ford f250 yes no??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by J&KLAWNSERVICE, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. J&KLAWNSERVICE

    J&KLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
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    ford f250 a good work truck to start out with?? if not which one? chevy dodge ect.... Thanks
     
  2. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. DK lawn care

    DK lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well which year are we talkin bout? I would start out with a 250. Im lookin for a 250/350 right now.
     
  4. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you plowing? There's a ton of factors that influence what kind of truck you should start with. If your just getting going and you don't plow get a V8 1/2 ton (depending on trailer size, a V6) 2wd truck and save a little on fuel, maintenance, and initial cost. If your plowing... yea I would start with a 3/4 ton 4x4 (I guess some 1/2 tons work too but everybody eventually moves up). I have a 2wd chevy (in my signature) that works great because I plow for another company. I like the brakes on the truck too... they stop my 12' utility trailer like its not even back there.

    Oh, I'm a ford man too (yea please excuse the chevy, I got it for a steal), but there's a reason they are the number 1 selling truck in the USA...

    Not starting a war, Chevy and Dodge have their respectable features too...
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    F250 or F350 4x4 is a good start. You could go with a GM or dodge 3/4 or 1 ton if you prefer...
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Yes F-250/350 is the best work truck. I went with Chevy though, because the F-250 gasser was pretty slow in comparison. If you want diesel dont walk, RUN away from the Ford dealer. Be prepared for 13 MPG no matter what you get for a 3/4 ton. Like other guy mentioned get a half ton if you dont want to plow.
     
  7. 8307c4

    8307c4 LawnSite Member
    from VA
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    How much money you got?
     
  8. BongoJim

    BongoJim LawnSite Member
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    I have heard alot of good about the Ford f-250's. I am a GM man but I gotta say the ford are a heavier better built truck all around.
     
  9. Enzo

    Enzo LawnSite Member
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    I own a 2002 Ford F250. It is a great truck. The suspension is modified a little to take mroe beating from plowing in the winter. I pull a 7x14 enclosed trailer with it and when i plow i got an 8ft boss sd plow on it. I love my truck but gas is the other issue, it takes about $100 to completely fill it up. Hope this helps
     
  10. BongoJim

    BongoJim LawnSite Member
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    How much is an F-250 now? I might trade in my 5500 bowtie on one soon.
     

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