F-150 raptor

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Belgium, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Hey guys,

    Maybe this is a weird question but i really like the ford raptor. I would be used a towing vehicle but i also wanna use it as my personal vehicle. You think the ford is suited to tow a 12x6 trailer (7700lbs)? And now the weird part :) woul i be able to plow with it? Thanks for not laughing :)
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't want to tow 7700 pounds with an F150, plowing would be ok.
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  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep the Raptor as a personal truck. It's too nice of a truck to beat it up :)
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    with those speciality shocks/springs on the front I'd think it wouldn't like the weight of a plow off the front
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,259

    Find an old f250 for work and keep the new one nice and clean.
  6. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wouldn't think the gearing in the rear end, or the transmission would hold up to towing or plowing.

    Most Pickups=Work truck, eventually
  7. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Thanks for the advice guy. Only problem is over here in belgium we don't have any old trucks.The only truvks you can find are some new f-150', dodge ram 1500's,silverado, sierra. No 2500's and certainly no 3500's :s
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  8. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    I was in several countries in western Europe last summer. Closest to Belgium I made it was The Netherlands. I would randomly, very rarely, see an American truck over there and man do they stick out like a sore thumb lol. I don't know about Belgium but I did see a big, fairly new, crew cab Dodge diesel in Holland, was a 2500 or 3500. Had to stop and watch it tear down the road, taking up both lanes lol.
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  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Wow this site has some reach huh? I wouldnt beat up that thing either. They are cool but look a bit juvenile to me..... Id still have one though.
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd buy a Tundra over that truck anyway...
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