New old truck with pic (duh)

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ksland, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Helps if I post a pic!
    Found this 1987 F250 in the local want ad, was black. 87K miles Straight 6 300 Fuel injected 4x4, got it for $2600. After a do it yourself paintjob with acrylic enamel she is ready for lettering. For those weighing the new vs. old truck purchase, here is a nice looking strong work truck for under $3000.

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  2. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
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    what kind of trailer are you going to pull with that?? Just curious because with the straight 6 even though it is a an F-250 might be hard and eat a lot of gas. Just curious it is a nice truck but the straught 6 might hurt you in the long run, a V-8 would be better.
    just my 0.02 cents
    Dylan:blob2:
     
  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the input but you are so wrong, the big six 300 inline 6 is very capable of towing. Actually more so than the v8. The inline 6 has superb torque

    I pulled a bobcat with it last week and it pulled very close second to my 2001 3500 chevy dumper with a 6.0L. A little faster acceleration with the dump truck but same as far as maintaining speeds uphill.
     
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I also figured I should add this is mainly a mowing truck that will pull a single axle 12' trailer. But I figured I would comment anyhow to its capabilities. I actually passed on 4 different F250's having 351's and diesels.
     
  5. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    man, i wish i would come across finds like that. congrats
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,647

    Very nice looking truck for it's age. That 300ci, 6 cyl. is a tough engine. It has been my experience, however, that the 6 cyl. really sucks gas when hauling a big load. I opted to go for a Powerstroke diesel model when I bought another truck this past spring.
    I found a fleet maintained, 1996, F250, extended cab pickup, with the Powerstroke diesel for $3200.00.
    I do, however, pull a larger,18', trailer that is loaded with two diesel ZTR,s.
    Good luck with that new pickup. It should serve you well for a long time.:)
     
  7. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    sweet, I just bought this 88 f250 4x4 for $1150. It has a 5.8 fuel injected motor (351w), zf 5speed, and a/c. I also just bought the paint and supplies for a do-it-yourself paint job. I'm hoping to get it painted this week. Right now, its a very ugly light blue. I have already replaced the windshield for 150 and bought the hupcaps. The interior is decent, dash has no cracks, but the floor mat is shot.

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  8. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
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    You won't be sorry with that inline six,lots of torque it will pull all the mowers you want to.
     
  9. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice deal! Looks like maybe a better deal than I got, although mine has new clutch, 1000 cca battery, tires, shocks, brakes, starter and alt. Even still I think I would have bought yours there first. How many miles? I am sure it is high at that price but even still thats a nice truck for the price....this is mine the day I got it right after I took the running boards off, it had the same type as yours there.

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  10. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is a little fancy work with photoshop, trying out a lettering scheme for preview first, what do you think?

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