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ford LCF

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by jbturf, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    any one have 1 of these and can offer 1st hand review of it?

    also curoius on what the payload is and what the trailering
    capacity is?

    can t seem to find to much info online

    also cant search ford dealers inventory for this model either-- or
    i just havent figured out how to

  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I've driven an LCF rack truck. They turn on a dime, handle the load like it isn't even there, good amount of cab room (i'm 6'3). I liked it.
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,583

    drove one have one on order, plenty of power, great frame and engine access.
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    They haven't been on the market that long . The Ford dealers in my area do not advertize them either for some reason.
  5. BlackCloudDiesel

    BlackCloudDiesel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I have an LCF tow truck for my other business. I like it. But I've had a few problems with it stalling when you engauge the PTO. Long story short- when it was in the shop I talked to the mechanic and he said they've had major engine problems and Ford/International no longer make it. Who knows if thats true, but I really like mine.

  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,583

    they're still making them because mine is scheduled to be built on the 5th
  7. oakhillslandscaping

    oakhillslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    ran one last summer with a landscape body and it ran awsome only truck that didnt break down then entire summer, out 6 other trucks good milage too
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    i speced and priced one out at the ford dealer, these look like excellent
    trucks for the landscape world,
    the only down fall is the tow rating is only 6-7k
    but the payload capacity is awesome
    so i looked at a new 07(leftover) L45 -ac, 488gears, chrome etc...
    with a 12' reading dump with the side door
    after rebates , incentives etc.. price was 39k

    unfortunately Ford credit only offers a best of 4.9%
    for financing for these trucks--
    almost was a done deal, except this dealer would not give me
    anything for my trade-
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Do you need your head examined you gave up a good deal like that because they wouldn't take a trade in.

    The same truck here with a dump body on it would be pushing a easy 49,000.
  10. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    they required i pay a difference of 6500 cash for
    the balance on my trade in,
    could not swing it

    but if i can private sale my truck , iwill be all over it

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