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How many miles should an f250 last for?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by pattytastik, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 735

    I bought a 99 Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab with the 7.3 Stroke in it in 2007 with 146,xxx miles (for $7,000!). It now has 270,xxx miles and running strong. I've had minimal repairs and still make almost 16mpg average.
    Also have a 2001 Ford Expedition with 151K miles, a 2002 Ford Lightning with 130K miles, and a 1989 Mustang 5.0 with a scant 94K miles..............yea, I bleed Ford blue...........
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,186

    It's not the miles that count its who maintained the vehicle.
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  3. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    Some of you guys are getting some serious mileage out of your truck.
  4. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    My F250 5.4 has just passed 278,000 miles. It gets no better than 14 mpg while towing.

    A lot of suspension and brake problems on the way, with the engine not being stellar either (COPs, manifolds, plugs).
  5. MasScape

    MasScape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    It all depends on maintenance, how it is driven, and what engine. I have seen many old 7.3s with 300k+ milage and run great
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  6. Snydermf

    Snydermf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    My 2002 F-250 with a 5.4 I bought with 100,900, it now has just shy of 173,000, pulling a 16' trailer almost every day. Still running strong, did the typical exhaust manifolds around 150,000. Just bought another '02 with the 5.4 with 117,000 on it. These motors won't win any races, but they are reliable and have enough power to get the job done in any normal lawn care scenario. The only time I've really wished for more power was hauling loads over 4-5 ton, then you really just need a diesel.
  7. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    I am about to have the ball joints replaced for the 4th time on my F250. I always bought quality stuff and greased regularly but they just don't last more than 50 - 100k per set.

    The truck has now over 300k on the clock and is a real nightmare to keep on the road, come spring I will be shopping for something new.

    SCAPELIFE LawnSite Member
    from Jax Fl
    Posts: 118

    A friend of mine has a 99 f250 with the v10 with about 350,000 it hasnt had much problems just regular maintenance he also has a 90 F250 with the 7.3 with a ton of miles he brought both trucks new and they go to work everyday still i wouldn't doubt if both trucks have close to 400k on them now
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  9. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    I bet this would have a different ending if he had the 6.0. mine drove me nuts and traded it with 124k. never plowed or worked hard
  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    I have a great chevy 2500hd with a 6.0 gas. Bulletproof truck. Extended cab
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