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Different brand in diesel in Fords

Different diesels

  • Cat (6.6 acert)

    Votes: 8 28.6%
  • Cummins

    Votes: 12 42.9%
  • Detroit

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • I'd like both Cat,Cummins,Powerstroke and Detroit

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • Just keep it like it is.

    Votes: 3 10.7%

  • Total voters


LawnSite Senior Member
Anybody else think it would be a good idea to have ford put different motors in thier trucks other than the 6.4,new 6.7,7.3 powerstroke etc?

I'd like all the choices of motor I could get.... Just my opinion.
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Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
British Columbia
It is not even worth buying a diesel pickup anymore they get poor fuel mileage and cost more to buy initially if you buy new. When the emission crap fails it costs you more money.

International engines were not that bad they didn't have the problems like Ford had with the same engine but Ford engine managment controls.

Yellow iron is expensive good in big trucks but for light truck use they would be too expensive.

If Detroit diesel ever built a small enough engine in the 6.0 litre size range it would have been good. They always could have put a super quiet 3/53



LawnSite Member
I would LOVE to see a big yellow engine under the hood of my F350, but Ford has spent untold millions developing the 6.7 "scorpion" (and it is getting WAY better fuel mileage than the 6.4), and won't likely scrap that engine any time soon.

You can get a Cummins or a Cat in a Ford, but it has to be at least a F650.

I bought my 7.3 because I would rather walk than take my chances with the 6.0, and I couldn't justify dropping $50k on a 6.4.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Kitchener, ON
Yes, emissions is costly, plus the $10K for a diesel and auto option. The Dodge Cummins is the only one I'd own, I6 for long life and durability and can be had with a 6 speed manual!!


LawnSite Fanatic
lake wissota, wi
Wouldn't it be cool if we could option engines like the big trucks and even better if there wasn't the emission nonsense? I had to pick the Cummins but would be open to something from Isuzu way before Cat.

How about transmissions also?