Dump- Ford V10 or Chevy 6.0

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tatmkr, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. tatmkr

    tatmkr LawnSite Member
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    I have my eye on two dumps for sale. Same color, same beds. Less than 30k miles and less than $25k. The ford has the V10 (my only option since I won't touch the Ford 6.0) and the Chevy has the 6.0. I know the V8 will be cheaper to maintain and will cost less in fuel. My only worry is that the 6.0 would be under powered building patios (90% of our work) and maybe there are some hidden issues with the V10.
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  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,656

    I rah a 3/4 ton Chevy with the 6.0 and a 3/4 ton ford with the V10.
    They get almost exactly the same gas mileage, in town, on the highway, and pulling a trailer. About 9 mpg in town and with a trailer, and about 13mpg on the highway.
    The 6.0 is not a powerhouse, in fact, I hated it for towing a load. The V10 would pull better than a diesel, and has a ton of torque.
    So, you will not save on fuel with the 6.0 and I bet you will hate the way it pulls a load.
    Go with the Ford V10. You will not regret it.
     
  3. tatmkr

    tatmkr LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, the 6.0 in my 2500 can't keep up with pulling 10k lbs, I only have the 3.10 rear end, but I was hoping this dump would be better than my current one. Too bad dealers wont let me throw a trailer on the back with 5 ton:laugh:s in it.
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would think you would also want to run the heavier chassis to . Which Ford are you looking at and what year trucks ?
     
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would rather have 6.0 with the 4l80E trans. Ive seen a few v10s break trannys.
     
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have to give credit where its due. The Torque Shift is a goods trans. One of the downsides to the v 10 are rusting manifold bolts.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,593

    I have a 6.0. Motor wise Id say V10. The 6.0 is good not great. But I like the smaller GM cabs for some reason they seem better to get around tight spots in which is what a little 1 ton is all about. Of course a D-max would be the best of both worlds.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Having about 6. Gm 6.0s. I would say ford hate to say it but the 6.0 is a dog towing anything. as far ad fords rusty manifolds,,,alls I gotta say is,,,dip sticks, manifolds,,and motor mounts for Gm.
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  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    The 6.8L v-10 is a great engine but if you can, go with the 05 and up models. The 3 valve engine is superior to the 2 valve engine!
     

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