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Opinions of these trucks.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Oakleaf landscape, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

    So i'm looking to buy a 7.3L Powerstroke. I have a 8.5x20 enclosed trailer that we pull everyday. Currently i'm getting about 9-10mpg with my Silverado 6.0 GAS. Iv found a few F350-F450s that i'm interested in.




    I like the 450 cause it's cheap and has a flat bed. (Tired of hand loading pallets) Only bad is it has 300k miles. I was thinking of just rebuilding the motor but I'm not sure how much that will be. Let me know guys. Also a budget of around 10k.
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    you can find lower mile f-450 crew cab dumps ( ex-brickman trucks) in the 6-10k range all day long. They are great trucks and you would be a fool to not buy a dump. The crew cab is super nice to throw tools and workers in.
  3. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    only problem with any truck over f-350 or 3500 is that it will require a CDL license since it will be over 10,000 gvwr at least that's how it will is in ohio. meaning a higher insurance rate, title, taxes, plates

    if you're pulling that large of a trailer i wouldn't buy a gasser
  4. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 624

  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    That should be a nice truck for what you are using it for. HOWEVER, it is WAY OVERPRICED. Around here, that truck will sell for $6500 plus or minus a little. I don't know the market in your area, but it seems way overpriced for a truck that age.
  6. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 886

    Are you pretty sure of this???? Im not questioning you because I think your wrong but Im in ohio and was looking at one of the npr trucks but is a 4500. I would need cdl for this truck in Ohio??

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,065

    In TX as long as your under 26k reg weight it doesn't matter what the vehicle is as long as there is no air brakes on it.
  9. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    If you are getting that put of your gas motor then stick with it. A 450 w/4:88 rears might get the same on a good day
  10. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    You don't need a CDL until over 26k GVWR.

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