First Six Cylinder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    My first six cylinder truck I've ever bought, usually got V-8's or diesels. This is a 2012 F-150 XLT the ecoboost engine and it seems pretty peppy.

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  2. SLMGT

    SLMGT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    How does it pull?
  3. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    From what I know of the ecoboost, it seems like you won't feel much difference from your usual V8s.
  4. BigJon

    BigJon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    My mom has one and really likes it. We pulled a small stock trailer with it the other day, it did ok, but you could tell it needed a little more lead in its britches.
  5. Randy G.

    Randy G. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I pull my dads New Holland LS170 around with my ecoboost. It is very impressive. Pulls better than anything that is not a diesel out there. Pulling my 20 foot bass boat it never down shifts unless its a really steep grade bridge. Buddy with a similar bass rig pulls it with a vortec. Down shifts on every hill.
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Looks like a pretty nice truck...for personal use??
  7. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    no it will be for the business, i've got other trucks if I need heavier pulling.
  8. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    The ecoboost engine has more toque and horsepower than the standard 5.0 v8, therefore it beats out the 5.0 v8. And, it reaches peak torque at only around 1500 rpm.
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I am impressed. That looks sharp.
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    i can already see myself gettin in trouble with this thing.

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