Who uses an F250 LD / F150 7700?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LedgedaleLawn, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. LedgedaleLawn

    LedgedaleLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have used an F-150 7700 for the last 3 years and it has been a great truck. It constantly impresses me as what it can do. I just got back from a 3000 mile trip to Florida towing a 26.5' Crownline boat that weighed in at 7,400lbs. It was easy going and the truck barely knew it was back there. Anyone else use a F-150 7700 or F250LD?

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  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've seen a couple around here...

    Probably the beefiest half ton ever made with 7 lugs and a 7700GVWR ..not bad.

    Nice truck.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Very nice truck there! Yeh theyre hard to find, cuz know one wants to get rid of them around here.
     
  4. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought a '98 F250LD this past December and I love it. I have pulled a Bobcat 763 behind it and it barely noticed it. Stopping was good too with the brake controller. Only problems I have had is the cracked exhaust manifold, other than that its been a great truck so far.

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  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would honestly look at one. I seen one for sale a year ago and was tempted.
     
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    i dont know anything about them. i always thought to myself i that i wouldnt want the one and only year an F250 looked like an f150. what makes them so nice? ive seen a few for sale cheap. a 98 with like 100k miles and a plow for $5000
     
  7. LedgedaleLawn

    LedgedaleLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The F-150 has basically the F-250 drivetrain from the front fenders back.

    - 7 Lug Rims, not sure why?
    - They have a larger frame then the F150 (same gauge as the F-250)
    - 13.5" rotors (SVT Lightning front and rear calipers)
    - 3:73 or 4:10 rear end from factory
    - 4R100 Tranny
    - Extra leaf springs in back
    - Larger Torsion bars
    - Heavier towing capacity
    - Weigh more
    - HD shocks
    - power steering cooler
    - 4700 lbs rear axle (sterling 10.75)
    - HD rad, thicker
    - HD alternator
    - the tranny is the same as a F250 SD and the F350 SD
    - Snow plow prep package standard
    - 8,600 lbs towing
    - 13,500 lbs or 15,000 lbs GCWR depending on gear ratio.
    - 7,700 lbs payload
    - The ride is a ton better than the solid axle F-250

    In 1999 Ford offered them as the only 3/4 ton truck in their lineup. They are great trucks and can keep up with most any other 3/4 ton gassers.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    you mean 98. 99 already had the superduty.
     
  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    What's so good about these trucks? Its basically a superduty with an F150 body? My friend has one looks like a turd to me and I have nothing against Fords. So they are basically overbuilt 1/2 tons like the old chevy 1500hd?

    MnDlawn your truck and boat look great!
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
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    I guess nobody read my first post.

    the F150 7700 was a limited edition F150 that was much beefier than the normal f-150's. a normal f150's GVWR is around 6600# the 7700 is just that...7700#'s. so it was rated to tow and haul much more weight. It also has 7 lugs as opposed to the normal 5 or 6 on 150's. Superduties have 8.

    So yes, basically a HD-f150, but not quite a 250 superduty...
     

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