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Ford, Chevy, or Dodge ???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bgaston, May 30, 2002.

  1. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I get 17 on the highway and 10 to 12 in town and pulling. Its not the greatest on gas but then again thats not why I bought it. It pulls like a tractor, and will stop when you need it too.
    Ihave found that if I keep it under 2000rpm on the hwy it will do evenbetter but who enjoy running the speed limit.
  2. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    My Power Stroke doesn't do any better on the road. But does 11 to 13 in town.
    I am thinking of propane injection for my truck. Some guys claim to get 30 mpg with that. I could work with that.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Ford PowerStroke
  4. karl klein

    karl klein LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

  5. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i love chevy's, but not so much that i dont like the others.

    it depends on the application. for maintenance only, i really like the 2wd F-150. stylish, inexpensive. enough to pull a trailer.

    but for plowing, and/or landscaping, you need more. but never really likes the F-250. interior looks bus-like. so chevy's for me if its a 3/4 ton

    BUT chevy has no SRW one ton:mad: i guess the HD is almost one?

    with SRW one tons, ford and dodge win there.

    lasher, i've got a 2001 ram 1500 reg cab 4x4. not my friends, not my neighbors brothers, but MINE. its had over $10 000 work done already. thats all i'll say.

    the new ram's look good, really like the interior, but be wary of first year of a new model. they'll need to get some bugs out.

    and boy, do i feel like i'm driving a toy when i hear a cummins coming (usually a mile away):eek:
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    well chevy does have a 1 ton srw it's the 2500HD 9200 lb gvw is the same if not more than the old model.
  7. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

  8. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    Bubble Boy what kind of busses are you riding in, or have seen that looked as nice inside as a F 250??????????????????? Some of the older ones maybe, but certainly not any of the newer models. I have yet to ride in, or see a bus that looks as good inside as the new model F 250's.
  9. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    ok, not quite like a bus, but...

    personally i just think the chevy interiors nicer. i mean, with only a little modifying, look at what they do with the interior of an escalade. essentially a dressed up silverado. i cant see a 250 interior being that nice without major changes

    now the fords and ram ride higher, which is nice, but im of the more vertically challenged;) , so easier to jump in and out of the chevy.

    now, with the western plow brace, i do tend to bottom out (havent cranked the t bars though). ford and dodge's dont have the prob.

    the chevy's cant be perfect:D
  10. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I guess I like the simple design of the Ford interior. I like cloth seata and vinyl floor boards. But right now I would just like to have my truck back.

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