New Super Duty

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Fwilamosky, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I'm am thinking about getting a new truck if I reach my goals for clients next year. I currently have a Sierra 1/2 ton and have found myself maxed out for towing. It sucks since I bought this truck in March! I need something that can tow the needed weight when I'm mulching, hauling stone, firewood,etc... I'm looking for any reviews on the super duties either 2012 or 2013. I would buy a gasser 6.2l ext cab 4x4 350 srw. It max bumper tows around 16000 pounds so that'll work

    Any reviews would be helpful
  2. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,225

    dont have any reviews on the gas engine but where i used to work we had a 250 with the 6.7 in it and had no complaints about it. I liked it alot. Its pulled a 4520 tractor with no problems.
  3. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    only reason going with the gasser is starting and stopping a diesel 15 times a day isn't good. I've heard good things about the 6.7 however
  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,503

    i just replaced a new gmc2500hd with a new f350 gas, the gmc rode slightly smoother but that was the only advantage it had over the f350. i would suggest 4.30 gears, it wont really effect mpg and it will raise your gcwr

    ive also got an 05 f350 v10, ive been working since late 2004, its needed nothing but oil changes and gas stations thru the years, (however it is about due this year for some balljoints)

    gl shopping and try to sit down b4 you see the prices on the new fords- ouch
  5. Turbo Sloth

    Turbo Sloth LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2

    I have a 2001 f250 v10, 2003 f250 v8 and a 2001 f250 diesel. The v10 costs me $200 per week in gas! It's terrible in stop and go traffic. The v8 and diesel combined costs me $200 weekly and they are used much more. The only reason that I keep the v10 is that it's paid for.
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I have a 2003 F250, with 5.4L gas, reg cab, 2wd, with cap (lots of tools and hand-held power equipment). I pull a single axle trailer, with three mowers. My work is is residential neighborhoods, driving only about 5,000 miles per year. I now have oil leaks (see my other thread), and in a decision point, repair or replace?

    My pickup gets about 9 mpg (about 280 miles per 33 gal refill). I think this is horrible!

    In my decision time($2,500-$3,000 in repairs). I've looked at new ones, F250 XL, reg cab, 2wd. They come with a 6.2L engine. Could I expect better mpg with the larger engine? I feel like I am never beginning to tax the 5.4, so never sense lack of power.
  7. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    yeah i will no doubt the 4:30 gears in it, that's a must for getting the most out of your truck.
  8. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Sounds like you have your mind made up on the gas engine. Other then the gearing i would go with a dump bed instead of a pick-up box with insert. There is alot less sheet metal to mess up.
  9. Fwilamosky

    Fwilamosky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    yeah i've made up my mind on what I want, just looking for some reviews
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    I havent had fords for a while now but I think gas for you would be the way to go. Just get milage out of your head as this is for work. Price, depends on options that you want. My oldest right now is 2003 chevy 3/4hd. Been great. 6.0 engine. Replaced battery last year, new steering pump, and now just got a new starter. Over all there is alwasy upkeep but I keep our trucks till 150K so gotta keep things up.

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