F-650 Gas

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by scagrider22, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2011 and newer only come with cummins or v10
     
  2. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It makes perfect sense for my situation as long as it has enough power to pull a mini. I dont need a truck that will run 500,000 miles and climbs long hills.

    This is why I want to hear from people that have one.
     
  3. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I tow 12,000# with an old Chevy w/ a 366 gas engine. I wouldn't think you would have any problem.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea johnny you just said you plan on doing 15k a year on your dump and are looking for a gas motor.
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  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    15,000 a year is nothing on a gas or diesel engine, if I drove it all day every day then diesel is a no brainer. All I'm doing is hauling equipment to jobs, most materials are delivered. I'm not looking for a gas vs diesel debate, like I said before if you own a 650 with a v10 let me hear your opinion, if not move along! I currently own chevy's with 8.1 liters and they have plenty of power for what I need, unfortunately I need another one and Chevy no longer makes them so the 650 gas is the next best option.
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  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know I have towed with my sons dodge V10 and it didnt budge with 12k. Not sure what your mini weighs but im sure its less than that
     
  7. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My mini is a little over 12,000 lbs and the trailer is around 4500. My Chevy 6500 pulls it great. The dodge may not have been geared to pull that kind of weight and I could be wrong but I don't think the dodge v10 had nearly as much power.
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  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think i screwed you up with my wording, when I say didnt budge I meant pulled it fine. haha Sorry about the confusion. I do know that the Ford V10 has less torgue than the dodge, but not sure about HP numbers. Sorry the confussion.
     
  9. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Ford V10 has more horsepower and torque than the old Dodge V10 although it spins at higher rpm.

    To the OP, I doubt you will find anyone on here running a V10 F650 since they are relatively new. If you were happy previously with your 8.1 powered GM trucks, I would imagine the V10 F650 will work for you. It's cheaper to buy and you won't have any emissions related headaches. If you are running really heavy all the time or doing lots of highway miles than go diesel.
     
  10. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    forgot to add, gears are your friend, mine has a 5x2. most the time i just stay in high range when not loaded. Not sure i woud be happy with an automatic or a 6 speed.
     

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