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Need advice/opinions on work truck purchase

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by TL697, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to buy a 3/4 or 1 ton work truck. I need to be able to pull my 14,000lb equipment trailer hauling my compact track loader and plow snow (mainly my own property, but maybe a few accounts)...

    I'm looking in the ~$2500 range...

    Been looking at late 80's to mid 90's Fords w/ 460 and manual trans...

    Any suggestions/opinions/info?

    I traded my '05 Dodge 2500 4x4 Diesel and got my first "real" job because of this sh*tty economy, but I still have my equipment and would like to be able to do some sidework...

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    tmat

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    I thought you weren't supposed to tow with manual transmission...or it isn't good for it at least...
     
  3. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    TL697

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    That's ridiculous...

    99% of 18 wheelers are manual trans...
     
  4. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    vtragweed

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    the 460 is a good engine just sucks fuel to bad.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    TL697

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    I understand, but it wouldn't be a daily driver... just when I had to plow snow or do work which = $$$...

    Ideally, I would like a diesel, but am leary of one that old... they are more expensive to maintain and repair...
     
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