F350 V10 or 6.0

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by newtostone, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Alright haha i know this has been gone over, i know the v10 will be lookin around 10mpg. So the two trucks i am looking at right now are a F350's. One with v10 and 25k miles or a 6.0 with 50k miles. Help me out here, will i still have the pulling power i am used to now with my 6.0 diesel or will i feel greatly under powered? (the v10 is a 2004 so anyone with knowledge of that year and anything to look out for please add in.)
     
  2. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
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    just have the dealer check the turbo, they have a problem with it.
     
  3. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i would be more concerned with the year of the 6.0L that the V10. '05+ 6.0's are alot better that the '03 and early '04's (from what i hear.... I have no personal experience with one).
     
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    6.0 in my opinion. Weak motor. I have an '05. It has seen more than a month in a the shop and I drive like your granny. I only have 48.5k miles and I got mine 11/04.

    I think the turbo lag is terrible and there is virtually no turbo boost at high speeds pulling a trailer. I hauled 17k lbs today (truck and trailer combined) and I felt like I was stuck in mud all day. Truck checks out, though, on diagnostics. For what it is, if you get a good deal, I'm sure the diesel will outlast the v10 if you are pulling but it doesn't have the response my cummins or 7.3 had.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I waited for the 6.0 after I heard the first rumors of it. I was set to buy a 2001 7.3 and decided I could get by a few more years. When it came out, and had all the problems, I waited some more. Finally in April 2004 I knew that I needed to make a decision and get a truck soon.

    Not trusting the 6.0 completely, I ordered a V10. I have never regretted the decision. It has towed everything that I have thrown at it, and the only expense has been two sets of tire, oil, filters and ball joints. Oh, and gas :) I felt that one large repair with the questionable 6.0 would be enough to cause a nervous breakdown. Sure, the V10 could have been a lemon, but it's track record is about as good as it gets.

    If diesel fuel and gasoline were about the same price, I'd probably look at a diesel for my next truck. But I'd keep the V10 just in case ;)
     
  6. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    Thanks keith and yellowdog thats what i was looking for, i have a 6.0 now and dont have many problems. but the only other gas truck i have used in this business was a small 5.2 ram v8 and my other trucks have been diesel. just afraid of buying a truck and having it just not be enough. i would need it to pull up to 12k but on the average day it will be pulling about 5-6k. (keith any idea what your getting for millage with your truck while working?)
     
  7. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    If you allready have a 6.0, without any issues, why do u wany to switch?
    Diesel is deff a better puller.....:usflag:
     
  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    Oops, I didn't read the first post well enough!
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Theres your problem! you have to be hard on the 6.0's then they will do great. babyin them will make them suck bad. im actually bein honest here.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

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

    06 and 07 6.0's were fantastic. Lotsa power and pretty good fuel mileage. My brother in law has an 06, and its been a perfect truck. Hes towed the 32' stock trailer a couple times that weighs in at almost 15k with ease.
     

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