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does anybody plow with a ford f 650

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mc1, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    i am looking at an 04 f 650 with a 10 ft plow on it i dont want to waste 44k if its gonna suck the owner says it kicks butt but i dont want find out any diifrent the first storm out
    any input would be appreciated

    thanks matt
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    It will suck in small lots but with weight in it, in large lots it will plow well. What kind of box is on it?
     
  3. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Its an F-650, its a beast. What more can I say? wesport :nod:

    Not sure, but if an F-350 can get the job done, heck people plow with an F-150, but the 650 has the same Powerstroke in it as the 350's doesnt it? So basically its a beefed up 350. Should be a good truck. But hey, what do I know? Seriously though, I dont know that much, But Id take the truck.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    Dave's pretty smart.

    I have a F800 (now it would be a 650) and a F750. Load 'em up with ballast and they'll push anything.
     
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    The F-650 isnt even comparable to an F-350 kev entirely different animal and no they dont have the powerstroke engine. My bosses has a cat diesel and an allison transmission. '

    I wouldnt want to plow with it unless it was in very big lots with nothing in the way.
     
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I have plowed with a f-650 10ft fisher on it, the thing does kick put. And it can knock a lot out in no time. But it does suck in tight lots, like jd said!:salute:
     
  7. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    yes they can come with the powerstroke engine, also can choose cat or cummins as well.. it would be ideal for large lots and roadways.
     
  8. jimaug87

    jimaug87 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I drive an F650 box for deliveries at work. I can tell you it's powerful, but a pain to maneuver. If you have a large lot and you're looking at straight pushes or streets, go for it.

    Though I've never had this one in snow.
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    How many GVW's is an F650?
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    Actually, you have the option of the PS, Cummins or Cat in the 650\750's. Cat and Cummins have the Allison, really not sure about the PS. Wouldn't even consider one in a truck this size.
     
  11. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I guess you learn something new every day all the ones ive seen have the cat engine but Ive heard they are offered with the cummins.
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    Looks like a bunch of us posted at once.

    Dave, not sure anymore, but when I got mine, you could get a 26K CDL beater or 28K. That's all I remember being available.
     
  13. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    yea id probaly go with the cat engine. i couldnt see the PS being very productive in that size truck and have nothing against cummins just like cat more.
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    The Cats are allegedly throw aways, but I haven't had any problems with mine
     
  15. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    if your worried about the size of that 650... ill trade you staight up for a dodge 2500 .....:jester:
    and mine does have the best motor ever made = Cummis

    you guys are silly thinking other wise....lol:dizzy::drinkup:
     
  16. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    the truck has a hook lift on it that weighs about 3500 lbs i can put one of my dumpsters in with wieght for ballast the truck weighs 11k empty the truck has a cat motor in it
     
  17. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I also learned something new, I never knew you could get them with the Cat in it. Thats AWESOME!

    We had an F-550 at work about 2 weeks ago. It had the same Powerstroke as a 350. But it had MASSIVE axles, the hitch reciever was also HUGE. It was pretty much just a larger 350. Thats where my reasoning came from.
     
  18. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    SOMETHING ABOUT THIS STATEMENT IS VERY UNBECOMING:DELITE1MSMITH


    F650 IS A HUGE TRUCK IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT BUY IT AND IF YOU DONT HAVE COMMERCIAL LOTS BIG ENOUGH TO USE IT ON .....USE IT FOR A SUB TRUCK FOR SOMEONE ELSE IF YOU COULD FIND THE WORK :drinkup:BEST OF LUCK IF YOU GET IT
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  19. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    hahahahahahahahah :sleeping:

    the 450 and 550's come with the powerstroke or 6.8 V10's... yea they look like beefed up one ton's but show some subtle differences.
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,865

    The nicest thing about a 650 is I can plow with 6 tons of salt and still be 100% legal.

    And it will out turn my '04 550 while carrying twice as much salt.

    The gearing makes them torque monsters.

    Just wish it had a Blizzard on it.