F650 7.3l Powerstroke opinions

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Found a nice truck. 7.3 with a 6 speed. Good price but what affect will have on resell value? The positive for me is I can work on the 7.3

    Opinions?
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    I will add it is an extended cab, flatbed dump with less than 50k miles. less than 15,000 $. Really clean.
     
  3. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    I have a f650 and can say I would not want a 7.3 powerstroke in it but all depends on what your hauling and doing with the truck.
     
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Pulling my KX161.

    What engine does yours have?
     
  5. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i had a 550 dump with 7.3 and it was under powered. Id imagine it would be a dog in a 650.
     
  6. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    I have the 6 cylinder Cat 300hp motor, forget at the moment what the engine model number is.
    The power strong is good hp which is perfect for a pickup but for a bigger truck torque is more important.
    Never driven one with a powerstroke or the cummins but from what I hear they are nice empty but weighted down no one likes them, resale might be hard since majority want the cat motor.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    Didn't IH use the 7.3 in a bunch of their big trucks........
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    International DT444
     
  9. MOREDIRT

    MOREDIRT LawnSite Member
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    I have a intl 4700 contractor dump with the 7.3 and 6 speed. It has plenty of power I pull a 25 ft pintle hitch trailer with 12k ex or large ctl with ease it hauls 10 tons in the bed as well. You can get a chip for the 4700 with the 7.3.
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  10. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
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    we have a 7.3 in our F650. I'd go for it. Does it have a ton of power? No. Does it have adequate power? Yes. It's a solid and reliable. The Cat powered F650's have more balls but the 7.3 gets it done.
     

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