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Comparing vehicles + engines

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Paradise Landscapes, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    1996 F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4 (kc2006's truck. I plan on buying if he sels to me)
    5,500.00 with Snow Plow.

    2001 F250SD 4x4, 7.3 Diesel, Ext. Cab, Automatic, 8' Bed 14,000

    2003 GMC 2500HD 4x4, EXT Cab, 6.0 Engine, Automatic 8' bed. 13,000.00

    2004 F350 4x4, 6.0 Diesel, Automatic, 8' bed 15,000.00

    I plan on buying the 1996 F250 with the snow plow, and buying another truck as a back up 2nd vehicle.

    There were also some F250SD's on the market (2003 to 2006) with the 5.4L gas engines.

    I perfer the Ext. Cab b/c of my 30 mo. old boy. What are your thaughts guys?
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Any of em would do good. The 01 powerstroke is the one over priced. that one should be about 10k.
     
  3. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    I might go to that dealership for the 2001 and offer 10K with 3500.00 down if they still have it in Feb. 2009. The worst they can say is no. Maybe if I show up in uniform shirt they may let me have it for 10K. Hopefully they think of me as a constant customer for more future business from me.
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    The 04 F-350 would be my choice if it has a clean Oasis report and its not a problem child. The 04 has the heavier gvw and the good driveline ie torqshift and Dana 60 front and 10.5 Ford in the rear.

    The OBS Fords are okay get used to the room inside a "Superduty" body the OBS Fords feel like a coffin cab.
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    The 04 Ford would be nice but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with that engine. How many miles are on that truck?
     
  6. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    98,192 Miles

    Made a mistake. Scatch off the F350. It's a crew cab. I don't want a crew cab. Too hard for plowing.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    Well, I'm buying KC2006s'F250 4x4 truck, now off for a F350SD 4x4.
    how about the 6.0, 7.3L Desiel, or the V10 gasser?
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    If you can find a 7.3 with lower miles jump on it! Otherwise if its a 6.0 it needs to be 06 or 07. V10's are fantastic but obviously dont get the best fuel economy. 05+ for V10's.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    Finding used trucks with 7.3s and in good shape are hard to find. If you want a V-10 I guess you would have to find a 05 or newer model. When did the spark plug shooters become revamped to the 3 valve model ?
     

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