Which truck would you pick

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnkid, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    After searching for several trucks over the last two weeks, I have narrowed my chices dwn to 2 trucks. Below are specs

    1) 1996 Ford F-250 4x4

    Red
    5.4 L V8
    24k miles
    Meyer Snowplow(would exchange for Western or Blizzard)
    Air
    Power windowss, locks
    Cruise
    Tilt
    Cloth bench
    Bedliner
    Only rust is on back bumper(can be fixed)
    bought for plowing by older gentleman but only used for half season, great condition
    Overall 7.5 out of 10

    $10,500

    2) 1999 Ford F-250 4x4

    White
    5.4 L V8
    75K miles
    Air
    Power windowss, locks
    Cruise
    Tilt
    Cloth bench
    No rust
    Excellent condition
    Bedliner(not even a scratch on it)
    Previosuly leased by Boiler maintenance company, never used for towing, just for tools, rides great, no rattling over 60 mph,
    Overall 8.5 out of 10

    $9950

    I am leaning towards the 1999 because it hasn't touched snow making it still virgin but I would put a plow on it. I am going to buy a 16ft enclosed trailer to tow with 2 hydros or a hydro and rider. Which do you think would be better. Thanks
     
  2. Sherminator

    Sherminator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Both sound like good deals, but I'd lean towards the '99. 75,000 miles isn't much at all by today's standards. I'd look for a maintenance record on it, and if it checks out ok, go for it.

    Good luck.
     
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    you might want to keep looking a local dealer has a 99 ford crew cab 4x4 xlt auto, powerstroke, 57k mile in excellent condition $13000 still had window sticker in glove box 38k new
     
  4. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    I would probably opt for the 96, it is already set up with a plow- even though it is a Meyer which are really not that bad - not bad enough to remove and replace. It all depends on your budget, if $ isn't a big issue to spend extra $ on a new plow for the 99.
     
  6. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Ok, I got a little more information on the 1999 F-250 but still nothing on the 1996. Turns out it isn't a Superduty. It's just like mike9497's truck. Everyting is brand new and it is a very nice truck. I definitely think this truck may be worth even more. I need to make up my mind by tomorrow afternoon because he says he will sell it by tomorrow night if I don't want it. It has a 4.6 L V8. Will this be enough power to put like a blizzard or Western 8' straight blade? Thanks, as much help as possible please.
     
  7. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    keep looking
    you can find a better deal
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    If it's a 99 and not a superduty its a heavy half 7800 gvw if it has the 5.4 its got the power if its the 4.6 I wouldn't waste my time.

    Mac
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    im with olderthandirt .
     
  10. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Posts: 194

    I'm with olderthandirt if its got the 4.6 keep shopping around.
     

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