ ztr, handhelds, and maybe an extra rider? what if i would step up to a 20x8 trailer?
     
  2. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    A compact truck will handle your small trailer, the 5.4 Ford will handle the 8x20.
     
  3. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
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    12x5 - no problem, 20x8 - definatly need trailer brakes and probly not going to be any jackrabbit starts.
     
  4. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
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    12x5 - no problem, 20x8 - definatly need trailer brakes and probly not going to be any jackrabbit starts.
     
  5. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    cool. right now i have a 99 xl f250(not hd)(looks like 99 f150) and it has a 4.6 v8. my dad bought it for the farm to save gas over the 5.4. his dad bought a 2000 f150 lariat supercrew with 5.4 and it makes exactly the same. gggrrrrr.:hammerhead: he should've got the 5.4.
     
  6. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've found that to be pretty close to the case between my 04 F-150 with a 4.6 and my current 06 F-150 with the 5.4. My 04 was a reg. cab flareside 4wd with the 4.6 with 17" tires at 16-17 mpg. average and my 06 is a supercab 4wd with the 5.4 15-16 average with 18" tires.
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    Ipull my 8x20ft enclosed full of heavy ztr's with my 6.0 chevy. I pulled it one year with my 01 chevy, 00f350v10 and now a 06 chevy. I've never had a problem with the 6.0 pulling it.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh yeah, my '86 D-250 towed a 6x12 for 4 years with the 318 cid, I am certain most any 8-cylinder will do it, even a 5.0 is enough.
     

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