First Six Cylinder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. My first six cylinder truck I've ever bought, usually got V-8's or diesels. This is a 2012 F-150 XLT the ecoboost engine and it seems pretty peppy.

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  2. SLMGT

    SLMGT LawnSite Member
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    How does it pull?
  3. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
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    From what I know of the ecoboost, it seems like you won't feel much difference from your usual V8s.
  4. BigJon

    BigJon LawnSite Member
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    My mom has one and really likes it. We pulled a small stock trailer with it the other day, it did ok, but you could tell it needed a little more lead in its britches.
  5. Randy G.

    Randy G. LawnSite Member
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    I pull my dads New Holland LS170 around with my ecoboost. It is very impressive. Pulls better than anything that is not a diesel out there. Pulling my 20 foot bass boat it never down shifts unless its a really steep grade bridge. Buddy with a similar bass rig pulls it with a vortec. Down shifts on every hill.
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like a pretty nice truck...for personal use??

  7. no it will be for the business, i've got other trucks if I need heavier pulling.
  8. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The ecoboost engine has more toque and horsepower than the standard 5.0 v8, therefore it beats out the 5.0 v8. And, it reaches peak torque at only around 1500 rpm.
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am impressed. That looks sharp.
  10. i can already see myself gettin in trouble with this thing.

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