hey guys ?? what size f150 engine do i need

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cobra333, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. cobra333

    cobra333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    hey guys just wanna say hi .. im new to board and wanted to ask all what type of engine would i need for my f150 4.6 or 5.4
  2. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,480

    The bigger the better:walking:
  3. cobra333

    cobra333 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    getting rid of my hummer .. to much payment insurance ....... f150 5.7 should be sufficient ??? thanks again
  4. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    It depends how much you intend to haul. An F150 might not be enough truck if you were to pull a large trailer.
  5. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    ford doesn't make a 5.7
  6. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    My 2004 F-150 had a reg. cab 4wd stepside with the 4.6 3.55 rear end and an auto. 17-18 mpg. average. Truck weighed approx 5600 lbs. 4.6 powered this truck ok, never lacked for power but never towed heavily with it as much as I do now, it would have been sportier with the 5.4 though.

    My current truck is a 2006 F-150 supercab 4wd with the 5.4, 3.55 rear end and an automatic transmission, average mpg. is between 15-16, on the highway keeping the cruise around 60 (no trailer) I got 22 mpg on a fishing trip. Truck weighs approx. 6300 lbs. Truck is never lacking for power, tow with it often up to about 7000 lbs.

    Whenver I go to get dog food (1100 lbs at a time) I do notice the 5.4 truck has more go to it than the 4.6 truck did.
  7. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    i started with a toyota tacoma 2.7 liter 4cl i pulled a 48" z with a 21 push two weedwackers and some hand tools with a truck bed full of grass for 2 years. trailer was 6.5x10
  8. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    bigger the better is not true in most cases, when i started out my accounts where all over the place so a smaller truck was more effient and more nimble.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Damn dude you must have a big dog...
  10. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    i'd go with the 5.4 if you plan on growing. i have the 4.6 and is usually enough power but it lags sometimes

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