Our New truck F-650 Dump

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Fordsuvparts, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    My company is going tommorow to purchase a new 2006 F-650 Dump with the cummins diesel 230 HP,7 speed with dual 50 gallon tanks. This is a picture of a similar truck, i forgot the camera today when we were there test driving it, We are going to get it for around $42,000 it will be are first Brand new truck.[​IMG]
     
  2. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    That is a nice truck!
     
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    42k thats cheap, some f350's and 250's are more money than that, but thats because they are nice inside and have all the extras.
     
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    are you sure that its a cummins? i don't know about the larger trucks but cummins is dodge and international is ford and iz* is chevy
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    That truck has a ISB Cummins its a optional motor in the F-650 its the cheapest motor option along with the 6.0 . If that same F-650 was C-7 Cat power then the price would be easy 50,000 or more.

    I think your going to find the 230 Cummins really underpowered but then again you only have a 3 ton truck so its not going to be pulling much weight anyways.

    Its always nice to have a new truck thou the first dent hurts the rest after that adds character :laugh:
     
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    curios.............what about the tranny(s)?
     
  7. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    shouldve went cat.
     
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Atleast he didnt get a stroker :rolleyes:
     
  9. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not to knock your truck, but it will be underpowered. need the larger cat engine and a 8 sp. A truck like that i want it tagged and powered to haul 12 ton. You will have a hard time doing that especially where i live here in the mountains. My body has a nice kenworth that can do that and only had 50 some in it. The hoist dont look that heavy and the bed is not to impressive either.
    Mike
     
  10. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    We have several in our rental fleet. No probs so far besides a broken front shock mount. As for the Cummins vs Cat.. we have far more problems with our Cat powered equipment than Cummins. I've worked on em both from 4 cyl up to 14 cyl. I'll take the Cummins.. I don't get raped on parts or labor if we need to have dealer support. And the 6.0.. they can keep that POS.
     

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