Truth or myth? Could one buy a F350 stock with a Cat at one time? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
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Truth or myth? Could one buy a F350 stock with a Cat at one time?

I have heard this rumor circulate for quite some time. I have been told you could special order and F350 with a Caterpillar diesel in it right from the production line. This supposedly happened a long time ago. Is there any truth to it?
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From what i've heard the only one you could get a Cat in was the 650 or bigger.

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That is what I thought as well. But I have talked to some guys who sware they have had first hand experiance with a Cat equiped F350 that was stock. Should I tell them to lay off the shine?
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This has turned into one of those "where there is smoke, there is fire" stories. I have heard this from several equipment mechanics and operators that I have grown up around. I can not help but think there might be some truth to it. But how much?

If (big if) it is true. I would think they would be pretty rare.
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The only thing I have seen even close to that, back in 93 or 94, Earhardt in Tempe had a F250 Super Cab with a Cummins in it. There was a crowd around that thing like you would not believe. I was told "they" built it for the customer...assuming the dealership. The install was so clean, you would swear it came from the factory.

I have not seen the truck since, but if I ever do and it is in good shape I am buying it!
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That's a big negatory Ghostrider
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It was almost true at one time.
From May 1982: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...56C0A964948260

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It was almost true at one time.
From May 1982: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...56C0A964948260

Damn, where did you dig that up? Maybe one or two prototypes got out. Who knows? :shrug:

Lets us say for a moment it cold happen. Does Cat even biuld an engine small enough to fit?
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Google search. Read Diesel Power, December issue page 16. Speculation article about Cat.

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