the new ford f-150 crewcab fx4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cash_money, May 2, 2004.

  1. cash_money

    cash_money LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 79

    would this be a good truck to haul a z mower 60in? could it haul a bobcat?can you plow with this truck?
  2. cash_money

    cash_money LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 79

    anybody out there thing i should get this truck?
  3. Hometown

    Hometown LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    It should be enough to do the mower hauling but the bobcat towing might be a little much. As far as the snow removal it might not take all the plow comany mounts check your dealer and specific brands. I would never plow with anything less than a 3/4 ton just for the simple facts that all the suspension and drive components are heaver duty and built to take the punishment most 1/2 ton trucks now adays are made for a nice ride and thats about it, in days past 1/2 tons could handle some 61/2foot blades but they can really get weigheg down by todays big v-plows.
  4. Simone Lawn Service

    Simone Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    You shouldn't have any problems hauling a full size lawn trailer with all of your equipment. I wouldn't think a bobcat on a trailer would be a problem either. Ditto on the plowing. (PROVIDED YOU GO WITH THE BIG V-8) A guy I work with has a 2001 with the V-6 and hauls nothing with it, he says it's completely gutless, and wishes he would have gotten the V-8. You also have to consider how hard your going to work this truck.

    Some things to consider:

    1)How much snow will you be pushing (I assume your annual snowfall is pretty close to ours in Fort Wayne 35-40")
    2)Do you plan on hauling much (grass,mulch,wood,salt or spreader...?)
    3)Do you plan on getting more work within the next few years (more equipment, accounts...)

    I have an older F-150 I plow and spread salt with. I've beefed it up with (dual batt.,beefier springs...and it has done a good job for me, but my next truck will be a 3/4 ton. The F-150 will do the job, but I think it will have to work a lot harder...

  5. Tevi

    Tevi LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 61

    If you like that style wait.Ford is coming out with a 3/4 ton version
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    when are they doing that?
  7. cash_money

    cash_money LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 79

    when is the 3/4 ton version coming out? do u got any pics of it?
  8. Tevi

    Tevi LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 61

    It's going to 05 model year and will look just like the F150
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I would say take a look at the dodge with a hemi. They drive FAST and have great torque.
  10. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I have fx4 f150....... go bigger, get the f250 with the 6.0 diesel.

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