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Which would you buy??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by DBFlawn, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    hey guys im looking for a new truck and im stuck between 2 trucks and i cant decide which one would be the better choice. it will be used to commute daily about 70 miles mixed highway and city. i plan to keep the truck a long time. it will be used for plowing, occasional towing a bobcat and other misc. stuff on a fairly day to day basis.

    truck one:
    2006 F350 crew cab long bed lariat extremely clean with 66k miles all stock other than a leveling kit and tires
    66k miles
    all options
    long bed
    southern truck

    long bed
    and its a salvage title because of a theft recovery
    its 180 miles away
    goose neck ball in bed but truck only has 1800 hours
    350=worse mpg right?
    no plow/salter

    asking 18,500. probably get a 1000-1500 off. i like the fact that its a southern truck with low miles, and dont mind the travel but its just another expense. the long bed might be a downfall plowing and driving regularly but i think i could adapt. but as i also said before it will be driven daily and i dont know how much the mileage will affect it being its a 350

    truck 2-
    2007 f250 outlaw crew cab short bed 105k miles

    8.5 western plow and salter
    250= better mpg?
    short bed

    higher miles and newer
    exposed to salt and was a previous plow truck
    edge programmer

    asking 20k firm. i like this truck. but there are a few things that concern me. one it was a previous plow truck and all that wear and tear has been done to it. on the other side i get the plow and salter with it. would you guys be concerned about this? also the truck has been programmed since the 100k mark with an edge programmer and i believe the one it has does NOT program the transmission. also has a water methanol injection kit that i dont know much about or what it does. on the bright side its a 250 for better mpg and a short bed for plowing.

    that being said if it was your guys money which one of the 2 would you most likely choose.

    P.S. i don't need the 350, the 250 will do just fine for me.

    sorry about the long post everyone, this just has me stumped and i cant decide

    thanks again
  2. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    #1 & put a long plow on it
  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    the 07 , stay away from the salvage title trucks ! it will have a much lower resale. Call ford and see if you can buy an extended warranty on either truck
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    What size tires those #1 has
    Look closely at front wheel bearings big tires torn them apart and not a cheap fix
    4x4 right
  5. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    How big of a plow do you think this truck would need?
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  6. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    You wouldn't be worried about it being programmed and a previous plow truck?
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  7. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    I beleieve the tire size is somewhere around a 305-70-17 not am not completely sure. there not giant tires but they are a bit bigger than stock.

    and yes both truck are 4 wheel drive and 6.0 diesel's.
  8. DBFlawn

    DBFlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    it is possible to still buy extended warrantys on truck that the original warranty has expired? i'm not sure if that was a stupid question or not but i thought maybe there might be a grace period where they might let you slide.

    thanks for the help so far, keep the replys coming, its apprecited
  9. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    If I lived in a state where it was easy to title a salvage-titled truck, I would absolutely look at truck #1. As a matter of fact I would run away from the former plow and salter truck, programmed and meth injected truck, 105kmi 6.0 truck #2, as fast as my fat a$$ would go.

    As far as plow length, if you are doing anything other than plowing in a dead straight line-minimum 8.5. Preferably 9. If it was a dually, even longer.
  10. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Front hub assemblies are pretty reasonable. Fairly easy to install. If you can do brakes yourself, you can do a 4x4 ford front hub.

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