Ford Engines, V10 vs 6.4L diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by f50lvr2, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would take the V10. Had has an 11 with the 6.2 gas. The first gas pickup in 25 years for him. He likes it. We have a new F550 as a rescue truck with the v10. Excellent setup.
     
  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do NOT buy the 6.4, they have had all kinds of problems with that engine. Check some of the Ford forums and you will see the issues they are having!!
     
  3. Clean n' Green

    Clean n' Green LawnSite Member
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    What truck did you end up with?
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    He got smart and bought a dodge.
     
  5. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's the worse statement ever ..!
     
  6. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    :usflag: Close actually, almost pulled the trigger on an '07 Dodge.

    I actually bought an '07 Chevy 3500 with a flatbed. Found it up near Omaha. Actually went there to look at the Dodge and happened upon the Chevy by accident. It's in really good shape apart from 1 dent on the passenger side fender.

    It's a Work Truck trim but has 4 wheel drive, the Duramax/Allison combo and a mid-PTO...and, only 18,000 miles!! It's pretty much ready to go. I built some sides for it and painted them yesterday, now it's just a state inspection, registration and lettering and it will be put to work.

    Here's a few pics as it was when I picked it up, I'll try to add some more once it's finished.

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  7. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, sorry, it would only upload one picture. I'll try to get the others up later.
     
  8. JDGlandscape

    JDGlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice truck! I am a ford man personally and I agree with you to stay clear from the 08 6.4. If i had anything other than a ford, it would be a chevy, oh and good thing you stayed away from the dodge too :cool2: Ford and chevys have been much much better to me and most people i know
     
  9. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok, here we go with the pictures, got it figured out.

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  10. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here are a few with the sides on. Still need to tie them into the frame and get some stake pocket sleeves to reinforce the structure. I built in a small section that swings open on the passenger side to load grass through.

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