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Different brand in diesel in Fords

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ozz, Feb 3, 2010.


Different diesels

  1. Cat (6.6 acert)

    8 vote(s)
  2. Cummins

    12 vote(s)
  3. Detroit

    1 vote(s)
  4. I'd like both Cat,Cummins,Powerstroke and Detroit

    4 vote(s)
  5. Just keep it like it is.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  2. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    ummmm isn't ford making there own new deisel now? or for next year?
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    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

  4. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    Yah, It's a 6.7. It's quiet beyond all belief and has no glow plugs. It's gonna be a sweet engine.
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Yeh, cuz theyre under contract with dodge...
  6. JakeLewis79

    JakeLewis79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    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.
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    That remains to be seen?
  8. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,197

    Cat quit building truck engines.
  9. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    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!!
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    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?

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