Thoughts on this Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by T Scapes, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    It has the 365 which is the same as ford 6.0(international builds fords motors). I wouldn't do it especially in a truck that size. However the low pro is exactly the truck i want
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  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you've got the use for it, might be worth it.

    Only thing I noticed that I didn't care for was the GVWR is only 19,500. You could get a long wheel-base F-550 with a 19l gvwr, and probably a bit more pay-load weight wise.

    That dump body looks sprung or tweaked also.

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  4. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats what i like about the truck. the low profile look

    yea i see what your say ive debating between a truck like this or a crew cab 550 with a 10ft grain body like guzzo has
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think thats a nice truck at a really good price. If i didnt all ready own a 450 crew cab i would probably jump on that. I love the look of extended cab trucks.

    On the same note i think i would pick up another used ex-brickman 450 in the 7-8k range before that truck though as nice as it is. Tuff call.
     
  6. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes thats a nice truck.

    Personally/ From experience i Like actually having 4 doors on crew cabs... not the 1.5 doors. Personal Preference.

    Also the fact that you will need a CDL to drive this truck if its loaded plus pulling a trailer.
    Not exactly sure what you do or what you haul but the second you hook a trailer up and load a piece of equipment suck as a skidsteer or mini ex. you're probably going to be over CDL... Just something to look out for. If you and your drivers have that there's nothing to worry about.

    Bigger plate Bigger fee... not a big deal though.
     
  7. CLS LLC

    CLS LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    It looks to me like you'd have to have work done to the hitch if you want to carry an enclosed with that. The dump bed looks like it sticks out a foot further than the hitch, even if your trailer has an extended tongue I think you'd be cutting it close.

    Just something to consider.

    Aside from that it looks to me like a very good truck for a pretty good price. I'm not too informed on my ford 6.0 power stroke trivia, but if I recall correctly most of the issues with the engine were worked out by '06. Further more I think the majority of the issues were due to people cranking the boost and fuel up, which I don't assume you'd be doing with this.
     
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can still pull a trailer without a CDL. As long as the trailer is 10k or under GVWR. Whether the truck is loaded or not would never make a difference.


    Now it's probably? You could easily tow a skid or mini without a CDL.
     
  9. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
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    any reason why you wouldn't just go buy a 3500 flatbed or 3500 stakebed with a low gear ratio to increase the towing. buying a 3500 would also alleviate the CDL problem as well. just my thought. how much do you know need to be towing, weight wise?
     
  10. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What CDL problem?
     

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