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Your opinion on this F150???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MowingMowingMowing, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 526

  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    nice truck, but unless you are pulling a small trailer with only a walk or small ztr you will be struggling as it is only the 4.6L v8 which is not that great for pulling all the time.
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I completely agree with the other posters. That truck was definately not designed to be pulling all the time. If you do decide to tow with it alot, I think you will be dissappointed and will see things break down far more often.

    But if you are just going to be using it as a daily driver and towing occasionally, then with the right trans cooler, suspension, etc. you can have quite a nice truck.

    Price does look pretty good too.
  5. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 526

    It would be my daily driver as well as pull my trailer. I just have a 12 footer single axle though with a couple walk behinds that gets used a couple days a week (maybe only a couple thousand miles a year loaded).

    I saw this truck on CL over a month ago though so I'm wondering how it is still around at that price... There is some dings in it and the tires aren't in the best shape so maybe that has something to do with it.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,898

    I pulled a small trailer with a Toro Z with my Ford Escape V6 for two years with no problems. Any full sized truck with a V8 is not going to have any problem just pulling lawn equipment. Now, landscape materials, plowing, etc might have to rethink.....
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    then the truck is perfect for your needs, by all means check it out for that price and dont forget the carfax!
  8. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,049

    I have a 2004 F-150 long bed with a V-6 that I pull my 12ft trailer with for the past 3 seasons. I put a set of 3.55 gears in it and a limited slip diff.The factory gears were 3.08 with a open diff.(Sometimes I wish I had went to the 3.73).My next add on is the Superchips programmer(need it to reset speedo,Ford can't do it).I also put a cold air intake,throttle body spacer(sounds like a vacuum) and a flow master exhaust.Pulling the trailer I realized I need more braking so I added the vented SSB rotors and pads all the way around.Pro comp shocks were added this summer.
    I have been tempted to have a friend at a speed shop mount a turbo on it.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Whenever towing....

  10. delaford321

    delaford321 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Looks great. Good price too. Don't forget to carfax!

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