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new 2000 f-250

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Evan528, Jun 17, 2000.

  1. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Grassmaster writes, &quot;Don't believe me, go find anybody that hauls horses around with the big gooseneck trailers & ask them. When going up hills pulling heavy loads the Ford Power Stroke Diesel passes the rest of them by far!&quot;<p>Thats nice but most of us in the lawn care business dont use horses we use mowers lol and I dont know about the rest of you but how fast a truck can pull a load is last on my list, fire it up, drive a half mile, park, get to work.<p>Too many people buying oversized vehicles they dont really have a need for is one reason why we pay $2+ a gallon for gas today.<p>Dont get me wrong Im sure its a strong truck but if you really dont have a need for such a heavy vehicle save your maintenance, fuel, insurance future dollars and go with something a little lighter.<p>Bill
     
  2. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Messages: 1,670

    Evan528, Sounds like to much money for that truck. Dealers in my area (MA) have been selling the f-250 SC diesel 4x4 for 25-28K fully loaded.<p>Chris
     
  3. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Hey guys. I heard on a previous post that GM bought Isuzu. Dose anybody know if they are going to use the four cylinder they use in the cabovers? I mean for the pickup application. That little 3.9Turbo would be great in a pickup.<p>----------<br>Yesteryear L/S<br>Hollywood Fla
     
  4. SKDCO

    SKDCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Bought a 2000 F-250 Super Duty 1/21/00 w/ 5.4 Triton V-8,5spd manual,4:10 gears no A/C and vinyl seats. A REAL work truck. The best truck I have ever driven and/or ridden in. this truck pulls like a champ.Gas mileage isn't that great but well worth it!!
     
  5. OP
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    Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    ive thought about getting a basic work truck like that (would be like 10 grand less)but since my truck is my personal automobile i want something very nice. i will not be putting anything in the bed of this truck...everything is going in the trailer so i dont risk any dammage.
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Chris,<br>I think Evan was talking 4x4, you're talking 4x2.
     
  7. OP
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    Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    chris, i highly doubt your prices are correct.... the price for a fully loaded deisel f-250 withy extended cab here is 36-$37,000. If a dealer was selling one for 28,000 thed be losing a whole lot of money on each truck!
     
  8. Dingo

    Dingo LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 133

    i have been looking at the same truck and you can get a 2000 f-250 7.3 powerstroke diesel with cd/fm/am, power window and keyless locks for only 23,000.
     
  9. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Bobby,<br>For 2001 GM will offer the Isuzu developed &quot;Duramax&quot; 6.6 liter V8 Turbo Diesel in the next generation HD 3/4 and 1 ton Chevy and GMC trucks. This engine was built by a voint venture between Isuzu and GM. It's supposed to have best in class horsepower and torque. If memory serves me right, it has 300 horsepower and 520 ft lb. of torque. I think one of the reasons for the high torque and horsepower ratings is the 4 valves per cylinder. It sure sounds like one stout powerplant.<p>Tim
     
  10. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Messages: 1,687

    Along with that engine you also get an Allison 5sp auto tranny. It by far the best truck drivetrain ever available in a light duty p/u truck. the other makes have had a great power plant for years, but the trannie were not up to the task. Now with the allison tranny Gm has completed the package.<br>In fact there is video of the new GM dragging the ford and dodge around by the bumper. Might be PR hype but still fun to watch. But it will cost you. If you dont plan on keeping the truck forever the diesel wont pay off to at least 100K or later.<br>I have read of the ford cackle and it only seems to happen at idle. <br>For longevity the Cummins is king. And people that hual for a living usually run the cummins engine in a dodge. With a few simple mods it will out pull the PS. <p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     

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