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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ultimate "farm" truck

Looking to build a truck. Here's what I'd like to have in a "perfect world":

4x4
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Diesel
HEAVY suspension
flat bed w/ 5th wheel possibly with transfer tank & tool boxes
maybe even a plow
Under $10K

The use will be pulling smaller farm equipment around, refueling, maintenance, etc.

The F-450/550 may be only choice. I'd rather have a 4x4 Dodge/Cummins/3500/NV, but for every one of those, there's 50 F-450/550's. I also would rather have a DMAX/Ally or 6 speed, but they;'re too new to afford.

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Sounds like you need to look into some 7.3L's, but they did not make the 450 and 550's in 4WD from the factory until the '05's. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Wayne,

I had a '99 F-450 4x4. They came in 4x4 from the first year model. You might be thinking of the 4500/5500's???
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We have a 2000 F-450 4x4 in our work fleet.

It will become my farm truck when we finally get rid of it.


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Here is a ford ill see wat i can dig up for ya

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I really would prefer NOT to go back into anothe Ford, but that is the best chassis. If it was a ZF-6 & 7.3L, it might work OK.

Would rather have Dodge/Cummins/NV/DRW 4x4.

I think because of my price range, Dodge may be the only heavy-duty tow rig under 10K available.
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Here is a ford ill see wat i can dig up for ya

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Thanks, but Under 10K!!
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This getting better

http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/1617656641.html

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Yep, that's close to what I want!!

Tell me, how do you search "nationally" on Craig's list? I seem to only be able to search locally.....
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idk if you can...where you located and how gar you willing to travel?

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