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06/07 Ford F-150's anyone?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by qualitylawnmanagement, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    Anyone using these trucks to haul around their mowing equipment? I am thinking about getting an left over 06 or a 07 ext cab xlt 4x4 to pull around my 18ft trailer and a Dixie chopper. I used a 2006 same truck as above Tuesday and it hauled pretty good. I used it from 10am till 5pm that day and it did pretty good on gas. I am still trowing around the idea about getting a diesel (7.3 power stroke) or a new F-150. How much weight can these f-150 actually tow? I am think about getting a dump truck in the spring to do a mulch jobs so I can fill the trailer up and drop it off with a couple of guys and take the truck and do the mowing side so I don't have to worry about my guys goofing off and leaving the job site. How big of dump trailer could I tow with this? And how many yards can I put in the dump trailer while towing with the new F-150? And as for plowing I am going sno-way no matter what if I get the 250 power stroke or the 150 cause of dealer support. So the plows are going to be light. I can get a 99 black ford f-250 xlt ext cab 8ft bed with the 7.3 diesel for 14,000 is this a good deal? Should I get it?
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    How many miles on the 99' 250.
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    140,000 miles.
  4. Josh.S

    Josh.S LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    I am hoping also to get a diesel truck later, although I haven't determined if I would rather drive a bigger nice truck, thats diesel, or have a camaro ss in my garage...

    As for if that truck is a good deal, I wouldn't say its a bad deal, but i was looking on ebay (the ebay's buy-it-now's are normally my vehicle price guide, and normally they are a little high) and I found many with those same specifications for around $10,000-$12,000... So if I were you I would try to talk them down, although I would rather buy that truck than a new F150 because new vehicles depreciate so fast, and diesels tend to hold their value fairly well...
  5. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I think 10k-12k would be a little more reasonable.
  6. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I've got an 06 F-150 5.4 supercab 4wd with the 3.55 rear end, it is rated for 8600 lbs. and I have maxed it out several times and it towed fine, I wish I'd been using a 3/4 ton but the F-150 is what I had.
    I wouldn't recommend towing more than the rated amount, it will do it and the state police will agree and give you their autograph to prove it.
    As for pulling mowers, I have a 16' tandem axle trailer pulling a 52" deck Toro with allof my other gear on it, I also often tow my Massey Ferguson 135 and bushhog behind this truck. For up to 7k-8k it will be fine.
    My 2004 had the 4.6 and it towed alright for what I do but I like the 5.4 alot better, more torque at low rpm's.
  7. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    I tow a 7x16 enclosed with my 04 supercab xlt 4x4 5.4. It is rated at 8300 lbs has 300hp and 365ft/lbs torque. With 22k miles I got it for $19k last month. That truck kicks butt towing. I've towed large campers and heavy equipment in the past with both diesel and gas and this engine performs very close to a diesel with what I pull. At work we just replaced our 2nd 7.4 ford diesel in the same truck. Each only lasted around 100k miles b4 loosing internal parts... I like keeping the truck the same fuel as the equipment in the trailer... I think you could do much better on the price for a 3/4 ton diesel with those miles. And don't buy new find a dealer that sells lease return vehicles. Low miles and you can find lots of lightly used new style f150s.

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